Second chance: Women's Blitz Qualifier on Playchess

6/23/2010 – The first Women's World Blitz Championship is in Moscow from September 15 to 18, with a total prize fund of € 60,000. Two Online Qualifiers on the Playchess server allow five players each to qualify for the finals. The first was completed last Saturday, the second will be held on Thursday, June 24th at 19:00h (CEST). You can still make it. Results and details.

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The first Playchess qualification for the Women's World Blitz Championship in Moscow took place on June 19th, 2010, and produced five tickets for the Semi-finals in Moscow:

  1. Kateryna Lahno
  2. Maria Fominykh
  3. Natalia Zhukova
  4. Almira Skripchenko
  5. Inna Gaponenko

A full table with all participants and all results is available here.

The second Playchess qualifier will take place on Thursday, June 24th at 19:00h (CEST). Full details on the Internet qualifiers are on this tournament page. In addition you will find the official FIDE tournament regulations for the Women's Blitz World Championship here (in PDF). Information is also available on Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog.

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