For the third consecutive year, we organized our annual Motiva® Checkmate chess tournament in Saint Petersburg, Russia with a line-up of the top-ranked female speed chess players from the International Chess Federation (FIDE).
In this edition, 32 female players from Bulgaria, Russia, Iran, Poland, Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Litva, Ukraine, and Croatia competed in our two-day tournament. This event showcased intellectual skills, formidable strategy, and mental strength – all at high speed.
“Chess is a perfect example of how smart choices can be made. Embracing life for me means embracing everything that comes with it. But as long as I am capable of making my own smart choices, then it’s fine.”
Karina Azimova – Russia
“I think we should all do what we love and we should follow it. In chess, gender doesn´t matter, the age doesn’t matter; nothing really matters. We are all equal. So, that is, I think, the best lesson we can get from chess.”
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh – Iran