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Andrey Filatov: My main goal is to make chess popular

Andrey Filatov: My main goal is to make chess popular

Three years ago, Russian businessman Andrey Filatov became the President of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF). Now he takes a step back to assess the work he and the RCF have accomplished in that time. In this interview with Sport Express, Mr. Filatov talks about how chess is experiencing a boom, both in Russia and [...]

FIDE Trainers’ Awards 2016

FIDE Trainers’ Awards 2016

The FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) is pleased to announce the ninth FIDE Trainer Awards and will continue by honouring the achievements of our most successful colleagues of 2016. There will be a judges’ panel consisting of seven (7) members, with reputation and knowledge in the field of training: JUDGE PANEL OF FIDE TRAINER AWARDS 1. [...]

In Memoriam – IM Cristina Adela Foisor

In Memoriam – IM Cristina Adela Foisor

The long-time Romanian top female player IM Cristina Adela Foisor passed away on 21st January at the age of 49. Foisor was five times Women’s Champion of Romania (from 1989 to 2013) and national record-holder with 13 appearances at the Women’s Chess Olympiads (from 1988 to 2016). After graduating the Faculty of Mathematics at the [...]

President of Moldova visits Central Chess Club in Moscow

President of Moldova visits Central Chess Club in Moscow

During the official visit to Russia, Igor Dodon, President of Moldova, visited the Central House of Chess Player and RCF Chess Museum. The delegation from Moldova also included Dumitru Bragis, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Andrei Neguta, Deputy of Moldovan Parliament and Member of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Commission, Irina Vlah, Head of Gagauzia, [...]

Bay Area Chess signs new coach

Bay Area Chess signs new coach

Bay Area Chess announced that GM Enrico Sevillano has officially joined BAC as full time coach. He will be coaching exclusively for BAC at the enrichment programs and other classes, and joins a coaching staff at BAC that also includes GM Naroditsky, GM Chirila, GM Izoria, IM Aleskerov and IM Kavutskiy. GM Sevillano has won [...]

In Memoriam – GM Ashot Anastasian

In Memoriam – GM Ashot Anastasian

Armenian Grandmaster Ashot Anastasian suddenly passed away on 26th December at the age of 52. Anastasian was one of the strongest players in the country, having won the Armenian Chess Championship eight times: 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1994, and 2005. As a member of the national team Anastasian had won two team bronze [...]

Fabiano Caruana has a new Manager

Fabiano Caruana has a new Manager

United States Chess Champion and number-two player in the world Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana is taking another step in furthering his already illustrious career. Team Caruana is excited to announce Chicago attorney Rhonda S. Coleman as Fabiano Caruana’s new manager. Coleman will draw on her experience in sports and entertainment and transactional law to spearhead Caruana’s [...]

Tunisia to consider bidding for 2022 Chess Olympiad

Tunisia to consider bidding for 2022 Chess Olympiad

The Tunisian Secretary of State for Sport welcomed African Chess Confederation President Lewis Ncube who is on a working visit to the country on the occasion of the conclusion of the African Junior Championship that took place from November 25 to December 4, 2016 in Hammamet. The meeting was attended by the Director General for [...]

Ju Wenjun wins Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix, qualifies for Women’s World Championship Match

Ju Wenjun wins Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix, qualifies for Women’s World Championship Match

The winner of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series 2015/16 is announced in Khanty-Mansiysk. Magnus Carlsen has proved that he is a real chess king by winning the WCCM on the tie-break against Sergey Karjakin thus defending the title of world chess champion and world No. 1. Meanwhile Ju Wenjun of China has showed a [...]

Sochi welcomes the World Schools Individual Championships

Sochi welcomes the World Schools Individual Championships

The World Schools Individual Championships starts on December 2, 2016 in Sochi. More than 400 young chess players from 30 countries will take part in the event, for the first time ever hosted in Russia. The opening ceremony will take place in the concert hall of the Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina in Sochi and is expected [...]

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