|Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)|
The 2004 FIDE Women's World Championship, held from 22 May to 5 June in Elista, Russia (with rest days on May 28 and June 2) featured 64 players in a series of knockout matches. The early rounds had two games each, plus tiebreak games if necessary. The final was a match of four games plus eventual tiebreak games, with the winner declared Women's World Champion. Players received 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 15 more minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. The tiebreaks consisted of two 25 min + 10-sec increment Rapid games, and (if needed) two additional 5 min + 10-sec Rapid games, plus a single Armageddon game where White had 6 minutes to Black's 5, but a draw counted as a win for Black. The eventual tiebreaks of the final were four 25 min + 10-sec games, two 5 min + 10-sec games, then one 5 + 10 Rapid game at a time, and an Armageddon game if in the opinion of the chief arbiter the match was taking too much time. Chief arbiter: Geurt Gijssen.
The reigning champion Zhu Chen did not participate. On her way to the final, Antoaneta Stefanova knocked out Tan Zhongyi in Round 1, Tatjana Petrovna Vasilevich in Round 2, Natalia Zhukova in Round 3, Nana Dzagnidze in the quarterfinal, and Maia Chiburdanidze in the semifinal. Ekaterina Valentinovna Kovalevskaya knocked out Carolina Lujan in Round 1, Olga Alexandrova in Round 2, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno in Round 3, Ketino Georgiyevna Kachiani-Gersinska in the quarterfinal and Humpy Koneru in the semifinal. The final match started 3 June. After three games, Kovalevskaya could no longer catch up and Antoaneta Stefanova became the 10th women's world champion:
Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2004052...
Elo 1 2 3
Stefanova 2490 1 1 ½ 2½
Kovalevskaya 2502 0 0 ½ ½
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Wikipedia article: Women's World Chess Championship 2004
Previous: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001) (Zhu Chen is the 9th women's world champion). Next: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2006) (Stefanova knocked out in Round 2, Yuhua Xu became the 11th women's world champion)
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|1. C van der Merwe vs Koneru
|| ||0-1||58||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|2. A Galliamova vs D Khaziyeva
||1-0||34||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C41 Philidor Defense|
|3. F Arouche vs Chiburdanidze
|| ||0-1||35||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A13 English|
|4. S Matveeva vs A Houli
||1-0||48||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5|
|5. L Morales vs Lagno
|| ||0-1||64||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|6. P Cramling vs A Hahn
|| ||1-0||40||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. Z Tan vs A Stefanova
||0-1||44||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|8. X Zhao vs S Paridar
|| ||1-0||34||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|9. S Tkeshelashvili vs Y Xu
|| ||½-½||29||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5|
|10. N Zhukova vs S Petrenko
|| ||½-½||35||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|11. M Sergeyeva vs Kosteniuk
||0-1||31||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B89 Sicilian|
|12. E Kovalevskaya vs C Lujan
|| ||1-0||37||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|13. M Arribas vs I Krush
||0-1||40||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|14. A Skripchenko vs J Jackova
|| ||½-½||45||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C24 Bishop's Opening|
|15. J Shahade vs N Dzagnidze
|| ||0-1||36||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|16. T Kosintseva vs Q Huang
|| ||1-0||71||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C11 French|
|17. Kieu Thien Kim Le vs T T Hoang
|| ||½-½||45||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C01 French, Exchange|
|18. I Rajlich vs S Meenakshi
|| ||½-½||68||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense|
|19. R Goletiani vs C Peptan
|| ||0-1||68||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|20. K Kachiani-Gersinska vs T Nguyen
|| ||½-½||40||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E73 King's Indian|
|21. A Matnadze vs O Alexandrova
|| ||½-½||75||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|22. Cmilyte vs D Harika
|| ||1-0||69||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E97 King's Indian|
|23. L Javakhishvili vs N Kosintseva
|| ||1-0||58||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2|
|24. E Danielian vs E Sedina
|| ||½-½||44||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A37 English, Symmetrical|
|25. E Paehtz vs P Wang
|| ||1-0||53||2004||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
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