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Vasily Filipenko: We support FIDE program “1 billion smart people”

Vasily Filipenko: We support FIDE program “1 billion smart people”

The Mayor of Khanty-Mansiysk and the President of Ugra Chess Federation Vasily Filipenko attended the laying out of the “Chess Stars Alley” on the second rest day of FIDE Grand Prix. This presented an opportunity for a quick chat. Goran Urosevic: Khanty-Mansiysk is again hosting a big chess tournament and a lot of attention in [...]

Andrey Filatov: Forbes overrates me

Andrey Filatov: Forbes overrates me

In February 2014, a man on the Forbes list became head of the Russian Chess Federation. We took a pause and then invited ourselves to a meeting with 43-year-old Andrey Filatov. The billionaire invited us to the Chess Museum on Gogolevsky Boulevard, which had been restored at his expense. We looked around: Q: Is there [...]

In Memoriam – Joaquim Durão

In Memoriam – Joaquim Durão

We have been sadly informed that Portuguese International Master Joaquim Durão passed away today, at the age of 84. Mr. Durão was the first Portuguese player to win the title of International Master in 1975 and represented the country in 10 Chess Olympiads. He was 13 times Portuguese Chess Champion and President of the Portuguese [...]

Arkadij Naiditsch to play for Azerbaijan

Arkadij Naiditsch to play for Azerbaijan

Top rated German chess player Arkadij Naiditsch is set to change the federation and play for Azerbaijan in the future, Stefan Loffler reports for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Naiditsch is the only German player rated over 2700 FIDE and he defeated the World Champion Magnus Carlsen twice in six months. Naiditsch has long been at [...]

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen: Ugra Chess Academy is a fantastic place

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen: Ugra Chess Academy is a fantastic place

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen, FIDE Vice-President and Chairman of the Appeals Committee for the Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk, has kindly accepted the invitation to speak to the press. – Javier, you’ve been to Russia before, what are your impressions about Khanty-Mansiysk? – Yes, I have already been here before, I visited Khanty-Mansiysk for the Chess Olympiad. [...]

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China confirms domination, wins World Team Championship 2015

China confirms domination, wins World Team Championship 2015

The national team of China continued its global domination by securing the gold medal at the FIDE World Team Chess Championship in Tsakhkadzor, having previously won the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso. Earlier, China had three silver medals from the World Team Championships in 2005, 2011 and 2013. In 2005 they were on the brink [...]

Margaret Murphy about Electoral Commission: “I had a stack of emails almost one foot high”

Margaret Murphy about Electoral Commission: “I had a stack of emails almost one foot high”

Margaret Murphy is the President of the US Virgin Islands Chess Federation and served as member of the Appeals Committee for the FIDE Women’s World Championship in Sochi. In the first part of the interview she shared her impressions about the championship, the venue, the visit of Russian Prime Minister, and involvement of women in [...]

GM Humpy Koneru to lead India at FIDE World Women’s Team Championship 2015

GM Humpy Koneru to lead India at FIDE World Women’s Team Championship 2015

The World Women’s Team Championship is organized by the Chinese Chess Federation and FIDE from 18-29th April, 2015, in Chengdu, China. The championship will be played in round robin system with 9 rounds. Each team will play against with all other teams. Colors and starting numbers will be drawn at opening ceremony or technical meeting. Tournament website/ LIVE games with [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Final Game 1

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Final Game 1

The final match of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship started in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on April 2. Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Natalia Pogonina (Russia) are competing for the chess crown in a 4-game match with classical time control (90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, [...]

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