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SPF National Open for Boys and Girls Concluded

SPF National Open for Boys and Girls Concluded

The 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open Championship for Girls and Boys was held from 27th February to 1st March in San Mateo, California. In the course of the three-day chess festival, the SPFNO awarded qualifications for: – The Prestigious Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls – The FIDE World Youth Chess Championship 2015 in [...]

2nd “Nebesna sotnya” 2015: Onischuk first in rapid, Kovalenko – blitz winner

2nd “Nebesna sotnya” 2015: Onischuk first in rapid, Kovalenko – blitz winner

The 2nd International Chess Tournament Memory of “Nebesna sotnya” is taking place on 21-22nd February, 2015, in Lutsk, a city in northwestern Ukraine. The event was split into two separate tournaments – 11-round Swiss rapid open with time control 20′ + 5″ and 22-round blitz tournament with tempo of play 3′ + 2″. 195 players from [...]

March 2015 FIDE TOP-100: Hou Yifan first

March 2015 FIDE TOP-100: Hou Yifan first

The March 2015 FIDE Top-100 Players List is once again led by Magnus Carlsen, who has 2863 ELO points. Fabiano Caruana (2802 ELO) is clear second with 61 points gap. Hikaru Nakamura (2798) came on third position after gaining 22 ELO points from Zurich Chess Challenge and Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. Veselin Topalov (2798 ELO) is currently fourth, while Alexander Grischuk (2794 ELO) takes [...]

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French Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2015

French Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2015

The French Championships in Rapid and Blitz for 2015 were held on 21-22nd February in Nancy, France. The Championship was marked by record participation – 156 in Blitz and 220 in Rapid. The Blitz tournament took place on Saturday, and after 11 rounds Russian GM Vladimir Dobrov, and two French Grandmasters Vladislav Tkachiev and Christian [...]

2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial (Update)

2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial (Update)

Champion of Azerbaijan GM Rauf Mamedov is likely to replace GM Wesley So, who is playing in the US Chess Championship until 14th April.

Play against IMs for free every day!

Play against IMs for free every day!

Enjoy Daily Master Chess Challenge against strong players and experienced trainers! IM/ WGM Iva Videnova, IM Nikolay Milchev and IM Velislav Kukov deliver free Master Challenges every day in Chess Arena. Schedule: Friday, 27th February at 20:00 CET  - Play with IM Nikolay Milchev (3′ + 1″) Saturday, 28th February at 20:00 CET - Play with IM Velislav Kukov (3′ + 1″) Sunday, 1st [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Esfahan, Iran

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Esfahan, Iran

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar and a Refreshing Course for Arbiters are going to be organized from 13 to 17 May 2015 in Esfahan, Iran, by the Esfahan Chess Association, in cooperation with the Iran Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by the Saudi Chess Association and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturers will be IA Shaker Alafoo (BAN), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will be FA Yasser Al Otaibi (KSA). The language of the Seminar [...]

Efimov and Berezovska new Monaco Chess Champions

Efimov and Berezovska new Monaco Chess Champions

Grandmaster Igor Efimov (ELO 2390) has won the 2015 Monaco Chess Championship, which was held at the Monaco Chess Club, from 20-25th February. Efimov scored 5,5 points, the same as Karl Ribbegren (ELO 2202), but thanks to better tie-break, Efimov took the title. GM Algimantas Butnorius (ELO 2377) came clear third with 5 points. Svetlana [...]

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