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FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting in Madrid, Spain

FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting in Madrid, Spain

The FIDE Arbiter’s Commission held its 2016 Councilors’ Meeting in Madrid, Spain, in the period 10 to 13 June. The Spanish Chess Federation was superb host for this important event. Spanish Chess Federation representatives included President Javier Ochoa and Secretary Ramon Padulles. FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Chairman Takis Nikolopoulos and the members of the Arbiters’ Commission [...]

World Champion Magnus Carlsen to play in Baku Chess Olympiad

World Champion Magnus Carlsen to play in Baku Chess Olympiad

The Norwegian Chess Federation has announced today the lineups for the upcoming World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will spearhead the men’s team and use the competition to shape the form before the World Championship Match in New York. Open section: GM Magnus Carlsen GM Jon Ludvig Hammer GM Aryan Tari [...]

Johann Hjartarson is champion of Iceland

Johann Hjartarson is champion of Iceland

The 2016 Icelandic Chess Championship was held from 31st May to 11th June at the Tónlistarskóli in Seltjarnarness. Twelve players with the average elo 2403 competed in the round robin tournament. Former World Championship candidate GM Johann Hjartarson finished clear first with 8,5/11 points to claim his 6th title of national champion. Previously he won [...]

Teplice Open 2016

Teplice Open 2016

SK Teplice is holding its 11th International Chess Tournament from 11-19th June at the House of Culture in Teplice, Czech Republic. 179 players from 30 countries are competing in the 9-round Swiss event. Among them are 17 Grandmasters and 23 International Masters. The total prize fund is 170.000,- CZK. Official website Participants: 1 GM Movsesian [...]

Serbia set for 2016 Chess Olympiad

Serbia set for 2016 Chess Olympiad

The Serbian Chess Federation has announced the complete lineups for the 42nd FIDE Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. Men’s team: GM Ivan Ivanišević, GM Robert Markuš, GM Nikola Sedlak, GM Aleksandar Inđić, GM Miroslav Marković. Captain is GM Slavoljub Marjanović. Women’s team: WGM Jovana Vojinović, Adela Velikić, WGM Irina Chelushkina, WIM Ljilja Drljević and WIM [...]

Aleksei Pridorozhni stormed through Nezhmetdinov Memorial

Aleksei Pridorozhni stormed through Nezhmetdinov Memorial

Aleksei Pridorozhni, Grandmaster from Surgut in Ugra, convincingly won the 38th Nezhmetdinov Cup that was held from May 31st to June 8th at the Central Chess School in Kazan, Russia. Pridorozhni signed 8 points from nine rounds, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. Full standings below. The tournament with the 10,000 EUR prize [...]

FIDE Commission for Disabled (DIS) meeting in Tallinn

FIDE Commission for Disabled (DIS) meeting in Tallinn

The FIDE Commission for the Disabled (DIS) held its first meeting for 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia on 2-3rd June. The main topic was the discussion on new regulations of FIDE DIS events and standardization of all DIS events with FIDE requirements. The final drafts will be submitted for approval during the next FIDE Congress in [...]

Russia-China friendly match starts in Moscow

Russia-China friendly match starts in Moscow

The traditional match between the national chess teams of Russia and China starts in Moscow. The opening ceremony of the friendship tournament, which was established in 2001, was held on 10 June 2016 at the Botvinnik Central House of Chess (14/1 Gogolevski Boulevard). Game dates: June 11-15. Games will begin at 3pm Moscow time. The [...]

Emilio Cordova is 2016 American Champion

Emilio Cordova is 2016 American Champion

Emilio Cordova from Peru is crowned American Continental Champion after winning the tournament in El Salvador with 9,0/11 points. The 2016 Continental Championship was held from 28th May to 5th June, 2016, at the CIFCO in San Salvador, El Salvador. On the shared second place are Aleksandr Lenderman (USA) and Anton Kovalyov (Canada) with 8,5 [...]

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