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News ‘July, 2010’

The first Internet-Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

The first Internet-Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

For two weekends in July, 17 participants from across North America came together virtually, to take part in the first ever Internet-based Arbiter Seminar! The seminar is a recent addition to the requirement for those seeking recognition by FIDE for the title of FIDE Arbiter, but it also opens a new way in the training of the Arbiters globally.

In Memoriam – IM Zdenko Krnić

In Memoriam – IM Zdenko Krnić

He worked with Chess Informant for almost 40 years, on all levels, from contributor to director. During his carrier he co-operated with all of the world’s best players. He joined the Chess Informant during the preparation of issue 15, and the tragic accident happened when he was working on the issue number 108. Zdenko Krnić was injured on the crosswalk by a careless motorcycle driver.

Impressions from the 2010 World School Individual Chess Championships

Impressions from the 2010 World School Individual Chess Championships

The 2010 World School Individual Chess Championships has been underway for the past 3 days in the beautiful city of Kayseri, Turkey. At this well executed event (more on this later), I have been fulfilling the role of Deputy Chief Arbiter for the Girls U7, U9, U11, U13, U15, and U17 sections. I was invited to this event back in May by the President of the Turkish Chess Federation (TCF), Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici, who is also running a campaign for the post of European Chess Federation President.

Candidates Matches 2011

Candidates Matches 2011

Candidates Matches of the FIDE World Championship cycle 2009-2011 are expected to take place between March and May 2011. As Chessdom reported earlier, Azerbaijan will host the half of the draw, and has already transferred the initial 150,000 EUR to FIDE account.

Silvio Danailov to meet with the General Director of UNESCO Mrs. Irina Bokova

Silvio Danailov to meet with the General Director of UNESCO Mrs. Irina Bokova

The main objective of UNESCO is to drive the expansion of cooperation among the
nations in the field of education, science and culture. This will be one of the goals as
well for Mr. Silvio Danailov should he be elected President of the European Chess Union.
During the meeting in Paris is expected that Mrs. Irina Bokova will land official support to
the nomination of Mr. Silvio Danailov for President of the European Chess Union.

European Chess House in Herceg Novi

European Chess House in Herceg Novi

Agency for Construction and Development of Herceg Novi d.o.o., in co-operation with the European Chess Union, and for the purpose of completing the project of the European Chess House in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, is announcing an open competition (No. 8/10) for the architectonic solution of the future building. The competition is open for individuals and businesses who collect detailed info.

Susan Polgar Official Ambassador for Tromsø 2014 Chess Bid

Susan Polgar Official Ambassador for Tromsø 2014 Chess Bid

“I can announce with great pride that the Chess Ambassador program for the Tromsø bid now also includes Grandmaster Susan Polgar. A journalist, organizer and promoter of the game, as well as a famous player, Susan brings an impressive range of experience to the team.”

Miguel Najdorf Memorial LIVE!

Miguel Najdorf Memorial LIVE!

Miguel Najdorf chess tournament, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Miguel Najdorf, is scheduled to take place on 17-25th July at the Sports and Recreation Centre in Warsaw, Poland. It will consist of 3 open tournaments (groups A,B, and C) with the participation of 50 titled players. Top seeded are Sergei Zhigalko (Belarus), Bartłomiej Macieja (Poland), Jon Ludvig Hammer (Norway), and Aleksej Alexandrov (Belarus), all above 2600 ELO.

2010 World Junior Chess Championship

2010 World Junior Chess Championship

2010 World Junior Chess Championship participants.

World Junior Chess Championship 2010

World Junior Chess Championship 2010

The 2010 World Juniors and Girls U-20 Chess Championships will be held from August 2 (arrival day) to 17 (departure day) at Chotowa, Municipality Czarna, close to the city of Tarnow in Poland. The championships will be played in 13 rounds, Swiss System, in accordance with FIDE regulations of July 1, 2009. According to FIDE rules, the rate of play will be 90 minutes for the 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for all remaining moves with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

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