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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pakistan looking for women chess players!

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Hi everyone,

Some news from Pakistan where chess is witnessing an 'awakening'. The Pakistan Chess Players’ Association (PCPA) is looking for more women players to participate in the Zahiruddin Farooqi Trophy that starts tomorrow at the Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi.

The tournament will also see British Grandmaster Nigel Short hold a simul. The main tournament features over 60 players of which only four are women players. 

According to the PCPA Secretary Shehzad Mirza, women’s chess is still in its infancy in the country and the PCPA will shortlisti four or five of the best female performers from the International School Olympiad and invite those players to take part in the competition.
“We still don’t have many professional women chess players so we’re giving a chance to the students,” Mirza told The Express Tribune.

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