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“The Thinkers” by David Llada

“The Thinkers” by David Llada

Quality Chess is delighted to announce the publication of the book The Thinkers, by the world’s premier chess photographer, David Llada. Quality Chess has since our inception in 2004 worked tirelessly on producing chess books of high quality, no matter if they are opening books, training books or biographies, whether they are aimed at high [...]

Jorge Szmetan Memorial in Buenos Aires

Jorge Szmetan Memorial in Buenos Aires

The Magistral Memorial Jorge Szmetan was held from 16-27th April at the Néstor Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 12-player round robin tournament had the average elo of 2516, for the 11th FIDE category. The event was organized by Dr. Ricardo Costianosky and the tournament director was legendary GM Oscar Panno. Grandmaster Diego [...]

10th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament

10th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament

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 20-30, 2017, in the prominent resort town of Jermuk. All interested chess players can participate in the 9-round Swiss tournament. The total prize fund is equivalent to 22,500 US dollars. [...]

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov creates “Kirsan Fund”

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov creates “Kirsan Fund”

The following press-release was issued by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov today. Dear chess friends! We have done a great job together: united the chess world, increased the number of national federations and official tournaments, attracted new technologies and increased interest in the ancient game. We set an ambitious task to bring the number of chess players to [...]

Dubai Open Chess Tournament kicks off with stunning upsets

Dubai Open Chess Tournament kicks off with stunning upsets

The 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament–Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup got off to an explosive start with Monday’s actioned-packed, first-round games producing two stunning upsets at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Official website/ Live games Archive: Dubai Open 2016/ Dubai Open 2015 A new record number of 216 players from 43 countries are taking [...]

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 [...]

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