Women’s Speed Chess Championship 2021

The FIDE Chess.com 2021 Women’s Speed Chess Championship is an online competition for titled female players. The qualifiers for the event were held May 28-June 6, while the main event runs June 10-July 3. Players will battle for their share of a total prize fund of $66,000.

Round of 16 Match 1: Saturday, June 12 at 7 a.m. PT/16:00 CEST — GM Humpy Koneru vs. IM Bibisara Assaubayeva


Fans can keep up with the 2021 Women’s Speed Chess Championship by going to our Events page. Chess.com will also broadcast matches of the event with expert commentary on Chess.com/TV and our Twitch channel.

Main Event

1st: $20,000
2nd: $12,000
3rd: $5,000
4th: $5,000
5th-8th: $2000
9th-16th: $1000


Only women with official FIDE titles can participate in the tournament.
Participants who play in the knockout events or in the main event must set up two cameras and share their screen with Chess.com and FIDE for Fair Play enforcement.
Players who decide to stream the event must have their chat in emote-only mode.
Players directly invited to the Main Event and players who have already qualified for the Main Event from a previous Qualifier are not eligible to participate in remaining Qualifier events.

Fair Play

Standard Chess.com Fair Play rules apply.