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News ‘February, 2015’

India and China to play friendly match in Hyderabad

India and China to play friendly match in Hyderabad

India and China will face off in a Scheveningen Match on four boards at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad from March 1-10. Live games with analysis / Play free online chess China has had matches with Russia and the United States and it is the first time the Asian giants will face [...]

2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial (Update)

2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial (Update)

Champion of Azerbaijan GM Rauf Mamedov is likely to replace GM Wesley So, who is playing in the US Chess Championship until 14th April.

Play against IMs for free every day!

Play against IMs for free every day!

Enjoy Daily Master Chess Challenge against strong players and experienced trainers! IM/ WGM Iva Videnova, IM Nikolay Milchev and IM Velislav Kukov deliver free Master Challenges every day in Chess Arena. Schedule: Friday, 27th February at 20:00 CET  - Play with IM Nikolay Milchev (3′ + 1″) Saturday, 28th February at 20:00 CET - Play with IM Velislav Kukov (3′ + 1″) Sunday, 1st [...]

31st Cappelle-la-Grande Chess Open 2015

31st Cappelle-la-Grande Chess Open 2015

The 31st International Chess Open Cappelle-la-Grande is organized by “L’Echiquier Cappellois” from 28th February to 7th March, 2015, at the Palais des Arts in Cappelle-la-Grande, France. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. Top seed is Chinese GM Li Chao (2728). Official website

7th Batavia Chess Tournament 2015 LIVE!

7th Batavia Chess Tournament 2015 LIVE!

The 7th Batavia Chess Tournament takes place from 20th February to 1st March, 2015 in Café Batavia 1920, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The event is a 10-player all-play-all tournament, valid for FIDE rating and norms, with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. Participants: GM Dimitri Reinderman (2586) NED, IM Andreas Heimann (2539) GER, GM Roland Schmaltz [...]

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: Without Mahir Mamedov this tournament would never happen

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: Without Mahir Mamedov this tournament would never happen

ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and Chessdom editor Goran Urosevic have met in Tbilisi for a long interview on several important subjects – development of chess, events organization, sponsorship, European Chess Union and Batumi Chess Olympiad. The interview will be published in two parts, with the second part coming up in few days. Update: The 2nd [...]

Austrian Bundesliga 2014/2015 LIVE!

Austrian Bundesliga 2014/2015 LIVE!

The Austrian Chess Bundesliga, season 2014/2015 kicks off on 20th November 2014 in Feffernitz, Austria. 12 teams will take part in the event to compete in 11 rounds against each other. More than 50 GMs will participate. Top seeded are GM Richard Rapport HUN (2713), GM Hrant Melkumyan ARM 2678, GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu GER (2672) [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Esfahan, Iran

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Esfahan, Iran

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar and a Refreshing Course for Arbiters are going to be organized from 13 to 17 May 2015 in Esfahan, Iran, by the Esfahan Chess Association, in cooperation with the Iran Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia (Updated)

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia (Updated)

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, by the Saudi Chess Association and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturers will be IA Shaker Alafoo (BAN), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will be FA Yasser Al Otaibi (KSA). The language of the [...]

Tbilisi Grand Prix concluded, Evgeny Tomashevsky leader in GP overall standings

Tbilisi Grand Prix concluded, Evgeny Tomashevsky leader in GP overall standings

In a scenario repeating from the previous day, all games of the 11th round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi were drawn. The longest game of the round was Giri – Dominguez, where each player tried to win and reach shared third place. After more than six hours of play, nearly causing the delay [...]

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