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Women's World Chess Championship 2011 (Technical Meeting)

Technical meeting for Women's World Championship takes place

Player attend technical meeting. Photo ©

Player attend technical meeting. Photo © | http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com

The World Chess Championship for Women between Champion Hou Yifan and Challenger Humpy Koneru has taken place. The opening ceremony and draw for the colours takes place on Sunday at 7pm local time in Tirana, Bulgaria. Anastasiya Karlovich, FIDE Press officer sent this press release with some photos and technical details.

Technical Meeting for the match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru

Technical Meeting for the match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru. Photo © FIDE http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com/

The Women's World Chess Championship Match between the current World Champion Hou Yifan (China) and challenger Humpy Koneru (India) will be held from November 12 to 30, 2011 in the "Akernia" hall of the Tirana International Hotel in Tirana, Albania. Hou Yifan is holding the title after 2010 Women World Championship while Humpy Koneru had a right to challenge her after she became second in the Grand Prix circle 2009-2011.

Duration and time controls: The match consists of ten games and the winner of the Match shall be the first player to score 5.5 points or more. Games will start at 3 p.m. local time. The first round will start at 3 p.m. on 14th of October. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus an additional 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

Technical Meeting for the match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru

Technical Meeting for the match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru. Photo © FIDE http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com/

Prize fund: The sum of 200,000 Euro will be split between the players: 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 10 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, the winner shall receive 55% and loser 45%.

Technical Meeting for the match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru

Technical Meeting for the match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru. Photo © FIDE http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com/

The draw of colors will be conducted during the opening ceremony which will take place at 7 p.m. on 13th of October in the Presidential Palace in Tirana.

The official tournament web page: http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com/

Schedule and regulations: http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com/template.php?pag=6

Anastasiya Karlovich, FIDE Press officer

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