The first of 64 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship participants to arrive in Khanty-Mansiysk were the strongest chess players of China, Russia, India, United States, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Qatar, Lithuania and Slovenia.

In total, they were on the way for two and a half hours. According to the guests of the Ugra capital, they reached it with comfort, however when landing, they got a little confused by a snowstorm, but all the agitation vanished – the flight was good. Now the participants are accommodated in a comfortable hotel “Olympic”.

We remind you that tomorrow, on the 10th of November, the Opening ceremony of the Championship will be held in the CTC “Ugra-Classic”. And the next day, on the 11th of November, at 15.00 starts the first game of the first round. Everyone who wants to see the brilliant games of outstanding grandmasters in Ugra Chess Academy can do so, entrance is free of charge.