ECU Girls’ and Women’s Chess Weekend

May 13, 2021

European Girls’ and Women’s Chess Weekend will be held Online from 14th-16th May with a wide range of events: tournaments, coaching sessions, simultaneous exhibitions and debates.

Hundreds of female participants will take part in tournaments and the team battle event, workshops, simultaneous exhibitions and coaching sessions.

The weekend is open to all female chess players regardless of their chess level, title or rating. The aim of the event is to provide to female players to learn from some of Europe’s most successful women, answering questions what is like to be a top class arbiter, how and when to eat to perform best at chess or what top tips titled players have about time management to combine chess, career and family.

Tournaments will take place through lichess platform, being played from 14-16 May within beginners, U1300, U1800 and Open sections:

DateBeginner tournament – Link
14.05. 16:30 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/t0w5vzfv
15.05. 11:30 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/cHNCo6JL
15.05. 17:30 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/MNcc0Jun
16.05. 11:00 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/QnnAiStF
DateRating U1300 tournament – Link
14.05. 17:00 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/TcvDfZrJ
15.05. 12:00 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/yefKJl3x
15.05. 18:00 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/6szeuW6k
16.05. 11:30 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/0db8NtUd
DateRating U1800 – Link
14.05. 17:00 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/dHEw3tlI
15.05. 12:00 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/6hf6tEiY
15.05. 18:00 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/Ux19DYD0
16.05. 11:30 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/yWoGe1vP
DateOpen tournament – Link
14.05. 17:00 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/CtGeRa9g
15.05. 12:00 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/CUtFaVV6
15.05. 18:00 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/MX73HtIf
16.05. 11:30 CESThttps://lichess.org/tournament/JIGHOLxc

Team battle event will be organised within national chess federations and already 13 teams have registered for this event which can be followed here.

Simultaneous exhibitions will take place with WGM Unuk Laura (Live commentaries by WIM Lara Janzelj & WIM Teja Vidic), WFM Denise Trippold (Live commentary by WFM Nikola Mayrhuber), WGM Petra Papp (Live commentary by WIM Inna Agrest) and GM Marie Sebag (Live commentaries by WGM Katarzyna Toma).

DateOpponent
15.05.
13:30 CEST
Simultaneous exhibition against WGM Laura Unuk. 
live commentary by WIM Lara Janzelj & WIM Teja Vidic
15.05.
16:30 CEST
Simultaneous exhibition against WFM Denise Trippold, live commentary WFM Nikola Mayrhuber
16.05.
10:00 CEST
Simultaneous exhibition against WGM Petra Papp, 
live commentary WIM Inna Agrest
16.05.
14:00 CEST
Simultaneous exhibition against GM Marie Sebag,
 live commentary WGM Katarzyna Toma

Coaching sessions are open to everyone and do not require sign up. All the interested participants will be able to join over twitch or zoom links which can be found below. Sessions are organized within a few groups: beginners (for participants rated U1300), intermediate (for participants rated U1800) and advanced section (for participants rated above 1800).

DateBeginner Coaching session
15.05. 10:00 CESTIntroduction into chess – complete beginners session
15.05. 15:00 CESTBeginners Coaching
16.05. 12:30 CESTBeginners Coaching
DateIntermediate Coaching Session
15.05.
15:00 CEST
„The Instructive Games of Women World Champions“ with WIM Jana Schneider
16.05.
12:30 CEST
„Attacking the king“ with GM Marie Sebag
DateAdvanced Coaching Session
15.05.
15:00 CEST
Advanced Coaching session
16.05.
12:30 CEST
Advanced Coaching session with WIM Lara Janzelj & Teja Vidic

By the end of the mentioned coaching sessions, invitational small group coaching sessions will take place on 16.05. at 16:00 CEST with FM Akshaya Kalaiyalahan, WGM Petra Papp, IM Elisabeth Pähtz… Places for these small group coaching sessions are distributed through federations and can be won at prizes during the individual tournaments!

Workshops and debates are open to all interested participants who can join through links below:

DateTopic
14.05.
19:30 CEST
Opening event with special guest
Tatia Skhirtladze, director of the documentary Glory to the Queen. The documentary follows four legendary female chess players from Georgia, who revolutionized women’s chess across the globe and became Soviet icons of female emancipation.
15.05.
13:00 CEST
Workshop: Eat and Win – What to eat and when to eat to perform at your best. Miriam Moerwald & IM Harald Schneider-Zinner
15.05.
15:00 CEST
Presentation: Time Management: The endless chess struggle. WGM Regina Theissl-Pokorná
15.05.
17:00 CEST
Workshop: My daughter wants to play chess
15.05.
19:00 CEST
Workshop: How to start streaming
16.05.
11.30 CEST
Round Table: How to publicly present and report about women’s chess. IM Stefan Löffler.
16.05.
14:00 CEST
Round Table: Do we need more female arbiters? Anemone Kulczak, Sandra Schmidt
16.05.
16:30 CEST
Workshop: Working with a Women’s National Team. IM Harald Schneider-Zinner

More details about the event can be found here.

The event supported by the FIDE Development fund for Europe.

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