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Interview with Robert Houdart, Mark Lefler and GM Larry Kaufman

Interview with Robert Houdart, Mark Lefler and GM Larry Kaufman

Interview with video excerpts with the engine authors of TCEC

Upcoming FIDE Arbiters’ Seminars

Upcoming FIDE Arbiters’ Seminars

The list of the upcoming FIDE Arbiters’ Seminars, that have been scheduled, is as follows: MOROCCO, Agadir, 26-30 November 2017 (English, French and Arabic lang.) PAKISTAN, Karachi, 9-11 December 2017 (English lang.) INDIA, Guwahati, 28-30 December 2017 (English lang.) INDIA, Mumbai, 8-10 January 2018 (English lang.) THAILAND, Bangkok, 19-21 January 2018 (English lang.) RUSSIA, Moscow, [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Bangkok, Thailand

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Bangkok, Thailand

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 19 to 21 January 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, by the Thailand Chess Association, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Casto Abundo (PHI), FIDE Lecturer. The language of the Seminar will be English. The [...]

In Memoriam: GM Valeri Yandemirov

In Memoriam: GM Valeri Yandemirov

Russian Grandmaster Valeri Yandemirov (11.02.1963-16.11.2017) has passed away at the age of 55. International Grandmaster was one of the leading coaches of Tatarstan, with many strong players and young chess stars owing their success in sports to him. Valeri Petrovich was permanently friendly and responsive person with a colossal internal culture and wide range of [...]

16th Annual Turkey Bowl

16th Annual Turkey Bowl

The 16th Annual Turkey Bowl was organized by Boca Chess from 10-12th November at the Sawgrass Grand Hotel in Sunrise, Ft.Lauderdale, USA. The tournament format was 5-round Swiss in five sections: Open, U2100, U1700, U1450 and U1100. 203 players participated in all sections and the total prize fund was 9000 USD. GMs Yuniesky Quesada Perez [...]

VG: Magnus Carlsen plans to play in King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

VG: Magnus Carlsen plans to play in King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

“As I know there is no sports boycott against Saudi Arabia. Chess is global sport and is played all over the world.”

No hijab or abaya – Historical agreement for King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

No hijab or abaya – Historical agreement for King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

There will be no need to wear a hijab or abaya during the games, this will be a first for any sporting event in Saudi Arabia.

Magnus Carlsen: From Hamburg to St. Louis

Magnus Carlsen: From Hamburg to St. Louis

This week I was in Hamburg for our annual Play Live Challenge for Play Magnus.

Chess School Polimac

Chess School Polimac

The Chess School Polimac started its work in 2006 with 4 students in Club House Hotel Kilkenny as a part of Kilkenny Chess Club. The FIDE Trainer Darko Polimac originally from Croatia was very keen to put Kilkenny at the World Chess map and he did it. Since then Kilkenny is proud of 14 Irish [...]

Nigel Short first entry in King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships

Nigel Short first entry in King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships

Nigel Short is the first player who sent the signed confirmation for participation in King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, which will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between the 26th and 30th December 2017. Nigel Short (born 1 June 1965) is an English Grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator. Short [...]

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