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Georgian Women’s Championship 2023 – LIVE

The Georgian Women’s Championship is taking place from 6–15 February 2023 in Tbilisi. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. It is a 10-player round-robin tournament with participation of Nino Batsiashvili, Bela Khotenashvili, Nia Donghvani, Anastasia Kirtadze, Lela Javakhishvili, Meri Arabidze, Tamari Esadze, Tamari Esadze, Elene Tsotsonava, Mariam Tsetskhladze and Lulu Diasamidze.

Begum Laila Alam 2023 -LIVE

The Begum Laila Alam is taking place from 6–13 February 2023 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. It is a 7-round Swiss tournament with participation of Tanima Parveen, Walijah Ahmed, Anjum Noshin, Nazrana Khan, Rani Hamid, Khusbu Warsia, Alo Nusrat Jahan, Ferdous Jannatul, Ahmed Wadifa, Haque Jahanara, etc.

Azerbaijan Women’s Championship 2023 – LIVE

The Azerbaijan Women’s Championship will be held in Baku from 03 to 14 February 2023 with 12 participants compete in a round-robin. Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and then 30 minutes until the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. The total prize fund of the championship is 15,000 AZN.

Poland wins 1st Olympiad for People with Disabilities

The Polish team won all six matches in Belgrade and took their first Olympic gold in chess since 1930. IPCA got the silver, and the Philippines won the bronze

Like many times during the 20th century, the Serbian capital Belgrade was a place where (again) chess history had been made, as players with disabilities showed their chess skills on a global stage in a first-ever Olympiad dedicated to them.

Alexandra Kosteniuk perfect at the Women’s Grand Prix Munich

By IM Michael Rahal (Munich, Germany)

Alexandra Kosteniuk, playing under the neutral FIDE flag, scored her third consecutive win against tailender Dinara Wagner this afternoon in the Women’s Grand Prix. Kosteniuk dominated her opponent and took advantage of the time-trouble phase to transition into a winning ending. “It was a very difficult game with a lot of calculation,” were the first words after the game. 

Women’s Grand Prix Munich 2023 – Day 3 live

The second leg of the 2022-2023 Women’s Grand Prix Series is taking place from 1st-14th February in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. Twelve of the world’s top female players will dispute an eleven-round all-play-all with their eyes set on the 15,000 euros first prize plus the valuable WGP points that add up for direct qualification to the 2023-2024 FIDE Women’s Candidates. 

Airthings Masters Play-In determines the field for the main event

The 1st event of the $2M Champions Chess Tour 2023, Airthings Masters, kicked off yesterday with the Play-In phase which determined which players will join Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So in the main event which will be played from 6-10 February.

FIDE Players with Disabilities Commission holds meeting in Belgrade

During the penultimate fifth round of the first FIDE Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities, one of the most active FIDE Commissions and the organizing force behind this significant event in chess life held its meeting.

Alexandra Kosteniuk takes early lead in Women Grand Prix Munich

Alexandra Kosteniuk is the early leader of the Munich leg of the 2023 Women’s Grand Prix after scoring her second consecutive win this afternoon against local player Elisabeth Paehtz. Playing under the FIDE flag, Kosteniuk took advantage of an unexpected blunder by her opponent and makes her claim for the tournament title.

Olympiad for People with Disabilities: Poland in sole lead with one round to go

Poland defeated their direct competitor for first place, India, and are one round away from clinching gold at the first Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities

As the event in Belgrade nears its end, key games on top boards are getting longer, and tiredness is starting to kick in. While this is usual in any tournament, for some of the participants of the first Olympiad for People with Disabilities, this can be particularly hard because of their health.

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