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News ‘September, 2015’

FIDE World Cup Round 5: Eljanov defeats Nakamura

FIDE World Cup Round 5: Eljanov defeats Nakamura

The fifth round of the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup started today at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, with 8 players that remained in the competition. Official website / Live games with analysis / Live games with chat / Round 1 pairings/ Round 2 tie-break/ Round 3 picturesque report/ Eljanov with six straight wins/ Andreikin defeats Kramnik in Russian derby/ Round 4 started with 4 [...]

Internet Refreshing Course for Arbiters in Russian language

Internet Refreshing Course for Arbiters in Russian language

From 16 to 18 November 2015 a Refreshing Course for Arbiters in Russian language will be organized on Internet by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission. The following subjects will be discussed: (a) The changes of the Laws of Chess that have been in effect since 1 July 2014. (b) The changes of FIDE Titles, Ratings Regulations [...]

PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2015

PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2015

While the first edition of the PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament was a resounding success in October 2014, this year’s tournament promises to put the Isle of Man on the global chess map for good. Thanks to the continued partnership with PokerStars and the Scheinberg family, the 2015 edition will not only be [...]

30 teams in the 1st European Universities Chess Championship

30 teams in the 1st European Universities Chess Championship

The European University Sports Association (EUSA) recognized chess as an official sport and included it in the European Universities Championships and Games. The 1st European Chess Universities Championship will be held in Yerevan, Armenia from 6th to 11th October 2015. The main organizer is Armenian Student Sports Federation (ARMSSF), with the support of the Armenian [...]

FIDE President meets the football legend Pele

FIDE President meets the football legend Pele

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met the football king Pele at the exhibition “Pele. Art. Life. Football”, which was opened in London. Russia Today TV Channel asked the FIDE President to interview Pele. Mr Ilyumzhinov asked Pele on his attitude to chess. Pele replied that he loves and respects chess, but does not play well. Ilyumzhinov [...]

Malaysian Chess Festival 2015 in progress

Malaysian Chess Festival 2015 in progress

The 12th Malaysian Chess Festival 2015 is now well underway with the flagship 12th IGB Malaysian International Open Championship having gone the past the third round. Six players are still perfect with three from three and they are GMs Jahongir Vakhidov and Oliver Barbosa, IMs Anton Smirnov and Roderick Nava, Ronald Bancod and Vo Thanh [...]

LIVE VIDEO from the World Chess Cup 2015 in Baku

LIVE VIDEO from the World Chess Cup 2015 in Baku

Quarterfinals, game 1 live

FIDE World Cup: Giri, Karjakin, Eljanov, Wei Yi qualify for 5th round

FIDE World Cup: Giri, Karjakin, Eljanov, Wei Yi qualify for 5th round

The four pairs of players who tied their round four matches with the classical time control returned to the playing hall at the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku to settle the scores in the rapid and blitz games. Official website / Live games with analysis / Live games with chat / Round 1 pairings/ Round 2 tie-break/ Round 3 picturesque report/ Eljanov with six [...]

Thrilling stage 2 of TCEC continues – round 8 report

Thrilling stage 2 of TCEC continues – round 8 report

Ginkgo creates a masterpiece vs Houdini

Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Svidler, Vachier-Lagrave advance to 5th round of FIDE World Cup

Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Svidler, Vachier-Lagrave advance to 5th round of FIDE World Cup

The return games of the fourth round of the 2015 FIDE World Cup were completed in the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku. Official website / Live games with analysis / Live games with chat / Round 1 pairings/ Round 2 tie-break/ Round 3 picturesque report/ Eljanov with six straight wins/ Andreikin defeats Kramnik in Russian derby/ Round 4 started with 4 wins Maxime Vachier-Lagrave assumed [...]

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