International Chess Federation
Monday, 07 Mar 2022 14:29
Chess for Ukraine: FIDE announces series of fundraising events on Women’s Day

In light of the ongoing war in Ukraine, and under the roof of the Year of the Woman in Chess, the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess had established a fundraiser for Ukrainian chess players and their families affected now by war. They have also reached out to a number of women chess players in Ukraine, well-known in our chess community, to provide them with help and support. 

You can read their letters and messages and make your donation in the fundraiser.

Also, the FIDE Women’s Commission, in partnership with Chess24, has prepared a series of events on the Women’s Day to support Ukrainian chess players and their families. The main hosts of the Women’s Day special broadcast will be IM Jovanka Houska and IM Eva Repkova

The Chess for Ukraine 3 min arena tournament will start at 17:00 CET. The first of a series, this tournament is named after the World Champions Anna & Marija Muzychuk and Anna Ushenina. FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess and Chess24 joined forces in this fundraising event to help female chess players in Ukraine. 

Everyone can join. To do it, click here.

In addition the arena tournament, the team competition is planned at 20:00 CET. FIDE will have its own team represented by WGN Dana Reizniece-Ozola (FIDE Managing Director), GM Zhu Chen (FIDE Treasurer), WIM Salomeja Zaksaite (Chair of FIDE Fair Play Commission) and WGM Martha Fierro (Chair of Commission for Women’s Chess in Americas). 

The schedule of the events is the following:

Time (CET)



The start of the Women’s Day special broadcast

Main hosts: IM Jovanka Houska and IM Eva Repkova


Chess for Ukraine – “Women’s World Chess Champions Anna Ushenina and sisters Muzychuk”

Two-hour arena tournament

Time control: 3 min.


Talk with guests invited by FIDE/Play Magnus Group


Team competition

Let us show our strong support for our Ukrainian chess players and their families by participating in these events and a fundraiser!