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News ‘February, 2018’

16th Khazar Cup

16th Khazar Cup

The 16th Khazar Cup, International Chess Festival, will be organised from 27 February to 6 March 2018 in Anzali, Iran.The tournament is divided in 5 categories. The venue will be Anzali free zone. Top seeded players are GM Gadir Guseinov, GM Eltaj Safarli, GM Sergey Volkov, GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy etc.. live game with analysis will [...]

11th Tal Memorial in Museum of Russian Impressionism

11th Tal Memorial in Museum of Russian Impressionism

The 11th edition of the international tournament named after the 8th World Champion Mikhail Tal will be played in the Museum of Russian Impressionism (Moscow), one of the leading private museums in Russia. The tournament is a part of the international programme implemented by Russian Chess Federation (RCF) together with the Charitable Foundation of Elena [...]

Western Class Championships 2018

Western Class Championships 2018

The 25th Annual Western Class Championships will be held from March 2-4, 2018, at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys, California. The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. All sections have either 3-day (March 2-4) or 2-day (March 3-4) schedules to [...]

Chess – A Tool for Education and Health

Chess – A Tool for Education and Health

This new 48 page booklet is now freely available to download as a PDF from cis.fide.com. Chess – A Tool for Education and Health Booklet (PDF) In this new edition, we hope to disseminate throughout the worldwide chess community the benefits of education, health, as well as the use of chess in different social and [...]

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Kassel, Germany

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Kassel, Germany

The German Chess Federation in cooperation with FIDE and FIDE Events Commission is holding a seminar for the International Organizers from 22-24th June in Kassel, Germany. Lecturer is IO Horst Metzing and the lectures will be in German Language. Applications are accepted until May 10, 2018, to Olga Birkholz, Training Officer, olga.birkholz@t-online.de Regulations in German [...]

Amin Tabatabaei and Vladislav Kovalev leading in Aeroflot Open 2018

Amin Tabatabaei and Vladislav Kovalev leading in Aeroflot Open 2018

Seven rounds of the International chess festival Aeroflot Open 2018 are played in Moscow. The leader of the main tournament Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus) made a draw against Igor Lysyj (Russia). It allowed Amin Tabatabaei (Iran) to catch up with him after beating Krishnan Sasikiran (India). Kovalev and Tabatabaei have scored 5.5 points each. Vladislav Artemiev, [...]

Jon Ludvig Hammer is the winner in Kragerø Resort Chess 2018

Jon Ludvig Hammer is the winner in  Kragerø Resort Chess 2018

Kragerø Resort Chess 2018 was held from 21st to 25th February. 52 players took part in the A tournament. The winner is the top seed GM Jon Ludvig Hammer with 7,5 points out of 9. He was leading during the whole tournament and deserved his title. Second is IM Bragi Thorfinnsson with 7 points and [...]

Sergey Tiviakov is the winner in Bunratty 2018

Sergey Tiviakov is the winner in Bunratty 2018

The 2018 Bunratty Chess Festival was held from 23 to 25 February. The venue was Bunratty Castle Hotel. It was divided in 4 sections. Masters over 2000, Challengers 1600 to 1999, Major 1200 to 1599, Minor under 1200. It was a record breaking event in many ways but mainly in having the highest number of [...]

Masoud Mosadeghpour is the winner in 5th International Karun Cup

Masoud Mosadeghpour is the winner in 5th International Karun Cup

5th International Karun Cup was held from 17 to 24 February in Ahvaz-Golestan. The tournament was divided in 3 sections. Around 300 people took part in all the events. The winner is GM Masoud Mosadeghpour with 7 out of 9, followed by GM Shahin Lorparizangeneh and GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami with 6,5 points. final standings [...]

18th “Mediterranean flower” closed WGM tournament

18th “Mediterranean flower” closed WGM tournament

18th “Mediterranean flower” closed WGM tournament will be held from 24 February to 3 march in Rijeka. It will be 10 players round-robin tournament. Top seeded players are WIM Elena Tomilova, WGM Evgeniya Doluhanova, WGM Keti Tsatsalshvili etc… live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top [...]

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