Kazan inaugurates a new stage in women’s chess Print
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:13
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The race for the Women's World Championship title will take off in Kazan with a renewed Candidates Tournament, the strongest female event ever held, which features a record prize fund of 200.000 euros. From May 29th to June 19th, eight top Grandmasters will compete to become Ju Wenjun's challenger.

The following players have confirmed their participation:

ID Name   Fed. Title Rating B-Year  Qualification
14109336 Lagno, Kateryna alt RUS GM 2559 1989 KO World Ch. 2018 finalist
14114550 Muzychuk, Mariya alt UKR GM 2560 1992 KO World Ch. 2018 semi-finalist
4128125 Kosteniuk, Alexandra alt RUS GM 2545 1984 KO World Ch. 2018 semi-finalist
14111330 Muzychuk, Anna alt UKR GM 2555 1990 qualified by rating
4167570 Gunina, Valentina alt RUS GM 2515 1989 qualified by rating
13601903 Dzagnidze, Nana alt GEO GM 2513 1987 qualified by rating
8603642 Tan, Zhongyi alt CHN GM 2513 1991 qualified by rating
4147103 Goryachkina, Aleksandra alt RUS GM 2505 1998 1st replacement

Please see the full press release in the attached PDF.