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News ‘September, 2018’

An Indian and Colombian engagement at the Batumi Olympiad

An Indian and Colombian engagement at the Batumi Olympiad

Niklesh Jain of India proposes to Angela Franco of Colombia minutes before the start of 2nd round of the Batumi Olympiad 2018! It was a surprise for Angela, while Niklesh had planned it all! An amazing moment not just for Niklesh and Angela but the chess community in general. A Colombian got engaged to an [...]

Chess Olympiad 2018 LIVE!

Chess Olympiad 2018 LIVE!

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Chess Olympiad Brilliancy Prize

Chess Olympiad Brilliancy Prize

The NNLE and The Organizing Committee of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad are pleased to announce the special “Olympiad Brilliancy Prize” awards. The prize for the most brilliant game will be awarded after each of the 11 rounds. All players are encouraged to submit their game for consideration for the daily prize to BatumiOlympiad@gmail.com Every [...]

Vladislav Artemiev Wins 40th Rashid Nezhmetdinov Memorial in Kazan

Vladislav Artemiev Wins 40th Rashid Nezhmetdinov Memorial in Kazan

The 40th Rashid Nezhmetdinov Memorial, a stage of the Russian Cup, finished in Kazan. 108 chess players from 7 national chess federations, including 20 grandmasters, took part in the tournament. Vladislav Artemiev from Kazan won the tournament having scored 7 points out of 9 and edged out Tigran Harutyunian (Armenia) who took the second place. [...]

England supports the Presidential ticket of Georgios Makropoulos

England supports the Presidential ticket of Georgios Makropoulos

At an ECF Board meeting held on 20th September the ECF Board decided by a clear majority to support the Presidential ticket of Georgios Makropoulos in the FIDE Presidential elections to be held alongside the Chess Olympiad at Batumi on 3rd October. The Board felt it was paramount to support a strong ticket with English [...]

Vladimir Putin with Russian national chess teams

Vladimir Putin with Russian national chess teams

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with members of Russian national chess teams who are currently training in Sochi ahead of the Chess Olympiad. The President wished the players success at the upcoming 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi. They also had a short conversation about promoting chess in Russia and training a new generation of chess [...]

Chess Olympiad 2018 (women)

Chess Olympiad 2018 (women)

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European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018

European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018

European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 5th-9th December 2018, in hotel Aleksandar Palace, in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia. The event will start with European Blitz Chess Championship 2018, which will take place on 6th and 7th of December, and will be played according to the Swiss system, in 11 paired rounds, with [...]

World’s Elite Chess Players Battle in Champions Showdown at the Saint Louis Chess Club

World’s Elite Chess Players Battle in Champions Showdown at the Saint Louis Chess Club

Over four days of exciting Chess 960, also known as Fischer Random, fans enjoyed watching ten of the strongest chess players in the world dazzle with their creativity and skill during 6 rapid and 14 blitz games. During the event, each player faced the same opponent in head-to-head matches, including former world champions Garry Kasparov [...]

Stockfish dominates TCEC Premier Division

Stockfish dominates TCEC Premier Division

Houdini ahead in the race for silver

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