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ISEM GM Chess Tournaments

ISEM GM Chess Tournaments

The İzmir Chess Training Center (ISEM) is holding two Scheveningen chess tournaments where a group of foreign Grandmasters is pitted against the local talent. The tournaments are taking place from 8-12th March at Iyonya Hotel in Izmir, Turkey. The organizer is IO Nese Kahmazalp, tournament director is IO Enis Bilyap and chief arbiter is IA [...]

March: Free group lessons by Grandmasters on Elite Chess Training

March: Free group lessons by Grandmasters on Elite Chess Training

The new online teaching platform – Elite Chess Training is offering free group lessons by top trainers by the end of March. The teachers are world top Grandmasters and FIDE Senior Trainers. Scheduled lessons in English: GM Adrian Mikhalchishin FIDE Sernior Trainer Date: 10.03.2017 at 18.00 CET Duration: 90 minutes GM Efstatios Grivas FIDE Senior [...]

2017 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting

2017 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting

The 2017 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, in the period 21 to 24 April 2017. The Icelandic Chess Federation is hosting the Meeting. Federations and individuals who are interested to send proposals to be discussed in the Meeting and in the next FIDE Congress Arbiters’ Commission Meeting are kindly [...]

Rochefort Chess Festival 2017

Rochefort Chess Festival 2017

The 16th Rochefort Chess Festival was held from 18h to 24th February at the Congres Palais, in Rochefort, France. The event was a big success with 222 participants, 50 more than the former record. 71 players competed in the Masters section which was reserved for the players rated above 1900. Grandmaster Kirill Stupak (Belarus) won [...]

International Women’s Day: Blondes defeat Brunettes in a friendly match

International Women’s Day: Blondes defeat Brunettes in a friendly match

On the eve of the International Women’s Day, a traditional match between “Blondes” and “Brunettes” took place in the Moscow restaurant “Carlson”. The playing format was 8-rounds Scheveningen system with the time control 3′+2″. Blondes: Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Olga Girya, Natalia Zhukova, Alina Bivol, Maria Fominykh (founder of the event), Irina Vasilevich, Dina Drozdova and Anastasia [...]

White Rook 2017 in Dagomys

White Rook 2017 in Dagomys

Russian Chess Federation has the honour to invite young and ambitious players from all over the world to take part in the final stage of prestigious chess competition among secondary school teams Belaya Ladya, also known as White Rook, which will be held in Hotel Dagomys 4* (Sochi, Krasnodar Region) on June 1-9, 2017. Belaya [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2017

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2017

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Committee has the honor of inviting the players to take part in a distinguished chess annual event, which consists of numerous FIDE registered tournaments. It will be held in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE from 13th until 23rd of August, 2017. Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is [...]

European Corporate Chess Championship 2017

European Corporate Chess Championship 2017

The 1st European Corporate Chess Championship 2017 will take place in the Town Hall of Honour of the City of Asnières, Paris, France, 24–25 November 2017. The tournament will be played as a Swiss Open in 9 rounds, with time control 15 minutes per game + 3 seconds per move starting from move 1. Each [...]

Vladimir Fedoseev wins Aeroflot Open 2017

Vladimir Fedoseev wins Aeroflot Open 2017

The 15th Aeroflot Open took place from 21st February to 1st March at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow, Russia. The main event of the festival with 140.000 EUR in prizes attracted 98 players from 28 countries. Grandmaster Vladimir Fedoseev took a clear first place with 7 points in 9 rounds. He qualified to participate in [...]

Sharjah Grand Prix: Alexander Grischuk takes the winner’s trophy

Sharjah Grand Prix: Alexander Grischuk takes the winner’s trophy

The ninth and final round of the FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix was played today at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Alexander Grischuk played a relatively short draw, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov used the opportunity to defeat Hou Yifan and join them on the shared first place. The final ranking was [...]

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