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News ‘August, 2010’

Bansko Grand Chess Open 2010

Bansko Grand Chess Open 2010

Chessdom, Capital Chess Center – Sofia, and the Chess Academy of Thessaloniki proudly announce the First International Open Chess Tournament Bansko Grand Chess Open 2010. It will feature two sections – open and junior – with a total prize fund of over 15 000 EUR. There are special rating prizes for the winners of U2400, U2200, U2000, and U1800.

A raffle for NACA Facebook and Twitter followers!

A raffle for NACA Facebook and Twitter followers!

The North American Chess Association (NACA) announces a raffle for those that are followers on our Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nachess) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nachess) social media outlets.

European Chess Club Cup 2010

European Chess Club Cup 2010

European Chess Union and Bulgarian Chess Federation are pleased to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate at the 26th European Club Cup for Men and 15th European Club Cup for Women 2010. The Championship will be held in Plovdiv (located 130 km south-west from the capital Sofia). The dates are October 16th (day of arrival) until October 24th 2010 (day of departure).

Copa Latinoamericana de Ajedrez

Copa Latinoamericana de Ajedrez

Copa Latinoamericana de Ajedrez 2010 will take place 18th-23rd of August in Cusco, Peru. It will feature some of the top Grandmasters of the region. Top seeded is GM Julio Granada (2639), followed by GM Eduardo Iturrizaga, GM Diego Flores, GM Ruben Felgaer, GM Neuris Delgado, and GM Gilberto Hernandez, etc.

Ruslan Ponomariov’s simul in Mukachevo

Ruslan Ponomariov’s simul in Mukachevo

On Sunday, 15 August, Ruslan Ponomariov gave a simul in Mukachevo. He played against kids – guests of the Transkarpathian Cup. The 2002-2004 FIDE World Champion won all games. Sunday was a rest day for Arkadij Naiditsch and Zahar Efimenko, who are playing a a six-games match, also in Mukachevo, Ukraine. After the first three games Naiditsch is leading by 2-1.

NH Chess 2010 round 10 LIVE!

NH Chess 2010 round 10 LIVE!

The NH Chess Tournament Rising Stars vs Experience will take place in Amsterdam, August 12th-22nd, 2010. The ‘Experience’ team consists of Boris Gelfand (Israel), Peter Svidler (Russia), Peter Heine Nielsen (Denmark), Loek van Wely (The Netherlands) and Ljubomir Ljubojevic (Serbia). The ‘Rising Stars’ are Hikaru Nakamura (United States), Fabiano Caruana (Italy), Wesley So (The Philippines), Anish Giri (The Netherlands) and David Howell (England). Live games here now.

Silvio Danailov to create Club of the Chess Journalists in ECU

Silvio Danailov to create Club of the Chess Journalists in ECU

Mr. Danailov and his team highly appreciate the knowledge, experience and point of view of the chess journalists and think that their opinion can be extremely useful for the improvement of the ECU’s activity and to increase its prestige.

Yifan Hou leading the Women Grand Prix, Stefanova just half a point behind

Yifan Hou leading the Women Grand Prix, Stefanova just half a point behind

Yifan Hou is leading the Women Grand Prix after 10 rounds. She has 7,5/10, half a point more than Stefanova, and full 1,5 points ahead of the rest of the competition. Here you can follow the live games with computer analysis from round 10.

World Junior Chess Championship 12 LIVE!

World Junior Chess Championship 12 LIVE!

The games will be live at Chessdom, below is a list of replayable computer analysed games from R1 to R11, the R12 games start at 15:00 CET.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has reached a winning number for the elections (updated)

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has reached a winning number for the elections (updated)

Mr. Ibrahim Al Bannai, the President of the Arab Chess Federation informed the media that the Arab Chess Federation, which includes 18 Arab countries, announced that 16 countries, re-nominate the current President of FIDE, H.E. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

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