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Sergey Karjakin awarded the winners of the RSSU Cups

Sergey Karjakin awarded the winners of the RSSU Cups

World Vice-Champion, RSSU graduator Sergey Karjakin took part in the Award Ceremony of the winners and medalists of the Scool Champions’ and Student tournaments, held within the frames of the XIII International RSSU Chess Cup, 2017 Moscow Open. The Moscow Chess Federation first Vice-President Nikita Kim and the RSSU Rector Natalya Pochinok took part in [...]

European Individual Chess Championship 2017

European Individual Chess Championship 2017

The European Individual Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Minsk, Belarus, from 29th May to 11th June 2017, in the Sports Palace, which will be the official venue of the Championship. The event is organized by the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic [...]

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2017″

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2017″

Lviv will host round robin title tournaments for GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms from 21-26th March at the NTON Hotel in Lviv, Ukraine. Grandmaster Tournament (GM-group), average rating 2401-2475 (former category 7-9 FIDE) GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms possible 10-12 players – round robin 9-11 rounds, or 6-7 players – double robin 10-12 rounds International [...]

Moscow Open: Tran Tuan Minh and Thang Minh Tran

Moscow Open: Tran Tuan Minh and Thang Minh Tran

“Moscow is the best place for chess players from all over the world, including me. Usually strong players participate in Russian tournaments, here we can gain some experience. Besides, I always spend great time in Moscow, we have many friends here.”

Internet based FIDE Seminar for International Organizers

Internet based FIDE Seminar for International Organizers

The FIDE Events Commission will hold an Internet based FIDE Seminar for International Organizers from 20-23rd March. 1. Participation: Up to 30 participants (by priority) from all Continents. Deadline for registrations is Tuesday 14th March 2017. 2. Schedule: • Monday, 20th March 17:00 to 21:00 Seminar (Part 1) Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 02:00 hour [...]

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura won the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters for a third consecutive year after defeating David Antón Guijarro (Spain) in a tense two-game speed playoff. In the regular part of the tournament Antón Guijarro, Nakamura and Yu Yangyi shared the first place with 8,0/10 points each in the field of 255 players. Ju Wenjun from China [...]

Hou Yifan gives away her final round in five moves

Hou Yifan gives away her final round in five moves

Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan from China has apologised for giving away her game against Lalith Babu M R from India in the last round of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival within five moves. In an exclusive interview with the Festival press team Hou Yifan tells Tania Sachdev she apologised to chess players, to her [...]

Chess Connects: Tradewise Gibraltar Chess 2017 Mood Video

Chess Connects: Tradewise Gibraltar Chess 2017 Mood Video

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess is a melting pot of cultures, ages, nationalities and abilities. Watch the mood video to experience the ambience of #gibchess 2017.

Long Story Short: Hou Yifan, Queen of Chess

Long Story Short: Hou Yifan, Queen of Chess

“Chess is a part of my life, but it is not my whole life!”… Four-time women’s world champion, Hou Yifan, gives a candid interview at #gibchess 2017.

ECU files a criminal complaint in Switzerland

ECU files a criminal complaint in Switzerland

After the ECU General Assembly in Baku, Azerbaijan, all the investigation’s reports and materials from Bulgaria, Montenegro and FIDE Ethics Commission, as well related with the case press items & letters from the above countries, including Serbia, were sent to the major legal office in Zug, Switzerland, for further evaluation. Additionally were forwarded to Switzerland [...]

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