Aleksandra Goryachkina

After Round 6 with five games remaining, Aleksandra, undefeated, has 2 wins, 4 draws, and no losses (4.0 points), and is now in 3rd Place one-point behind the leader Olga Girya (5.0 points).

Earlier this year, Aleksandra won the Candidates Tournament and will soon challenge the World Chess Champion, China’s Ju Wenjun, later this year in the 2019 Women’s World Chess Championship at a date and location to be determined. 

In the meantime, now, before the 2019
Women’s World Chess Championship, Aleksandra is competing in Russia’s 2019 Women Chess Championship!

From August 10-22, the top 12 women in Russia will play each other once in a Round Robin format for Russia’s 2019 Russian Women’s Chess Championship.


Who’s Competing?

Players in Order of Rating

2019 Russia Women Championship Players


Olga Girya

#5 seed Olga (2462) holds onto lead after Round 6!

Olga Girya 2019 Russia Women Championship

Standings after Round 6

After Round 6 with five games remaining, Aleksandra, undefeated, has 2 wins, 4 draws, and no losses (4.0 points), and is now in 3rd Place one-point behind the leader Olga Girya (5.0 points).

Round 6 Standings 2019 Russia Championship

Time Controls

Players receive 90 minutes/each for 40 moves, then 30 minutes/each for the rest of the game–plus 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

No draw offers are allowed before move 40.

In the case of a tie, a Rapid Chess format of tiebreaks will determine the winner.


Next Aleksandra Plays
Reigning World Chess Champion 

China’s Ju Wenjun rated 2575 is the Women’s World Chess Champion

China’s Ju Wenjun

Born: January 31, 1991 (age 28 years), Shanghai, China
Rated 2600

Women’s World Chess Champion


Women’s World Chess Challenger!

Aleksandra Goryachkina in color blue bandana and coat hand to face at chess board.

Aleksandra Goryachkina

Born: September 28, 1998 (age 20 years) in Orsk, Russia
Rated 2564 

Aleksandra is a Grandmaster and two-time Russian Women’s Chess Champion. She also twice won the World Girls Under-20 Chess Championship.

She is on the rise and may well be the next Women’s World Chess Champion!


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