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News ‘January, 2016’

2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship

2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship

The 2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship is set to take place from 1-11th April, 2016, in Luxembourg. The contract for the organization was signed by the ECU Secretary General, Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou and the President of the Luxembourg Chess Federation, Mr. Pierre Fattebene. The event will be a twelve-player Round Robin tournament and [...]

1st Lviv Chess Tradition Tournament 2016 LIVE!

1st Lviv Chess Tradition Tournament 2016 LIVE!

The 1st Lviv Chess Tradition Tournament 2016 is a 12-player IM-group round robin tournament, which takes place from January 25-31, at the Hotel Nton, in the splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine. The event is a second category closed tournament, valid for FIDE rating and norms. The tempo of play is 90′ + 30″ and the [...]

Croatian Men’s Chess Championship 2016 LIVE!

Croatian Men’s Chess Championship 2016 LIVE!

The 2016 Croatian Men’s Chess Championship is taking place from 19-29 January, at Valamar Diamant Hotel, in Porec, Croatia. The event is a 10-player single round robin tournament with the participation of: GM Šarić Ivan 2650, GM Kožul Zdenko 2607, GM Šarić Ante 2600, GM Stević Hrvoje 2600, GM Brkić Ante 2593, GM Palac Mladen 2574, [...]

FOA rapid marathon

FOA rapid marathon

Rapid marathon announced for this weekend

Vladimir Belous is Chennai Open 2016 Champion

Vladimir Belous is Chennai Open 2016 Champion

Grandmaster Belous Vladimir (Russia) emerged the Chennai Open 2016 Champion with 8.5 points after the tenth and final round of the 8th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2016 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam trophy, held at Nehru Stadium, Chennai. Belous Vladimir received Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam trophy and the winner’s purse of [...]

Gibraltar Chess 2016 opening day

Gibraltar Chess 2016 opening day

First open for Viswanathan Anand in many years

Natalia Zhukova receives the state Order of Princess Olga II

Natalia Zhukova receives the state Order of Princess Olga II

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has awarded Natalia Zhukova with the state Order of Princess Olga II for her high achievements in the sport of chess and her European Women Chess Title in 2015. Zhukova was awarded with a Presidential decree №18/2016 Replay the games of Natalia Zhukova from the EWICC 2015 Last year [...]

WGM Xiaobing Gu wins Australian Women’s Masters 2016

WGM Xiaobing Gu wins Australian Women’s Masters 2016

Congratulations to WGM Xiaobing Gu, winner of the Australian Women’s Masters 2016! Although first place had been decided before the last day, many of the players still had plenty to play for in round 9, with the minor placings a potential WIM norm on the line! As it turned out, Hanna Leks; Jilin Zhang had a [...]

Chess Curiosities – 6 queens on the board!

Chess Curiosities – 6 queens on the board!

New video series by GM Davorin Kuljasevic

Chess School Polimac Kilkenny celebrates 10 years

Chess School Polimac Kilkenny celebrates 10 years

By FT Darko Polimac The Chess School Polimac started its work in 2006 with 4 students in Club House Hotel Kilkenny as a part of Kilkenny Chess Club. The FIDE Trainer Darko Polimac originally from Croatia was very keen to put Kilkenny at the World Chess map and he did it. Since then Kilkenny is [...]

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