64 Women And Only a Couple Of Lines

Время публикации: 24.09.2014 21:57 | Последнее обновление: 24.09.2014 22:13

FIDE: the Women's World Championship "will be postponed for a few months"

A brief announcement of only a couple of lines has been published on the World Chess Federation official website:

"FIDE announces that the Women's World Championship 2014, originally scheduled for this October, will be postponed for a few months. Exact dates will be announced soon when FIDE finalizes all organising details with potential sponsors interested to hold this event".

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, let us remind the readers, had already promised that the hosting city of the Women’s World Chess Championship would be "announced soon". Moreover, he had mentioned the concrete date for that announcement, September 6. Yet nothing has been heard on the matter from the FIDE President since then.

The postponement (at best) of the championship puts at risk the whole complex Women's World Championship cycle, because a new world champion among women is normally determined every year. According to this news, it seems we won't be able to greet the new chess Queen in 2014. As for the next year, the title might be fought for even twice, as the match between Hou Yifan (the winner of the Women's Grand Prix) and the winner of the knockout Women's World Championship has been scheduled for October 2015.


  


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