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Hou Yifan wins Lopota FIDE Women’s Grand Prix with a round to spare

Hou Yifan wins Lopota FIDE Women’s Grand Prix with a round to spare

The 5th tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 is taking place from 18th June to 2nd July in Lopota, Georgia. Twelve players compete in the round robin tournament. The event is organized by the Georgian Ministry of Sport and Youth, FIDE and Georgian Chess Federation, and sponsored by SOCAR. The 10th round ended earlier [...]

SPICE Cup Open 2014

SPICE Cup Open 2014

The 2014 SPICE Cup Open is scheduled to take place from 21st to 26th October at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss open is sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation. The event offers the prize fund of $13,000 guaranteed (up from $11,000 last year) and [...]

Late Surge Earns Troff Junior Closed Championship

Late Surge Earns Troff Junior Closed Championship

GM Kayden Troff, the 16-year-old phenom out of Utah, has won the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship in clear first with an impressive 7/9 score, grabbing the national championship for players under 21 by finishing 1.5 points ahead of the field. For his efforts, Troff has won the top prize of $3,000, as well as [...]

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Concepción, Chile

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Concepción, Chile

A FIDE Seminar for International Organizers will be held on 25-27th July at the University of Santo Tomas, Arturo Prat 879 Street, in Concepción, Chile. Objective: Concepcion Chess Club in conjunction with the University of Santo Tomas announces the completion of a Seminar for FIDE International Organizers This seminar gives norm Organizer (a) International. Participants [...]

2014 Arbiters’ Awards

2014 Arbiters’ Awards

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission has the pleasure to announce the 2014 Arbiters’ Award. The requirements for the Arbiters to be awarded were: (a). to have obtained the IA title before 1979 (35 years of service as an IA) (b). to have worked as an Arbiter in at least three (3) FIDE major events (Olympiads, World [...]

Magnus Carlsen ​on losing 2 games in a row

Magnus Carlsen  ​on losing 2 games in a row

In New In Chess 2014#4 Magnus Carlsen speaks out about losing 2 games in a row, how it feels to be treated like royalty and why, in a friendly soccer game, he torpedoed a 73-year-old chess arbiter. Our triple world champion Magnus Carlsen is always ready: ,,I feel every tournament should be an event, it should be something I look forward to”, Carlsen says in an [...]

Dutch Chess Championships 2014

Dutch Chess Championships 2014

Dutch Individual Chess Championships for men and women are scheduled to take place from 6th to 13th July 2014 at the Manor Hotel in Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city in the Netherlands. Both tournaments will be played in 8 player round-robin format. Men Section has the strong participation of 8 GMs, including the [...]

48th Ilmar Raud Memorial 2014

48th Ilmar Raud Memorial 2014

The 48th edition of the Ilmar Raud Memorial is taking place from 30th June to 6th July 2014 at the Viljandi Sports Center in Viljandi, a town in southern Estonia. The event is played in memorial of Ilmar Raud, member of the Estonian team that scored bronze at the Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires. The playing format is 9 [...]

9th Edmonton Chess Festival LIVE!

9th Edmonton Chess Festival LIVE!

The 9th Edmonton Chess Festival is held from 20th to 29th June, 2014 at the Edmonton Chess Club in the city of Edmonton, Canada. The main event is a 10 player round-robin with the participation of  GM Wesley So (Philippines) 2744, GM Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2738,  GM Anton Kovalyov (Canada) 2636, GM Samuel Shankland (USA) 2632, GM Irina Krush (USA) 2484, IM Raja Panjwani [...]

Yemelin strikes again, lifts the trophy in Ellivuori International

Yemelin strikes again, lifts the trophy in Ellivuori International

The Ellivuori International Chess Tournament was held from 23rd to 29th June, 2014, at the Ellivuori Hotel in Ellivuori, a town in the heart of pure nature, in the western part of Finland. GM Vasily Yemelin led the tournament by one point after the seventh round and maintained his advantage till the end. Collecting 6,5/9 points, he emerged [...]

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