Reincarnation of the Women’s Chess Oscar of FIDE,
Awarding of Nadezhda Kosintseva the Best Chess Player of FIDE 2009
with Caissa Cup
16-18 September 2010
September 16th, the RIA-Novosti information agency held a press-conference devoted to the World Women's Blitz Championship finals. It was attended by the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhynov, academician Vasily Zhukov, the honorary president of the Moscow City Chess Federation, Nona Gaprindashvili, the honorary master of sports, the chairman of the FIDE Women's Commission, the world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, as well as Igor Lobortas, the owner of Classic Jewelry House "Lobortas". At the press conference it was noted that, in the history's first world blitz championship with prize money of 80,000 euros the FIDE's TOP7 female chess players will take part. Nona Gaprindashvili wished all women good and spectacular game and drew attention to the trophy , "true jewelry masterpiece" that was created by Classic Jewelry House "Lobortas" on the idea of Alexandra Kosteniuk.
September 18th, in the auditorium of the Russian State University the results of the World Women's Blitz Championship were sized up. The Female World Blitz champion has become Katherine Lahno from Ukraine. Within the framework of the World Women's Blitz Championship the handing over of women's chess Oscar, named after the chess goddess Caissa, took place. Top FIDE 2009 female chess player Nadezhda Kosintseva has become its awardee. Precious trophy was presented by honorary guest Nona Gaprindashvili and Igor Lobortas.