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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Martha Fierro FIDE Goodwill Chess Events


The FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM) will be organizing in March 2010 several goodwill lectures and simultaneous exhibitions: in San Juan – Puerto Rico; in Guayaquil – Ecuador; and in Detroit – United States to help promote chess among female chess players.

The events will be given by WGM Martha Fierro, reigning Women Continental Champion and Secretary of the WOM. The events are free, Martha is donating her time to promote chess.

I am thankful to Martha for this beautiful initiative, if every woman chess champion would work as she does for the promotion of chess, it would be great! So if you're a woman champion, try to follow her example, at least once in awhile. And if you're a chess fan in the locations visited by Martha, go and visit her and give her your support!

Planned events:

Puerto Rico:

March 9, 2010 - Two days full training sessions with young talent CM Danitza Vasquez (10 years old)

March 11, 2010 - Simultaneous Exhibition at the Club de Ajedrez Guaynabo


March 16-17, 2010 - Various visits to schools to give an impulse to girls to play chess
March 18, 2010 Lecture at the Federacion Deportiva Del Guayas
March 19, 2010 Simultaneous Exhibition at the Federacion Deportiva Del Guayas

United States:

March 23, 2010 Lecture for girls, Detroit (exact place to be confirmed)
March 24, 2010 Simultaneous Exhibition, Detroit (exact place to be confirmed)

The FIDE Commission for women’s chess thinks that these good-will events will encourage the participants to increase their interest in chess and will play an important role in promoting chess in general and women’s chess in particular in the world.

The WOM is working on organizing different good-will events around the world every year, if you think your federation or local club who are doing a lot for chess but need an additional push to make chess even more popular, might be interested in hosting a FIDE Goodwill event, let us know by sending an email to Alexandra or to Martha.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion
Co-Chair of the FIDE Commission on Women's Chess

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