New women’s chess tournament seeks to get girls into the game

The Turkish Chess Federation and İş Bank are organizing the first of what is hoped to be a tradition of major international women’s events in İstanbul, aiming in the long run to become one of the most renowned tournaments in women’s chess and also help promote women’s chess in Turkey and raise more talented females to win medals in the Chess Olympiads.

Some of the world’s best chess players were in İstanbul to compete in the first Türkiye İş Bank Atatürk International Women Masters Chess Tournament on Tuesday. Ten female players with ELO ratings — the system of grading in chess — above 2460 will be competing for 10 days in İstanbul.

İş Bank, one of Turkey’s oldest banks, and the Turkish Chess Federation believe that the tournament will become one of the world’s most esteemed in no time.


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