Friday 26 September 2014

2014 Women's World Championship postponed

FIDE have announced that the 2014 Women's World Championship has been postponed. While the announcement states that his has been postponed for a few months, it also contains a strong hint that the reason for the postponement is a lack of venue and sponsors. I suspect part of the reason was the concentration on both the FIDE elctions, and trying to secure sponsors and venue for the Carlsen - Anand World Championship match.
The failure to get this event (a knockout this year) going is a bit of a surprise, as FIDE have generally been pretty good in the area of Women's chess. Hopefully the delay really is only for a few months, and the tournament will be held before the end of the year.

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