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Photo courtesy Alexandra Kosteniuk

Jennifer Shahade

Alexandra Botez, Courtesy Botez

US Chess Women and BotezLive present Isolated Queens II on Saturday, May 2nd at 2 PM ET. The online girls and womens blitz tournament on will be hosted by the most popular female chess streamer in the World, WFM Alexandra Botez and Womens Program Director and two-time US Womens Chess Champion Jen Shahade. Jen and Alexandra will give educational commentary on the ten round Swiss event at, which will also be hosted on and The event will feature some of the best players in the World, as well as many talented youngsters and enthusiastic amateurs. $2000 in prizes will be awarded to the top streamers in the event, while all women can compete for bragging rights and the chance to play against some of the strongest women in the World. Defending champion Alexandra chessqueen Kosteniuk is back to try to reclaim her title. The former World Champion and sensational blitz player will be streaming the event on

Songwriter and chess conceptual artist Juga of will also join the party on May 2nd. Jugas music video, Isolated Pawn, is a perfect watch to get you in the mood for the event, and we will listen to it during the event commentary.

Juga, who recently appeared on Ladies Knight, is also a new streamer, where she solves puzzles and sings karaoke on

Other confirmed players include:

Carissa Yip (photo Ootes)

IM Carissa Yip, who is a writer for ChessKid, a popular streamer at and has started a and has started a recent campaign, Chess Against COVID for COVID-19 relief through her channel

Ivette Garcia, Courtesy David Llada

GM Irina Krush and WGM Sabina Foisor, Photo David Llada

Charlotte Clymer, Photo Tim Hanks

To join the event yourself, find tournament rules and instructions on how to join at

Thanks to the generosity of Ian Maprail Silverstone, Richard and Barbara Schiffrin and Nikola Stojsin of Open Field Media for donating the $2000 prize fund, which will be rewarded to the top streamers in the event. The top three streamers will receive $700, $500 and $300 while top finishing streamers Under 2200, 1800 and 1400 will receive $165 each.

60% of onstream donations during this match will support online education and educational content geared toward girls and youth. The other 40% will go toward supporting future events and matches. Dont miss the official broadcast on where we will shout out many of the top streams. And look for the full post-event recap right here on CLO!

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