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Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 4 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 4 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, [...]

43rd Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar – Results

43rd Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar – Results

From 21 to 26 July 2015 the 43rd Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was held, organized by the Chess Federation of Honduras and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer of the seminar was IA Santiago Garcia Ramos (MEX), FIDE Lecturer and the Assistant lecturer and Technical Organizer was IA Hector Mejia Espinal (HON). The [...]

World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2015 to be held in Berlin

World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2015 to be held in Berlin

The 2015 World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships are scheduled to take place from October 9-15, at the Bolle Meierei, in Berlin, Germany. The event is organized by FIDE in collaboration with AGON – the World’s Chess Federation’s commercial partner, and prize fund in total of $400,000 will be distributed to the winners. Live games blitz [...]

GM S.P. Sethuraman joins Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016

GM S.P. Sethuraman joins Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016

Stockholms Schacksällskap, one of the world’s oldest chess clubs, celebrates its 150 years jubilee with a grand tournament at the venerable Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken**** in the heart of The Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden.The Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016 will be held from April 30 through May 8, 2016 and prize fund in total of 300 000 SEK (nearly 32,000 €) will be distributed. [...]

GM Nazar Firman wins Isthmia Open 2015

GM Nazar Firman wins Isthmia Open 2015

The Korinthia Chess Academy “Argonaftis” organized the 5th International Tournament Isthmia 2015 on 18-25th August at the Poseidon Resort Hotel in Loutraki, Korinthia, Greece. The main Open A for players rated over 1900 FIDE gathered 50 participants. GM Nazar Firman from Ukraine took a clear first place with 7,0/9 points to claim the top prize [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2015 – Videos

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2015 – Videos

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, [...]

First Arab Chess Olympiad Championships 2015 to be held in Agadir

First Arab Chess Olympiad Championships 2015 to be held in Agadir

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation has the honor to organize the 1st Arab Chess Olympiad Championships from October 1 to October 21, 2015, in the city of Agadir, Morocco. The event will be held under the auspices of FIDE and the Arab Chess Federation (ACF) and will be split into the following groups: – Arab [...]

GM Tamaz Gelashvili wins Manhattan Open on tie-break

GM Tamaz Gelashvili wins Manhattan Open on tie-break

The 14th Annual Manhattan Open was held from August 21-23, 2015, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave. (32nd-33rd St, across from Penn Station), New York, NY. The event had 6 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The tournament format was 5-round Swiss, 40/110, SD/30, d10. The main [...]

Hungary leads World-U16 Youth Olympiad

Hungary leads World-U16 Youth Olympiad

The World U-16 Youth Chess Olympiad in Ulaanbaatar is organized by the Mongolian Chess Federation (MCF) from 19th August (Arrival) to 29th August (Departure), 2015, at the  Chinggis Hotel, in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar. The tournament is a 10-round Swiss team championship, conducted under the auspices of FIDE. Each team consists of 4 players, the time control is 90′/ [...]

Komodo, Gaviota, and Arasan lead TCEC Stage 1a

Komodo, Gaviota, and Arasan lead TCEC Stage 1a

Drama in round 3 as an engine loses on time

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