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Clarification by Saudi Chess Association

Clarification by Saudi Chess Association

Saudi Chess Association (SCA), is officially recognized by the Saudi Olympic Committee and is a full member of FIDE, Asian Chess Federation as well as Arab Chess Federation.

WGM Elisabeta Polihroniade passes away

WGM Elisabeta Polihroniade passes away

Condolences to her family and Romanian chess

Continental President for America Jorge Vega commens on Andrey Filatov’s interview

Continental President for America Jorge Vega commens on Andrey Filatov’s interview

I appreciate very much the work Mr. Ilyumzhinov has done in the past as FIDE President, I cannot forget how he rescued FIDE from its financial problems in 1995 and how much he has spent from his own pocket for chess, nevertheless our main obligation is with FIDE as an institution and we must protect it from anything that may harm its work.

Andrey Filatov: Main aims are to win Candidates Tournament and Chess Olympiad

Andrey Filatov: Main aims are to win Candidates Tournament and Chess Olympiad

President of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) Andrey Filatov talks to “R-Sport” special correspondent Oleg Bogatov, summing up the past chess year and outlining the key tasks for 2016: to win the Candidates’ Tournament in Moscow in March and the World Chess Olympiad in Baku in August. He also speaks about the specifics of the [...]

Agon: World Chess Championship Match 2016 to take place in US as planned

Agon: World Chess Championship Match 2016 to take place in US as planned

Today, Russian Sports News Agency (R-Sport) published an interview with Andrey Filatov, President of the Russian Chess Federation, where he stated that ‘talks to hold the 2016 World Chess Championship Match in the US are on hold’. Agon, which holds rights to organize the match, would like to inform the media that statement by RCF [...]

Happy New Year and happy new January rating list

Happy New Year and happy new January rating list

January 2016 rating list and overview of top 10 players

Sport-Express: Interview with Andrey Filatov

Sport-Express: Interview with Andrey Filatov

All in all, this was a wonderful year for Russian chess. Two players from our country utilized the very last chance and qualified for the Candidates tournament – Karjakin won the World Cup, and Svidler was the runner-up. Tomashevsky and Jakovenko won two FIDE Grand Prix tournaments. Grischuk, Kramnik, and Nepomniachtchi won medals of the World Rapid and Blitz championships.

JAPFA ASEAN Chess Championships 2015 – Grandmaster Norm for Champion

JAPFA ASEAN Chess Championships 2015 – Grandmaster Norm for Champion

This event supported by JAPFA at the end of the year is the third edition and will see the participation of chess players representing ASEAN nations.

Moma Vucicevic Memorial Tournament

Moma Vucicevic Memorial Tournament

The first Moma Vucicevic Memorial was held on 13th December at the Hotel Metropol in Belgrade, Serbia. The 15-round blitz tournament with the time control 3′+2” was dedicated to the memory of FM Moma Vucicevic who passed away last year at the age of 46. Vucicevic was former U14 champion of Yugoslavia, captain of the [...]

2016 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting

2016 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting

The 2016 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting will be held in Madrid, in the period 10 to 13 June 2016. The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission would like to thank very much the Spanish Chess Federation for hosting the Meeting. Federations and individuals who are interested to send proposals to be discussed in the Meeting and in [...]

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