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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 [...]

Serbia set for 2016 Chess Olympiad

Serbia set for 2016 Chess Olympiad

The Serbian Chess Federation has announced the complete lineups for the 42nd FIDE Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. Men’s team: GM Ivan Ivanišević, GM Robert Markuš, GM Nikola Sedlak, GM Aleksandar Inđić, GM Miroslav Marković. Captain is GM Slavoljub Marjanović. Women’s team: WGM Jovana Vojinović, Adela Velikić, WGM Irina Chelushkina, WIM Ljilja Drljević and WIM [...]

English teams for the 2016 Chess Olympiad announced

English teams for the 2016 Chess Olympiad announced

The 42nd FIDE Chess Olympiad starts on September 2nd in Baku, Azerbaijan. The English Chess Federation has announced the teams for Open and Women’s section. The Open team comprises Michael Adams, David Howell, Nigel Short, Luke McShane, and Gawain Jones. The non-playing captain will be Malcolm Pein. The Women’s team comprises Jovanka Houska, Dagne Ciuksyte, [...]

Viktor Korchnoi passes away (update 4)

Viktor Korchnoi passes away (update 4)

RIP Grandmaster

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Baku, Azerbaijan

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Baku, Azerbaijan

The FIDE Events Commission is holding a Seminar for International Organizers from 3-5th September during the 42nd Chess Olympiad at the “Crystal Hall” in Baku, Azerbaijan. Successful Seminar’s attendees will grant a FIDE IO Norm necessary for the FIDE IO title application. Detailed International Organizers Titles Regulations. Schedule: Saturday 3rd September 09:30 to 13:00 Seminar [...]

Irish teams for 2016 Chess Olympiad

Irish teams for 2016 Chess Olympiad

The Irish teams for the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Baku have been finalised. The Men’s (Open) team is as follows: Alexander Baburin, Mark Heidenfeld, Stephen Jessel, Conor O’Donnell and Colm Daly. The Women’s team is as follows: Diana Mirza, Alice O’Gorman, Poornima J.Menon, Karina Kruk, and Gearodin Ui Laighleis. ICU website Excerpt from the comment [...]

Andrey Filatov: We are just at the start of a long journey

Andrey Filatov: We are just at the start of a long journey

On June 1, the International Children’s Day, Dagomys will host another final of White Castle, a team chess tournament for schools. For the second consecutive year, foreign teams will participate in the final along with Russian schoolchildren. This year the tournament will welcome more youngsters from abroad, and the RCF takes special pride in succeeding [...]

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 [...]

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