Nafisa Muminova: No deep thoughts during the game!


-  Women Grand Prix tournament has been finished just three days ago, now you playing Rapid and Blitz almost without a break. How do you feel?

Marina Guseva: Strong team spirit is a key to success of the Ugra team

The Russian Marina Guseva won her 6th round game against Maria Fominykh, and shared her impressions about the tournament.

Rap Attack. Day 2

Rapid chess is so unpredictable! We are trying to catch some interesting moments for you and will upload the diagrams during whole day.

Anastasia Sorokina: Maybe it`s a right time to start my chess player career again

Anastasia Sorokina (born 26 January 1980 in Minsk, Belarus) is an Australian chess Woman International Master (WIM), International Arbiter and FIDE Trainer. 

Alexandra Kosteniuk: I like playing chess on my birthday, it leaves no time for sadness

The former World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk visited the press-center of the World Rapid Championship on the first day.

Pia Cramling: We need to save the tradition of playing Rapid and Blitz events every year


Pia Cramling, Swedish chess grandmaster, who has been one of the strongest female players in the world since the early 1980s.

Tatiana Kosintseva: I am hungry for chess

The Russian grandmaster Tatiana Kosintseva seized the lead after the first day of the World Rapid Championship. We asked her a few questions.

Tatiana Kosintseva grabs the lead in Women World Rapid Championship

The FIDE Women World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2014 started today at the Ugra Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk, with former Olympic Champion in biathlon Evgeniy Redkin making the first honorary move in the game Gunina – Khotenashvili.

Elisabeth Paetz: Khanty-Mansiysk becomes a real chess capital of women’s chess

Elisabeth Paehtz is Germany’s strongest female player.

The participants of the World Rapid Championship shared their impressions after the first few games

Maria Muzychuk: The tournament just started. In the first round I played with Masha Fominykh.