Azerbaijan national team will not compete in the World Team Chess Championship, scheduled to start 18th April in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia, azerisport.com reported. The World Team Chess Championship is held at two-yearly intervals in the first six months of each odd year. The FIDE World Team Championship is the sequel to the Continental Team Championships and [...]
Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran of Chennai will become the fifth Indian chess player to receive the prestigious Padma Shri Award on January 26, 2015, at Delhi during the Republic Day celebrations. Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in India. The latest big assignment of Sasikiran is he is one of the trainers of five [...]
The Armenian Chess Federation is organizing an international open chess tournament, dedicated to the memory of GM Karen Asrian, which will take place on June 15-25, 2015, in the prominent resort town of Jermuk. All interested chess players can participate in the 9-round Swiss tournament. GM Karen Grigoryan was the winner of the 7th Asrian [...]
The Gibraltar Chess Festival 2015 is going to take place 26 January – 5 February in the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar. The long traditions of the festival, the fantastic organization, and the hefty 175 000 pounds prize fund have attracted many of the top world grandmasters. Veselin Topalov, whose current ELO is exactly 2800 (making him [...]
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The University of Economics (UE) Katowice organized the AMP Chess Tournament 2015 on 10-12th January 2015 at the Park Hotel Diamond**** in Zabrze, Poland. The event was played under the patronage of Małgorzata Mańka–Szulik, Mayor of Zabrze, Tomasz Delega, President of the Polish Chess Federation and Paweł Więcek, President of the Silestian Chess Federation. The [...]
In this day and age, playing in long lasting tournaments is quite hard for chess enthusiasts. Routine working obligations rarely give them permission to take part in tournaments, even if they really look forward to participating. Even chess trainers or instructors usually cannot play, because of their training duties. Therefore, most of them play online, [...]
International Master Gillian Bwalya today became the latest Zambian to win the Zimbabwe Open Chess Championships which was hosted at Holiday Inn Harare and sponsored by Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa.
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Andrew Kayonde was the best performing Zambian player in the open section of the just ended Africa Individual Chess Championships that were held in Windhoek, Namibia in mid December 2014.