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News ‘May, 2017’

PhosAgro to continue support for chess

PhosAgro to continue support for chess

The Russian chemical holding “PhosAgro” is pleased with the cooperation with the Russian Chess Federation (RCF), the company’s CEO Andrey Guryev stated for TASS. The company provides annual sponsorship to RCF in the amount of 30 million rubles (approx 480,000 EUR). PhosAgro is not directly supporting FIDE, but they have sponsored the last two world [...]

FIDE suspended Chess Federation of Iran

FIDE suspended Chess Federation of Iran

Elista FIDE Office circulated that no Iranian registered players or arbiters can take part in any FIDE rated tournament until further notice. Following the decision of the FIDE Presidential Board, the Iranian Chess Federation’s membership of FIDE has been suspended until full payment has been received by FIDE regarding the Women’s World Championship held in [...]

Grandmasters Mareco and Krysa qualify for FIDE World Cup

Grandmasters Mareco and Krysa qualify for FIDE World Cup

Argentinian Grandmasters Sandro Mareco and Leandro Krysa have qualified for the 2017 FIDE World Cup that will start from 2nd September in Tbilisi, Georgia. The FIDE Zonal 2.5 Championship 2017 was held from 30th April to 8th May in Villa Martelli, Vicente López, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was organized by Chess Martelli, [...]

47th International Tournament Bosna

47th International Tournament Bosna

The 47th International Chess Tournament “Bosna 2017″ is scheduled to take place from 13-19th May at the Hotel Saraj in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The tournament is sponsored by Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canton Sarajevo, Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Civils Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Sarajevo and [...]

Sergey Karjakin signs another sponsor

Sergey Karjakin signs another sponsor

World Championship challenger Sergey Karjakin has signed his seventh sponsorship contract, becoming the ambassador of the brand BC “Fonbet”. Manager Kyrillos Zangalis announced on facebook that another three large corporations are in negotiations with Karjakin team. Zangalis added that nobody could have imagined such success in 2011 when he first talked with Karjakin about the [...]

Croatian Cup 2017

Croatian Cup 2017

The 2017 Croatian Cup is taking place from 10-14 May, in Mali Losinj, Croatia. The event is a 6-round Swiss team championship and a total of 25 teams will be competing. Top teams are SK Zagreb (Zagreb), SK Liburnija (Rijeka) and GSK Solin-Cemex (Solin). Official website

Chicago Open 2017

Chicago Open 2017

The 26th Annual Chicago Open will be held over Memorial Day weekend from May 25-29, 2017, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois. The event has 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The Open Section is a [...]

New Laws of Chess and Swiss Rules lecture on Internet

New Laws of Chess and Swiss Rules lecture on Internet

After the approval by the 1st quarter 2017 FIDE Presidential Board of the New Laws of Chess and the New Swiss Rules to be in effect from 1 July 2017, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Rules Commission and the FIDE Systems of Pairings and Programs Commission, organized a lecture, in order [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Results

From 3 to 6 May 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, by the Uzbekistan Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), Chairman of the FIDE Rules Commission and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant lecturer was IA Husan Turdialiev (UZB). The venue of the Seminar [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Results

From 14 to 17 April 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by the Saudi Chess Association, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer of the seminar was IA Yaser Motlaq Al Otaibi (KSA), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was FA Ahmed Agami (EGY). [...]

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