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FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships starting in Khanty-Mansiysk

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships starting in Khanty-Mansiysk

The participants of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships have arrived to Khanty-Mansiysk, the capital of Ugra. The players and their accompanying persons were greeted in the airport in a traditional Russian way – with songs, accordion playing and local Siberian treats – nuts and cranberries. The official press-center of the tournament talked [...]

World Chess Olympiad 2020 will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Ugra

World Chess Olympiad 2020 will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Ugra

The last round of 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku and the final session of FIDE General Assembly took place on 13th September. The main topic of the discussion of delegates of member countries of FIDE was choosing the city that will host the Chess Olympiad 2020. Khanty-Mansiysk was bidding as the candidate city. The [...]

Andrey Filatov: I consider my coaching debut a success

Andrey Filatov: I consider my coaching debut a success

The World Chess Olympiad in Baku concluded last week and Sport-Express published a big interview with RCF President Andrey Filatov. Russia’s men’s team won bronze medals. The women’s team, three-time Olympic champions, has ceded their title, having finished at 4th place. The President of the Russian Chess Federation, a well-known entrepreneur, has made his coaching [...]

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Baku – Results

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Baku – Results

A FIDE Seminar for International Organizers was held from 3-5th September at the“ Crystal Hall” in Baku during the 42nd Chess Olympiad. The objective of the Seminar was to educate and certify Organizers on an international basis. Topics in the seminar covered the latest regulations of Events Commission (Mission, Members, Events Regulations, Bid Procedure, Ratings [...]

USA and China take gold in Baku Chess Olympiad

USA and China take gold in Baku Chess Olympiad

The United States of America have won their first Olympic gold medals since 1976 after a grueling and exciting last round. Despite clearly outrating opponents and neighbors Canada, they could only manage a 2.5-1.5 win. This gave rivals Ukraine a chance to overtake them on tie-breaks; they did put in a spirited performance, culminating in [...]

Chess Olympiad 2016 LIVE!

Chess Olympiad 2016 LIVE!

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Serbian Open Chess Championship 2016

Serbian Open Chess Championship 2016

Chess Federation of Serbia and Novi Sad Chess Union are organizing the 2016 Serbian Open Chess Championship from 6-13th November in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Championship is supported by the Novi Sad Department for Sport and Youth and the playing venue is SPENS small hall. SPENS takes a special place in the chess history as [...]

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 3 Video

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 3 Video

In the Women section the world champion Hou Yifan made a debut in this Olympiad and won her game, but this was not sufficient for the top seeded China to beat Vietnam. Thi Mai Hung Nguyen leveled the score by defeating Zhao Xue – all highlights here. Video by Vijay Kumar

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 1 Video

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 1 Video

The long anticipated 42nd World Chess Olympiad began today at the beautiful Baku Chrystal Hall with the games of the first round. A record breaking 180 teams compete in the Open Section, while the Women Section has 140 teams participating. Video by Vijay Kumar

Baku Chess Olympiad Opening Ceremony – Videos

Baku Chess Olympiad Opening Ceremony – Videos

The 42nd Chess Olympiad was opened with a solemn but highly entertaining ceremony, held at the Baku National Gymnastics Arena, attended by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and other delegates, world chess champions as well as various state and government officials. [...]

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