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Friday, May 29, 2009

Puerto Rico Chess Federation Woman Open Classificatory

Today I received a very nice email from the Treasurer of the Puerto Rico Chess Federation:

"Hi Alexandra:

From May 29 till May 31 the Puerto Rico Chess Federation Woman Open Classificatory will take place. It's a Swiss system where 5 players will be selected for the final Round Robin Championship.

The 2008 Pan-American silver medalist Danitza Vazquez Macarrini

will be participating as well as the WFM Jo Ann Álvarez Orta

The Puerto Rico Federation is following closely with great enthusiasms the development of its young woman chess players. The Puerto Rico Chess Federation and other chess groups are undertaking initiatives to increase the number of women chess players. One is to increase the number of female players in the public spotlight so that they serve as role models and spokespeople. These efforts are already producing results. At annual chess tournaments, the number of girls participating is increasing every year.

George Perez-Borrero
Puerto Rico Chess Federation"

I'm very happy to hear that the Puerto Rico Chess Federation is doing so many things for promoting women's chess. I hope they will continue this work and many more girls from Puerto Rico will have a chance to get to know how wonderful the game of chess is!

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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