Ukraine vs France solidarity match in Paris

by ChessBase
5/14/2022 – Four French champions will gather at Blitz Society (pictured), the hip new chess meeting point in the heart of Paris, for a rapid match against four champions from Ukraine. The match will take place on Saturday, May 14, starting at 17.30 CEST. Donations for Ukrainian relief efforts are being collected by UNICEF!

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Donations accepted

Four French champions will gather at Blitz Society, the hip new chess meeting point in the heart of Paris, for a rapid match against four champions from Ukraine.

Spectators are welcome. Fifteen-minute games will be played online and can be followed on several chess servers. If you are not in Paris but speak French or Ukrainian, the best place to watch will be on Twitch.


Donate to Ukrainian relief efforts via UNICEF


Paris Blitz Society

Date and playing venue

  • Saturday, 14 May
  • 17.30-19.00 at Blitz Society, 4 rue du Sabot, 75006 Paris

France

  1. Laurent Fressinet (2xFrench Champion, coach of Magnus Carlsen, Director of chess24.fr)
  2. Marie Sebag (2xFrench Woman Champion, first French woman to hold the GM title)
  3. Yovann Gatineau (French Junior Champion)
  4. Vincent Riff (manager of Blitz Society and coach of many young champions)   

Ukraine

  1. Pavel Eljanov (2xOlympic Champion, 3xEuropean Club Cup Winner)
  2. Natalia Buksa (former Ukrainian Woman Champion, national team player)
  3. Marija Berdnyk (15xUkrainian Junior Champion)
  4. Vadim Petrovskyi (U16 Word Rapid Champion)

Follow the games on Twitch


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