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The Telegraph corrects error on Panama Papers

The Telegraph corrects error on Panama Papers

Representatives of the UK newspaper The Telegraph have confirmed that President of the Russian Chess Federation and Vice-President of FIDE Andrey Filatov is not associated with Telecom Ltd Express, a company mentioned in the article Chess Drawn in the Panama Papers Scandal, and apologized for the error. Earlier the online version of the newspaper published [...]

In Memoriam – GM Arturo Pomar

In Memoriam – GM Arturo Pomar

The Spanish Chess Federation is saddened to inform that the legendary Grandmaster Arturo Pomar Salamanca passed away at the age 84 after a long ilness. Born in 1931 in Palma de Mallorca, Pomar excelled in chess at the early age and was considered a child prodigy in the 1940s. At the age of 13 he [...]

Asian Chess Summit 2016

Asian Chess Summit 2016

The Asian Chess Federation cordially invites Presidents and Delegates of National Chess Federations in Asia to the Asian Chess Summit, a chess family gathering from 28th August to 1st September 2016 in Al Ain, UAE. The Asian Chess Summit encompasses the following: 28th August – Arrival 29th August – Asian Chess Symposium Asian Chess Development [...]

GM Valentin Iotov joins the Chessdom team

GM Valentin Iotov joins the Chessdom team

All games of Carlsen and Karjakin in 2016 with commentary

Vladimir Putin awards a medal to Andrey Filatov

Vladimir Putin awards a medal to Andrey Filatov

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on awarding the President of the Russian Chess Federation and FIDE Vice President Andrey Filatov with a medal of Class 2 Order For Merit to the Fatherland, for merits in development of physical culture and sports, and long-standing commitment and diligent work. The document – decree No 225 [...]

Australian Teams for the Baku Chess Olympiad

Australian Teams for the Baku Chess Olympiad

Jamie Kenmure informs about the lineups of the Australian teams for the 42nd Chess Olympiad to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Open: 1.GM David Smerdon 2.GM Zong-Yuan Zhao 3.IM Moulthun Ly 4.IM Anton Smirnov 5.GM Max Illingworth Women: 1.WIM Heather Richards 2.WIM Giang Nguyen 3.WIM Emma Guo 4.WIM Biljana Dekic 5.WIM Alexandra Jule

FIDE Zonal Championships in Africa

FIDE Zonal Championships in Africa

FIDE Zone 4.2 had their championships at the same time as Zone 4.3 and this event was held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Changes in FIDE Grand Prix

Changes in FIDE Grand Prix

FIDE has announced on Twitter the changes in the format for the upcoming 2016-2017 Grand Prix. The series will consist of four tournaments as before, but the field will be expanded to 24 participants. Another novelty is that the each stage will be played as 9-round Swiss event. The series will be organized by AGON. [...]

Paul Truong interview by Chris Torres

Paul Truong interview by Chris Torres

Chris Torres, President of Chess & Music Academy in Northern California, conducted an interview with Paul Truong, Coach & Chief Strategist of Webster University #1 ranked Collegiate Chess program. Chris Torres: Congratulations on winning the Final Four for the 6th consecutive time. That is impressive. Paul Truong: Thank you. The credits have to go to [...]

Grand Chess Tour 2016 participants list

Grand Chess Tour 2016 participants list

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