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News ‘March, 2010’

Together for the Mediterranean Games

Together for the Mediterranean Games

Today in Rijeka’s Town Hall an Agreement was signed between the City of Rijeka and the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in which the City of Rijeke obliges itself to give the proposal for including the chess, within its own quota, into the list of sports making part of the Mediterranean Games sports list, while FIDE will support the Rijeka‚Äôs candidature for the Mediterranean Games in 2017 or later.

Petition from chess players at the 11th EICC in Rijeka

Petition from chess players at the 11th EICC in Rijeka

The zero default time questioned again The participants of the European Individual Men and Women’s Chess Championsh in Rijeka have submitted a petition to the Organizing committee and the ECU President Boris Kutin in which they request changing the delay tolerance from 0 to 30 minutes. They require this measurement to be valid from the [...]

Rijeka 2010 with fantastic live video coverage

Rijeka 2010 with fantastic live video coverage

multiple cameras and professional team bring the EICC experience live Rijeka 2010 EICC is setting an example in online chess live video coverage. Up to now we have mostly seen a single static webcam, difficult to load the image from, or blocked by some of the spectators. Now you can fully enjoy the experience of [...]

Tigran Gharamian wins Pierre and Vacances open

Tigran Gharamian wins Pierre and Vacances open

he finishes ahead of Malakhatko and Sengupta GM Bauer The 24th Open Pierre & Vacances finished this weekend in France. The three groups included several hundred players, divided in 3 groups. Group A was won by GM Tigran Gharamian, who finished with 7,0/9, the same points as GM Malakhatko and GM Sengupta, but better tiebreak. [...]

Chess Heroes celebrates second birthday

Chess Heroes celebrates second birthday

More than 800 posts and counting On March 5, 2008 the ChessHeroes chess blog was born. Created and updated by Des Catolos, Chess Heroes has become a great place for interesting local and international chess reads. This week CH celebrated it’s second birthday and is now two years old! Congratulations from the Chessdom team! Des [...]

Reykjavik Open 2010

Reykjavik Open 2010

The traditional Reykjavik Open chess tournament was held on 24th February – 3rd March, with 104 players taking participation. GM Ivan Sokolov bounced back after the loss in the eighth round and won a beautiful game versus IM Alex Lenderman, which propelled him to the shared first place. GM Yuriy Kuzubov also scored with white pieces, against GM Aloyzas Kveinys and joined Sokolov on the top.

42nd International Women Chess Tournament

42nd International Women Chess Tournament

The 42nd International Women Chess Tournament is taking place on 3-12th March in Belgrade. One of the longest running chess tournaments in the world, established back in 1965, is celebrating 8th March – International Women’s Day. Following the last decade’s decline in sponsorship, the event is slowly losing on significance, and the calendar is already occupied by the European Individual Chess Championships.

European Individual School Chess 2010

European Individual School Chess 2010

participants list increases A few days before the end of registration the European Individual School Chess 2010 is seeing large increase of participants. More than 180 players have signed up and the number is expected to grow even more. The European Individual School Chess is part of Games Festival chess events, one of the largest [...]

Iranian Chess Championship Finals

Iranian Chess Championship Finals

GM Ghaem Maghami and WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan top seeded Iranian Chess Championship Finals for Men and Women are taking place 3-14 March, 2010. The men section consists of 11 players headed by GM Ghaem Maghami, 7 times champion of Iran. The women section is of 13 players with WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan as top seeded. The [...]

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk becomes champion for peace

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk becomes champion for peace

She joins Yelena Isinbayeva, Cathy Freeman, Sergey Bubka, and many others in the club The World Champion and Chessdom.com commentator Alexandra Kosteniuk continues in her true spirit of promoting the game of chess worldwide. Today she became part of Champions for peace, a club of top international athletes committed to serving peace in the world [...]

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