Chess

News ‘April, 2009’

TCF vs. ECU Case

TCF vs. ECU Case

The second and final hearing of the court case of the Turkish Chess Federation against ECU was held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 30 March 2009. On 22 April the Court ruled that decisions of the ECU Board regarding the European Individual Championships, the European Club Cup and the European Youth Championship (all for year 2009), are canceled. Other motions of the Turkish Chess Federation (including the claim of CHF 50,000) were rejected.

Geocities to be remembered

Geocities to be remembered

Geocities was the revolution on the World Wide Web in the 90′s. It provided free services to millions of newcomers to the Internet. It was the starting place of many webmasters. Multiple chess sites will be affected by the decision as well.

Magistral de Hebraica 2009

Magistral de Hebraica 2009

The 6th Magistral de Hebraica is currently ongoing in Sao Paulo, Brasil. GM Alexandr Fier (photo) takes no break after claiming South America U20 Chess Championship and is top seeded player in this 9-games round robin tournament. Another local, GM Gilberto Milos, and guest from Israel, GM Alon Greenfeld, will present a tough challenge for the rest of the field seeking to fulfill Grandmaster norms.

Cuba’s chess coaches to work in Bolivia

Cuba’s chess coaches to work in Bolivia

Our young players have never faced such strong counterparts and they are learning a lot, said the official in relation to the performance of Bolivian players in the third ALBA Games, underway in this central province of Cuba.

Sergey Karjakin moves to Moscow, changes to Russia Chess Federation

Sergey Karjakin moves to Moscow, changes to Russia Chess Federation

Alexander Karjakin: “This was Sergey’s solution. We do not have any issues with Ukraine. Here we did everything possible, but unfortunately it is not enough for Sergey to fulfill his dream and become a world champion. We moved to Moscow, where Sergey will be trained by two highly qualified Grandmasters. We would not be able to pull the costs of their payment on our own. There are also other arrangements, of which I do not want to speak at the present.”

Viswanathan Anand says that ban on G.N. Gopal is much too harsh

Viswanathan Anand says that ban on G.N. Gopal is much too harsh

When asked for a possible solution, Anand said during an internet chat: “this time, I would suggest they let him off with a warning. I hope they feel they made their point and drop it now because it will really hurt his career. Chess players are really concerned and there is lot sympathy for him.”

Gedeon Barcza Memorial finished after only one round

Gedeon Barcza Memorial finished after only one round

“The organizer Gabor Pali didn’t have any money to pay Ramada Resort Hotel (where the tournament have started) and also to the players. After two days of hospitality and patience, the managers of Ramada having received not a penny from Mr.Pali, refused to believe further promises and lies, and the tournament was canceled.”

Chess, chess news and tournaments by Chessdom © 2007 - 2015