Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chess Femme News!

Alisa Maric wants chess to develop in the region, Wednesday August 20, 2010,
Alisa Maric, VP candidate on Karpov's FIDE slate:
The best Serbian chess player, Alisa Maric, said in Belgrade that her candidacy for vice-president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) is a recognition for the whole region and, if elected, she will work on the development of chess in the Balkans. This is a remarkable recognition for me and for Serbia, because this acknowledges what Serbia has meant in the world chess, and at the same time, this is a recognition for the entire region. I will be in charge of chess development in the former Yugoslavia, which was a chess superpower," said Maric for the Beta Agency. In Belgrade today, candidate for the President of the Federation Anatoly Karpov has presented the program and Alisa Maric, his candidate for one of two vice presidents. Elections for the President of the FIDE will be held at the congress in late September, during the Chess Olympiad, which will be held in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk in western Siberia.

City to host nat’l women chess meet, Assam Tribune

Sports reporter
GUWAHATI, Aug 18 – The Assam Chess Association is all set to host the 37th National Women Challengers’ Chess Championship which will be held from August 20 at the Shilpgram auditorium here. About 80 players will take part.

U.S. Open, L.A., August 15, 2010
Vanessa West was one of 18 (yes, 18) players tied for third place at the 111th U.S. Open with 7.0/9.  The event was won by recent Texas Tech and Knight Raiders Chess Team member GM Alejandro Ramirez with 8.0/9.  The Texas Tech chess program is run by GM Susan Polgar.

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