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Friday, August 5, 2011

Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska Chess Memorial for women begins tomorrow

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Hi everyone,

Give us one reason why you should be in Warsaw right now? Of course you're following the Women's Grand Prix in Rostov but there is another nice chess tournament with beautiful and intelligent ladies in Warsaw.

The 1st Women's International Chess Tournament – Memorial of Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska begins on Saturday in honour of WGM Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska (1931-2006), who was nine times Polish Champion (1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1966, and 1969). The tournament is being organised specially to promote development of young Polish women chess players. 

Venue Hotel Metropol

Amongst titled players from Romania, Belarus, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany and Poland, there will be three Polish girls at the tournament: Anna Iwanow, Monika Gluszko and Maria Leks. 

The list of participants is:

1 Iweta Rajlich WGM 2436
2 Cristina-Adela Foisor WGM 2427
3 Marta Michna WGM 2397
4 Anna Zouzulia WGM 2381
5 Anna Sharevich WGM 2344
6 Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska WGM 2339
7 Julia Kochetkova WGM 2319
8 Joanna Worek WIM 2306
9 Mihaela-Veronica Foisor WFM 2217
10 Anna Iwanow WFM 2162
11 Monika Głuszko I 2103
12 Maria Leks WCM 2082

You can find more details about the tournament and a live transmission from all games here.

It is so heartening to hear that chess is getting popular among girls and women and surely this tournament will create more popularity for chess in the beautiful country of Poland - particularly among women. Keep reading the for updates.
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