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News ‘July, 2012’

Chess in Portugal – Club Chess Championship 2012

Chess in Portugal – Club Chess Championship 2012

50 titled players in the competition

Azerbaijan with generous bid for 2016 Chess Olympiad

Azerbaijan with generous bid for 2016 Chess Olympiad

The Chess Federation of Azerbaijan has come up with a rich offer to host the 2016 Chess Olympiad and 2015 World Cup in Baku. The proposed venue is the Baku Crystal Hall, a new multi-functional indoor complex that was built in order to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. The budget for the 2015 World [...]

FIDE Ethics Commission suspends Hauchard, Feller and Marzolo

FIDE Ethics Commission suspends Hauchard, Feller and Marzolo

Judgement rendered by the FIDE Ethics Commission in the case “French Team”, concerning a complaint submitted by the French Chess Federation against Mr. Sébastien FELLER, Mr. Arnaud HAUCHARD and Mr. Cyril MARZOLO, and a report submitted by the FIDE Executive Director, in reference to facts allegedly committed during the 2010 Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia), [...]

GM Evgeny Vorobiov wins Vila de Sitges

GM Evgeny Vorobiov wins Vila de Sitges

Tomte Asbjorn wins the B group

Evgeny Vorobiov clear first in International Chess Open Vila de Sitges

Evgeny Vorobiov clear first in International Chess Open Vila de Sitges

The 38th International Chess Open Vila de Sitges was held on 20-28th July at the Casino Prado Theatre Hall in Sitges, Spain. The tournament was organized by the Penya d’Escacs Casino Prado Suburense and Hotels & Apartaments Sunway Playa Golf. Tournament system: FIDE Swiss System 9 rounds in two groups. Group A: Players with FIDE [...]

Jon Ludvig Hammer winner in Andorra Open

Jon Ludvig Hammer winner in Andorra Open

The 30th Andorra Chess Open took place from 21st to 29th July 2012 at the Hotel Sant Gothard, Ctra. d’Arinsal s/n. Erts (La Massana), Andorra. The 9-round Swiss event was organized by the Federació d’Escacs Valls d’Andorra. The tournament was played according to FIDE rules and is valid for title norms. Grandmasters Jon Ludvig Hammer, [...]

Torneo Internacional A.D. San Juan 2012 Concluded

Torneo Internacional A.D. San Juan 2012 Concluded

The 6th Open Internacional de Ajedrez A.D. San Juan was held from 23rd to 29th July at the Hotel Iruña Park in Pamplona, Spain. Indian representatives GM Deepan Chakkravarthy and IM Venkatesh M R and FM Juan Carlos Obregon Rivero from Cuba shared the first place with 7 points each. Deepan Chakkravarthy gets the winner’s [...]

Wesley So Wins Quebec Open Chess Championship

Wesley So Wins Quebec Open Chess Championship

The Quebec Chess Federation (FQE) organized the Quebec Open Chess Championship from 21st to 28th July, 2012, at the beautiful venue College Brebeuf in Montreal, Canada. Canada’s most successful tournament attracted 9 GMs and 1 WGM, as well as 10 IMs looking for GM norms. 32 players competed in the invitational section for a first [...]

Hou Yifan wins the Jermuk FIDE Grand Prix

Hou Yifan wins the Jermuk FIDE Grand Prix

The 5th tournament of the FIDE Women Grand Prix 2011-2012 took place from 17th to 28th July in Jermuk, Armenia. 12 players competed in the round robin event. The reigning World Champion Hou Yifan of China is the sole winner of the tournament despite the last round defeat at the hands of Kateryna Lahno. Yifan [...]

Troy Open Chess Tournament

Troy Open Chess Tournament

The 20th International Troy Open Chess Tournament will take place on 6th-10th August 2012 at the Anafartalar Sport Hall in Canakkale, Turkey. The 9-round Swiss event is organized by the Turkish Chess Federation and arranged in three playing groups: Category A (Over 1800 ELO), Category B (Under 1800 ELO) and Category Women. Female players can [...]

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