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Women’s World Chess Championship Match opens today

The Women’s World Chess Championship Match between Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Hou Yifan (China) is taking place from 1-19th March at the Potocki Palace in Lviv, Ukraine.

The opening ceremony will take place tonight at 19:00 local time at the Lviv Opera House.

Yesterday there was the first players meeting, when Mariya Muzychuk and Hou Yifan, a number of officials and team members together with Chief Arbiter Carol Jarecki inspected the playing venue. The players performed the usual checks: they tested the chairs, table and light in the playing hall.

After the inspection the Mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadoviy, the players and the Chief Arbiter shared their impressions with local journalists.

The first of ten games is set to take place on 2nd March from 15:00 local time. Follow it live with analysis here.

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Women's World Chess Championship Match opens today

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