Azerbaijani chess players will test their strength at the 23rd European Women Chess Championship to be held in Petrovac, Montenegro on March 18-29.
Azerbaijan`s hopes will be pinned on 14 female chess players.
The Swiss-system championship, which will bring together chess players from 35 countries, will feature 11 rounds. The rate of play is 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds for every move starting from move 1.
The 23rd European Women`s Championship implies qualification for the next World Women`s Cup. According to FIDE regulations and the decision of the ECU Board, 9 players will qualify.
The total prize fund of the event is 60.000 EUR.
Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency