FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2015

16 March - 7 April 2015 In the final match of the Women's World Championship in Sochi Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) defeated Natalija Pogonina (Russia) 2.5-1.5 and became the 15th Women's World Chess Champion.
Tournament format
Time control
90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the 1st
H. Koneru, A. Kosteniuk, A. Stefanova, V. Gunina, A. Muzychuk, M. Muzychuk, D. Harika, Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, A. Ushenina, N. Pogonina, P. Cramling and others
GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko, GM Dorian Rogozenko and IM Elisabeth Paehtz
Mariya Muzychuk Anna Muzychuk Kosteniuk Gunina Pogonina Ju Wenjun Koneru Cramling Harika VIDEO ARCHIVE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

The FIDE Women's World Chess Championship took place in Sochi from March 16 till April 7, 2015. 64 chess players from 28 were taking part in the knock-out tournament.

The matches consisted of two games with a time control of 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to complete the game, with an additional 30 seconds for every move, starting with the first. The final consisted of 4 games. The match days are: round 1, 17-19 March; round 2: 20-22 March; round 3: 23-25 March; quarter-final: 26-28 March; semi-final: 29-31 March; final: 2-5 April, with a day off on 1 April.

Chess fans who followed the tournament at the same time were visiting a virtual art gallery. An exhibition dedicated to the Second World War as reflected in the works of Russian artists was timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of victory over fascist Germany. Pictures and sculptures created in various styles and genres were provided by the Art Russe foundation, which undertakes educational projects to support and promote twentieth-century Russian art. The virtual exhibition was organised as part of the cooperation agreement signed last week between the foundation and the Russian Chess Federation.