Youth and experience will clash in the traditional Open Women’s Bulgarian Chess Championship Thracian Princess. The championship starts today in Vratsa with the participation of 4 WGMs, 4 WIMs, 4 WFMs, and many talented youngsters.
Top seeded of the competition is WGM Irina Chelushkina (Serbia, ELO 2357). Her main competition will come from the many times Bulgarian champion WGM Margarita Voiska (ELO 2332), the Serbian talent WGM Ana Benderac (ELO 2298), and the Moldovian player WIM Irina Bulmaga (ELO 2277). Experts in women chess in the region expect surprises from the young talents. Among hem is the reigning local champion WIM Elitsa Raeva and the Chessdom.com commentators and frequent contributors WFM Iva Videnova and Milena Stefanova.
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The online hames of the competition can be followed at the official site with live video from the playing hall as well.
Here is more info and pictures.