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November 1-25
FIDE Women's World Championship
Khanty-Mansiysk
FIDE Women's World Championship  

The FIDE Women's World Championship is taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk from the 1st till the 25th of November 2018. The venue is the Ugra Chess Academy. 64 chess players will determine the strongest one according to the knock-out system. 

For rounds 1-5, each match shall be played over two games and the winner of every match shall be the first player to score 1.5 or more points. The final match shall be played over four games and the winner of the match shall be the first player to score 2.5 or more points.

The winner of the final match will be declared Women’s World Champion.

If the scores are level after the regular games, after a new drawing of colours, two tie break games shall be played. The games shall be played using the electronic clock starting with 25 minutes on the clock for each player with an addition of 10 seconds after each move.

If the scores are still level, players are having then, after a new drawing of colours, two ten-minute games shall be played with the addition of 10 seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the games, then, after a new drawing of colours, two (2) five-minute games shall be played with the addition of 3 seconds after each move.

If the score is still level after the games, the players shall play one sudden death game. 

In the final match, if the scores are level after the regular games, after a new drawing of colours, two (2) tie break games shall be played. The games shall be played using the electronic clock starting with 25 minutes on the clock for each player with an addition of 10 seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the games in paragraph 3. 8. 2. 1, then, after a new drawing of colours, two (2) ten-minute games shall be played with the addition of 10 seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the games in paragraph 3. 8. 2. 2, then, after a new drawing of colours, two (2) five-minute games shall be played with the addition of 10 seconds after each move.

If the score is still level after the games in paragraph 3.8.2.3, the players shall play one sudden death game.

Russia is represented by 10 players: Kateryna Lagno, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Olga Girya, Natalija Pogonina, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alisa Galliamova, Alina Kashlinskaya, and Marina Guseva.

Schedule: 

November 1 - Arrival

November 2 - Arrival / Players Meeting / Opening Ceremony

November 3-5 - Round 1

November 6-8 - Round 2

November 9-11 - Round 3

November 12-14 - Round 4 (Quarterfinals)

November 15-17 - Round 5 (Semi-final)

November 18 - Free day

November 19-23 - Round 6 (Final)

November 23 - Closing Ceremony.

Prize fund is USD 450,000. 

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