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World Rapid Championship (Women) Tournament

Ju Wenjun10/12(+8 -0 =4)[games]
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh9/12(+7 -1 =4)[games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina9/12(+7 -1 =4)[games]
Anna Muzychuk8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[games]
Tan Zhongyi8.5/12(+5 -0 =7)[games]
Zhansaya Abdumalik8.5/12(+7 -2 =3)[games]
Kateryna Lagno8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[games]
Tingjie Lei8.5/12(+7 -2 =3)[games]
Anastasia Bodnaruk8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[games]
Dinara Saduakassova8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Mariya Muzychuk8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Valentina Gunina8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Meri Arabidze8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Dronavalli Harika8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Polina Shuvalova8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Inna Gaponenko8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Bibisara Assaubayeva7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Gulnar Mammadova7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Humpy Koneru7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk7.5/12(+6 -3 =3)[games]
Marta Garcia Martin7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Zhao Xue7.5/12(+6 -3 =3)[games]
Pia Cramling7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz7.5/12(+7 -4 =1)[games]
Pauline Guichard7.5/12(+7 -4 =1)[games]
Evgenija Ovod7/12(+7 -5 =0)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova7/12(+5 -3 =4)[games]
Alisa Galliamova7/12(+5 -3 =4)[games]
Olga Girya7/12(+7 -5 =0)[games]
* (124 players total; 95 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Rapid Championship (Women) (2018)

The 2018 King Salman FIDE Women's World Rapid Championship was a 12-round Swiss open taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia from 26-28 December. The prize fund was $150,000, with $40,000 for 1st place. Time control: 15 minutes per player for all moves, with a 10-second increment from move one. If there was a tie for 1st place, the top two players would compete in a playoff match consisting of two 3+2 blitz games. If the score was still level, the players would play a sudden death or Armageddon game (in which the player who won the drawing of lots might choose the color, and the player with the white pieces would get 5 minutes to Black's 4, with a 2-second increment after move 60, while a draw counted as a win for Black. Tournament director: Mark Gluhovsky. Chief arbiter: Laurent Freyd.

No playoff was needed, since Ju Wenjun won clear first with 10/12.

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Previous: World Rapid Championship (Women) (2017). Next: World Rapid Championship (Women) (2019). See also World Rapid Championship (2018), World Blitz Championship (Women) (2018) and World Blitz Championship (2018)

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 742  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Nakhbayeva vs A Muzychuk  0-1572018World Rapid Championship (Women)D85 Grunfeld
2. Ju Wenjun vs M Gevorgyan 1-0442018World Rapid Championship (Women)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. Y Shvayger vs Tingjie Lei  1-0492018World Rapid Championship (Women)C48 Four Knights
4. Kosteniuk vs N Khomeriki  1-0952018World Rapid Championship (Women)C55 Two Knights Defense
5. A Maltsevskaya vs Lagno  0-1332018World Rapid Championship (Women)C60 Ruy Lopez
6. N Dzagnidze vs O Badelka  1-0312018World Rapid Championship (Women)A30 English, Symmetrical
7. D Arutyunova vs E Paehtz  0-1662018World Rapid Championship (Women)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. M Muzychuk vs T Maletina  1-0432018World Rapid Championship (Women)A10 English
9. D Drozdova vs D Harika  ½-½342018World Rapid Championship (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Koneru vs E Sukhareva  1-0522018World Rapid Championship (Women)A60 Benoni Defense
11. T Molchanova vs Goryachkina  0-1432018World Rapid Championship (Women)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
12. A Ushenina vs D Belenkaya  0-1652018World Rapid Championship (Women)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. I Vasilevich vs E Danielian  0-1352018World Rapid Championship (Women)A34 English, Symmetrical
14. A Stefanova vs I Sudakova  1-0342018World Rapid Championship (Women)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. A Styazhkina vs Z Abdumalik  0-1412018World Rapid Championship (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
16. Tan Zhongyi vs M Aseeva  1-0412018World Rapid Championship (Women)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. A Geller vs A Bodnaruk  ½-½362018World Rapid Championship (Women)A05 Reti Opening
18. M Arabidze vs Anna Afonasieva  1-0582018World Rapid Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. V Sviridova vs E Atalik  1-0672018World Rapid Championship (Women)D87 Grunfeld, Exchange
20. B Khotenashvili vs G Strutinskaya  1-0342018World Rapid Championship (Women)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
21. E Solozhenkina vs Zhao Xue  ½-½522018World Rapid Championship (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. O Girya vs A Gvanceladze  1-0602018World Rapid Championship (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. E Ovod vs P Cramling  0-1352018World Rapid Championship (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. P Shuvalova vs S Tsolakidou  0-1892018World Rapid Championship (Women)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. J Dumcheva vs S Khademalsharieh  0-1552018World Rapid Championship (Women)C60 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-18  john barleycorn: Interesting how this event got totally ignored. Especially by Rogoff liberals. Or do women play so badly that those particular gentlemen keep silent?
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  WorstPlayerEver: <jb>

I guess you also are able to explain why the women played 12 rounds and the men 15.

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  Diademas: <john barleycorn: Interesting how this event got totally ignored. Especially by Rogoff liberals. Or do women play so badly that those particular gentlemen keep silent?>

Can only speak for myself here, and sadly enough they do play that badly...

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  Tabanus: What you ignored is that Z Mamedjarova vs Daria Yurasova, 2018 ended 1-0
Jan-07-19  Sokrates: I don't think the women's efforts here are less interesting and entertaining than the men's section. It goes without saying that they all are rated in a lower league, but it's one of the thrills of chess that it can be enjoyed and appreciated at all levels, right?

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