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Cuba going strong in World Team Chess Championship

Cuba going strong in World Team Chess Championship

Cuba defeated Egypt in round four of the FIDE World Team Chess Championship to remain on the top of the crosstable with 7 match points. China and Ukraine won against Armenia and Israel respectively to maintain close distance one point behind the leader. The host Armenia and defending champion Russia (without Vladimir Kramnik) are struggling [...]

Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis to Announce International Chess Circuit

Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis to Announce International Chess Circuit

Less than two weeks after hosting the 2015 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) will host representatives from across the world for a special press conference to announce the establishment of a new international chess circuit of the world’s leading professional chess players. Date: Friday, [...]

Tata Steel Chess Tournament – Chess Rocks 2016

Tata Steel Chess Tournament – Chess Rocks 2016

The 78th edition of Tata Steel Chess Tournament is set to take place 15-31st January, 2016, in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands.

Many surprises in Round 4 of 2015 European Small Nations Tournament

Many surprises in Round 4 of 2015 European Small Nations Tournament

The 4th European Small Nations Tournament is currently in progress in Les Cotils, Guernsey. The event is a 9-round team tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″ and an average Elo rating of 2088. The teams of 10 different countries participate in the competition: Andorra, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, [...]

IM Sean and GM Nguyen extend lead in 10th JAPFA Tournament

IM Sean and GM Nguyen extend lead in 10th JAPFA Tournament

The 10th JAPFA International Chess Festival is in progress at the Hotel Kartika Chandra in Jakarta, Indonesia. The round-robin GM tournament with hefty prize fund in the amount of 8,800 USD is led by Indonesian IM Winshand Cuhendi Sean and Vietnamese GM Anh Dung Nguyen who have 7/10 points. Top seed GM Sergey Tiviakov of the Netherlands is currently third with 6/10. On April, [...]

FIDE World Amateur Championships concluded in Porto Carras

FIDE World Amateur Championships concluded in Porto Carras

The new World Amateur Champions for 2015 have been crowned in Porto Carras: Mire Deniz Dogan from Turkey and Paula-Alexandra Gitu from Moldova are the new title holders for the categories of men and women with a FIDE rating less than 2000! In the open section (men), Mire Deniz Dogan scored 8 points in 9 [...]

5th International Ferdynand Dziedzic Chess Memorial

5th International Ferdynand Dziedzic Chess Memorial

The 5th International Ferdynand Dziedzic Chess Memorial was organized by Stowarzyszenie im. Ferdynanda Dziedzica on 19th April in Trzcianka, Poland. The tournament format was 9-round Swiss with the time control 10′+5”. The event was also valid for the Polish Rapid Chess Championship. 301 players from 11 countries competed. Among them were 27 Grandmasters and 10 [...]

The Telegraph: “British grandmaster infuriates women”

The Telegraph: “British grandmaster infuriates women”

When Nigel Short, one of UK’s greatest ever chess players, challenged Garry Kasparov for the world title in 1993, the pair met as bitter rivals. But it appears the British grandmaster has finally found common ground with his Russian opponent: they both believe women are not suited to the game. Short, who lost to Kasparov [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Blantyre, Malawi

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Blantyre, Malawi

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 21 to 24 April 2015 in Blantyre, Malawi, by the Malawi Chess Association, in cooperation with the Africa Chess Union and under the auspices of FIDE. The Seminar will be held concurrently with the FIDE Zone 4.3 Individual Chess Championships. The venue will be the [...]

GM Anh Dung Nguyen moves half point ahead in 10th JAPFA GM Tournament

GM Anh Dung Nguyen moves half point ahead in 10th JAPFA GM Tournament

The 10th JAPFA International Chess Festival is in progress at the Hotel Kartika Chandra in Jakarta, Indonesia. The round-robin GM tournament with hefty prize fund in the amount of 8,800 USD is led by Vietnamese GM Anh Dung Nguyen who has 5/7 points. Nguyen drew against his nearest followers IM Sean Winshand Cuhendu of Indonesia and GM Sergey Tiviakov of the Netherlands In [...]

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