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CAS confirms the two-year ban imposed on Ignatius Leong

CAS confirms the two-year ban imposed on Ignatius Leong

On 10 November 2016, the CAS dismissed the appeal filed by Ignatius Leong against the decision of the FIDE Ethics Commission which found Mr Leong and Mr Kasparov guilty of breaching Article 2.1 of the FIDE Code of Ethics and banned both of them for a period of two years from holding any office or [...]

Nino Batsiashvili with perfect score in Khanty-Mansiysk

Nino Batsiashvili with perfect score in Khanty-Mansiysk

In the third round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk the sole leader was determined. Nino Batsiashvili gained the third victory in a row having outplayed Alexandra Kosteniuk. The opponents discussed the Nimzo-Indian with 4. Qc2. After the game Nino said the fight had been very hard and complicated, but up to some [...]

Gunina and Batsiashvili leading in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Gunina and Batsiashvili leading in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

The second round of the 5th FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix leg in Khanty-Mansisyk turned out to be full of fight and even more bloody than the first one. As CEO of FIDE Geoffrey Borg said at the press conference, “women’s chess is always very exciting. Men may be technically higher but we do see the higher percentage [...]

Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk – Opening Ceremony

Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk – Opening Ceremony

The final leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Series 2015/2016 takes place at the Ugra Chess Academy, famous for its world class competitions, including Women’s World Blitz and Rapid Championships of 2013 and 2014, 2014 Candidates tournament, final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix 2014/15. These days the Academy once again gathered renowned grandmasters, [...]

Sergey Karjakin to conduct a charitable simultaneous chess exhibition in NYC

Sergey Karjakin to conduct a charitable simultaneous chess exhibition in NYC

Sergey Karjakin has announced today that he will conduct a charitable simultaneous chess exhibition in NYC on February 1st, 2017. Ten chess lovers will get to play with Mr. Karjakin during this event.

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Sochi, Russia

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Sochi, Russia

The Russian Chess Federation and FIDE Events’ Commission (EVE) will hold a Seminar for International Organizers in Sochi, Russia, from 4-6th December. The seminar is co-organized during the World School Championships 2016. Subject: This seminar will be held at Sochi, Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina (3, Tchernomorskaya st, Sochi 354002, Russian Federation) from December 04 – 06, [...]

ECU Arbiters’ Refreshment Course in Novi Sad

ECU Arbiters’ Refreshment Course in Novi Sad

During the European Club Cup 2016 in Novi Sad, Serbia, the ECU organized the 1st ECU Arbiters’ Refreshment Course, which was held from 8th to 10th November. The organizers can proudly say that the course was a big success, as it was attended by 31 participants from 8 different countries: Serbia, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Denmark, [...]

European Chess Club Cup – Live Commentary

European Chess Club Cup – Live Commentary

The 2016 European Chess Club Cup is taking place from 5-13th November in Novi Sad, Serbia. A near-record number of teams are participating – 62 in Open section and 14 in Women’s section. The live commentary is provided by the resident host IM Miodrag Perunovic, special guests IM Eric Hansen and IM Milos Stankovic.

Social Day at Russian Chess Championships Superfinal

Social Day at Russian Chess Championships Superfinal

The Russian Chess Championships Superfinal, which is underway in Novosibirsk, had a day off on October 22. All chess events running under Chess in Museums project, carried out by RCF and Timchenko Charitable Foundation, feature a special program for a rest day, which primarily aims at children. Master-classes and simultaneous displays give chess fans a [...]

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met World U18 champion Stavroula Tsolakidou

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met World U18 champion Stavroula Tsolakidou

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras & Minister of Sports Aristides Baltas received the World U18 Girls Champion Stavroula Tsolakidou and congratulated her on the third world title (U14, U16 and U18). The representatives of the Greek Chess Federation also attended the meeting. “Stavroula Tsolakidou is an important example of confidence for the country’s future” [...]

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