9 March 2009

GM Susan Polgar

Dear Susan,

I am glad to appoint you as Co-Chairperson of the Commission for Women’s Chess with immediate effect until the next FIDE Elections in 2010.

I am aware of your enormous contributions in the development and popularisation of chess and am confident that you and your members will further the good work.

Our General Secretary Mr Ignatius Leong will liaise with you and your Commission. Thank you.

Yours sincerely
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

> Co-Chairperson GM Alexandra Kosteniuk Russia (Women’s World Champion)
> Secretary IM Martha Baquero Fierro Ecuador
> Councilor 1 GM Xie Jun China (former Women’s World Champion)
> Councilor 2 GM Maya Chiburdanidze Georgia (former Women’s World Champion)
> Member 1 GM Antoaneta Stefanova Bulgaria (former Women’s World Champion)
> Member 2 GM Xu Yuhua China (former Women’s World Champion)
> Member 3 GM Zhu Chen Qatar (former Women’s World Champion)
> Member 4 GM Nona Gaprindashvili Georgia (former Women’s World Champion)
> Member 5 Mrs Franca Dapiran Italy

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