International Chess Federation
Thursday, 30 Mar 2023 14:37
Cyprus to host fourth stage of FIDE Women's Grand Prix

The fourth and decisive leg of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix will take place in Cyprus from May 15 to May 28. The event will be held under the auspices of the Cyprus Chess Federation and supported by the Limassol-based Freedom Finance Europe, the European subsidiary of Freedom Holding Corp. 

"This event is one more step towards strengthening our intended long-term partnership with Freedom Holding Corp., following the successful cooperation during the World Rapid and Blitz in Almaty and the upcoming World Championship Match in Astana, where Freedom Holding will be the General Partner," said FIDE's CEO Emil Sutovsky.

"I would also like to stress that Cyprus has never hosted any major FIDE event or any other chess event of this caliber. Bringing top-level competitions to the countries which haven't staged top-level events for many years - or ever, like the recently announced Candidates Tournament in Canada, or the Olympic Esports Series in Singapore, is one of FIDE's goals, and we are happy to make it possible thanks to the support of Freedom Finance Europe," he added.

"We are honored to sponsor this tournament. We know that both in chess and in business, success often depends on the will to win and the ability to think a few steps ahead. Freedom Holding Corp. and its founder Timur Turlov, the head of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, do a lot to popularize chess and educate new champions. Thanks to our joint efforts with FIDE, chess has been attracting more players, helping them to realize their potential and achieve high goals. We sincerely wish all the participants spectacular chess ideas and fair victories. I am sure that we will see many beautiful and interesting games," said Evgeniy Tyapkin, Executive Director of Freedom Finance Europe.

Criton Tornaritis, President of the Cyprus Chess Federation, said: “We work behind the scenes and are very excited to see this event coming to Cyprus. I want to highlight the perfect alignment between FIDE, the Cyprus Chess Federation, and the sponsor, Freedom Holding Corp. We look forward to expanding this cooperation to our future projects.”

The tournament will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Cyprus' capital, Nicosia. Featuring 12 ballrooms and state-of-the-art technology meeting rooms, totalling 1,800 square meters of space for events, the venue is a very suitable option for both leisure and business visitors.

Twelve players are invited to the fourth stage of the Women's Grand Prix in Cyprus: Bibisara Assaubayeva, Nana Dzagnidze, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Harika Dronavalli, Alina Kashlinskaya, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Lagno, Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Polina Shuvalova, Tan Zhongyi, and Dinara Wagner.

About Freedom Finance Europe 
Freedom Finance Europe, a subsidiary of Freedom Holding Corp., is a leading European stockbroker. The company's Freedom24 web and mobile app investment platform provides traders with direct access to 15 global stock exchanges, including NYSE, Nasdaq, LSE, Euronext and others. Freedom Finance Europe is licensed by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) with the right to cater clients from EU and EEA countries. The company is rated "B/B" by S&P Global Ratings. Headquartered in Limassol, the company has tied agents and representative offices in Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Milan, Vienna, Warsaw, and Athens. 

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