ECU Girls’ and Women‘s Chess Weekend
Aktion in Internet (Welt), 14. – 16.05.2021


Internet, Welt


Lilli Hahn,


Poster for European Chess Weekend. Visible is a big queen (chess piece) on dark background with a slogan in big letters “European Girls’ and Women’s Chess Weekend“

The weekend is open to female chess players of all levels and consists of a wide range of events including tournaments, coaching sessions and simultaneous exhibitions with some of Europe’s strongest players. Different skill levels in tournaments and coaching sessions will thereby allow everyone to find the event that suits their level of chess.

Additionally, learn from some of Europe’s most successful female women what it is like to be a top class arbiter, how and when to eat to perform best at chess or what top tips titled players have about time management to combine chess, career and family.

Ein Wochenende voller Schach nur für Frauen und Mädchen.

Official Events

All times are Central European Summer Time (CEST)


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To ensure only female players participate in the tournaments, all tournaments are password protected. Passwords have been shared with all participating federations. Please contact your national federation to get the password. Alternatively, please send an email with your name, date of birth and home country/town to

Tournament for beginners

Date Link
14.05. 16:30
15.05. 11:30
15.05. 17:30
16.05. 11:00


Rating under 1300

Tournament for everyone with a lichess rating under 1300

Date Link
14.05. 17:00
15.05. 12:00
15.05. 18:00
16.05. 11:30

rating under 1800

Tournament for everyone with a lichess rating under 1800

Date Link
14.05. 17:00
15.05. 12:00
15.05. 18:00
16.05. 11:30


Tournament for everyone without rating restriction

Date Link
14.05. 17:00
15.05. 12:00
15.05. 18:00
16.05. 11:30


The best players from the qualifiers can participate in the finals. Please make sure that you allow personal messages on so that we can send you the information for the finals.

Every girl and woman who is not qualified for the finals can participate in the open tournament under

Team Battle

International girls and women team battle. Please participate with your federation. Link: Please contact if your federation wants to be part of the battle.

Simultaneous Exhibition

Date Opponent
15.05. 13:30 Simultaneous exhibition against WGM Laura Unuk. Live commentary WIM Lara Janzelj & WIM Teja Vidic (
15.05. 16:30 Simultaneous exhibition against WFM Denise Trippold, live commentary WFM Nikola Mayrhuber
16.05. 10:00 Simultaneous exhibition against WGM Petra Papp, live commentary WIM Inna Agrest
16.05. 14:00 Simultaneous exhibition against GM Marie Sebag

Coaching Sessions

The first three blocks of coaching sessions are open to everyone and do not require sign up. Sessions will take place over twitch or zoom and participants can join the sessions using the links below. The final block of coaching sessions (16.05., 16.30) takes place in small groups. Places to these session will be distributed through federations and can be won during the tournaments and live streams happening during the weekend, so keep your eyes peeled!

Date Coaching Session
15.05. 10:00 Beginners coaching session (open to everyone)
15.05. 15:00 Coaching sessions with WIM Jana Schneider on The instructive games of Women World Champions (Zoom) (open to everyone)
16.05. 12:30 Coaching Sessions with WIM Lara Janzelj & WIM Teja Vidic (Twitch), GM Marie Sebag on Attacking the king (Zoom) (open to everyone)
16.05. 16:30 Small group coaching sessions with WGM Petra Papp and IM Elisabeth Pähtz

Workshops and Debates

No sign-ups required, just join the session using the link.

Date Topic
14.05. 19:30 Opening event
15.05. 13:00 Workshop: Eat and Win – What to eat and when to eat to perform at your best. Miriam Moerwald & IM Harald Schneider-Zinner (
15.05. 15:00 Presentation: Time Management: The endless chess struggle. WGM Regina Theissl-Pokorná
15.05. 17:00 Workshop: My daughter wants to play chess
15.05. 19:00 Workshop: How to start streaming
16.05. 11.30 Round Table: How to publicly present and report about womens chess. IM Stefan Löffler.
16.05. 14:00 Round Table: Do we need more female arbiters? Anemone Kulczak, Sandra Schmidt
16.05. 16:30 Workshop: Working with a Women National Team. IM Harald Schneider-Zinner

Zeitplan (Änderungen vorbehalten)

  • Anreise am ersten Tag bis 16.30 Uhr
  • Abreise am letzten Tag ab 19.30 Uhr


Anmeldungen nehmen die Organisatoren (siehe unter Leitung) entgegen.

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