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News ‘June, 2017’

ECU Chess Camp in Madrid

ECU Chess Camp in Madrid

The Education Commission of European Chess Union launched its activities in a need of an organization representing the growing movement of using chess as a pedagogic tool to develop social and intellectual skills to children. The ECU introduced a Certificate for school chess teachers with requisite for recognizing the high standard of knowledge and skills [...]

China and Russia with gold medals in World Chess Team Championships

China and Russia with gold medals in World Chess Team Championships

On June 26 in Khanty-Mansiysk games of the final 9th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played. Having defeated Poland 2.5 to 1.5, team China became men’s World Champions. Chinese chessplayers have won the title for the second time in a row. Poland won bronze medals. Team Russia walloped USA four to nothing [...]

The 1st World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

The 1st World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

Round 3 of the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled took place on June 24th, 2017. It featured a pairing between the two players, Griffin (USA) and Raphael (Germany). After a long fight of four (4) hours of play, Raphael was victorious. A nice game was played between Dorian and Paul where the [...]

World Team Chess Championship 2017 LIVE!

World Team Chess Championship 2017 LIVE!

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Paris Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 5

Paris Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 5

The final day of the Paris Grand Chess Tour brought all the drama and excitement that one could have hoped for. World Champion Magnus Carlsen started and finished the day ahead of the field, but the final standings can’t do justice to the roller coaster ride that was today. French chess fans were in for [...]

Team Russia leads the World Championship race

Team Russia leads the World Championship race

On June 23, the games of the 6th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s tournament the leaders, team Russia, defeated Poland 3 to 1. Ian Nepomniachtchi and Vladimir Fedoseev scored for the winner. China bested Ukraine 2.5 to 1.5 thanks to Ding Liren’s win over Ruslan Ponomariov [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 3

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 3

World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the rapid portion of the Paris Grand Chess Tour with an impressive 14/18 score. Former Blitz World Champion Alexander Grischuk had a very strong showing in day three and is only a point behind Carlsen. Both players were impressive throughout the event, playing very high level chess even during the [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2

The second day of the rapid tournament brought another series of games full of excitement, brilliancies and heartbreaks. The leaderboard completely changed, as Magnus Carlsen reminded everyone why he is considered the most dominant chess player in the world. He is now leading the tournament with 10/12. Wesley So’s luck seemed to have ran out [...]

Team Russia spends free day as a leader

Team Russia spends free day as a leader

On June 21, the games of the 5th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s championship team Russia defeated Norway 3:1 (winners were Nikita Vitiugov and Vladimir Fedoseev). Polish team beat Ukraine by the same score. Winning points were supplied by Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Grzegorz Gajewski. India won [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour, Rapid Day 1

Paris Grand Chess Tour, Rapid Day 1

The first leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour kicked off in Paris with the rapid portion of the event. After three games, the 2016 Grand Chess Tour winner Wesley So and World Champion Magnus Carlsen are tied for first place with Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov trailing by a point. The faster time controls [...]

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