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Caissa award for Mariya Muzychuk

Caissa award for Mariya Muzychuk

The Women’s Commission (WOM) of the World Chess Federation is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Caissa award is Ms. Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine). She is 23 years old and has already achieved a number of significant results. 2015 was a very successful year for Maria. Some of her key highlights include: – [...]

Igor Kurnosov Memorial

Igor Kurnosov Memorial

A rapid tournament dedicated to the memory of GM Igor Kurnosov will be held from 26-28th May at the congress hall of the World Trade Center in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The stage of the Russian Rapid Grand-Prix is organized by the Russian Chess Federation, Chelyabinsk Chess Federation and Chelyabinsk Sports Ministry. The tournament format is 11-round [...]

Eltaj Safarli takes winner’s trophy in Nakhchivan Open

Eltaj Safarli takes winner’s trophy in Nakhchivan Open

Grandmaster Eltaj Safarli edged his compatriot Shakhriyar Mamedyarov on tie-break to claim the winner’s trophy in 2016 Nakhchivan Open. The two players completed the race with 7/9 points each. Safarli repeated the success from last year’s tournament. The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2016, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, took place from 9-19th [...]

In Memoriam – GM Dragan Paunovic

In Memoriam – GM Dragan Paunovic

Grandmaster Dragan Paunovic passed away after a heart attack at the age 55, a couple of days after completing the open tournament in LLucmajor. Several years ago Paunovic suffered heart attack during the Team Championship in Valjevo. He recovered after timely intervention. Paunovic was resident of La Coruna in Spain. He won many tournaments in [...]

Julio Granda Zuniga with crushing score in LLucmajor Open

Julio Granda Zuniga with crushing score in LLucmajor Open

Peruvian Grandmaster Julio Granda Zuniga completely dominated the 5th Open Internacional de LLucmajor that was held from 8-15th May at the Club Nautico de LLucmajor, Mallorca, Spain. Granda Zuniga finished the event with 8,5/9 points, conceding only one draw in the 2nd round and then proceeding to defeat a host of Grandmasters. With 2699,3 live [...]

Asian Chess Summit 2016

Asian Chess Summit 2016

The Asian Chess Federation cordially invites Presidents and Delegates of National Chess Federations in Asia to the Asian Chess Summit, a chess family gathering from 28th August to 1st September 2016 in Al Ain, UAE. The Asian Chess Summit encompasses the following: 28th August – Arrival 29th August – Asian Chess Symposium Asian Chess Development [...]

GM Artyom Timofeev wins Tatarstan Grand Prix

GM Artyom Timofeev wins Tatarstan Grand Prix

The final tournament of the Tatarstan Chess Federation Cup took place on May 14-15 at the Nezhmetdinov Chess Club in Kazan. 16 players competed in mixed format. First, two groups with eight players were held. Top four players from each proceeded to the knock-out section. The defending champion Gata Kamsky was unable to repeat his [...]

Vladimir Putin awards a medal to Andrey Filatov

Vladimir Putin awards a medal to Andrey Filatov

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on awarding the President of the Russian Chess Federation and FIDE Vice President Andrey Filatov with a medal of Class 2 Order For Merit to the Fatherland, for merits in development of physical culture and sports, and long-standing commitment and diligent work. The document – decree No 225 [...]

2016 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting

2016 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting

The 2016 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting will be held in Madrid, in the period 10 to 13 June 2016. Federations and individuals who are interested to send proposals to be discussed in the Meeting and in the Baku FIDE Congress Arbiters’ Commission Meeting (September 2016) are kindly requested to send them to the FIDE [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Monrovia, Liberia – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Monrovia, Liberia – Results

From 3 to 7 May 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Monrovia, Liberia, by the Liberian Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Africa Chess Confederation and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Omar Salama (ISL), FIDE Lecturer. The lectures were in English language. Twenty seven (27) people from Liberia and [...]

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