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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

2010 Women's Chess Tournaments Calendar

Hello dear lady-tournament players!

Today FIDE announced the final schedule of the Women's FIDE Grand-Prix Series for 2009/10. There is one such Grand-Prix tournament left in 2009 and there will be 4 more Grand-Prix in 2010. Together with these tournaments I started a special table for open, closed, FIDE and all types of tournaments in 2010. The same table for the year 2009 you can found here.

There are quite a few great tournaments to keep us women chess players busy, practically all year long. Women also have the advantage to be allowed to also play in men's tournaments, which can be of a very high level and can be useful to get grandmaster practice.

Below are just the main starts for 2010 women-only tournaments, the dates of which I found on-line. If you know the dates of other chess events of if you are organizing a women's chess tournament, please feel free to let me know by entering a comment in this post and I will include your event in this calendar.





Russian Club Cup, Dagomys, Russia, April 1 - 12, 2010





World Junior and Girls U-20 World Chess Championship, Chotowa Czarna, Poland, August 2 – August 17, 2010


11th World University Chess Championship, Zurich, Switzerland, September 5 – September 12, 2010

Chess Olympiad, Khanty-Mansiisk, Russia, September 20 – October 4, 2010


European Club Cup for Women, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, October 16 – October 24, 2010

6th FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix, Santiago, Chile, October 27 – November 9, 2010
16th Asian Games, Guangzhou, China, November 12 –November 27, 2010

Women’s World Chess Championship, Turkey, December 2 – December 25, 2010.

London Chess Classic, Women's Invitational, December 8 - December 15, 2010 (Contact: Lawrence Cooper)

Now to all of you I wish a year 2010 full of chess successes, on the chess board and in your lives!

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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  • At September 23, 2009 at 6:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Alexandra are u gonna go to Gibraltar? I hope to see u in live! but personally I will play the sub1800.

  • At January 2, 2010 at 5:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    e2e4 Uxbridge International Womens Invitational 13th-17th February 2010
    Tournament Organiser: Lawrence Cooper

    Based in Denham, near Uxbridge West London this FIDE rated event is aimed at younger female players (rated mainly between 1800-2100) looking to play 9 rated games over 5 days. For those visiting England it is a chance to play and stay in a nice hotel and combine chess with a few days sightseeing in London.

    There are also norm tournaments alongside offering GM/IM/WGM/WIM opportunties for both male and female players. Tournament organiser of these is Sean Hewitt

    Best wishes,
    Lawrence Cooper
    Director of International Chess
    English Chess Federation


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