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News ‘November, 2016’

Nino Batsiashvili strikes back, regains the lead

Nino Batsiashvili strikes back, regains the lead

After the rest day, the players resumed fighting with new energy, but nevertheless the 5th round turned out to be one of the most peaceful affairs so far. Only Nino Batsiashvili and Bela Khotenashvili, who had visited the hockey match on a rest day, were successful today. Nino Batsiashvili recovered after the 4th round’s loss having won against [...]

How To Re-Energize Your Chess Teaching With 21st Century Tools

How To Re-Energize Your Chess Teaching With 21st Century Tools

Chessity empowers teachers to add gamification to their chess classes

Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

The super-tournament Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 is scheduled to take place from 12-17th April in Zurich, Switzerland. The first leg will be all-play-all with the time control 45 min + 30 sec per player. The win will bring 2 points and draw 1 point. The second leg will be with the rapid time control [...]

Fuengirola to host EUSA Bridge and Chess Championships 2017

Fuengirola to host EUSA Bridge and Chess Championships 2017

Spanish coastal city of Fuengirola near Malaga will host the European Universities Bridge and Chess Championships – EUSA mind sports – from September 20-24, 2017. Preparations are well underway, and the event will be organised in cooperation of European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the local organising committee, with the support of the European Bridge [...]

Baku Chess Olympiad on DD TV

Baku Chess Olympiad on DD TV

India’s biggest television network Doordarshan will telecast four exclusive Highlights of the Baku Chess Olympiad on its DD Sports Channel from 21-24th November, 2016. Filmed and Produced by Vijay Kumar the 30 minutes highlights of each episode will be telecast as under: 1st Episode on 21st November from 8pm to 8:30pm (14:00hrs to 14:30hrs GMT) [...]

CAS confirms the two-year ban imposed on Ignatius Leong

CAS confirms the two-year ban imposed on Ignatius Leong

On 10 November 2016, the CAS dismissed the appeal filed by Ignatius Leong against the decision of the FIDE Ethics Commission which found Mr Leong and Mr Kasparov guilty of breaching Article 2.1 of the FIDE Code of Ethics and banned both of them for a period of two years from holding any office or [...]

Nino Batsiashvili with perfect score in Khanty-Mansiysk

Nino Batsiashvili with perfect score in Khanty-Mansiysk

In the third round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk the sole leader was determined. Nino Batsiashvili gained the third victory in a row having outplayed Alexandra Kosteniuk. The opponents discussed the Nimzo-Indian with 4. Qc2. After the game Nino said the fight had been very hard and complicated, but up to some [...]

Gunina and Batsiashvili leading in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Gunina and Batsiashvili leading in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

The second round of the 5th FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix leg in Khanty-Mansisyk turned out to be full of fight and even more bloody than the first one. As CEO of FIDE Geoffrey Borg said at the press conference, “women’s chess is always very exciting. Men may be technically higher but we do see the higher percentage [...]

Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk – Opening Ceremony

Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk – Opening Ceremony

The final leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Series 2015/2016 takes place at the Ugra Chess Academy, famous for its world class competitions, including Women’s World Blitz and Rapid Championships of 2013 and 2014, 2014 Candidates tournament, final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix 2014/15. These days the Academy once again gathered renowned grandmasters, [...]

Sergey Karjakin to conduct a charitable simultaneous chess exhibition in NYC

Sergey Karjakin to conduct a charitable simultaneous chess exhibition in NYC

Sergey Karjakin has announced today that he will conduct a charitable simultaneous chess exhibition in NYC on February 1st, 2017. Ten chess lovers will get to play with Mr. Karjakin during this event.

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