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GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly wins Kolkata International 2015 (Video)

GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly wins Kolkata International 2015 (Video)

The 2nd Kolkata International Grandmasters Chess Tournament took place from 15-24th March at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-71, India. GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly outwitted Cuban GM Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez in a battle of nerves to win the second International Grandmasters Chess Tournament on Tuesday. Surya, who was [...]

IM Oladapo Adu from Nigeria qualifies for FIDE World Cup in Baku

IM Oladapo Adu from Nigeria qualifies for FIDE World Cup in Baku

The FIDE Zone 4.4 Individual Championships 2015 were organized by the Togo Chess Federation under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation (ACC) from 13-22nd March in Lome, Togo. The Championships gathered 36 players from 7 federations: Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo, in Open and Women’s sections. International [...]

1st Thessaloniki International Blitz Chess Festival

1st Thessaloniki International Blitz Chess Festival

The 1st Thessaloniki International Blitz Chess Festival is scheduled to take place on 1st May, 2015, at Hotel Philippion**** in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and a popular tourist destination. Pefka Chess Club and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union organize the event in 15 rounds. The tournament is a Swiss FIDE blitz rated event, open to all players, regardless of [...]

5th International Rapid Chess Festival to be held in Thessaloniki

5th International Rapid Chess Festival to be held in Thessaloniki

The 5th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival is scheduled to take place on 2-3rd May, 2015, at Hotel Philippion**** in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and a popular tourist destination. Pefka Chess Club and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union organize the event in a 10-round Swiss FIDE format with tempo of play 15′ + 3″. The tournament is [...]

International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2015

International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2015

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2015, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 1-10th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation. Last year the winner was Grandmaster [...]

GM Wojtaszek winner of the 3rd Polish-Hungarian friendship tournament

GM Wojtaszek winner of the 3rd Polish-Hungarian friendship tournament

After two days of struggle we know the winners in Katowice (3rd Polish-Hungarian friendship tournament). GM Radosław Wojtaszek (POL) won the tournament (8 points), second place got GM Zbigniew Pakeza (POL), the third player was GM Kacper Piorun (POL). In women’s classification the first place went to WIM Klara Varga (HUN). WIM Anna Gasik (POL) [...]

Le Quang Liem clear first in HDBank Cup

Le Quang Liem clear first in HDBank Cup

The 5th HDBank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2015 was held from 17-22nd March in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. 80 players from 13 countries participated in the 9-round Swiss tournament. Among them were 20 Grandmasters and 19 International Masters. Local star GM Le Quang Liem took the winner’s trophy and top prize of 12,000 USD [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Cali, Colombia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Cali, Colombia

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 1 to 4 of July 2015 in Cali, Colombia, by the Confederation for Chess of America, in cooperation with the Colombian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the venue of the Pan American Youth Championships, in [...]

“San Sebastian City” 38th International Chess Open

“San Sebastian City” 38th International Chess Open

The “San Sebastian City” 38th International Chess Open is scheduled to take place from 28th March to 4th April, 2015. The venue of play will be Gros Xake Taldea. Anoeta passeig, 20. Donostia – San Sebastián (Frontón Karmelo Balda). The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament valid for FIDE rating and norms. The tempo of play [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Pattaya, Thailand

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Pattaya, Thailand

The ASEAN Chess Academy, in cooperation with the Thailand Chess Federation, is going to organize a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Pattaya, Thailand, from 9 to 13 May 2015, under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Ignatius Leong (SIN), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturers will be IA N Y Wong (SIN) & IA [...]

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