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Ministry issues 7-day deadline for Bulgarian Chess Federation to reimburse 1 million EUR

Ministry issues 7-day deadline for Bulgarian Chess Federation to reimburse 1 million EUR

Bulgarian Ministry of Youth & Sport has given 7 days (from 1st August) to the Bulgarian Chess Federation to reimburse the unlawfully and inappropriately spent funds in the amount of BGN 2.097.461 (approx 1 million EUR) to the bank account of the Ministry. As announced on the Ministry website, the unscheduled inspection that was carried [...]

Chess Connects Us 2017

Chess Connects Us 2017

The 3rd edition of the annual Global Chess Festival (GCF) will be held on Saturday October 14th, 2017. This year the festival in Budapest will take place in the beautiful new location Graphisoft Park, the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Hungary. As in previous years, various activities will be organized, all with chess as the main theme. [...]

FIDE World Cup 2017

FIDE World Cup 2017

World Chess Champion participates in the tournament for the first time in the history of the Chess World Cup.

A broad cooperation within FIDE

A broad cooperation within FIDE

A venture crowned with success was the initiative of The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, to organise the Match of the Millenials: USA vs. the World, in cooperation with FIDE, the U.S. Chess Federation, the Kasparov Chess Foundation and FIDE Trainer’s Commission. FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos and Continental President for America [...]

Erfurt International Chess Women Open LIVE!

Erfurt International Chess Women Open LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Paleochora Open 2017

Paleochora Open 2017

The 10th International Paleochora Open was organized by Municipality of Kandanos-Selino, Chania Chess Academy and Prefecture of Crete from 19-26th July in Paleochora, Greece. A total of 220 players from 27 countries, including 16 Grandmasters and 19 International Masters, competed in the 9-round Swiss event. Grandmasters Kirill Stupak (Belarus), Momchil Nikolov (Bulgaria) and Vitaliy Bernadskiy [...]

Kavala Open 2017

Kavala Open 2017

The 26th Kavala International Open Tournament is set to take place from 28th July to 4th August at the Foyer of Kavala Prefecture Amphitheatre. The event is organized by the Kavala Chess Club and East Macedonia & Thrace Chess Union. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss in three sections: Group A : Rtg > 1900 [...]

GM Yuniesky Quesada claims Southern Open in Orlando

GM Yuniesky Quesada claims Southern Open in Orlando

The 25th Annual Southern Open was held from July 21-23, 2017, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. There had five sections: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200, and the tournament format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. Cuban Grandmaster Yuniesky Quesada Perez took a clear first place [...]

Four players tied on top in Bradley Open

Four players tied on top in Bradley Open

The 22nd Annual Bradley Open was held from July 21-23, 2017, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, 1 Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut. There were five sections to play in: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200. The tournament format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The main Open section [...]

52nd Honduras Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar – Results

52nd Honduras Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar – Results

From 4 to 9 July 2017 the 52nd Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was held, organized by the Chess Federation of Honduras and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer of the seminar was IA Santiago Garcia Ramos (MEX), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Hector Mejia Espinal (HON). The Technical Organizer was Juan [...]

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