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Chess for Girls Europe

Susan Polgar - Webster UniversityWebster University Geneva will be the host of the first of three prestigious events this summer in the “Chess for Girls” series, on 23-28th June.

This world-class initiative aims to promote and further women’s chess and to give learning and competing opportunities to 10 of Europe’s finest young female talents.

Participants aged 14 to 21 will arrive from ten countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Romania, Russia as well as a representative of Switzerland as the host nation.

The Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM) of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), in partnership with Webster University, and the Susan Polgar Foundation, are the co-sponsors of this the first-ever “Chess for Girls Europe” event.

Four-time women’s World Champion Susan Polgar and her team will lead the training which will be followed by a two-day tournament in the LLC Commons Room. Read more about Susan Polgar.

Don’t miss the Opening Ceremony of the Chess for Girls Europe Tournament on Friday, June 27 at 9.00am in the LLC Commons Room. Spectators are welcome to attend and observe the competition.

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