FIDE WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Cycle 2023-2025

FIDE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

DATES AND HOST CITY TO BE ANNOUNCED

The Women’s World Championship Match consists of 12 games. The player who scores 6.5 points or more wins the Match, and no further games are played. If the score after 12 games is equal, the winner is decided on a tiebreak.

Ju Wenjun (1)

Ju Wenjun

World Champion

Unknown Women's Match

Challenger

Winner of the Candidates Tournament 2024

FIDE WOMEN’S CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT

April 2024. Toronto, Canada.

The winner of this 8-player double round-robin (all-play-all twice) becomes the Challenger for the chess crown. In case of a tie for first place after 14 rounds, the playoff determines the winner.

Qualification Paths

Lei Tingjie Candidates

Lei
Tingjie
2023 Match Runner-up

Lagno (2)

Kateryna Lagno
2022-23 WGP 1st

Goryachkina (1)

Aleksandra Goryachkina
2022-23 WGP 2nd

Salimova Candidates

Nurgyul Salimova
2023 World Cup 2nd

Anna Muzychuk Candidates (2)

Anna Muzychuk
2023 World Cup 3rd

Lei Tingjie Candidates (1)

Vaishali Rameshbabu
2023 Grand Swiss 1st

Lei Tingjie Candidates

Tan Zhongyi
2023 Grand Swiss 2nd

Unknown Match-2

Humpy Koneru
Best by rating
(World Cup spot replacement)

Qualifiers

2023 FIDE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Chongqing/Shanghai, China
5-25 July, 2023

The defending Champion, Ju Wenjun, will face the winner of the FIDE Women's Candidates Final, Lei Tingjie. The 12-game match will take place from July 5th to 25th, switching between Chongqing and Shanghai halfway. It remains to be decided which city will host the first half and which one the second.

Ju Wenjun claimed her fourth Women’s World Champion title after clinching a crucial victory in the decisive, final, 12th game of the match against challenger Lei Tingjie. Final score 6.5-5.5 in favor of defending Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun. 

Lei Tingjie

Lei Tingjie
Runner-up

2022-23 FIDE WOMEN’S GRAND PRIX SERIES

Astana, Kazakhstan
17-30 September, 2022

Munich, Germany
1-14 February, 2023

New Delhi, India
24 March – 6 April, 2023

Nicosia, Cyprus
15-28 May, 2023

16 players compete in the WGP Series. Each of the players shall participate in 3 out of 4 WGP tournaments (12-player round robin events).

WGP points distributed in each of the 4 events: 
1st place - 160
2nd - 130
3rd - 110
4th - 90
5th - 80
6th - 70
7th - 60
8th - 50
9th - 40
10th - 30
11th - 20
12th - 10

The final standings of the WGP Series are determined by the sum of WGP points earned in each tournament. The two players who score the most WGP points qualify for the FIDE Women Candidates Tournament 2024.

Regulations

Lagno

Lagno
Kateryna
Winner

Goryachkina

Goryachkina
Aleksandra
Runner-up

2023 FIDE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

Baku, Azerbaijan
29 July – 22 August, 2023
*Aleksandra Goryachkina qualified through the WGP, so will be replaced by the strongest by rating

103 players. Knockout.

System of play: Each match consists of two classical games (one game per day) with the time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game
with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. If tied, a tiebreak follows on the third day: two 25m+10s rapid games, if still tied, then two 10m+10s games, if still tied, then two 5m+3s games, if still tied, then a 3m+2s game shall decide the winner (in case of a draw, another game is played until there is a winner).

REGULATIONS

LIST OF FEDERATIONS entitled to nominate a player

 

Standings: worldcup2023.fide.com/en/tree

Winner: Aleksandra Goryachkina*

Runner up: Nurgyul Salimova

Third place: Anna Muzychuk 

*As Aleksandra Goryachkina had already qualified to the FIDE Women's Candidates through the Grand Prix series, her spot shall be awarded to the player having the highest standard rating among non-qualified players in the January 2024 FIDE rating list, provided she has played at least 30 games rated in the FIDE standard rating lists from February 2023 to January 2024.

Goryachkina

*Goryachkina
Aleksandra
Winner

_Salimova

Salimova
Nurgyul
Runner-up

_Anna Muzychuk

Muzychuk
Anna
Third place

FIDE WOMEN’S GRAND SWISS

Douglas, Isle of Man
23 October – 5 November, 2023

50 players:

  • 40 players qualify by FIDE rating
  • 4 continent spots
  • 4 players nominated by the FIDE President
  • 2 players nominated by the Organizers

Swiss system, 11 rounds.

The time control for each game is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an
increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

REGULATIONS

Final standings:

1st place - Vaishali, Rameshbabu (India)

2nd place - Muzychuk, Anna (Ukraine)

3rd place - Tan, Zhongyi (China)

 

Full standings: https://grandswiss.fide.com/grand-swiss-women/

_Anna Muzychuk

Vaishali Rameshbabu
Winner

_Anna Muzychuk (1)

Tan Zhongyi
Runner-up