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News ‘January, 2016’

February 2016 FIDE Rating List

February 2016 FIDE Rating List

FIDE has published February 2016 rating list. World champion Magnus Carlsen is leading the chart with 43 points advance in front of Vladimir Kramnik. Hou Yifan is first among women with no less than 90 Elo point more than Humpy Koneru. Richard Rapport is juniors #1 with Wei Yi following him closely, while Aleksandra Goryachkina [...]

Former European champion Zdenko Kozul is new Croatian champion

Former European champion Zdenko Kozul is new Croatian champion

The 2016 Croatian Men’s Chess Championship was taking place from 19-29 January, at Valamar Diamant Hotel, in Porec, Croatia. The event was a 10-player single round robin tournament with an average Elo rating of 2560. After tense fight three players shared the first place with 6.5/11 points each, but 2006 European champion GM Zdenko Kozul emerged a winner [...]

RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 sets Guinness World Record

RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 sets Guinness World Record

The Russian State Social University hosted “The largest chess lesson” as part of RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 on 29th January. More than 250 students and pupils listened to 35-minute lecture of the International School Chess Union president, PhD Aleksander Kostiev about the first chess world champion Wilhelm Steinitz with a demonstration of chess [...]

78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016 LIVE!

78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016 LIVE!

Live games with analysis from Tata Steel

78th Tata Steel Challengers 2016 LIVE!

78th Tata Steel Challengers 2016 LIVE!

The 78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016 is taking place from 16-31 January in Wijk Aan Zee, Amsterdam and Utrecht. The event is a 13th category tournament with an average Elo rating 2569. Participants: GM Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER 2679, GM Baskaran, Adhiban IND 2653, GM Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2653, GM Dreev, Alexey RUS 2644, GM l’Ami, Erwin NED [...]

European School Chess Championships 2016

European School Chess Championships 2016

The European Chess Union and the International School Chess Union have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the European Chess Union and eligible players to participate in the European School Championships 2016 organised in Kassandra, Halkidiki, Greece from 16-26 June. The Championship is organized in 12 different age categories: U7, U9, U11, [...]

RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 – Opening Ceremony Live Video

RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 – Opening Ceremony Live Video

The Russian State Social University provides the live streaming of the opening ceremony of RSSU Student Cup and RSSU School Winner Cup, which are starting today as part of the Moscow Open 2016. The ceremony is taking place on January 29 in the RSSU Event Hall and begins at 10 am Moscow time. Later today [...]

RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016

RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016

The 12th International RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 is set to take place from 29th January to 8th February at the Russian State Social University in Moscow, Russia. The event consists of eight competitions and is organized by the Russian State Social University, Moscow Chess Federation, Management of Sport and Entertainment Activities of Moscow [...]

TASS News Agency hosted press conference about RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016

TASS News Agency hosted press conference about RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016

The press conference dedicated to the organization of the International RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 was held in the multimedia centre of TASS news agency on Tuesday, January 26. The press conference was attended by Vladimir Palikhata, the President of Moscow Chess Federation; Natalia Pochinok, RSSU Rector, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor and [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Benasque (Huesca), Spain

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Benasque (Huesca), Spain

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 7 to 10 July 2016 in Benasque (Huesca), Spain, by the Spanish Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Organizers of the Benasque Open Tournament and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Jesus Mena Sarasola (ESP), Councilor of FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and [...]

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