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News ‘August, 2015’

Interview with Evgenij Agrest: “First we take Abu Dhabi then the chess world”

Interview with Evgenij Agrest: “First we take Abu Dhabi then the chess world”

When Nils Grandelius took the victory in today’s Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament 2015, it was a first milestone in training cooperation with Evgenij Agrest. Here´s an interview with trainer Agrest right after Grandelius triumph in Abu Dhabi, the biggest Swedish individual tournament success for many years. World Cup-semifinalist Pia Cramling is Sweden´s big star in [...]

Five players above 2800 ELO in the September rating list

Five players above 2800 ELO in the September rating list

Five players above 2800 ELO, rating deflation in the women section

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

The 22nd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Festival consists of the Masters, Open, Juniors, Blitz, Family and Homeland Protectors tournaments. The main event is the 9-round Swiss Masters, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago – Results

From 13 to 19 August 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, by the Trinidad &Tobago Chess Association and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Serafin Chuit Perez (CUB), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant lecturer was IA Russel Smith (TTO). The lectures were in Spanish language. [...]

22nd Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament 2015 LIVE!

22nd Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament 2015 LIVE!

The 22nd Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, will take part in the competition. Top seed is GM Zoltan Almasi of Hungary (2700). [...]

IM Irene Sukandar convincing winner of 4th World Online Women Blitz qualifier

IM Irene Sukandar convincing winner of 4th World Online Women Blitz qualifier

The prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 continued on Thursday, August 27th with the fourth qualifier tournament being played on the official FIDE Online platform. 40 players from 20 different countries took part in the event. The 23 years old IM/ WGM Irene Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia) emerged a convincing winner with 10/11 points, leaving the runner-up, WIM [...]

FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015 starting this week

FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015 starting this week

From 2nd to 15th of September Russia will host FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015. This event will be the second in 2015 and the 12th in the history of organization of international chess tournaments in Khanty-Mansiysk. The geography of the participating countries of the World Championships is quite extensive. Chess World Championships will gather [...]

14th Delhi International GM Open Tournament 2016

14th Delhi International GM Open Tournament 2016

The 14th Delhi International GM Open Tournament will be held from January 9-16, 2016, at Ludlow Castle Sports Complex, Civil lines, New Delhi, India with a record prize fund of 3,500,000 INR (approximately $47,500). The event consists of three main tournaments: Category A – for players rated 2000 Elo & above. Players who crossed the FIDE rating of [...]

Atlantis Open 2015 LIVE!

Atlantis Open 2015 LIVE!

The 2015 Atlantis Open is taking place from August 27-30, in Groningen, the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. The event is 7-round Swiss open with top seed GM Sipke Ernst (2552). Tournament website/ Standings and statistics

GMs Zelcic, Palac and Ivanov tie for the first at 30th Schwarzacher Open 2015

GMs Zelcic, Palac and Ivanov tie for the first at 30th Schwarzacher Open 2015

The 30th Schwarzacher Open 2015 took place from August 22nd to August 29th, in Schwarzach im Pongau, Land Salzburg, Austria. 45 players from 12 different countries took part in the event, including 10 GMs. The tournament was played in 9-round Swiss FIDE format with tempo of play 90′/ 40 moves + 30′ + 30″. Grandmasters Robert [...]

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