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December 3, 2010
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Camilla Baginskaite, Photo Suzy Gorman for CCSCSL
The World Women's Championship, structured as a 64-player knockout, kicks off tomorrow in Atakya, Turkey. IM Anna Zatonskih faces IM Maia Lomineishvili (2347, Georgia) and WGM Camilla Baginskaite plays WGM Lufei Ruan (2480, China). Anna and Camilla qualified from the 2009 US Women's Chess Championship. The first game begins on December 4th, 2010 at 3 PM local time, 8 AM EST. See the official website for live games, schedule and full regulations.

Miami resident GM Alexandra Kosteniuk is the defending champion, while GM Humpy Koneru is the top-rated player.

Round 1 Pairings


BOARD PLAYER 1 PLAYER 2
1 Kosteniuk, Alexandra Mezioud, Amina
2 Koneru, Humpy Greeff, Melissa
3 Hou, Yifan Heredia Serrano, Carla
4 Kosintseva, Tatiana Mona, Khaled
5 Dzagnidze, Nana Kagramanov, Dina
6 Stefanova, Antoaneta Aliaga Fernandez, Ingrid Y
7 Muzychuk, Anna Zuriel, Marisa
8 Cramling, Pia Yildiz, Betul Cemre
9 Harika, Dronavalli Nadig, Kruttika
10 Ju, Wenjun Caoili, Arianne
11 Lahno, Kateryna Ozturk, Kubra
12 Cmilyte, Viktorija Demina, Julia
13 Chiburdanidze, Maia Meenakshi Subbaraman
14 Socko, Monika Soumya, Swaminathan
15 Sebag, Marie Vasilevich, Irina
16 Ruan, Lufei Baginskaite, Camilla
17 Mkrtchian, Lilit Zhang, Xiaowen
18 Zatonskih, Anna Lomineishvili, Maia
19 Zhu, Chen Muminova, Nafisa
20 Zhao, Xue Fierro Baquero, Martha L.
21 Paehtz, Elisabeth Zawadzka, Jolanta
22 Hoang Thanh Trang Ding, Yixin
23 Pogonina, Natalija Kovanova, Baira
24 Danielian, Elina Shadrina, Tatiana
25 Muzychuk, Mariya Cori T., Deysi
26 Shen, Yang Ovod, Evgenija
27 Ushenina, Anna Huang, Qian
28 Skripchenko, Almira Foisor, Cristina-Adela
29 Dembo, Yelena Munguntuul, Batkhuyag
30 Zhukova, Natalia Romanko, Marina
31 Rajlich, Iweta Houska, Jovanka
32 Turova, Irina Khukhashvili, Sopiko
 
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