The 45th International Women’s Grandmaster chess tournament will take place from 3rd to 10th March at the Hotel Slavija in Belgrade.
The 10-player round robin event is organized by the Belgrade Chess Association, with sponsorship from Assembly of the City of Belgrade.
One of the longest running chess tournaments in the world, established back in 1965, is celebrating 8th March – International Women’s Day.
Former world champions Nona Gaprindashvili (7-times winner) and Maia Chiburdanidze (2-times winner) were regularly featured in the tournament, but as of late the organizers have decided to give a chance to younger players.
WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina ESP 2364
WGM Voiska Margarita BUL 2289 (winner in 1998, joint winner in 2010)
WGM Chelushkina Irina SRB 2281 (winner in 2001, 2002, 2011, joint in 2005)
WIM Drozdova Dina RUS 2270
WGM Benderac Ana SRB 2226 (winner in 1997, 2009 and 2012)
WIM Dragomirescu Angela ROU 2225
WIM Vega Gutierrez Belinda ESP 2190
WFM Miladinovic Lena SRB 2116
Zarkovic Mila SRB 2053
Nonkovic Bogdana SRB 2052 (winner of the 2013 Belgrade Open Women’s Championship)