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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

FIDE Presidential Board Chess News

Hello everybody!

The 1st quarter FIDE Presidential Board meeting in Bursa came to its end and I am glad to share with you some news about what happened there.

In less than 2 hours the first round of the World's Men Team Chess Championship will start and we will be able to enjoy its games. According to the decision of the Presidential Board, the next men's team world chess championship might take place at the same time with the women's team championship 2011 in Antalya, Turkey in December 2011.

I am pleased to announce below the new holders of FIDE women's titles that have been approved during the 1st quarter PB meeting:

Woman Grand Master (WGM):

Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina POL
Savina, Anastasia RUS

Woman International Master (WIM):

Videnova, Iva (BUL)
Havlikova Krystyna CZE (by reaching needed rating)
Tjolsen, Katrine NOR (by reaching needed rating)
Airapetian, Tatevik RUS
Malgina, Tatiana RUS
Vysochina, Nadezhda UKR
Brunello, Marina (by reaching needed rating)

Congratulations to those ladies!

Among the many important decisions taken during the 1st Quarter Presidential Board in Bursa I would like to highlight three of them:

- The Women's FIDE Caissa Award and Golden Women's Tournament Organizer Award votings have started (see my previous posts)

- The Women's World Blitz Championship will take place in Moscow, Russia on September 16-18, 2010. The full regulations will follow soon. Mark your calendars as this will be a super event you don't want to miss! Unless you don't want a chance to become the 2010 Women's World Blitz Champion or at least watch beautiful blitz games being played there.

- The Women's World Club Cup (together with World Club Cup) is planned to take place in UAE from July 11-20, 2010 (the dates are provisional yet).

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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