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News ‘March, 2015’

Pogonina and M.Muzychuk set for final match of 2015 FIDE World Chess Championship

Pogonina and M.Muzychuk set for final match of 2015 FIDE World Chess Championship

The tie-breaks of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Semifinals were played in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on March 31. The matches Pia Cramling (Sweden) – Natalia Pogonina (Russia) and Harika Dronavalli (India) – Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) continued with quicker time controls following 1-1 draws after the first two classical games. In their first [...]

Pia Cramling: I would love if the championship would be held every year

Pia Cramling: I would love if the championship would be held every year

Pia Cramling was eliminated in the semifinal of the FIDE Women’s World Championship, but is still happy with her overall performance and the choice of the venue. With emotions still running high minutes after finishing the tie-break, Pia started talking about the games even before we had a chance to start the recorder. Pia Cramling: [...]

Interview with Paul Truong from SPICE

Interview with Paul Truong from SPICE

The SPICE team won the Final Four college chess championship for the fifth time. This was the third consecutive title of the team as Webster University. With 10 points, Webster University broke our own all time Final Four record of 9.5 points (in 12 games) set in 2013 and 2014. In addition, the 4.5 point [...]

39th Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar – Results

39th Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar – Results

From 9 to 14 March 2015 the 39th Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was held, organized by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer of the Seminar was IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer and Technical Organizer was IA Mihail [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Cairo, Egypt

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Cairo, Egypt

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar and a Refreshing Course for Arbiters is going to be organized from 8 to 12 May 2015 in Cairo, Egypt, by the Egyptian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Santana Hotel in Cairo. The Lecturer will be IA Geurt Gijssen (NED), [...]

Natalia Pogonina (Russia) vs Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) at the final in Sochi!

Natalia Pogonina (Russia) vs Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) at the final in Sochi!

Natalia Pogonina (Russia) and Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) will fight for the title of FIDE World Women’s Champion in Sochi. They qualified for the final match after a stunning tiebreaks day. At earlier stages Pogonina and Mariya Muzychuk were encouraging and supporting each other, and on April 2nd they will face each other for the highest [...]

2015 Skak DM Tournament LIVE!

2015 Skak DM Tournament LIVE!

The 2015 edition of Skak DM Tournament is taking place from 28th March to 5th April in Svendborg, a town on the island of Funen in south-central Denmark. The event is a 10-player round-robin tournament with the participation of: GM Curt Hansen (2625), GM Sune Berg Hansen (2576), GM Allan Stig Rasmussen (2532), IM Mikkel Djerns-Antonsen (2470), IM [...]

VMCG-Schachfestival to take place in Lueneburg

VMCG-Schachfestival to take place in Lueneburg

The VMCG Chess Festival is scheduled to take place from 15-23rd August, 2015, in Lueneburg, a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. The venue of play is the 4-Star Seminaris Hotel****, Soltauer Straße 3, 21335 Lüneburg, while the main tournament sponsor is VMCG (Vanhoff Management Consulting AG). The event will be split into three tournaments: [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 5.2

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 5.2

The SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) hosted the second games of the FIDE Women’s World Championship Semifinals. The Russian Natalia Pogonina defeated Pia Cramling (Sweden) as White and equalized the match. The game between Harika Dronavalli (India) and Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) ended in a draw. Both matches are tied, and their outcome will be determined [...]

Chess an official sport with the European Universities Sports Association

Chess an official sport with the European Universities Sports Association

On Saturday 28th March, in Zagreb, Croatia the memorandum between the European Universities Sports Association (EUSA) and the European Chess Union (ECU) was signed. The memorandum represents the inclusion of chess in the official sports program of the EUSA annual events. Chess is the 19th sport included in EUSA competitions. The agreement was signed during [...]

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