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No major upsets at European Women’s Chess Championship in Chakvi

No major upsets at European Women’s Chess Championship in Chakvi

The 2nd round of the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 finished on Wednesday without any major upsets. The first seed Nana Dzagnidze (GEO 2570) defeated IM Marina Guseva (RUS 2391), while GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2512) convincingly won against WGM Daria Charochkina (RUS 2391). Russian favourites in Chakvi, WGM Olga Girya (2479) and [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Pattaya, Thailand – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Pattaya, Thailand – Results

From 9 to 13 May 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Pattaya, Thailand, by the ASEAN Chess Academy, in cooperation with Thailand Chess Association and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the Dusit Thani Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand. The lectures were in English language. The lecturer was IA [...]

Ogulcan Kanmazalp takes the trophy in Llucmajor Open

Ogulcan Kanmazalp takes the trophy in Llucmajor Open

Turkish IM Ogulcan Kanmazalp emerged clear winner of the 4th Open Internacional Llucmajor, that was held from 10-17th May at the Club Náutico Viejo de LLucmajor, near Palma de Mallorca. The 9-round Swiss tournament attracted 201 players from 32 countries. Among them were 27 Grandmasters and 26 International Masters. Ogulcan Kanmazalp finished on top with [...]

European Individual Women’s Chess Championship Started

European Individual Women’s Chess Championship Started

The 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 started on Tuesday in Oazis Palace Chakvi hotel in Chakvi, Georgia. The event was opened by a symbolic move which was made by Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of the European Chess Union in the game on the top board between the first seed Georgian GM Nana Dzagnidze and [...]

3rd International Tournament Cesme Open 2015

3rd International Tournament Cesme Open 2015

The 3rd International Chess Festival Cesme Open 2015 will take place from 15-20th June, at the Cesme Aya Haralambos Church, in Cesme, a splendid coastal Turkish city, situated near the largest metropolitan center in Turkey’s Aegean Region, Izmir. The event is a 9-round Swiss Open, organized by the Turkish Chess Federation and Cesme Municipality. The tempo of play [...]

Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015

Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015

The 7th Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015 for boys & girls under 20 will be held in Chania on Crete, Greece from 26th August (arrival) to 3rd September 2015 (departure). The tournament is being sponsored by Kydon Sports Club and Krommydakis Group of companies. The playing venue is Atlantica Caldera Creta Paradise Hotel. The co-organizers [...]

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen: Ugra Chess Academy is a fantastic place

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen: Ugra Chess Academy is a fantastic place

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen, FIDE Vice-President and Chairman of the Appeals Committee for the Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk, has kindly accepted the invitation to speak to the press. – Javier, you’ve been to Russia before, what are your impressions about Khanty-Mansiysk? – Yes, I have already been here before, I visited Khanty-Mansiysk for the Chess Olympiad. [...]

Russian Higher League 2015

Russian Higher League 2015

The 2015 Higher League for the 68th Russian Men’s Championship and 65th Russian Women’s Championship is scheduled to take place from 21st June to 2nd July at the Hotel Baltica in Kaliningrad. Both sections will be completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system. Draw offers are not allowed before black’s 40th move. The total prize [...]

Herbert Bastian re-elected President of German Chess Federation

Herbert Bastian re-elected President of German Chess Federation

The German Chess Federation (Deutscher Schachbund e.V.) held its Federal Congress on 16th May in Halberstadt. In the election for the post of President of the federation there were two candidates: the incumbent Herbert Bastian and his Vice-President for Sport Joachim Gries. After two rounds of voting Bastian won the election with 109 votes against [...]

13th World’s Youth Stars – Vanya Somov’s Memorial

13th World’s Youth Stars – Vanya Somov’s Memorial

The 13th World’s Youth Stars tournament, dedicated to the memory of Vanya Somov, is taking place from 19-30th May at the Palace of Culture KINEF in Kirishi, Leningrad region, Russia. The tournament is a 12-player, single round-robin event, according to the acting rules of FIDE. The tournament is valid for IM-norms. Participants: Chigaev Maksim IM [...]

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