Chess4Peace project continues to introduce chess to women from Ukraine

The Chess4Peace, a special project set up by FIDE and FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess, with the generous support of the International Olympic Committee, has started its second stage in Warsaw, Poland. It is aimed at young women from Ukraine, who have been faced with difficult challenges because of war in their home country.

This unique project is designed to open the door to the world of chess, and show new ways for personal growth, job chances and self-discovery. The project launched last November with a meeting in Warsaw and has been running online for the last half a year.

This weekend participants meet in Warsaw once again to keep learning from renowned chess leaders, managers, photographers and expand their potential. They will also have a chance to visit a Grand Chess Tour venue and meet the best players in the world, including Magnus Carlsen.

Furthermore, participants of the project will have a chance to join the volunteer team at the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Budapest. 

Leader of the project is Anastasia Sorokina (Australia), Chairman of FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess and the Polish Chess Federation is the official partner.

Chess4Peace Project Program

10.05.2024 – 14.05.2024

ChessCorner Club

10.05.2024 (Friday)

Friday, 10th May


19:00 – 20:00 – Summarized chess lesson with Volodymyr Baklan

Saturday, 11th May

11.05.2024 (Saturday)

10:00 – 11:15 – Lecture with Natalia Zhukova

11:30 – 12:45 – Lecture with Franck Droin

13:00 – 14:15 – Lecture with Denis Burko

14:30 – 15:30 – Lunch at the hotel

16:00 – 17:15 – Lecture with Natalia Ryzhenko

18:00 – 18:45 – Dinner at the hotel

19:00 – 21:00 – Hand, Brain and Champagne with Natalia Zhukova and Anastasiya Karlovich

Sunday, 12th May

12.05.2024 (Sunday)

10:00 – 10:45 – Departure to the Grand Chess Tour Venue

11:00 – 12:15 – Lecture with Anastasiya Karlovich at the Grand Chess Tour Venue

12:30 – 17:00 – Grand Chess Tour

18:00 – 18:45 – Dinner at the hotel

13.05.2024 (Monday)

Monday, 14th May

10:00 – 10:30 – Presentation by Polina Stepanova

10:40 – 11:10 – Presentation by Hanna Malakhatko

11:20 – 11:50 – Presentation by Viktoriia Konovalova

12:00 – 12:30 – Presentation by Anastasiia Osadchuk

12:40 – 13:10 – Presentation by Anna Lazarova

13:20 – 14:00 – Presentation by Katerina Rybakova

14:30 – 15:30 – Lunch at the hotel

16:00 – 18:00 – Closing Ceremony, simul with Natalia Zhukova and Dana Reizniece-Ozola

The project serves as a testament to the power of solidarity and the human spirit.

It’s a vivid reminder that every move counts, every decision matters, and even during tough times, there’s a community ready to support, uplift, and advocate for a better tomorrow. Chess4Peace is more than a project; it’s a journey of hope, empowerment, and collective triumph.