Sunday, December 14, 2008
New FIDE Titles Awarded to Chess Femmes
During the last FIDE General Assembly held in Dresden during the 2008 Olympiad, the following chess femmes have been awarded titles: GM: Hou Yifan CHN Nana Dzagnidze GEO Monika Socko POL WGM: Zhang Xiaowen CHN Lara Stock CRO Yaniet Marrero Lozez CUB Soumya Swaminathan IND Iulia-Ionela Ionica ROU Mihaela Sandu ROU IM: Olga Zimina ITA Mariya Muzychuk UKR WIM: Svetland Jordanova BUL Adriana Nikolova BUL Elitsa Raeva BUL Xu Tong CHN Sona Pertlova CZE Mathilde Congiu FRA Mariam Danielia GEO Sarah Hoolt GER Zsofia Domany HUN Simona Limontaite LTU Karina Vazirova RUS Zuzana Borosova SVK Kubra Ozturk TUR Alisa Melekhina USA Iryna Zenyuk USA IM Conditional on Rating: Katerina Nemcova CZE Congratulations to all of the chess femmes for this accomplishment! Nine of the top 10 rated chess femmes in the world on the October, 2008 FIDE Women's ratings list are now GMs. IM Elina Danielian representing Armenia at 2513, holds down the #10 spot.