Women’s and Girls’ Rapid Chess Championship held in Yerevan, Armenia

On April 7, Armenian Chess Federation in collaboration with the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess organized a Women’s and Girls’ Rapid Chess Championship, Dedicated to Motherhood and Beauty. The tournament took place in Chess Academy of Armenia, Yerevan. This was the unique event as it welcomed chess players from various age categories ranging from U8 up […]

Deysi Cori – two-time winner of the Queens Festival

Winners of the fourth edition of the Queens Festival – a series of continental women’s online blitz tournaments – were defined at the final stage of the event last weekend.  The festival program included two competitions: Queens’ Women Open Tournament (all female participants with FIDE ID) and Unrated Princesses’ tournament (for girls without FIDE ID […]

Innovation in Chess: Oncological Approach Shines at International Congress in Menorca

The II Congress of Chess, Education and Health – an extraordinary meeting of chess minds, health professionals and dedicators to education – took place in Menorca, Spain from 22-24 March. Under the direction of Pep Suarez, renowned psychologist, chess educator and trainer, this event brought to the island of Menorca, for two decades, a distinguished international representation […]

Across the board: Fostering unity and empowerment in Africa through chess

Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Deputy Chair of the FIDE Management Board, Anastasia Sorokina, Chair of FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess and other FIDE officials continue their transformative journey across Africa. With visits to Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Botswana, and South Africa, the delegation is set to inspire communities with the values chess instills. Côte d’Ivoire became the country, […]

Princess tournament: This time for Ghana

This week the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess, the African Chess Confederation and the Ghana Chess Association held one more event for women and girls. The Princess tournament was held in Accra, Ghana. 15 girls from 7 countries participated in the tournament: Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana, Madagascar, and Gabon. Participants of the event […]

Diana Preobrazhenskaya and Maria Jimenez win continental qualifiers of the Queens’ Festival

The Queens’ Festival 2024 continues with the Online Blitz Qualification tournaments for Asia and Americas.  Asian winners1st place WFM Diana Preobrazhenskaya (FID)2nd place Shriya Revankar (IND)3rd place WIM Nguyen Thanh Thuy Tien (VIE) American winners1st place WFM Maria Jimenez (PER)2nd place IM Deysi Cori (PER)3rd place Jinela De Cari Rodriquez Ricero (CUB) Semi-Final and Final, […]

Introducing commentators for the upcoming Queens Chess Festival

The Queens’ Festival 2024 is getting to its final stage this weekend. The last stage of the competition will be played on March 30 to determine the ultimate winners. The finals of both the Queens’ Women Open Tournament and the Unrated Princesses’ tournaments will be streamed live on the FIDE Youtube channel with our esteemed […]

Queens’ Festival: Polina Kobak and Christine Makwena win continental qualifiers

The Queens’ Festival 2024 kicked off with Online Blitz Qualification tournaments for Europe and Africa. Polina Kobak from Armenia became the Queen of Europe, while Christine Makwena from Zimbabwe got the same title on African continent. This weekend two more qualifying tournaments for players from the Americas and Asia will be played. The 25 players from […]