21 August 2023

Aleksandra Goryachkina Wins FIDE Women's World Cup

Our congratulations!

Photo: Anna Shtourman
Photo: Anna Shtourman


The tiebreak of the FIDE World Cup semi-final and the FIDE Women’s World Cup final finished in Baku. 

The first rapid game between Aleksandra Goryachkina and Nurgyul Salimova, in which the Bulgarian chess player was White, ended in a draw. In game two, the Russian player managed to score a tough victory on move 105, thus winning the final match with an overall score of 2.5-1.5. Thus, Aleksandra Goryachkina has become winner of the FIDE Women's World Cup.

President of the Chess Federation of Russia Andrey Filatov: "I congratulate Aleksandra Goryachkina on her brilliant victory at the FIDE Women’s World Cup! This challenging and long marathon saw our athlete demonstrate a consistently high level of performance and preparation, winning four matches out of six in classical chess and losing only one game in rapid chess. Aleksandra adds a new significant trophy to her numerous achievements, delighting Russian fans with her major success".


The ticket into the Open tournament’s final was contested by Fabiano Caruana and Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa. Both 25+10 games ended in a draw. The first ten-minute game was taken by the Indian prodigy, and game two was drawn. Praggnanandhaa defeated Caruana with an overall score of 3.5-2.5.

Thus, the FIDE World Cup final will be Magnus Carlsen against Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa. Fabiano Caruana and Nijat Abasov will challenge each other in the third place match.

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