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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hou-Humpy Women's World Chess Championship likely in Rostov region?

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Hello everyone,

According to a news snippet by Russian website, the Women's World Chess Championship 2011 might just be held in Rostov region Russia!

Quoting from an interview with the Rostov Chess Federation president Sergey Nesterov, the latter said that Fide has asked him to consider Rostov as a possible venue. Nesterov said they would be watching the playing conditions and other aspects of holding a high-profile chess tournament in Rostov during the Women's Chess Grand Prix coming up in August. He said the world championship would require a budget of 15-20 million which is quite expensive but he is trying. He confirmed that the Women's World Chess Championship was likely to be held sometime around the end of November.

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  • At June 19, 2011 at 11:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Apparently google translates "Rostov" as "Chicago"

  • At June 20, 2011 at 12:28 AM , Blogger Bill Brock said...

    Technology is wonderful when it works! I posted a link to this blog entry at Chicago Chess Blog, puzzled that I hadn't heard of such a big event, and a kind person explained that Google translates "Rostov" as "Chicago"! See

  • At June 20, 2011 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Chess Blog Admin said...

    Error rectified

  • At June 20, 2011 at 11:53 AM , Anonymous Olga, Moscow said...

    It would be interesting to see if we end up having both men and women's chess champion from India - but I hope again maybe soon again we have them both from Russia. :(

  • At June 21, 2011 at 8:22 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    May a worth champion be crowned. I would very much like to see Koneru Humpy winning for once not because it's the India thing but she's been a worthy contender for so long. She has been knocked out both times by Hou Yifan hopefully the third time lucky it would be. I cheer for Humpy in this one.

  • At June 23, 2011 at 10:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Humpy Hou are those their first names?


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