Photo:Grandmaster Humpy Koneru of India the top seed in the Qatar FIDE Women's Grand Prix event
about to start in Qatar.
"The FIDE Women's Grand Prix is a new series of elite tournaments which will be organised by FIDE and Global Chess. There will be 6 legs over two years in various countries around the world with three tournaments every year."
A new FIDE Grand Prix event is about to start in the country of Qatar, featuring these players:GM Humpy Koneru,India, GM Antoaneta Stefanova, Bulgaria, GM Pia Cramling, Sweden,GM Nana Dzagnidze ;Republic of Geogia, GM Marie Sebag, France, GM Maia Chiburdanidze,Republic of Georgia ;GM Zhu Chen, Qatar, ;GM Elina Danielian, Armenia, GM Xu Yuhua,China,(all of the preceding players hold the Male Grandmaster Title), WGM Munguntuul Batkhuyag, Mongolia,WGM/IM Marta Fierro, Ecuador,;
WGM/IM Lilit Mrktchian, Armenia.;The players will be participating in a 10 round tournament which runs from February 22nd-March 5th (with one free day given during the tournament) The time control to be used in this tournament is 120m:60moves:15m+30sec/move on move 61. The games will be shown live on the internet at the following link:
The official tournament website for this event is : http://qatar2011.fide.com/
Best wishes to all of the players in this event!