Friday, August 27, 2010

Chess Femme News!

More Jen Shahade on women and chess.
USCF has a nice follow-up article at its website of which, coincidentally (ahem, cough cough) Ms. Shahade is webmistress.  Wait - is that sexist?  Hmmm, how about Webmaster?  Neh.  How about Webdominator - yeah, I like that.
Jennifer on Mainstream Chess: From NPR to the Flat Screen
By Jennifer Shahade
August 22, 2010

The latest from 9 Queens.
9 Queens has instituted a "Rewards" program for participants in 9 Queens events.
Upcoming 9 Queens events:
9 Queens Academy, August 29, 2010
Third Annual Kings & Queens Chess Tournament, September 4, 2010
Second Annual All Queens Chess Day, October 9, 2010

Current Women's World Chess Champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk has a busy schedule through the end of 2010 - from her blog (right column, tab "Next Events and Tournaments").
September 17-18: Women's World Blitz Championship, Moscow
September 19-October 4: Chess Olympiads, Khanty-Mansiysk
October 9: Simul, Switzerland
December 2-25: Women's World Chess Championship - Kosteniuk will be defending her title against a line-up of some very hungry chess femmes, including GM Koneru Humpy, GM Hou Yifan, GM Antoanetta Stefanova, Anna Ushenina, Lilit Mkrtchian, GM Pia Cramling (I believe she is playing), and an ever-expanding crowd of talented Georgian players!

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