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🏆 @STLChessClub will held #CairnsCup , an elite level tournament for top female players.
💰 150.000 prize fund
📆(5-16 February)
👉9 round classical event
✅Who is playing and more details? Check this thread.
📌Who will be the commentators? #CairnsCup 🏆
✅WGM @JenShahade
✅GM @MauriceAshley
✅GM Seirawan
🙌 A well known chess squad
📌Who will be playing? Tournament: 🏆 #CairnsCup @STLChessClub
✅Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk.
✅AKA. @chessqueen
👉Country: Russia 🇷🇺
👉 Age: 34
👉 Current female world ranking: 7
📸 European Chess Union
📌Tournament: 🏆 #CairnsCup
✅Grandmaster Nana Dzagnidze.
👉Country: Georgia 🇬🇪
👉Age: 32
👉 Rating: 2513
👉 Current female world ranking: 9th and 1st in Georgia.
📸 FIDE
📌Tournament: 🏆 #CairnsCup @STLChessClub
✅Grandmaster Valentina Gunina.
👉Country: Russia 🇷🇺
👉Age: 29
👉 Rating: 2501
👉 Current female world ranking: 11
📸 FIDE
📌Tournament: 🏆 #CairnsCup
✅Grandmaster Bela Khotenashvili
👉Country: Georgia 🇬🇪
👉Age: 30
👉 Rating: 2491
👉 Current female world ranking: 12
📌Tournament: 🏆 #CairnsCup @STLChessClub
✅Grandmaster Elisabeth Paehtz
👉Country: Germany 🇩🇪
👉Age: 34
👉 Rating: 2477
👉 Current female world ranking: 15
📸 @davidllada
📌Tournament: 🏆 #CairnsCup @STLChessClub
✅Grandmaster @MarieSebag
👉Country: France 🇫🇷
👉Age: 24
👉 Rating: 2476
👉 Current female world ranking: 16
📸 Wikimedia commons
📌Tournament: 🏆 #CairnsCup @STLChessClub
✅Grandmaster @HarikaDronavali
👉Country: India 🇮🇳
👉Age: 28
👉 Rating: 2471
👉 Current female world ranking: 18
📸 FIDE
📌Tournament: 🏆 #CairnsCup @STLChessClub
⚠️ Youngest participant
✅International Master Zhansaya Abdumalik @abdumalik_chess
👉Country: Kazakhstan 🇰🇿
👉Age: 19
👉 Rating: 2468
👉 Current female world ranking: 20
📸 🇰🇿 Chess Federation
📌Tournament: 🏆 #CairnsCup @STLChessClub
✅Grandmaster Irina Krush @irinakrush
👉Country: United States 🇺🇸
👉Age: 35
👉 Rating: 2436
👉 Current female world ranking: 38
📸 @STLChessClub
📌Tournament: 🏆 #CairnsCup @STLChessClub
✅International Master Anna Zatonskih
👉Country: United States 🇺🇸
👉Age: 40
👉 Rating: 2428
👉 Current female world ranking: 40
📸 @USChess
📌Interesting facts about the commentators:
@JenShahade is a Woman Grandmaster and currently plays actively poker.
👉 Well known for mixing chess with other disciplines.
👉 Author, speaker and artist and she just launched her podcast Ladies Knight.
📌Interesting facts about the commentators:
@MauriceAshley is a Grandmaster.
👉 Known for being the first African American to obtain the title.
👉 A celebrity that has invited to top shows including @TheDailyShow
👉 Speaker at TedX
👉 Entrepreneur - Millonaire Chess
📌Interesting facts about the commentators:
✅Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan
👉 4 times Us Champion
👉 A recognized chess author
👉U.S Chess Hall of game inducted 2006
👉Does streaming at Twitch with the @chessbrahTV
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