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IM Irene Sukandar convincing winner of 4th World Online Women Blitz qualifier

IM Irene Sukandar convincing winner of 4th World Online Women Blitz qualifier

The prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 continued on Thursday, August 27th with the fourth qualifier tournament being played on the official FIDE Online platform. The 23 years old IM/ WGM Irene Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia) emerged a convincing winner with 10/11 points, leaving the runner-up, WIM Elena Tomilova (Russia) half a point behind. IM/ WGM Irina [...]

FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015 starting this week

FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015 starting this week

From 2nd to 15th of September Russia will host FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015. This event will be the second in 2015 and the 12th in the history of organization of international chess tournaments in Khanty-Mansiysk. The geography of the participating countries of the World Championships is quite extensive. Chess World Championships will gather [...]

GMs Zelcic, Palac and Ivanov tie for the first at 30th Schwarzacher Open 2015

GMs Zelcic, Palac and Ivanov tie for the first at 30th Schwarzacher Open 2015

The 30th Schwarzacher Open 2015 took place from August 22nd to August 29th, in Schwarzach im Pongau, Land Salzburg, Austria. 45 players from 12 different countries took part in the event, including 10 GMs. The tournament was played in 9-round Swiss FIDE format with tempo of play 90′/ 40 moves + 30′ + 30″. Grandmasters Robert [...]

Reigning TCEC champion Komodo leads Season 8 – Stage 1a

Reigning TCEC champion Komodo leads Season 8 – Stage 1a

The Top Chess Engine Championship TCEC Season 8 is in progress and eight rounds have already been completed. The reigning TCEC champion Komodo (3213) is shattering opposition. It has collected 7.0/8 points, leaving the nearest followers, Gull (3118) and Ginkgo (3066), a full point behind. This fact is especially interesting having in mind that Komodo plays this [...]

10th Mediterranean Individual Chess Championships (Beirut, Lebanon)

10th Mediterranean Individual Chess Championships (Beirut, Lebanon)

The Lebanese Chess Federation, on behalf of the FIDE, invites your Federation to participate in the 10th Mediterranean Individual Men and Women’s Chess Championships – Normal and Rapid chess, scheduled 15th (arrival) to 26th (departure) of October 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon. The Championships will be held under the patronage of FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

The 22nd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Festival consists of the Masters, Open, Juniors, Blitz, Family and Homeland Protectors tournaments. The main event is the 9-round Swiss Masters, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 5 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 5 Video

The 22nd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Festival consists of the Masters, Open, Juniors, Blitz, Family and Homeland Protectors tournaments. The main event is the 9-round Swiss Masters, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 4 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 4 Video

The 22nd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Festival consists of the Masters, Open, Juniors, Blitz, Family and Homeland Protectors tournaments. The main event is the 9-round Swiss Masters, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, [...]

43rd Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar – Results

43rd Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar – Results

From 21 to 26 July 2015 the 43rd Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was held, organized by the Chess Federation of Honduras and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer of the seminar was IA Santiago Garcia Ramos (MEX), FIDE Lecturer and the Assistant lecturer and Technical Organizer was IA Hector Mejia Espinal (HON). The [...]

World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2015 to be held in Berlin

World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2015 to be held in Berlin

The 2015 World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships are scheduled to take place from October 9-15, at the Bolle Meierei, in Berlin, Germany. The event is organized by FIDE in collaboration with AGON – the World’s Chess Federation’s commercial partner, and prize fund in total of $400,000 will be distributed to the winners. Live games blitz [...]

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