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U16 Youth Chess Olympiad LIVE!

U16 Youth Chess Olympiad LIVE!

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Dutch Open Chess 2016 LIVE!

Dutch Open Chess 2016 LIVE!

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German Women’s Masters 2016

German Women’s Masters 2016

The German Chess Federation, ZMDI Chess Festival Dresden and UKA Meissen are organizing the German Masters 2016 from 30th July to 7th August in Dresden. The tournament will be a ten-player round robin with top German female players and will serve as a good warm-up for the Chess Olympiad in Baku. Participants: Elisabeth Pähtz, IM, [...]

Magnus Carlsen crowned with txapela in Bilbao

Magnus Carlsen crowned with txapela in Bilbao

World champion Magnus Carlsen was crowned with the traditional txapela, a winner’s symbol in this region, at the closing ceremony of the 9th Bilbao Grand Slam Masters Final. With four wins, one loss and five draws on the scoreboard, Carlsen has secured clear first place with a round to spare. In the last 10th round [...]

13 players in the lead of Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament 2016

13 players in the lead of Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament 2016

Four Emiratis, 9 others lead in Maktoum Bin Hamdan Cup International Junior Chess Tournament Candidate Masters Sultan Al Zaabi and Omran Al Hosani continue to show fine form in 110-player Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament Top 14 standings after round 3 1 Rahul Srivatshav P IND 2273 3 2 FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman BAN 2157 3 [...]

Ivanchuk, Gelfand to miss Chess Olympiad, Hjartarson making a comeback

Ivanchuk, Gelfand to miss Chess Olympiad, Hjartarson making a comeback

Ukraine will compete in the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku without Vassily Ivanchuk, the long time national team leader. Ivanchuk debuted for the USSR in 1988 in Thessaloniki where he was the 2nd reserve. Already in 1990 in Novi Sad he played the top board for USSR. Both times the team won the gold medal. [...]

Evgeny Postny to play in next Rilton Cup

Evgeny Postny to play in next Rilton Cup

The Israeli player Evgeny Postny, 35 years of age, is the first 2600+ player to sign up for Rilton Cup 2016/2017 which will be played between December 27th and January 5th. GM Evgeny Postny has 2632 in ELO and will surely be among the favorites to win the trophy. By Ingemar Falk It’s more than [...]

2016 Arbiters’ Awards

2016 Arbiters’ Awards

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission has the pleasure to announce the nominees of the 2016 Arbiters’ Awards. The requirements for the Arbiters to be awarded were: (a) to have obtained the IA title before 1981 (35 years of service as an IA) (b) to have worked as an Arbiter in at least three (3) FIDE Major [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Baku, Azerbaijan

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Baku, Azerbaijan

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 3 to 9 September 2016, during the 42nd World Chess Olympiad, in Baku, Azerbaijan, by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, in cooperation with the Azerbaijan Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ [...]

World Champion Magnus Carlsen to play in Baku Chess Olympiad

World Champion Magnus Carlsen to play in Baku Chess Olympiad

The Norwegian Chess Federation has announced today the lineups for the upcoming World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will spearhead the men’s team and use the competition to shape the form before the World Championship Match in New York. Open section: GM Magnus Carlsen GM Jon Ludvig Hammer GM Aryan Tari [...]

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