Jermuk to host FIDE Women’s Grand Prix from June 24 to July 5
June 23, 2010 – 19:16 AMT 14:16 GMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – From June 24 to July 5, Jermuk resort will be hosting FIDE Women’s Grand Prix honoring the memory of Genrikh Kasparian.

Vice-President of the Chess Federation of Armenia Smbat Lputyan said that Grand Prix is among the strongest women’s tournaments. It is difficult to predict the winner, Lputyan told journalists.

“Three world champions will participate in Grand Prix. The participants will be gaining points, what will allow them to participate in the tournament for the world champion’s title,” said Lputyan.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Jermuk.

The tournament will bring together grandmasters Lilit Mkrtchyan, Elina Daniyelyan (Armenia), Hou Yifan (China), Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), Pia Cramling (Sweden), Tatiana Kosintseva, Baira Kovanova (Russia), Maia Chiburdanidze, Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia), Xu Yuhua, Shen Yang (China) and Martha Fierro (Ecuador), armchess.am reported.

Source: http://www.panarmenian.net

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