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FIDE Chess For Girls – Vienna

FIDE Chess For Girls – Vienna

Chess For Girls project is sponsored by FIDE (FIDE Women’s Commission), Webster University – SPICE, and the Susan Polgar Foundation, with support from the Austrian Chess Federation, Vienna Chess Federation and hosted by Webster University Vienna. The organizers have invited the top 10 highest rated girls in the world (1 per country limit) to Webster [...]

In Memoriam – Gaguik Oganessian

In Memoriam – Gaguik Oganessian

The Executive Secretary of Armenian Chess Federation Gaguik Oganessian passed away at the age of 68. His last appearance at the chess scene was in Stavanger, Norway, just a couple of days ago. Rest in piece Gaguik Oganessian! Armenian Chess Federation website / Chess in Armenia Magazine Part of Gaguik Oganessian’s remarkable biography and great personality is [...]

GM Krasimir Rusev winner of Visma GM Tournament 2015

GM Krasimir Rusev winner of Visma GM Tournament 2015

The 2015 Visma Chess Festival took place from 24-28th June, in Vaxjo, Sweden. The event was separated into three 10-player round robin tournaments, valid for FIDE rating and norms. Bulgarian GM Krasimir Rusev and IM Daniel Howard Fernandez of England tied for the first place in Visma GM Tournament with 6,5/9 points each, but Rusev prevailed on [...]

6th Qualification Tournament of the World Online Amateur Championship

6th Qualification Tournament of the World Online Amateur Championship

The 6th Qualification Tournament of the 1st FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship 2015 was held on 25th June on the official FIDE Online platform. An impressive number of 112 participants from 38 countries competed in the 11-round Swiss event. The top represented countries are India, Italy, Philippines, United States, Brazil, Greece and Bangladesh. Top [...]

Greek Team Chess Championship 2015

Greek Team Chess Championship 2015

The Greek Team Chess Championship will take place from July 3-8, 2015 in Patras, Greece. The championship, that dates back to 1951, will be held for the 43th time this year. Last year’s winners “PS Peristeriou” will try to defend their title against the 33 strongest teams from all over the country. The event is [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Preston, England

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Preston, England

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 11 to 13 September 2015 in Preston, England, by the UK Chess Arbiters’ Association, in association with the English Chess Federation and the Chess Scotland and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Legacy Preston International Hotel, Marsh Lane, [...]

Suat Atalik takes the trophy in Silver Lake Open

Suat Atalik takes the trophy in Silver Lake Open

Turkish Grandmaster Suat Atalik lifted the winner’s trophy in the main section of the Silver Lake Chess Festival after edging GM Dusan Popovic on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,0/9 points each, leaving Grandmasters Aleksandar Kovacevic and Branko Damljanovic half a point behind. In the B section reserved for U2100 players Valentin Mitev (BUL [...]

Junior Danilo Besedes wins the Silver Star Blitz

Junior Danilo Besedes wins the Silver Star Blitz

The 18-years old Danilo Besedes emerged surprising winner of the Silver Star Blitz tournament, leaving as many as 12 Grandmasters behind. A total of 63 players competed. Besedes concluded the event with 7,5/9 points. The Silver Star Blitz tournament was held on 23rd June on the “Silver Star” Danube sightseeing boat, as a part of [...]

4th Sardaran International Open Chess Tournaments

4th Sardaran International Open Chess Tournaments

Chess Association of “West Azarbaijan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation is pleased to invite all players from national federations to participate in the 4th Sardaran International Open Chess Tournaments from 22-29 July 2015, at Morvarid Hotel, in Urmia, Iran. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament, open for local and foreign players who [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Results

From 6 to 9 June 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by the Saudi Chess Association, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer of the seminar was IA Shaker Alafoo (BRN), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was FA Yaser Motlaq Al Otaibi (KSA). [...]

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