Big changes to Women’s World Championship system

Much needed change to the chaotic Women’s World Championship cycle is coming

Women’s World Chess championship semifinalists to qualify for the FIDE Women’s Candidates’ tournament

The FIDE Presidential Board members have unanimously supported the proposal of the FIDE President A. Dvorkovich which has been approved by the FIDE Commission on World Championships and Olympiads:

Following the change in the system of the Women's World Championship, the following amendment to the regulations of the Women's World Championship 2018 has been made: all semifinalists except for the eventual winner will qualify to the forthcoming Women's Candidate Tournament of the 2019-2020 cycle.

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