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World Blitz Championship (Women) Tournament

Kateryna Lagno13.5/17(+10 -0 =7)[games]
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh13/17(+11 -2 =4)[games]
Tingjie Lei12.5/17(+11 -3 =3)[games]
Valentina Gunina12/17(+10 -3 =4)[games]
Tan Zhongyi11.5/17(+10 -4 =3)[games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina11.5/17(+9 -3 =5)[games]
Anna Ushenina11.5/17(+9 -3 =5)[games]
Leya Garifullina11/17(+9 -4 =4)[games]
Ju Wenjun11/17(+8 -3 =6)[games]
Zeinab Mamedjarova11/17(+9 -4 =4)[games]
Inna Gaponenko11/17(+10 -5 =2)[games]
Anna Muzychuk11/17(+8 -3 =6)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova11/17(+9 -4 =4)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz11/17(+9 -4 =4)[games]
Turmunkh Munkhzul11/17(+9 -4 =4)[games]
Anastasia Bodnaruk10.5/17(+9 -5 =3)[games]
Meri Arabidze10.5/17(+8 -4 =5)[games]
Alisa Galliamova10.5/17(+8 -4 =5)[games]
Polina Shuvalova10.5/17(+10 -6 =1)[games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk10.5/17(+9 -5 =3)[games]
Dronavalli Harika10.5/17(+7 -3 =7)[games]
Olga Girya10.5/17(+7 -3 =7)[games]
Gulnar Mammadova10.5/17(+8 -4 =5)[games]
Humpy Koneru10/17(+9 -6 =2)[games]
Gunay Mammadzada10/17(+9 -6 =2)[games]
Bela Khotenashvili10/17(+9 -6 =2)[games]
Turkan Mamedjarova10/17(+8 -5 =4)[games]
Zhansaya Abdumalik10/17(+9 -6 =2)[games]
Sabrina Vega Gutierrez10/17(+9 -6 =2)[games]
Zhao Xue10/17(+8 -5 =4)[games]
Bibisara Assaubayeva10/17(+8 -5 =4)[games]
Lela Javakhishvili10/17(+8 -5 =4)[games]
* (125 players total; 93 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Blitz Championship (Women) (2018)

The 2018 King Salman FIDE Women's World Blitz Championship was a 17-round Swiss open taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia from 29-30 December. The prize fund was $150,000, with $40,000 for 1st place. Time control: 3 minutes per player for all the moves, with a 2-second increment per move from move 1. Monetary prizes to be shared equally among tied players. If there was a tie for 1st place, the top 2 players would play a playoff match. This match would include 2 games played with a time control of 3 minutes plus 2 seconds increment after each move, with a drawing of lots to decide which player would start with White. If the score was still level, the players would play a sudden death Armageddon game. Tournament director: Mark Gluhovsky. Chief arbiter: Laurent Freyd.

No playoff was necessary: Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno won clear first with 13.5/17.

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

 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,010  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Khademalsharieh vs Lagno  ½-½482018World Blitz Championship (Women)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. Ju Wenjun vs A Galliamova  1-0272018World Blitz Championship (Women)D21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. Tingjie Lei vs Koneru  1-0412018World Blitz Championship (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
4. A Bodnaruk vs Tan Zhongyi  0-1622018World Blitz Championship (Women)B07 Pirc
5. D Harika vs P Guichard  ½-½612018World Blitz Championship (Women)A00 Uncommon Opening
6. V Gunina vs P Cramling  ½-½692018World Blitz Championship (Women)E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. Zhao Xue vs M Arabidze  0-1332018World Blitz Championship (Women)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Stefanova vs L Garifullina  0-1402018World Blitz Championship (Women)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
9. A Ushenina vs I Gaponenko  1-0502018World Blitz Championship (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
10. N Buksa vs Z Mamedjarova  0-1412018World Blitz Championship (Women)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. D Drozdova vs Z Abdumalik  0-1412018World Blitz Championship (Women)A53 Old Indian
12. Kosteniuk vs G Mammadova  1-0612018World Blitz Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
13. G Mammadzada vs Goryachkina  0-1462018World Blitz Championship (Women)B15 Caro-Kann
14. M Muzychuk vs A Bivol  0-1482018World Blitz Championship (Women)C18 French, Winawer
15. Thi Kim Phung Vo vs E Danielian  1-0432018World Blitz Championship (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. E Mirzoeva vs K Ambartsumova  ½-½382018World Blitz Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. C Haussernot vs O Girya  0-1412018World Blitz Championship (Women)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
18. B Khotenashvili vs M Gevorgyan  1-0202018World Blitz Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. D Voit vs O Lelekova  1-0352018World Blitz Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
20. N Dzagnidze vs A Maltsevskaya  1-0332018World Blitz Championship (Women)A15 English
21. A Muzychuk vs P Shuvalova  1-0352018World Blitz Championship (Women)A03 Bird's Opening
22. M Michna vs S Vega Gutierrez ½-½702018World Blitz Championship (Women)A06 Reti Opening
23. E Paehtz vs V Chernyak  1-0502018World Blitz Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. E Solozhenkina vs L Javakhishvili  1-0332018World Blitz Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
25. D Charochkina vs Turmunkh Munkhzul  0-1712018World Blitz Championship (Women)A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-30-18  sonia91: Just like her childhood friend Sergey Karjakin two years ago, after finishing as runner-up in the classical world championship, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lahno wins the blitz championship.

Sarasadat Khademalsharieh manages to win the silver medal both in the King Salman Rapid World Championship (Women) (2018) and the blitz championship, great performance by her!

Tingjie Lei takes the bronze medal, after winnnig the silver in the women's rapid championhip last year.

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