Oleg Muzichuk: «The match for the world crown in Lviv - a big win for Ukraine»

Recently, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has officially confirmed: a match for the world title between the 15th in a row winner of the chess crown 22-year-old Maria Muzychuk, a native of the city of Stry of Lviv region, and 21-year-old Chinese girl Hou Yifan will be held from 1 to 18 of March, 2016 in Lviv.

«After the Mary’s victory at the April World Cup knock-out in Sochi me and my daughter were invited to Kiev by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko» - athlete's father and honored coach of Ukraine Oleg Muzichuk said. «Аt the reception we gave him the request of the national federation to host the match».
We have done a lot of organizational work, and the fee of $100 thousand from sponsorship money was paid as well.

The fact that the match between Mary and her Chinese opponent will be held in Ukraine is a great victory for our entire country. What are the chances for Mary? Of course, they will increase if she will fight at her territory instead of travelling to China.
Already considered Several options for the venue of the match are already being considered. One of them is Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre building. FIDE special commission that will check it in many ways is to take the decision. One of the main conditions is a relaxation room with toilet for each participant. As for the distribution of the prize fund, the winner usually receives 60%.
Now Mary runs a training camp at one of the bases in the Lviv region. On September 21 the whole family will get together to celebrate Mary's 23th birthday.