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The FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018 will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk on November 2-23, 2018. 64 chess players from 28 countries will determine the strongest one according to the knock-out system.
The top seed is the incumbent world chess champion Ju Wenjun (2561, China). Former world champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (2551, Russia), Mariya Muzychuk (2533, Ukraine), Tan Zhongyi (2527, China), Antoaneta Stefanova (2490, Bulgaria), and Anna Ushenina (2451, Ukraine) are taking part in the event as well.
The tournament will also see such chess stars as Humpy Koneru (2557, India), Kateryna Lagno (2556, Russia), Anna Muzychuk (2555, Ukraine), Aleksandra Goryachkina (2536, Russia), Valentina Gunina (2525, Russia) and many others.