The Bracket Has Been Set

Время публикации: 03.03.2015 17:44 | Последнее обновление: 03.03.2015 17:53

World Women's Championship 2015 pairings: the reigning champion, Hou Yifan, isn't playing

The final version of the knockout bracket of World Women's Championship 2015 has been published by the FIDE website today. The games will start in the Russian city of Sochi in two weeks, on March 17th (the picture shows the Grand Hotel Polyana where the participants will be accommodated). The opening ceremony will be held on March 16th in the evening.

Compared to the initial version, the list of participants is somewhat weaker due to the absence of several strong players, including Nana Dzagnidze, Kateryna Lagno, and, most importantly, the World Women's Champion, Hou Yifan. The latter has already claimed during the Gibraltar Masters that she wasn't going to take part. The two nominees by FIDE President are Natalia Zhukova and Alisa Gallyamova.

Thus, the knockout bracket looks as can be seen below:


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