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Monday, April 7, 2014

Ugra Chess Academy Khanty Mansiysk Welcomes Women Chess Superstars!

Hello everyone,

World's top women chess superstars have gathered in Khanty Mansiysk for the start of the Women's Chess Grand Prix 2013/2014. 

The Ugra Chess Academy is hosting the event. Chess battles will traditionally take place in the tournament hall, located on the second floor of the Academy. Thanks to its innovative design, the hall has an ability to transform and vary in size: it is possible due to the moving walls and folding spectators’ grandstand. In recent years, the hall held several major international chess forums.

The fourth stage of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series 2013-2014 will take place at the Ugra Chess Academy, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from the 8th of April until the 22nd of April 2014. 
The history of this futuristic building (which resembles a chess piece) starts in September 2010. Then in the building of Ugra Chess Academy, General Assembly and the 81st FIDE Congress were held as part of the 39th World Chess Olympiad. In April 2011, there was held a forum of International Paralympics’ Committee as part of the World Cup in biathlon and cross-country skiing among persons with disabilities – 2011. And in September 2011, the Academy hosted World Chess Cup – 2011. In the summer of 2012 the Academy held a chess tournament under the umbrella of the third All-Russian Summer Universiade – 2012. In the autumn of 2012 Academy hosted World Women’s Chess Championship. And the three dots on this list were put by World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship – 2013. In addition, the Academy holds a huge amount of tournaments of regional , national and international levels with athletes of different age categories taking part.

For spectators, as before, it is planned to organize a hall of games’ commentating, where one would be able to track the progress of the play and get professional comments of the expert on the most interesting moments of the matches. The computer class of the Academy will be a place where the player can analyze the games and access to the Internet. Besides, a press center and the office of the Organizing Committee will operate on the ground floor of the Academy.


07.04.2014 Mon Arrivals
08.04.2014 Tu 18:00 Player’s meeting CTC «Ugra-Classic»,
press conference hall 19:00 Opening Ceremony CTC «Ugra-Classic», small hall
09.04.2014 We 15:00 Round 1 «Ugra Chess Academy»
10.04.2014 Th 15:00 Round 2
11.04.2014 Fr 15:00 Round 3
12.04.2014 Sa 15:00 Round 4
13.04.2014 Su Day off
14.04.2014 Mon 15:00 Round 5
15.04.2014 Tu 15:00 Round 6
16.04.2014 We 15:00 Round 7
17.04.2014 Th 15:00 Round 8
18.04.2014 Fr Day off
19.04.2014 Sa 15:00 Round 9
20.04.2014 Su 15:00 Round 10
21.04.2014 Mon 15:00 Round 11
21:00 Closing Ceremony Cronwell Inn Ugra, restaurant
22.04.2014 Tu Departures

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