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Chantal Chaudé de Silans – the first woman to play in a Chess Olympiad

The first time a woman participated in a Chess Olympiad was in 1950? Chantal Chaudé de Silans played in the 9th Chess Olympiad, becoming the first woman ever to take part in this competition. She was a French chess player born in 1919 and learned to play the game at the age of nine. Chantal Chaudé de Silans won the Women’s French Chess Championship at the age of seventeen and achieved the WIM title.

At the upcoming Chess Olympiad 2022 there will be 162 women teams registered. See the full participants list here.

Women’s Teams of India (with an average rating of 2486), Ukraine (with an average rating of 2478), and Georgia (with an average rating of 2475) are the top seeds of the women’s section.

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