European Women’s Chess Championship 2022 starts in Prague

The 22nd edition of the European Women’s Individual Chess Championship starts tomorrow at Don Giovanni hotel in Prague, Czech Republic, and will be played from 20 – 30 August.

125 players from 27 European federations registered for the event, with 7 Grandmasters, 21 International masters, 23 Women grandmasters, 28 Women International masters and a total of 108 titled players. The top 10 seeded players are: GM Dzagnidze Nana (GEO, 2531), IM Javakhishvili Lela (GEO, 2476), GM Stefanova Antoaneta (ECU, 2472), GM Batsiashvili Nino (GEO, 2466), IM Mammadzada Gunay (AZE, 2466), GM Danielian Elina (ARM, 2441), GM Socko Monika (POL, 2423), GM Ushenina Anna (UKR, 2423), WGM Fataliyeva Ulviyya (AZE, 2413), and WGM Zawadzka Jolanta (POL, 2412).

Starting rank list of players can be found here.

Hotel Don Giovanni – The playing venue of the 22nd European Women’s Individual Chess Championship

The event will be played in 11 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from /move one.

The 2022 European Individual Women Chess Championship is a qualification event for the FIDE Women’s World Cup 2023. According to the FIDE regulations and the ECU Board decision, 9 players will qualify. Total Prize fund of the event is 60,000 euros with 10,000 reserved for the Winner of the event.


Live games, results, pairings, and detailed information about the event can be found on the Official website of the event.