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News ‘April, 2014’

Stockfish wins another Stage of TCEC – Season 6, Rybka is out of competition

Stockfish wins another Stage of TCEC – Season 6, Rybka is out of competition

Stockfish 4, modification 080414 wins another Stage of the strongest computer competition TCEC – Season 6.  Top seeded engine has 21/27 points after the penultimate round of Thoresen Chess Engines Competition Season 6 – Stage 3, leaving the next contender Komodo 1217 full 3 points behind. Komodo 1217 is second with 18/27, while Houdini 4 is third with 17.5/27 and [...]

World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014

World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014

The FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014 is scheduled to take place on 12-22nd July at the Vilnius Town Hall, Didžioji g. 31, LT-01128 Vilnius, Lithuania. The Championship will consist of three sections: – Section 1: Open tournament for teams with players 50+ (no restriction); – Section 2: Open tournament for teams with players [...]

4th Dhamso International Chess Festival 2014

4th Dhamso International Chess Festival 2014

The 4th edition of Dhamso International Chess Festival is taking place from 29th April to 5th May, 2014 at Thomas De Silva Memorial Auditorium, Dharmasoka College, in Ambalandoga, a coastal town of Sri Lanka, famous for its ancient devil masks and devil dancers. The tournament is organized by The Old Boys’ Chess Association of Dharmasoka [...]

Anton Guijarro is new Spanish University Chess Champion

Anton Guijarro is new Spanish University Chess Champion

The runner-up in the European Individual Chess Championship 2014 GM Anton Guijarro from Complutensa de Madrid University is 2014 Spanish University Chess Champion with the impressive score of 7.5/9 points. The most promising Spaniard, currently №3 in the Spanish TOP rating list for men gains two more points to his rating. Second place is shared [...]

Lenderman, Moradiabadi and Paragua share first place in 60th Maryland Open

Lenderman, Moradiabadi and Paragua share first place in 60th Maryland Open

The 60th edition of the traditional Maryland Open took place from 25th to 27th April, 2014 at Rockville Hilton, in Maryland, the United States. The tournament was split into 7 sections: Championship, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, U1100. The Championship Section gathered 31 players, including 4 GMs, 4 IMs, 1 WGM and 6 FMs. The [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Musrata, Libya

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Musrata, Libya

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 4 to 8 May 2014 in Musrata, Libya, by the Libyan Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Libyan Iron and Steel Company offices in Musrata. The Lecturer will be IA Hassan Khaled (EGY), member of [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in New Delhi, India

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in New Delhi, India

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 30 June to 2 July 2014 in New Delhi, India, by the All India Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Seminar follows immediately after the Asian workshop for the International Arbiters. The Lecturer will be IA Casto Abundo (PHI), Asian Chess Federation [...]

Individual FIDE Zone (1.10) Championship – Round 9

Individual FIDE Zone (1.10) Championship – Round 9

The last double round in the tournament schedule, right before the finishing straight, was widely expected to help clarify things at the top of the standings in the inaugural European Individual Championship for Small Nations, but instead only served to complicate the situation further. As the clash of the leaders ended without a winner, and [...]

Monaco attracting players

Monaco attracting players

Federation Monegasque des Echecs (Monaco) is strengthening its national team before the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso. IM Igor Berezovsky transfered from the German Chess Federation to become the top rated player (2437) in Monaco. GM Algimantas Butnorius completed his move from Lithuania after the European Senior Championships in Portugal. Butnorius is former World Senior [...]

Stockfish close to victory in TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3

Stockfish close to victory in TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3

Stockfish 080414 enjoys two points lead after 24 rounds in the third Stage of Thoresen Chess Engines Competition and it will be hard to miss the victory. However, nothing is clear yet, because still four rounds remain until the end of TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3. Komodo 1217 is second with 16/24, leaving Houdini [...]

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