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News ‘August, 2012’

Chess and Education conference took place in Istanbul

Chess and Education conference took place in Istanbul

A very important conference “Chess and Education” organized by the TCF and FIDE took place in Polat Renaissanse hotel in Istanbul on the 30th of August. This initiative, sponsored by Rosneft which is a sponsor of FIDE Chess in Schools, will be followed by a series of such conferences in the future. The conference was [...]

Cooperation Agreement between FIDE and Lebanon Education Ministry

Cooperation Agreement between FIDE and Lebanon Education Ministry

The first of the series of FIDE Chess in Schools conferences “Chess and Education” sponsored by “Rosneft” was held today in Istanbul in Polat Renaissance hotel. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov opened the conference with his passionate speech dedicated to spread of chess in schools movement around the world. FIDE CiS Commission Chairman Ali Nihat Yazici [...]

Interview with Irina Krush

Interview with Irina Krush

Irina Krush about the performance of the USA team, possibilities of getting GM norms, definition of chess professional, and more. Questions by Anastasiya Karlovich and Goran Urosevic, video by Vijay Kumar Chessdom.com

Olympiad round 2 report (many photos and videos added)

Olympiad round 2 report (many photos and videos added)

Ukraine, the defending champion defeated Qatar with a 3-1 score despite the loss by first board GM Vassily Ivanchuk to GM Mohamad Al-Modiahki. Ivanchuk was slightly better with black but he carelessly allowed the enemy queen to sneak into the back rank. Ivanchuk immediately resigned, not declining attempts to seek compensation for the piece. The [...]

Press conference with the Greek national team

Press conference with the Greek national team

Press conference conducted by Anastasiya Karlovich and Goran Urosevic

Chess and education conference during the Chess Olympiad 2012

Chess and education conference during the Chess Olympiad 2012

A Chess and education conference, organized by the Chess in Schools commission, TCF, and FIDE, will take place during the 2012 Chess Olympiad at Polat Renaissance Hotel in Istanbul, 10:00 – 17:30 on 30 August. The conference will be opened by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Professor Dr. Caner Acikada and President of TCF, FIDE CiS [...]

Greek Minister of Sports congratulates Anastasia Avramidou and the Greek Chess Federation

Greek Minister of Sports congratulates Anastasia Avramidou and the Greek Chess Federation

The Greek Minister of Sports, Mr Giannis Ioannidis sent a congratulatory letter to the Greek Chess Federation and its President Mr Georgios Makropoulos for the gold medal of the 12-year old Anastasia Avramidou in the European Youth Chess Championships in Prague, as well as for the 5th place of Evgenios Ioannidis in the same event. [...]

FIDE Organizers’ Seminar ongoing in Istanbul

FIDE Organizers’ Seminar ongoing in Istanbul

The FIDE Organizers’ Seminar started today in Istanbul with 40 participants (max. number) from 30 countries. The seminar continues on 30th and 31st August from 09.00 to 13.00 in the exhibition area of the 40th Chess Olympiad. The new FIDE IO Manual is distributed to the participants at the start of the 1st session. Theodoros [...]

World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad

World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad

The World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad is taking place from 28th August to 6th September 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. The event is being held concurrently with the 40th World Chess Olympiad and in the same venue (Hall 11). All chess players who shall not have reached the age of 16 on January 1st of the [...]

Interviews with Mamedyarov, Salem Saleh, and Ipatov

Interviews with Mamedyarov, Salem Saleh, and Ipatov

Interviews with Grandmasters Mamedyarov, Salem Saleh, and Ipatov by Vijay Kumar, Chessdom.com GM Mamedyarov GM Salem Saleh GM Ipatov

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