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News ‘December, 2008’

Cuba with five new chess grandmasters

Cuba with five new chess grandmasters

Fidel Corrales, Yuri González, Isam Ortiz, Luis Manuel Pérez and Yaniet Marrero Five Cuban chess players were promoted to Grand Masters after the recently-held congress of the International Chess Federation. The congress promoted Fidel Corrales, Yuri González, Isam Ortiz, Luis Manuel Pérez and Yaniet Marrero to that category. That way, five female players and 18 [...]

Asian School Chess Championship

Asian School Chess Championship

the 4th edition of the chess tournament Sri Lanka On be half of the FIDE and the Asian Chess Federation, the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka is organizing the 4th Asian School Championship from 8th to 15th at the Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo. India, Nepal, Maldives, UAE, Iran and Lebonon have confirmed their participation so [...]

Levon Aronian’s Open Letter

Levon Aronian’s Open Letter

“In the wake of recent events surrounding the FIDE Grand Prix and the General Assembly’s
decision to alter the current World Championship cycle, I feel obliged, as a participant and a leading
chess player, to express my disappointment. I must request you to critically view and question the
GA’s latest decisions and the processes to which they came. I must stress that I am not one for
scandals and do not wish to cause unnecessary fights – however I believe it is my duty to act as the
voice of the players.”

Chess tournaments in the first days of December

Chess tournaments in the first days of December

many events going on III Torneo Internacional Puente Foral III Torneo Internacional Puente Foral is taking place in Navarra, Spain. It is a 9 round round robin with GM Ibrahimov, GM Azer Mizorev, IM Reinaldo Castiñeira, GM Meijers, IM Herraiz, IM Garbisu, IM Llorente, IM Huerga, FM Narayanan, and IM Valdes. After 6 rounds the [...]

Magnus Carlsen Pulls Out Of Grand Prix

Magnus Carlsen Pulls Out Of Grand Prix

“We have just informed FIDE by e-mail that Magnus withdraws from the Grand Prix series due to the dramatic change to these regulations approved by the General Assembly.”

Public Reactions About Vassily Ivanchuk’s Case

Public Reactions About Vassily Ivanchuk’s Case

Vassily Ivanchuk: All this looks like a complete delusion! But such spectacles can happen in our world. I just left, nervous after the lost game, and did not listen to a man whom I saw for the first time in my life, and still do not know who that was. This is such a comedy :-)

The real reasons behind the World Championship Cycle changes

The real reasons behind the World Championship Cycle changes

As Chessdom has been unofficially told by a very trusted source, the explanation is fairly simple. The phrase “under changing circumstances” at the beginning of the related paragraph in the FIDE Press Release was a gentle way to say that FIDE Grand Prix system is falling apart. The abrupt cancellation of Doha was only the first domino in the chain, Montreux has left the series as well.

Reactions about the new FIDE World Championship cycle

Reactions about the new FIDE World Championship cycle

November 17-19 the FIDE General Assembly of the 79th FIDE Congress was held during the Chess Olympiad. A new World Chess Championship cycle has been announced with a candidates tournament. As of December 3rd, there is still no bidding procedure or full regulations uploaded on the FIDE website. However, the decison has provoked discontent among many players and chess lovers.

Finally a chess forum at Chessdom!

Finally a chess forum at Chessdom!

It has been long craved by Chessdom users to have a place on the website where they can discuss the current issues of chess. And here we are, one week later, with a completely new forum!

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