Historic female national chess c/ships start today

Woman FIDE Master (WFM) Maria Varona-Thomas is the favorite to win the national women’s chess championships which commence today at the National Resource Centre.

The experienced Varona-Thomas is Guyana’s first Woman FIDE Master and is the highest rated female player with a FIDE rating of 1775.

Her stiffest challenge is expected to come from Woman Candidate Master Sheriffa Ali who has a FIDE rating of 1365…..