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News ‘January, 2013’

February FIDE rating list

February FIDE rating list

Magnus Carlsen with new record rating

Peter Heine Nielsen joins Magnus Carlsen team for the Candidates Matches

Peter Heine Nielsen joins Magnus Carlsen team for the Candidates Matches

Eirik Gullaksen of BergenSjakk pointed to an article on VG.no which announces that the famous Danish Grandmaster Peter Heine Nielsen will be one of Magnus Carlsen’s seconds in the Candidates Matches in London. Carlsen’s manager Espen Agdestein says that the two will spend a couple of weeks in the Canary Islands to prepare Carlsen for [...]

Hiarcs holds Houdini 3 to a draw

Hiarcs holds Houdini 3 to a draw

Gull II, Critter 1.6a, Chiron 1.5, and Stockfish 2.31 leading the event

Interview with Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian

Interview with Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian

Interview with the Brazilian team members and participant of Tata Steel

7th Georgy Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

7th Georgy Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The 7th International Chess Tournament, dedicated to the memory of Georgy Agzamov, the first grandmaster of Uzbekistan, will be held in Tashkent from April 13th (arrival) till April 23rd (departure). The general management of the competition is carried out by the Chess Federation of Uzbekistan (UCF), in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports [...]

President of Ukraine awards Order of Princess Olga to world chess champion Anna Ushenina

President of Ukraine awards Order of Princess Olga to world chess champion Anna Ushenina

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych congratulated Anna Ushenina on winning the Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 and awarded her with the Order of Princess Olga. “It is a pleasure that such a great person was born in Ukraine. I hope this award is not your last,” the President said. According to the Head of State, the [...]

51st Baltimore Open

51st Baltimore Open

The 51st Annual Baltimore Open is scheduled to take place on 8-10th February at the Holiday Inn Columbia , 7900 Washington Blvd, Columbia, MD. The tournament will be held in five sections: Championship, U1900, U1700, U1500 and U1200. The Maryland Chess Association is aiming to create a pleasant environment for playing chess. Here are some [...]

1st Internet based FIDE Seminar for International Organisers

1st Internet based FIDE Seminar for International Organisers

FIDE Events Commission is holding the 1st Internet based FIDE Seminar for International Organisers on 4-7th March, 2013. 1. Participation: Up to 30 participants (by priority) from all Continents. Min.15 participants. Deadline for registrations February 28th, 2013. 2. Schedule: Monday, 4th March 17:00 to 21:00 Seminar (Part 1) Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 02:00 hour [...]

Georgi Tringov Memorial 2013

Georgi Tringov Memorial 2013

The 35th Bulgarian International Open Chess Championship – Georgi Tringov Memorial – will take place from 3rd to 10th February at the Moscow Hall of Hotel Novotel in Plovdiv. The tournament will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system and for the prize fund of 10.000 EUR. The entry fee is 50 BGN for [...]

Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Wesley So qualify for World Chess Cup

Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Wesley So qualify for World Chess Cup

The last round of the Asian Zone 3.3 Open Championship proved to be a bit of an anti-climax with most of the work already done in the previous eight rounds and so the eagerly watched game between Cao Sang (5) and Wesley So (6.5) was disappointingly for the spectators, a quick draw, but a result [...]

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