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Players who qualified for the Women’s World Championship so far

2016 World Champion, runner-up and 2 semi-finalists of 2015 Women’s World Championship

Hou Yifan (China) – Already stated that she will not defend her title
Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine)
Dronavalli Harika (India)
Pia Cramling (Sweden)

2014 and 2015 World Girls’ Junior Champion

Aleksandra Goryachkina (Russia)
Nataliya Buksa (Ukraine)

5 highest rated players (30+ rated games) by average rating: February 2015 to January 2016

Humpy Koneru (India)
Ju Wenjun (China)
Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine)
Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia)
Zhao Xue (China)

51 players from Women’s Continental and Zonal qualifiers

Europe Top 14 in 2014 and 2015 of European Championship 

(Russia) Valentina Gunina
(Russia) Tatiana Kosintseva
(Georgia) Salome Melia
(Ukraine) Natalia Zhukova
(Georgia) Nana Dzagnidze
(Georgia) Nino Batsiashvili
(Georgia) Lela Javakhishvili
(Bulgaria) Antoaneta Stefanova
(Romania) Cristina-Adela Foisor
(Poland) Monika Socko
(Georgia) Nino Khurtsidze
(Russia) Alina Kashlinskaya
(Armenia) Elina Danielian
(Russia) Anastasia Bodnaruk
(Russia) Marina Guseva
(Russia) Olga Girya
(Ukraine) Inna Gaponenko
(Russia) Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
(Georgia) Bela Khotenashvili
(Russia­) Alisa Galliamova
(Germany) Elisabeth Paehtz
(Russia) Daria Charochkina
(Armenia) Lilit Mkrtchian
(Russia) Anastasia Savina
(Hungary) Hoang Thanh Trang
(Georgia) (country) Sopiko Guramishvili
(Turkey) Ekaterina Atalik
(Italy) Olga Zimina

Asia (12): 2014 and 2015 Asian Women’s Champions

Irine Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia)
Mitra Hejazipour (Iran)

Zonal Champions

Zhu Chen (Qatar)
Akter Liza Shamima (Bangladesh)
Pham Le Thao Nguyen (Vietnam)
Dinara Saduakassova (Kazakhstan)
Tan Zhongyi (China)
Zhai Mo (China)
Ni Shiqun (China)
Huang Qian (China)
Emma Guo (Australia)

Americas (8): 

Nazi Paikidze

Africa (3): (unknown)

2 FIDE nominees: (not yet announced)

Based on André Schulz

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