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News ‘May, 2016’

GM Gareev blindfold simul in Amsterdam

GM Gareev blindfold simul in Amsterdam

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American Continental Championship 2016

American Continental Championship 2016

The 11th American Continental Chess Championship is taking place from 28th May to 5th June, 2016, at the CIFCO in San Salvador, El Salvador. The tournament format is 11-round Swiss and top four finishers will qualify for the 2017 FIDE World Cup. Top prizes are USD 5000/3400/2400/1700/1200/900 etc The preliminary list has 79 players from [...]

The Telegraph corrects error on Panama Papers

The Telegraph corrects error on Panama Papers

Representatives of the UK newspaper The Telegraph have confirmed that President of the Russian Chess Federation and Vice-President of FIDE Andrey Filatov is not associated with Telecom Ltd Express, a company mentioned in the article Chess Drawn in the Panama Papers Scandal, and apologized for the error. Earlier the online version of the newspaper published [...]

35th Zalakaros Chess Festival

35th Zalakaros Chess Festival

The 35th Zalakaros Chess Festival is taking place from 27th May to 4th June, 2016, in Zalakaros, a town in Hungary, famous for its thermal bath. The event is organized by the Hungarian Chess Federation and Zalakaros City Council, under the patronage of Mr. Tamás Seszták, President of the Hungarian Chess Federation, and Mr. Ferenc [...]

“Magnus” documentary to be shown in UK, Ireland and France

“Magnus” documentary to be shown in UK, Ireland and France

TrustNordisk has struck multiple Cannes deals for the Norwegian documentary about chess world champion Magnus Carlsen. Arrow Films has picked up UK and Ireland rights for Benjamin Ree’s Norwegian documentary Magnus. The deal was struck in Cannes with Scandinavian sales agent TrustNordisk, who also closed a deal with Pretty Pictures for France. Rights were previously [...]

Vajolet holds Stockfish to a draw at the start of TCEC Stage 1b

Vajolet holds Stockfish to a draw at the start of TCEC Stage 1b

Critter takes the lead in TCEC Stage 1b

In Memoriam – GM Arturo Pomar

In Memoriam – GM Arturo Pomar

The Spanish Chess Federation is saddened to inform that the legendary Grandmaster Arturo Pomar Salamanca passed away at the age 84 after a long ilness. Born in 1931 in Palma de Mallorca, Pomar excelled in chess at the early age and was considered a child prodigy in the 1940s. At the age of 13 he [...]

Social chess project in Stockholm: “Swedish industry meets suburbs”

Social chess project in Stockholm: “Swedish industry meets suburbs”

The Swedish Chess Academy and Swedish Chess Federation will hold the social project “The Swedish industry meets suburbs” on 3rd June in Stockholm. – “This initiative is an effort of inclusion of ethnic minorities in Sweden through chess”, says GM Pontus Carlsson, the main organizer for the event. Chess benefits millions because of its widespread [...]

Vugar Gashimov Memorial starting in Shamkir

Vugar Gashimov Memorial starting in Shamkir

The opening ceremony of the 3rd Vugar Gashimov Memorial took place on 25th May in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. The ceremony was attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Azerbaijan Minister of Sport and Youth Azad Ragimov, Vice President of Azerbaijan Chess Federation Mahir Mamedov, Vugar’s father Gasim Gashimov, Executive director of Synergy Group Gudrat Seyfulaev, Governor of [...]

Ontario Open Chess Championship 2016

Ontario Open Chess Championship 2016

The Ontario Open Championship is an annual chess tournament sanctioned by the Ontario Chess Association and held traditionally over the Victoria Day long weekend by one of its four leagues. This year’s event was held on May 21-23, at the Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst, Toronto. Over 140 players competed in four sections: Crown, U2200, [...]

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