International Women's Chess Festival in Erfurt

7/2/2017 – It's taking place from Monday, July 31st, to Friday, August 4th, with six tournaments: Ladies Champions Match, Young Masters, Women’s Open, German National Rapidplay & Blitz Championships, Girls Grand-Prix-Final. the entry fee is €55 per player, €35 for players born in 1999 or later. Total prize fund: €6.060. Open to girls and women with a valid FIDE ID. Go register, it will be great fun.

2nd International Erfurt Women's Chess Festival

With six tournaments: Ladies Champions Match, Young Masters, Women’s Open, German National Rapidplay & Blitz Championships, Girls Grand-Prix-Final

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Erfurt, Juri-Gagarin-Ring 127, D-99084 Erfurt, Tel. +49 (0) 361 5510-0 Fax +49 (0) 361 5510-210, E-Mail: info@radisson-erfurt.com, Web: www.radisson-erfurt.de

Organization: Thomas Pähtz, Gartenstraße 1 a, D-99098 Erfurt-Kerspleben, Tel: +49 (0) 36203 735592 E-Mail: schachfoerdervereinerfurt@yahoo.de

GM Thomas Pähtz, 60, father of Germany's strongest female player Elisabeth, was three times champion of the German Democratic Republic

Date: Monday, July 31st to Friday, August 4th

Participants: Any girl or women with a valid FIDE ID

Tournament: 9 Rounds Swiss System:

Regulations and rate of play: 90min/40 moves + 15 min to finish + 30s per move starting from move 1. Default waiting time is 30 min. During the first 30 moves players cannot agree to a draw without the consent of the arbiter. First tiebreak: Elo average of opponents; second tiebreak: number of wins. The tournament will be FIDE-Elo and DWZ rated.

Prizes: Total €6.060: 1st place € 1,400, second place €1,100, third place €800, 4th place € 600, 5th place € 400, 6th place €300, 7th place €200, 8th – 10th places €100 each. Further information on the price fund can be found on the tournament home page. In addition there are 17 additional software prizes provided by ChessBase.

Entry Fee: Early registration (until July, 20 th 2017): €55 per player, €35 for players born in 1999 or later. For late registrations (after July, 20 th 2017) fees will be increased by €10. Participation is free of charge for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Registration is confirmed upon receipt of the entry fee.

Bank Details: Account Holder: Schachfoerderverein Region Erfurt e. V., Bank: Sparkasse Mittelthueringen, Reference: Women’s Open, IBAN: DE29 8205 1000 0125 0172 86, BIC: HELADEF1WEM

Accommodation: Special offer of the Radisson Blu for "Women's Open": single €86, double €116, incl. breakfast. Tel +49-361-5510-292

Schedule: Monday, July, 31st 2017 tournament registration, latest by 9 am, 1st round: 10 am, 2nd
Round: 4 pm; Tuesday, August, 1st 2017, 3rd round: 10 am, 4th round: 4 pm; Wednesday,
August, 2nd 2017: 5th round: 10 am, 6th round: 4 pm; Thursday, August, 3rd 2017: 7th
round: 10 am, guided city tour: 4 pm; Friday, August, 4 th 2017: 8th round: 10 am, 9th
Round: 4 pm, closing ceremony: approx. 9 pm.

Ladies' Championship Match between Alexandra Kosteniuk and Elisabeth Pähtz

Some registered participants

Name: Karina Szczepkowska
Born: 1987
Country: Polen
Rating: 2408
Title: WGM

Would like to have dinner with Magnus Carlsen, Teimour Radjabov, Judit Polgar; relaxes with music, books and walks; drinks green tea with high quantities of magnesium and calcium; will not reveal her dream (because then it would not be fulfilled).

Name: Marina Brunello
Born: 1994
Country: Italien
Rating: 2367
Title: WGM

Would like to have dinner with Elisabeth Paehtz, Merab Gagunaschwili und Baadur Jobava; relaxes by playing football with girlfriends; likes to drink red wine; dreams of becoming a grandmaster.

Name: Atousa Pourkashivan
Born: 1988
Country: Iran
Rating: 2292
Title: WGM

Would like to have dinner with Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Svidler, Magnus Carlsen; relaxes with sleep and music; favourite drink: freshly pressed papaya juice; dream is becoming the women's world champion.

Name: Irina Bulmaga
Born: 1993
Country: Rumänien
Rating: 2408
Title: IM

Would like to have dinner with Garry Kasparov, WGM Ekaterina Atalik, Viorel Bologan; relaxes with her family and on trips to Moldova and England; drinks unfiltered beer and dry red wine; dreams of getting the male GM title and to emigrate to Crete, one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Name: Filiz Osmanodja
Born: 1996
Country: Deutschland
Rating: 2368
Title: WIM

Would like to have dinner with Dennis Wagner, Rasmus Svane, Matthias Blüblaum, Alexander Donchenko,,Hanna Marie Klek; relaxes with medical books, walks, table tennis, playing saxophone and alto flute; favourite drinks: Cola Light, and Cola Zero; dreams of becoming women's world champion.

Name: Sarah Hoolt
Born: 1988
Country: Deutschland
Rating: 2398
Title: WGM

Would like to have dinner with Judith Fuchs, Filiz Osmanodja, Veselin Topalov; relaxes with jogging and watching series with Judith; favourite drink: fruit smoothies; dreams of a holiday in New Zealand.

Name: Fiona Sieber
Born: 2000
Country: Deutschland
Rating: 2193
Title: WFM

Would like to have dinner with Hou Yifan, Anatoli Karpov, Magnus Carlsen; relaxes with football, running and bicycle riding (and occasionally going to school; drinks water and tea; dreams of becoming an IM and of bungee jumping in New Zealand.

Pictures and information by Franz Jittenmeier, Schach-Ticker

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turok turok 7/2/2017 06:40
great to see back when I was organizing we did the first ever womens only event here in the usa (maybe world) and man were people pissed off. They did not understand it had nothing to do with females not being as good as males but a time to celebrate chess as females without the obnoxious boys hahahaha
geok1ng geok1ng 7/3/2017 06:55
i missed the " Would like to have dinner with" part? Is this a ( kind of weird) profile, or actually one of the prizes? makes me wonder how good would my play become if a dinner with one of my idols was on the line...
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