FIDE has recognised the achievements of Melissa Greeff  by indicating that she will be awarded the prestigious title of International Woman Grandmaster.CONGRATULATIONS Melissa!! You do us PROUD! Baie Geluk, Melissa, ons het hiervoor gewag, ons het eintlik geweet jy’s reeds ‘n Grandmaster, ons het slegs vir die aankondiging gewag! We already knew you were one… we’ve been waiting for the announcement only!! [news:official site: chessa.co.za]
You can see her Fide profile on this link. The link will open in a new window.
Click on this link this link to see her games during the “First Saturday” tournament in Budapest and on this link to play through her games interactively on chessgames and 365chess. Links will open in a new window.
Melissa – 15 year old student in her school uniform- photo:
Melissa vs Groetz at the Arctic Chess Challenge
The same time, congratulations to the Springboks! You are still my heroes when it comes to rugby!
The following message from Jennifer Shahade to Melissa:
Nikita: Send my congrats to WGM Greef! Her family was so hospitable when I was in SA, hope to visit again sometime soon.
[message on her site: jennifershahade.com]