Women’s FIDE Grand Prix

The International Chess Federation is proud to announce that Gibraltar will host the final stage of the Women’s FIDE Grand Prix, to be played from January 17-29, 2021.

The cooperation agreement between Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, the organizers of the Gibraltar Chess Festival, and FIDE, will bring one more time to Gibraltar the best female chess players in the world. But this time, they will be competing in a crucial event in the race for the World Championship title, since the two best players from the Women Grand Prix Series qualify directly for the Candidates Tournament.

Hosting this prestigious event opens a new chapter in Gibraltar’s continued tradition of supporting chess, in general, and the best female chess players, in particular.

Since the inception of the Gibraltar Chess Festival in 2003, almost all the world’s top female players have taken part, including the greatest woman player of all time, Judit Polgar, as well as a total of seven Women’s World Champions.

The Caleta Hotel, a traditional venue for this annual gathering of great minds, will be turned into an isolated environment to ensure the safety of the participants, and avoid any risks associated with COVID-19. There will be no other guests in the hotel during the entire duration of the event apart from the participants and the organizing team, and the competition will be held subject to and in accordance with Gibraltar Government Health Protocols.

Women’s FIDE Grand Prix Series: https://wgp2019.fide.com

Gibraltar Chess Festival: http://gibchess.com

Visit Gibraltar (Official Tourist board website): www.visitgibraltar.gi

Event note:

"...After Skolkovo, Monaco, and Lausanne, we couldn’t think of a better venue than Gibraltar to host the final event in the Women Grand Prix Series,” added the FIDE President, Arkady Dvorkovich.