FIDE launches the ChessMom initiative

FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess is pleased to announce a new initiative focused on supporting Professional Chess Players going through motherhood The ChessMom pilot project aims to provide support for professional chess players who are mothers of infants under one year old. Specifically, through this initiative, all expenses related to an accompanying or caregiver person […]

FIDE and World Chess launch Women’s Wednesday Online Tournament Series

January 23, 2024, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND — In a groundbreaking move to elevate women’s participation and recognition in the world of chess, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and World Chess are thrilled to announce the launch of the Women’s Wednesday Online Tournament Series “Swiss Queens Wednesday”. This weekly event, hosted on the FIDE Online Arena platform […]

Women’s Norway Chess 2024: Lineup announced

Norway Chess has announced the lineup for this year’s women’s tournament. The prestigious event will be held from May 27 to June 7 at SR-Bank’s main building in Stavanger. For the first time in the history of the Norway Chess, organisers introduce the inaugural Norway Chess Women’s Tournament. The event will transpire in the same […]

Queens’ Online Chess Festival returns in March 2024

The Queens’ Online Chess Festival, a series of continental women’s online blitz tournaments, is returning this spring! The fourth edition of the popular event, organised by the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess, will take place from March 09-30, 2024, on the Tornelo online platform. In 2023, over 800 female players from 124 countries participated in […]

Women Chess Match Poland vs. the World took place in Wroclaw, Poland

The 13th edition of a Women Chess Festival took place in Wroclaw, Poland between 15th and 22nd December. The main part of the Festival is exteremly exciting and strong Match – Poland top female players are facing invited guests from the Rest of the World Team. The Match consists of 5 classical games, each player […]

FIDE officials take part in the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva

The Global Refugee Forum 2023 is taking place at Palexpo in Geneva (Switzerland) from December 13-15. Anastasia Sorokina, Chairperson of the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess, and André Vögtlin, Chairman of FIDE Social Commission, participate in this event. It is the first time FIDE has taken part in the Global Refugee Forum.  On December 12, Anastasia […]

“Chess4All&All4Chess” Captivate Enthusiasts at Al-Ain Festival

The FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM) and FIDE Athletes’ Commission (ATH) collaborated with the Adly Chess Academy to present the “Chess4All&All4Chess – FIDE Little Stars, Egypt Events” during the Al-Ain Overseas International Chess Festival in Egypt (27/11 – 3/12/2023). This two-day extravaganza showcased a series of engaging activities designed to foster a love for […]

3rd international “Health Social Handicap, CSR” Conference held in Paris

3rd international “Health Social Handicap, CSR” Conférence, organized by French Chess Federation, took place on December 07, 2023, in Paris, France. Dedicated to the current and new social chess projects, the conference brought together 64 partners and experts  who are implementing chess-related projects to promote equity, inclusivity and tolerance within the society. International social responsibility […]

Empowering queens of the chessboard: National Female Team Development Seminar

The National Female Team Development Online Seminar was held online on November 26, 2023. This initiative is a part of the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess project to help countries who have never sent a female team to an Olympiad field a team for the 2024 Chess Olympiad. Over 20 representatives from federations across the […]