Chess

News ‘April, 2011’

2nd Galaxy Open 2011

2nd Galaxy Open 2011

The 2nd Galaxy Open 2011 is taking place from 26th April to 1st May 2011 in Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete, Greece. The event is organized in a 7-round Swiss format with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. Official website

Chess enters Armenia primary schools

Chess enters Armenia primary schools

Armenia will make chess a compulsory subject at primary schools. “Teaching chess in schools will create a solid basis for the country to become a chess superpower,” Arman Ayvazyan, an official at Armenian Education Ministry told AFP.

34th San Sebastian International Chess Open

34th San Sebastian International Chess Open

The 34th edition of San Sebastian International Chess Open will be presented in a press conference at Gros Xake Taldea, the playing venue of the tournament, on 15th April at 19:30 CET. GM Viktor Korchnoi will attend the press conference and will sign his book “My life for chess” recently published in Spanish by “Editorial Chessy”.

FIDE at SportAccord

FIDE at SportAccord

FIDE was represented at the annual meetings of ARISF (Association of Recognized Sports Federations) and SportAccord. An agreement was signed with SportAccord for the inclusion of Chess in the SportAccord Mind Games that will be held in December 2011 in Beijing.

European Senior Championship 2012 Presented

European Senior Championship 2012 Presented

GM Sarunas Sulskis from Lithuaniua, who had just won the open tournament in Ravenna, visited European Senior Championship in Courmayeur to offically present the European Senior Championship that will be played in Kaunas in August 2012.

Fantasy Chess gets fans involved in U.S. Championships

Fantasy Chess gets fans involved in U.S. Championships

Before the start of the first round, fans of the U.S. Championships can log onto the new Fantasy Chess website to make their selections from the combined 24-player field and fill out a championship bracket to determine the winner of each event.

The 2011 WSOP

The 2011 WSOP

The World Series of Poker has survived more than 40 years of poker drama. In fact, this year, the 2011 series marks the 42nd annual WSOP, which has come a long way from the first event that took place in 1970 and only saw six players competed. Today more than 70,000 registrants are expected to show up and compete for the most prized award in poker—the WSOP bracelet. This year 58 bracelets will be given out in various events that will feature a variety of poker variants and span buy-ins ranging from $500 to $50,000. Almira Skripchenko is one of the chess players that might have a shot at the title, but multiple chess enthusiasts are also expected to compete.

Online rooms

Online rooms

Land-Based Casinos Join Forces with Online Poker Rooms There seems to have been mixed emotions swirling around land-based casinos and the impending regulation of online poker. Most rejected the idea at first and spent millions of dollars to fight the legalization of online poker in fear that it would hurt the business of their brick-and-mortar [...]

Who qualified for the World Cup? Tiebreak issue also explored

Who qualified for the World Cup? Tiebreak issue also explored

The official results are subject of confirmation from FIDE and ECU.

Royal Automobile Club Centenary Celebration

Royal Automobile Club Centenary Celebration

This year the Royal Automobile Club is celebrating the centenary of its Pall Mall Clubhouse. In order to mark the occasion and the founding in 2011 of its Chess Circle, a 100 board simultaneous is being held on Saturday 16 April at the Clubhouse in Pall Mall.

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