The official website of the 2008 World Women’s Chess Championship is now operational, with all the necessary information regarding the tournament regulations, schedule, transport and accommodation. Beside the already known correspondence between Georgian players and FIDE officials, news items have also revealed that opening ceremony will be held on August 28th in Zeleny (eng. Green) Theater – Russia’s biggest outdoor theater. “Two chess queens on horseback, girls in black and white dresses, will enter the stage of Zeleny Theater”.
Former World Champion and recent North Ural’s Cup winner, Antoaneta Stefanova, is profiled by the tournament’s press service: “Up to 8-10 months a year Eti travels. But she doesn’t go to exotic beaches or famous museums – she is laboring in sport. At the same time she has graduated from the economics faculty, she is also planning to get the diploma of a psychologist. So that sort of person Antoaneta is – a purposeful and many-sided chess queen from Bulgaria.”
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