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Anémone Kulczak

Hovedommer Norway Chess

Anemone Kulczak’s father taught her to play chess when she was 7 years old. She has played many tournaments during her teenage years. She became an arbiter 16 years ago and have arbitrated in more than 80 tournaments in France, and in other countries (Round Robin tournaments, French National championship, International Open Tournaments). She has also been part of the organization of many international tournaments in France and regional director of the arbiters during 10 years.

In Norway, She has been chief arbiter six times in Norway Chess (2013, 2014 and 2017, 2018 and 2019) and sector arbiter at the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø.

In her daily life, she works as a Human Resources Manager and HR teacher at Université Côte d’Azur. She is also a French lecturer, one of the 24 members of the steering committee of the French Federation, and she does national
arbiter training.

She has also been the first female to be chess referee in a competition
of “chessboxing”, a hybrid sport where competitors fight in alternating
rounds of chess and boxing.