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News ‘February, 2014’

A conversation with Andrew Paulson (part 1)

A conversation with Andrew Paulson (part 1)

Part 1 regarding the Madrid FIDE Grand Prix scandal

Garry Kasparov granted Croatian citizenship

Garry Kasparov granted Croatian citizenship

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov has been granted Croatian citizenship, The Guardian reported today. Chessdom reported about Kasparov’s request at the beginning of February and cited Slobodna Dalmacija claim that the petition will be accepted. Garry Kasparov is often spending his holidays in sea resort Makarska, where he owns a house and where he [...]

Belgrade WGM chess tournament 2014 LIVE!

Belgrade WGM chess tournament 2014 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Carlsen with record at the March FIDE rating list, increases distance ahead of competitors

Carlsen with record at the March FIDE rating list, increases distance ahead of competitors

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in top 10 for the first time

Georgian Women Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

Georgian Women Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

One of the strongest women national events

Garry Kasparov at Reykjavik Open 2014

Garry Kasparov at Reykjavik Open 2014

The next edition of the Reykjavik Open will take place on 4-12th March, 2014. Once again the tournament will be held in the beautiful Harpa concert hall by the Reykjavik harbour. The 2014 Reykjavik Open will celebrate a 50 year anniversary of the tournament. The organisers will do their best to make this 50 year [...]

Stockfish and Naum lead TCEC Stage 1b

Stockfish and Naum lead TCEC Stage 1b

Naum and Stockfish with great performance at the start of TCEC Stage 1b

Chile National Chess Championship 2014

Chile National Chess Championship 2014

Chile National Chess Championship 2014 is taking place 17-26 February in Punta Arenas. After 10 rounds GM Rodrigo Vazquez is sole leader with 8,5/10, followed by IM Cristobal Henriquez with 8,0/10. The rest of the field has 5,5 points or less. Follow the last round live on Chessdom.com with triple engine analysis

2014 Arbiters’ Awards

2014 Arbiters’ Awards

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission introduces the 2014 Arbiters’ Awards. The Awards are referring to the long service of Arbiters as officials in FIDE major events (Long Service Meritorious Awards). The requirements for an Arbiter to be awarded are: – to have obtained the IA title before 1979 (35 years of service as IA). – to [...]

Scandal in Montenegro Chess Federation forces Sakotic to resign

Scandal in Montenegro Chess Federation forces Sakotic to resign

After many months of turmoil in the Montenegro Chess Federation, Vladimir Sakotic resigned from the post of MCF President Monday. The crisis started during the European Youth Chess Championships which were held in Budva, Montenegro last September. Top Montenegro chess clubs and players issued an open letter stating that: “The purpose of this letter is [...]

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