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Catalan Chess Circuit 2016

Catalan Chess Circuit 2016

The Catalan Grand Prix of International Open Chess Tournaments – Catalan Chess Circuit 2016 is a series of international open chess tournaments held from May to September. The Circuit Català is organized by the Catalan Chess Federation (FCE) and sponsored by the Catalan Sports Council of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The 23 tournaments which count [...]

Asian Continental Chess Championships 2016

Asian Continental Chess Championships 2016

The 2016 Asian Continental Chess Championships – Open and Women’s – will take place from 25th May to 5th June at the Uzbekistan Hotel in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Eligible to participate are players from FIDE Zones 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7. The tournament will be conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 [...]

Anatoly Karpov celebrates 65th birthday

Anatoly Karpov celebrates 65th birthday

On May 23, Anatoly Evgenyevich Karpov, the 12th World Champion, RCF Vice-President, and Russian State Duma Deputy, turned 65. Anatoly learned chess at the age of 4, like Capablanca. At 15 he became the youngest chess master in USSR. In 1969 the 18-year-old Karpov became junior world champion, confirming his status as of the biggest [...]

Timur Gareyev vs. Sweden 9,5-0,5

Timur Gareyev vs. Sweden 9,5-0,5

Grandmaster Timur Gareyev aka. Blindfold King made an impressive score in the simultaneous blindfolded chess exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday night. He won 9 of 10 games – and the most difficult task he had to beat was the pedals on the spinning bike – because both broke during the event! Gareyev had this [...]

Caissa award for Mariya Muzychuk

Caissa award for Mariya Muzychuk

The Women’s Commission (WOM) of the World Chess Federation is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Caissa award is Ms. Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine). She is 23 years old and has already achieved a number of significant results. 2015 was a very successful year for Maria. Some of her key highlights include: – [...]

Igor Kurnosov Memorial

Igor Kurnosov Memorial

A rapid tournament dedicated to the memory of GM Igor Kurnosov will be held from 26-28th May at the congress hall of the World Trade Center in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The stage of the Russian Rapid Grand-Prix is organized by the Russian Chess Federation, Chelyabinsk Chess Federation and Chelyabinsk Sports Ministry. The tournament format is 11-round [...]

Eltaj Safarli takes winner’s trophy in Nakhchivan Open

Eltaj Safarli takes winner’s trophy in Nakhchivan Open

Grandmaster Eltaj Safarli edged his compatriot Shakhriyar Mamedyarov on tie-break to claim the winner’s trophy in 2016 Nakhchivan Open. The two players completed the race with 7/9 points each. Safarli repeated the success from last year’s tournament. The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2016, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, took place from 9-19th [...]

In Memoriam – GM Dragan Paunovic

In Memoriam – GM Dragan Paunovic

Grandmaster Dragan Paunovic passed away after a heart attack at the age 55, a couple of days after completing the open tournament in LLucmajor. Several years ago Paunovic suffered heart attack during the Team Championship in Valjevo. He recovered after timely intervention. Paunovic was resident of La Coruna in Spain. He won many tournaments in [...]

Julio Granda Zuniga with crushing score in LLucmajor Open

Julio Granda Zuniga with crushing score in LLucmajor Open

Peruvian Grandmaster Julio Granda Zuniga completely dominated the 5th Open Internacional de LLucmajor that was held from 8-15th May at the Club Nautico de LLucmajor, Mallorca, Spain. Granda Zuniga finished the event with 8,5/9 points, conceding only one draw in the 2nd round and then proceeding to defeat a host of Grandmasters. With 2699,3 live [...]

Asian Chess Summit 2016

Asian Chess Summit 2016

The Asian Chess Federation cordially invites Presidents and Delegates of National Chess Federations in Asia to the Asian Chess Summit, a chess family gathering from 28th August to 1st September 2016 in Al Ain, UAE. The Asian Chess Summit encompasses the following: 28th August – Arrival 29th August – Asian Chess Symposium Asian Chess Development [...]

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