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Pia Cramling: I would love if the championship would be held every year

Pia Cramling: I would love if the championship would be held every year

Pia Cramling was eliminated in the semifinal of the FIDE Women’s World Championship, but is still happy with her overall performance and the choice of the venue. With emotions still running high minutes after finishing the tie-break, Pia started talking about the games even before we had a chance to start the recorder. Pia Cramling: [...]

39th Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar – Results

39th Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar – Results

From 9 to 14 March 2015 the 39th Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was held, organized by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer of the Seminar was IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer and Technical Organizer was IA Mihail [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Cairo, Egypt

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Cairo, Egypt

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar and a Refreshing Course for Arbiters is going to be organized from 8 to 12 May 2015 in Cairo, Egypt, by the Egyptian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Santana Hotel in Cairo. The Lecturer will be IA Geurt Gijssen (NED), [...]

VMCG-Schachfestival to take place in Lueneburg

VMCG-Schachfestival to take place in Lueneburg

The VMCG Chess Festival is scheduled to take place from 15-23rd August, 2015, in Lueneburg, a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. The venue of play is the 4-Star Seminaris Hotel****, Soltauer Straße 3, 21335 Lüneburg, while the main tournament sponsor is VMCG (Vanhoff Management Consulting AG). The event will be split into three tournaments: [...]

Chess an official sport with the European Universities Sports Association

Chess an official sport with the European Universities Sports Association

On Saturday 28th March, in Zagreb, Croatia the memorandum between the European Universities Sports Association (EUSA) and the European Chess Union (ECU) was signed. The memorandum represents the inclusion of chess in the official sports program of the EUSA annual events. Chess is the 19th sport included in EUSA competitions. The agreement was signed during [...]

Dragan Bozilov tops 141st MGU Open 2015

Dragan Bozilov tops 141st MGU Open 2015

The 141st MGU Open 2015 was held on 28-29th March, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev under the auspices of the University of mining and geology “St Ivan Rilski” Sofia,  Chess Club “An Pasan” and “Zora” Trading Company in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated [...]

Urii Eliseev and Daria Charochkina are new Moscow Champions

Urii Eliseev and Daria Charochkina are new Moscow Champions

The final events of the Moscow Chess Championships for men and women were held from 14-22nd March at the Russian State Social University. In the men section GM Urii Eliseev and IM David Paravyan shared the first place with 6,5/9 points each. Eliseev is declared winner on better tie-break. The bronze medal was also decided [...]

Philadelphia Open 2015

Philadelphia Open 2015

The 9th Annual Philadelphia Open will be held over the Easter weekend from April 1-5, 2014, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. The Open section has a 5-day schedule (April 1-5), 9-round [...]

33rd Andorra Chess Open St. Gothard 2015

33rd Andorra Chess Open St. Gothard 2015

The 33rd Andorra Chess Open St. Gothard is scheduled to take place from 18th to 26th July, 2015, in Hotel Sant Gothard**** – Erts (La Massana) Andorra. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. The prize fund in the amount of 10,500 € will be awarded as [...]

Martin Metev wins 140th MGU Open 2015

Martin Metev wins 140th MGU Open 2015

The 140th MGU Open 2015 was held on 21-22nd March, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev under the auspices of the University of mining and geology “St Ivan Rilski” Sofia,  Chess Club “An Pasan” and “Zora” Trading Company in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated [...]

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