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China-Russia match in Qinhuangdao

China-Russia match in Qinhuangdao

The traditional friendly match between China and Russia is taking place from 26th May to 1st June in Qinhuangdao, China. The match consists of one round of classical chess and two rounds of blitz. Team compositions: Men Russia: Maxim Matlakov (2704), Sanan Sjugirov (2663), Kirill Alekseenko (2625), Andrey Esipenko (2587), Alexey Sarana (2587), coach – [...]

Huge turnout for Silver Lake Chess Festival 2018

Huge turnout for Silver Lake Chess Festival 2018

One month before the start of the Silver Lake Chess Festival 2018 there are already 220 registered participants from 23 countries. Among them are 68 titled players, including 18 Grandmasters and 21 International Masters. The Organizing Committee is preparing a rich programme for all ages and playing levels: – Open “A”, tournament for players rated over [...]

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is following closely the situation in FIDE

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is following closely the situation in FIDE

In a recent letter-reply to GM Kevin Spraggett, concerning the US sanctions against Kirsan Ilyumhinov, the FIDE Deputy President Mr. Georgios Makropoulos dropped a bombshell by mentioning the following: “FIDE board members have also seen the letter FIDE received from the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), regarding the current situation in FIDE, [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Guelph, Ontario, Canada

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Guelph, Ontario, Canada

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 10 to 12 August 2018 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, by the Chess Federation of Canada and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Hal Bond (CAN), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will be IA Aris Marghetis (CAN), Secretary of the FIDE Arbiters’ [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Oran, Algeria

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Oran, Algeria

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 29 to 30 June 2018 in Oran, Algeria, by the Algerian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Auberge de Jeunes Cap Falcon, in Oran. The Lecturer will be IA Stephane Escafre (FRA), FIDE Lecturer and [...]

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship 2018

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship 2018

European Chess Union (ECU) and Romanian Chess Federation have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to ECU to participate in the 18th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship which will be held from 31st July to 5th August 2018 in the city of Oradea, Romania. The 18th European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championships [...]

Behgjet Pacolli still hasn’t decided to join Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket

Behgjet Pacolli still hasn’t decided to join Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket

“Of course they have proposed my name, but I did not take any decision,”

Global Chess Festival 2018 – Chess Connects Us

Global Chess Festival 2018 – Chess Connects Us

The 4th edition of the annual Global Chess Festival (GCF) will be held on Saturday October 13th, 2018. This year’s festival in Budapest will take place in the breathtaking location of the Hungarian National Gallery. As in previous years, a wide range of activities will be organised, all with chess as the main theme. “Our [...]

FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018

FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018

The 2nd FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018 will be held from 21 June (arrival) to 25 June (departure) 2018 at the Sports Palace in Minsk, Belarus. There is no limit of participants per federation in each of the categories ‐ U8, U10, and U12 (boys and girls). A player must not [...]

INTERNET based FIDE Seminar for International Organizers

INTERNET based FIDE Seminar for International Organizers

The INTERNET based FIDE Seminar for International Organizers is set to take place from 18-21st June, 2018. 1. Participation: Up to 30 participants (by priority) from all Continents. Deadline for registrations is Thursday 14th June 2018 2. Schedule: • Monday, 18th June 17:00 to 20:00 Seminar (Part 1) Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 02:00 hour [...]

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