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News ‘November, 2017’

Grandmaster Dana Reizniece-Ozola in bid for Eurogroup president

Grandmaster Dana Reizniece-Ozola in bid for Eurogroup president

Latvian Finance Minister and leader of the national women’s chess team GM Dana Reizniece-Ozola applied for the position of Eurogroup president on Thursday, Reuters reported. The president of the group is referred to as the “President of the eurozone”. Reizniece-Ozola, 36, is expected to be one of several candidates for the key European post that [...]

Interview with GM Vladimir Potkin (Video)

Interview with GM Vladimir Potkin (Video)

Vladimir has been European Individual Champion in 2011, surpassing on tiebreak Wojtaszek, Polgar and Moiseenko. He has worked for a few years with Levon Aronian, helping him to win the Linares International Chess Tournament in 2006, he has been the coach of Ian Nepomniachtchi and he’s been Sergey Karjakin’s second during last year’s World Championship Match against Magnus Carlsen.

European Fischer Random Cup 2018

European Fischer Random Cup 2018

The Icelandic Chess Federation and the European Chess Union are organizing the European Fischer Random Cup 2018 during the Reykjavik Chess Open. The event will take place on Bobby Fischer’s birthday 9th March at Harpa in Reykjavik. The tournament is open for everyone, but the highest ranked European player will be European Champion in Fischer [...]

Pro Blitz Cup (live games and video)

Pro Blitz Cup (live games and video)

Live games with analysis

FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2018 in London

FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2018 in London

FIDE and World Chess announced today that the 2018 World Chess Championship Match will take place in London in November 2018. The world’s most prestigious chess tournament is to be the climax of a season of high-profile activity to extend the sport’s appeal among global audiences – and make 2018 the Year of Chess in [...]

Russian Championship Superfinals starting

Russian Championship Superfinals starting

The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship will take place on December 2-15 at the State Museum of Political History of Russia (2-4, Kuybysheva St., Saint Petersburg). The organizers are the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, the State Museum of Political History of Russia, Chess Federation [...]

American Continental Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship

American Continental Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship

The American Continental Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship for 2017 will take place in Medellin, Colombia, from 14th-16th December. The event is organized by Colombian Chess Federation with support of the Chess League of Antioquia. The playing venue is Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex. The Championship is open to all chess players who represent the Federation [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Seoul, South Korea – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Seoul, South Korea – Results

From 11 to 12 November 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Seoul, South Korea, by the Korean Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Casto Abundo (PHI), FIDE Lecturer. The venue of the Seminar was the University of Seoul. The lectures were [...]

56th CCA Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

56th CCA Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

The Confederation for Chess of America is going to organize an Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar, from 12 to 17 December 2017, under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Santiago Garcia Ramos (MEX), FIDE Lecturer. The technical Organizer will be IA Jorge Vega Fernandez (GUA). The lectures will be in Spanish language. [...]

Israeli players hopeful to participate in World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Saudi Arabia

Israeli players hopeful to participate in World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Saudi Arabia

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) is undertaking a huge effort to include Israeli players in the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships that take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 26th and 30th December 2017. Seven Israeli players hoping to attend the event have submitted visa requests, FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos told Reuters. [...]

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