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Gibraltar to host fourth and final stage of FIDE Women's Grand Prix

Baku, April 26, AZERTAC

The Women’s FIDE Grand Prix Gibraltar postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions in the British Oversea Territory will take place from May 22 to June 2, 2021.

Hosting this prestigious event opens a new chapter in Gibraltar’s continued tradition of supporting chess, in general, and the best female chess players, in particular. Since the inception of the Gibraltar Chess Festival in 2003, almost all the world’s top female players have taken part, including the greatest woman player of all time, Judit Polgar, as well as a total of seven Women’s World Champions.

The fourth and final leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix will be hosted by Caleta Hotel. As usual, twelve players will compete in a round-robin tournament.

The list of participants are as follows: Gunay Mammadzada (Azerbaijan), Humpy Koneru (India), Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan), Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine), Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia), Alina Kashlinskaya, Valentina Gunina and Kateryna Lagno (Russia), Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine), Dinara Saduakassova (Kazakhstan), Elisabeth Paehtz (Germany) and Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria).

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