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Ernesto Inarkiev winner of Moscow Blitz Cup

Ernesto Inarkiev winner of Moscow Blitz Cup

On the International Chess Day, July 20, National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (NRU MGSU) hosted Moscow Blitz Cup dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of NRU MGSU President Valery Telichenko. Organizers: Chess Federation of Moscow with the support of a joint-stock company Vector Capital Partners. Tournament’s director: Zarif Safoev. Chief Arbiter: IA Artem [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Harare, Zimbabwe

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Harare, Zimbabwe

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 22 to 25 August 2017 in Harare, Zimbabwe, by the Zimbabwe Chess Federation, in cooperation with the African Chess Confederation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Rainbow Towers Hotel, in Harare. The Lecturer will be IA Hassan [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Bhubaneswar, India

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Bhubaneswar, India

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 27 to 29 August 2017 (at the same period with the Asian Cities Chess Championship 2017) in Bhubaneswar, India, by the All India Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Prof. Rathinam Anantharam (IND), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters’ [...]

Yannick Pelletier wins Swiss Chess Championship

Yannick Pelletier wins Swiss Chess Championship

Grandmaster Yannick Pelletier convincingly won the Swiss Open Chess Championship that was held from 13-21st July in Grächen. Pelletier scored 7,5/9 points leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. This is Pelletier sixth national title, as he previously won in 1995, 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2014. Silver went to the 61-year-old IM Roland Ekström [...]

Lev Polugaevsky Memorial 2017

Lev Polugaevsky Memorial 2017

Lev Polugaevsky Memorial was held from 8-16th July at the Polugaevsky chess club in Samara, Russia. The 9-round Swiss event which is a stage in the Russian Cup gathered 107 participants, including 9 Grandmasters and 14 International Masters. The total prize fund was 11.000 EUR. Dmitry Frolyanov convincingly won the tournament with 8,0/9 points, leaving [...]

25th Southern Open in Orlando, Florida

25th Southern Open in Orlando, Florida

The 25th Annual Southern Open will be held from July 21-23, 2017, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. There will be five sections: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200. The tournament format is 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The event has a $15,000 prize fund, unconditionally guaranteed. [...]

22nd Bradley Open in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

22nd Bradley Open in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

The 22nd Annual Bradley Open will be held from July 21-23, 2017, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, 1 Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut. There will be five sections: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200. The tournament format is 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The event has a $8,000 [...]

Czech Open 2017 in Pardubice

Czech Open 2017 in Pardubice

The 28th International Chess and Games Festival Czech Open 2017 started on July 13th and will last until 30th of July. As usual, the event takes place in hockey Tipsport arena in Pardubice. The very first tournament of Czech Open was really successful. 131 teams made of four players have participated Cesky Lev Kolesovice Open. [...]

Asian Cities Chess Team Championship 2017

Asian Cities Chess Team Championship 2017

The Chess Federation of India has the honor to invite all Chess Federations in Zones 3.1 to 3.7 affiliated to Asian Chess Federation and FIDE to participate in the Asian Cities Chess Team Championship for the DUBAI CUP from 25 Aug – 2 Sep 2017 in KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India. The tournament shall be run [...]

Andrew Paulson passed away

Andrew Paulson passed away

Founder of AGON Andrew Paulson passed away at the age of 59, Interfax quoted Alexey Kazakov, senior executive at Rambler&Co. The American businessman established AGON in 2012 and signed a long-term contract with FIDE to organize and promote the events of the World Championship cycle. From October 2013 he was President of the English Chess [...]

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