Tolerance Games – Asian Chess Women’s Contest set for February 06

UAE Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence, International Chess Federation, and Asian Chess Federation are pleased to announce the Tolerance Games – Asian Chess Women’s Contest that will take place on February 06-07, 2023 in Abu-Dhabi, UAE. The event will be held in the framework of Global Tolerance and Human Fraternity Summit in Etihad Towers.

Girls and ladies from Asia and all around the world are welcome to participate in various activities from playing chess to learning about the empowerment chess gives to women and the society in general.

Program of the Tolerance Games:

February 06 2023

10:30 – 11:30 – Opening ceremony

11:30 – 12:30 – “Little Chess Star” Chess Tournament (8 invited girls play two qualification tournaments, followed by the final match for the first and second place.)

11:30 – 13:30 – Session with a coach “Learn to play in one hour” for all the guests.

13:00 – 13:45 – Grand Final of “Little Chess Star” Chess Tournament (Two finalists will play the mini-match for the first and second place).

17:00 – 20:30 – Open Asian Women Blitz Chess Tournament (7 rounds blitz tournament (time control: 5min + 3sec) for up to 100 female chess players).

17:30 – 19:30 – Leadership workshop “Women and Chess – Promoting Tolerance & Women Empowerment” featuring Anastasia Sorokina, Chair of FIDE Commission for Women in Chess; Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Women chess grandmaster, politician, FIDE Deputy Chair of Management Board; Anastasia Karlovich, WIM, Ukrainian chess journalist and photographer.

February 07 2023

10:00 – 11:00 – Simultaneous Game Exhibition with invited Women Chess Grandmaster

12:00 – 12:30 – Closing ceremony of “Little Chess Stars Tournament” and Open Asian Women Blitz Chess Tournament

All Asian female players are welcome to participate in the Open Asian Women Blitz Chess Tournament.

Players may register online at

The playing venue of the event is Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi. The tournament will be held on 6 February 2023 as follows:

Technical Meeting – 16:00

Round 1 – 17:00

Round 2 – 17:30

Round 3 – 18:00

Round 4 – 18:30

Round 5 – 19:00

Round 6 – 19:30

Round 7 – 20:00

Time control for each player per game is 5 minutes + 3 seconds for each move, starting with the first one.

The winner is determined by the highest number of points scored.
In case of equality of points, the winner is determined by application of the tie-breaking criteria:
◦ Direct encounter,
◦ Number of games won,
◦ Number of Games won with the Black Pieces,

◦ Buccholz System

The winners will receive trophies, and a total of AED21,000 in cash prizes with AED7,000 going to the winner.