After the ninth game in which a Chinese woman was playing white, the score was 6:3 in her favor. The fight for the chess crown in Lviv included 10 games with classical time control 90 minutes for 40 moves and 30 minutes before end of party with addition of 30 seconds per move starting from the first. In the case of a tie, the rules provided a tie-break.
Thus, HOU Yifan regained the chess crown, which is owned by Chinese from 2010 to 2012 and from 2013 through 2015. Ukrainka won the title less than a year.
The title of world champion in chess among women has been played since 1927. The first owner of crown was Muscovite Vera menchik, who moved to Britain and died in 1944 during the bombing of London. Until 1991 the tournament was won solely by the Soviet chess players (Lyudmila Rudenko and Elisabeth Bykova, Olga Rubtsova, Nona Gaprindashvili and Maya Chiburdanidze).
Unlike the men's chess FIDE returned to the traditional definition of the world champion after the matches with applicants, women compete for titles on a hybrid scheme. And since 2010 holds the world Championships in a knockout system.