A special multi-event dedicated to the Women’s Chess takes place the weekend 26-27 February in Monaco. The program is supported by European Chess Union and FIDE Development fund and includes:
A. Saturday 26th February : 10:00 -13:00- Atrium of the Casino de Monte-Carlo.
Simultaneous Prince Albert Ier
GM Pia Cramling : 16 players
IM Almira Skripchenko : 16 players
Follows the Awards Ceremony with a Special Award to GM Pia Cramling
B. Saturday 27th February : 18.00 -20:00
Monte Carlo Chess Club or Salon Trianon Hotel Hermitage
Special Live Steam Debate /Show for the promotion of Women’s Chess
Among the distinguished guests in Monaco are:
- GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili – President of European Chess Union
- WGM Dana Reizniece Ozola – ECU Vice President – FIDE CEO
- WGM Eva Repkova – ECU Vice President. – Chairperson of FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess
- Sonja Johnson – Chairperson of FIDE Planning and Development Commission.
- GM Pia Cramling
- GM Bellon Lopez, Juan Manuel
- GM Elizabeth Paehtz
- GM Giannis Papaioannou
- GMs Monica and Bartosz Socko
- IM Almira Skripchenko
- WGM Tatiana Dornbusch, Champion of Monaco
C. Sunday 27th February : 11 :00. -14 :00- Salon Trianon Hotel Hermitage
Youth Blitz Tournement – Special prizes for Girls participants
D. Sunday 27th February : 16 :00 to 19:00 – Salon Trianon Hotel Hermitage
Rapid Team Tournament with participation of special guests and VIPs.
Teams, ECU, FIDE, Monaco Women Team, Sponsors Team.