The final tournament of the 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 will start at 15.00 UTC Thursday, November 26.
The 8 finalist and the 2 wildcard players nominated by the FIDE President and by the Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM) will play live in the prestigious Circolo Canottieri Aniene in Rome, Italy.
The finalists are:
GM Dzagnidze Nana (GEO)
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS)
GM Gunina Valentina (RUS)
GM Dronavalli Harika (IND)
IM Rout Padmini (IND)
IM Zimina Olga (ITA)
WGM Nikolova Adriana (BUL)
IM Gvetadze Sofio (GEO)
IM Vasilevich Irina (RUS)
WGM Foisor Sabina (USA)
All the games can be watch live on the Fide Online Arena platform. Click here to download and start the Online Arena application.
GM Harika Dronavalli winner of the 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship!
The 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship Final took place in Rome on November 26th 2015.
The venue was the prestigious Circolo Canottieri Aniene in Rome, Italy, made available by its president, Giovanni Malago, who is also the president of the Italian Olympic Committee.
The event was the culmination of the massive qualification process in which more than 300 female players from 39 countries took part.
WGM Adriana Nikolova storms through FOA Women World Blitz Semifinal
The Semifinal of FOA Women World Blitz Chess Championship was held on Thursday, October 29th, 2015, on the official FIDE Online platform.
The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament that gathered 50 players qualified after 8 individual tournaments.
Bulgarian player WGM Adriana Nikolova scored 10/11 points to win the tournament, leaving the nearest followers full two points behind.
The second place was shared in a three-way tie by WGM Andjelija Stojanovic from Serbia, IM Irina Vasilevich from Russia and former World champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, after the whole group finished the competition with 8 points.
Dronavalli, Koneru and Kosteniuk top seed at FIDE World Online Women Blitz Semifinal
The last 8th FIDE World Online Women Blitz Qualifier is going to be held on Thursday, September 24th, at 13:00 GMT/UTC time. 56 players have already qualified for the Semifinal and only 8 spots are still available.
The semifinal tournament will be held on October 29th, 2015 at 13:00 GMT/UTC time. FIDE reserves the right to alter date and time of semifinal and final tournament. It shall be a Swiss tournament of 11 rounds.
Olga Zimina wins 7th FIDE World Online Women Blitz Qualifier
17 players from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Italy, Lithuania, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Spain, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay took part in the event.
Italian player IM/WGM Olga Zimina was convincing with 8.5 points, leaving the nearest followers 2.5 points behind.
WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan sole winner of 6th FIDE World Online Women Blitz qualifier
22 players from 18 different countries took part in the event.
Iranian Olympic player WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan emerged a sole winner with 8/11 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind.
IM Sophie Milliet stormed through 5th World Online Women Blitz Qualifier
The fifth qualifier of the unique FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 was being played on Thursday, September 3rd, on the official FIDE Online platform.
30 players from 24 different countries took part in the event. French IM/WGM Sophie Milliet scored convincing 10/11 points to emerge a sole winner.
Peruvian WGM Deysi Cori and Bulgarian WGM Adriana Nikolova tied for the second place at 8 points each.
IM Irene Sukandar convincing winner of 4th World Online Women Blitz qualifier
The prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 continued on Thursday, August 27th with the fourth qualifier tournament being played on the official FIDE Online platform.
40 players from 20 different countries took part in the event. The 23 years old IM/ WGM Irene Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia) emerged a convincing winner with 10/11 points, leaving the runner-up, WIM Elena Tomilova (Russia), half a point behind.
IM/ WGM Irina Vasilevich (Russia) finished third with 9 points.
WGM Enkhtuul Altan-Ulzii convincing in FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship qualifier
The prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 continued on Thursday with the third qualifier tournament being played on the official FIDE Online platform.
The 20-years old WGM Enkhtuul Altan-Ulzii from Mongolia won the event with 8,5/11 points, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind.
WGMs Ambartsumova, Shaydullina, Nikolova, Videnova enter FIDE Online Women Blitz Championship 2015
The 3rd qualifying tournament of the ongoing FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is set to take place on 30th July (at 7:00 GMT/UTC time) on the official FIDE Online platform.
The Thursday tournament is shaping to be very strong, with Women Grandmasters Karina Ambartsumova, Sandugach Shaydullina (both Russia), Adriana Nikolova and Iva Videnova (both Bulgaria) leading the field.
WGMs Gvetadze, Sukandar, Videnova enter FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship
Grandmasters Sofio Gvetadze (Georgia), Irene Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia) and Iva Videnova (Bulgaria) are signed up to take part in the 2nd qualifying tournament of the FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 that is taking place 9th July on the official FIDE Online Arena.
The 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is a new attractive event in which players can participate from the comfort of their home, without costs associated with the airfares and hotels.
FIDE WOBC 2105: Gueci – Kosteniuk annotated
The first qualifier in the prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 took place on the official FIDE Online platform on June 18.
In the third round of the event Italian WFM Tea Gueci (with nickname marmocchia) met former World champion for women GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (nickname: AlexandraK). It was a very interesting and sharp encounter with ups and downs for both players.
Enjoy the game, annotated in-depth by IM, WGM Iva Videnova.
Kosteniuk and Dimitrijevic share first in FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship qualifier
The start of the race saw an impressive field with 38 players from 23 countries, including 2 Grandmasters, 9 IMs, 8 WGMs, 6 WIMs, 6 WFMs, 1 WCM and 1 AGM.
Kosteniuk, Harika leading the field in FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship
Former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and world championship semi-finalist Harika Dronavalli are leading the field of the 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 that is starting from 18th June...
1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015
The regulations for the 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 have been published and can be found here.
- Female players, who represent a National Chess Federation, can play in the Championship. "FIDE flag" players are not eligible to participate in the championship.
- A total prize fund of 9000 US Dollars (including memberships) shall be distributed to the participants of the final tournament.
- The Championship consists of 8 qualifier tournaments, a semifinal and a final tournament.
- The Platinum Membership is required to participate to the championship
- Players with FIDE title GM/WGM and IM/WIM are excluded from the entry fee.