Former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and world championship semi-finalist Harika Dronavalli are leading the field of the 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 that is starting from 18th June on the official FIDE Online platform.
The FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is a new attractive event in which players can participate from the comfort of their home, without costs associated with the hotels and airfares.
The first stage of the Championship will be completed over eight (8) qualifier tournaments, followed by a semifinal with 64 players, and a final tournament with 10 players.
A rich prize fund of 9000 USD will be awarded in the final tournament. Registrations for the FIDE event are continuously open.
Harika Dronavalli 2573 GM IND
Alexandra Kosteniuk 2485 GM RUS
Tea Gueci 2386 WFM ITA
Karina Ambartsumova 2351 WGM RUS
Martha Fierro 2325 IM ECU
Adriana Nikolova 2295 WGM BUL
Katerina Nemcova 2265 WGM USA
Deimante Daulyte 2221 IM LTU
Ljilja Drljevic 2158 WIM SRB
Anastasiya Ivanova 2086 RUS
Sissel Janneth Stava 2060 AGM NOR
Cristine Rose Mariano 1796 WIM PHI
Daraima Diana Saidy Ayala 1506 WCM MEX
The schedule of the qualifier tournaments is as follows (Date | GMT/UTC time):
- June 18th, 2015 | 19:00
- July 9th, 2015 | 13:00
- July 30th, 2015 | 7:00
- August 27th, 2015 | 19:00
- September 3rd, 2015 | 19:00
- September 10th, 2015 | 13:00
- September 17th, 2015 | 7:00
- September 24th, 2015 | 13:00
Eight (8) players advance from each qualifier tournament to the semifinal.
The competition will take place on the official FIDE Arena Online platform. FIDE Online uses AceGuard, anti-cheating and security software of new generation. Based on advanced behavioral analysis and the activities of the players, AceGuard indicates deviations from proper procedures of play.
Make sure to read the FULL Regulations
FIDE Online Arena
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