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Ivanchuk, Gelfand to miss Chess Olympiad, Hjartarson making a comeback

Ivanchuk, Gelfand to miss Chess Olympiad, Hjartarson making a comeback

Ukraine will compete in the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku without Vassily Ivanchuk, the long time national team leader. Ivanchuk debuted for the USSR in 1988 in Thessaloniki where he was the 2nd reserve. Already in 1990 in Novi Sad he played the top board for USSR. Both times the team won the gold medal. [...]

Evgeny Postny to play in next Rilton Cup

Evgeny Postny to play in next Rilton Cup

The Israeli player Evgeny Postny, 35 years of age, is the first 2600+ player to sign up for Rilton Cup 2016/2017 which will be played between December 27th and January 5th. GM Evgeny Postny has 2632 in ELO and will surely be among the favorites to win the trophy. By Ingemar Falk It’s more than [...]

2016 Arbiters’ Awards

2016 Arbiters’ Awards

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission has the pleasure to announce the nominees of the 2016 Arbiters’ Awards. The requirements for the Arbiters to be awarded were: (a) to have obtained the IA title before 1981 (35 years of service as an IA) (b) to have worked as an Arbiter in at least three (3) FIDE Major [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Silver Lake, Serbia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Silver Lake, Serbia

From 22 to 27 June 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Silver Lake, Serbia, by the Serbian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer of the seminar was IA Viron Tsorbatzoglou (GRE), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturers were IA Branislav Suhartovic (SRB) and IA Zoran Bojovic (SRB). The venue of [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Baku, Azerbaijan

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Baku, Azerbaijan

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 3 to 9 September 2016, during the 42nd World Chess Olympiad, in Baku, Azerbaijan, by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, in cooperation with the Azerbaijan Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ [...]

GM Branko Damljanovic winner of Silver Lake Open

GM Branko Damljanovic winner of Silver Lake Open

The 10th Silver Lake Chess Festival was held from 19-26th June in Silver Lake, Veliko Gradiste, Serbia, with a record number of 260 participants. The Festival consisted of Open A for players rated over 2000, Open B for players rated under 2200, Open C for players rated under 1700, Silver Star Blitz, Bughouse tournament and [...]

ECU Board Meeting Prague 2016 – Information and Decisions

ECU Board Meeting Prague 2016 – Information and Decisions

The second European Chess Union Board meeting in 2016, organized in Prague, Czech Republic, took place on 24th and 25th June after the kind invitation of the Czech Chess Federation. The meeting was held under the excellent conditions in the hotel Olympic during the 2016 Mitropa Cup. The President of the Czech Chess Federation Viktor [...]

Dubai Chess Club organises Fide Trainer’s Seminar

Dubai Chess Club organises Fide Trainer’s Seminar

Dubai Chess and Culture Club will host a Fide Trainer’s Seminar on July 11-13 to be conducted by renowned Greek chess coach and author Grandmaster (GM) Efstratios Grivas. “The seminar supports the club’s mission of promoting chess in the grassroots by providing better access to world-class chess training and coaching resources,” said Yahya Mohamed, Planning [...]

7th International “Terre degli Elimi” Tournament

7th International “Terre degli Elimi” Tournament

The 7th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament will be organized this summer by Alessandro Monaco and his chess club “Amici della Scacchiera” (Chessboard Friends) on the west side of the Sicily island in Erice. Three Opens, A for players with ≥1900 rating, B for players with < 1900 rating in 9 rounds and C for [...]

CSIT World Workers Chess Championship 2016

CSIT World Workers Chess Championship 2016

The CSIT World Workers Chess Championship will be held in Puebla, Mexico, from November 12/13 (arrival days) through November 19/20 (departure days) 2016. The CSIT World Workers Chess Championship is open to all chess players who have FIDE ID Number and had neither FIDE title above FIDE Master (FM) nor FIDE rating above 2350 as [...]

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