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News ‘February, 2014’

Candidates 2014 preview (#1), Viswanathan Anand

Candidates 2014 preview (#1), Viswanathan Anand

The Candidates Chess Tournament 2014 to determine the challenger for the FIDE World Chess Championship Match will take place from 11th March to 1st April in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. Eight players participate in the Candidates Tournament and the winner qualifies for the World Chess Championship Match. More about Candidates 2014: All news / Participants / Pairings / Live games [...]

FIDE Events Commission meeting in Graz

FIDE Events Commission meeting in Graz

The FIDE Events Commission held a meeting in Graz, Austria from 20 to 22 February 2014, as preparation for the 85th FIDE Congress. The Commission evaluated the preparations for the FIDE World Chess Championships 2014 and decided on a program of supported actions and inspections. Various subjects about the tournament regulations were discussed and a [...]

Sergey Fedorchuk winner of Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2014

Sergey Fedorchuk winner of Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2014

Ukrainian Grandmaster Sergey Fedorchuk grabbed the winner’s trophy at the Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2014 after narrowly edging GM Aleksej Aleksandrov in the race for the first place. Fedorchuk finished with 12 points from 15 games, while Aleksandrov had 11,5 points, leaving the next group a full point behind. Vladimir Petrov Memorial was organized by the [...]

Venkatesh wins 66th CM Birthday lightning chess tournament

Venkatesh wins 66th CM Birthday lightning chess tournament

Grandmaster M R Venkatesh (BPCL) with 8.5 points won the 66th Birthday celebrations of “Thanga Tharagai” Puratchi Thalavi AMMA Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu lightning chess tournament that concluded at Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai here today. In a three way tie to the top, Venkatesh (8.5) emerged the Champion in tie-break ahead of Grandmasters [...]

The battle for ECU Presidential elections begins

The battle for ECU Presidential elections begins

Who is who in the ECU race

Fire and Naum lead ahead of Stockfish after round 3

Fire and Naum lead ahead of Stockfish after round 3

A 207 move thriller started Stage 1b

FIDE International Organizers Seminar in Moscow, Russia

FIDE International Organizers Seminar in Moscow, Russia

A FIDE Seminar for International Organizers was held on 6-8 February 2014, Moscow, Russia. This seminar was organized during the Moscow Chess Open by the FIDE Events’ Commission (EVE), the Russian State Social University (RSSU) and the Moscow Chess Federation with the support of the Russian Chess Federation. The main lecturer was IO Alexander Kostyev. [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 12 to 16 April 2014 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, by the Uzbekistan Chess Federation and under the auspice of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be Shodlik Palace Hotel, in Tashkent. The Lecturer will be IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will [...]

FIDE Women World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

FIDE Women World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

FIDE Women World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014 will take place on 23-30th April in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The events will be both Swiss pairings tournaments and will be held over two days for Blitz and three days for Rapid. The Blitz will have fifteen rounds with each player playing with white and black against his [...]

48th Begonia Open – Oceania Chess Championship 2014

48th Begonia Open – Oceania Chess Championship 2014

The Ballarat Chess Club will host the 48th Begonia Open over the Labour Day long weekend from Saturday 8 March to Monday 10 March 2014, at the Ballarat Clarendon College: Sewell Pavilion, 1425 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Australia. This tournament promises to build on the success of previously held tournaments and is growing in popularity every [...]

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