FIDE announces the first round pairings for the forthcoming Women’s World Championship to be held in Tehran, Iran. As you can see, yours truly will be paired against the former Women’s world champion from 2001 to 2004, GM Zhu Chen. Wish me luck 🙂

 

Ju Wenjun (1) vs Lane, Nancy (64)
Mezioud, Amina (63) vs Muzychuk Anna (2)
Kosteniuk Alexandra (3) vs Latreche, Sabrina (62)
Shamima, Akter Liza (61) vs Harika Dronavalli (4)
Dzagnidze Nana (5) vs Mona, Khaled (60)
Ni, Viktorija (59) vs Gunina Valentina (6)
Stefanova Antoaneta (7) vs Marrero Lopez, Yaniet (58)
Martinez, Ayelen (57) vs Zhao Xue (8)
Tan Zhongyi (9) vs Foisor, Sabina (56)
Gvetadze Sofio (55) vs Batsiashvili Nino (10)
Pogonina Natalija (11) vs Zhou Qiyu (54)
Arribas Robaina Maritza (53) vs Shen Yang (12)
Hoang Thanh Trang (13) vs Buksa Nataliya (52)
Pourkashiyan, Atousa (51) vs Paehtz Elisabeth (14)
Goryachkina Aleksandra (15) vs Zhai Mo (50)
Hejazipour, Mitra (49) vs Bodnaruk Anastasia (16)
Girya Olga (17) vs Foisor Cristina-Adela (48)
Pham, Le Thao Nguyen (47) vs Javakhishvili Lela (18)
Cramling Pia (19) vs Nemcova, Katerina (46)
Guramishvili Sopiko (45) vs Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat (20)
Socko Monika (21) vs Savina Anastasia (44)
Charochkina Daria (43) vs Huang Qian (22)
Zhukova Natalia (23) vs Khurtsidze Nino (42)
Ziaziulkina Nastassia (41) vs Ushenina, Anna (24)
Danielian Elina (25) vs Padmini, Rout (40)
Melia Salome (39) vs Atalik Ekaterina (26)
Mkrtchian Lilit (27) vs Ni Shiqun (38)
Zimina Olga (37) vs Khotenashvili Bela (28)
Saduakassova, Dinara (29) vs Nechaeva Marina (36)
Gaponenko Inna (35) vs Kovalevskaya Ekaterina (30)
Cori T., Deysi (31) vs Kashlinskaya Alina (34)
Zhu, Chen (33) vs Sukandar, Irine Kharisma (32)

 

Colours of the first game for all players will be dependent on the draw made in the opening ceremony and may be reversed from the ones shown above.

Source: fide.com