This is Goddesschess' third year providing sponsorship to the Grand Pacific Open. It's coming up soon! Begins March 29th - April 1st, 2013 at the beautiful Grand Pacific Hotel in Victoria, BC.
As of today, 78 players are pre-registered in the "Premier" and U-1800 Sections. As noted in prior posts about the 2013 GPO, WGM Katerina Rohanyan is the highest-rated registered female player and right now, the second-highest rated registered player. WFM Chouchanik Airapetian (USA 2088) is the second-highest rated pre-registered chess femme and #14 on the pre-registered list. Would love to see two femmes in the top 10... Just saying, darlings! Chouchanik has played in U.S. Chess Chamionships (2005, 2008) - not exactly a stranger to high-stakes play.
We're hoping for many more players and the highest-attendance yet GPO, and may the best chess femme win first place! Woo woo!