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Social Day at Russian Chess Championships Superfinal

Social Day at Russian Chess Championships Superfinal

The Russian Chess Championships Superfinal, which is underway in Novosibirsk, had a day off on October 22. All chess events running under Chess in Museums project, carried out by RCF and Timchenko Charitable Foundation, feature a special program for a rest day, which primarily aims at children. Master-classes and simultaneous displays give chess fans a [...]

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met World U18 champion Stavroula Tsolakidou

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met World U18 champion Stavroula Tsolakidou

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras & Minister of Sports Aristides Baltas received the World U18 Girls Champion Stavroula Tsolakidou and congratulated her on the third world title (U14, U16 and U18). The representatives of the Greek Chess Federation also attended the meeting. “Stavroula Tsolakidou is an important example of confidence for the country’s future” [...]

Queen of Katwe – Review by Mehul Gohil

Queen of Katwe – Review by Mehul Gohil

I think what the director, Mira Nair, did that other chess movie directors didn’t was bringing the camera real close to the characters.

European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2016

European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2016

The 2016 European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, from December 14-18, 2016. The competition venue will be Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel. The Championship, dedicated to Paul Keres 100 Memorial, is open to all players representing Chess Federations which are ECU members (FIDE zones 1.1. [...]

Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona 2016

Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona 2016

The 2016 Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona is organized by the Catalonia Chess Federation from 22-28th October in Barcelona, Spain. The 8-player round robin tournament of 14th category is sponsored by the Barcelona City Hall. Participants: GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2684) Azerbaijan GM Jan Krzysztof Duda (2678) Poland GM Vadim Zvjaginsev (2573) Russia GM David Antón [...]

Title norm tournament in Kragujevac, Serbia

Title norm tournament in Kragujevac, Serbia

For the third year in a row the Central Serbia Chess Federation organizes the round robin tournaments for title norms. The 10-player Grandmaster tournament will be held from 17-23rd November, 2016, in hotel “Sumarice” in Kragujevac. The rate of play is 90 minutes per player for 40 moves + 30 minutes to finish the game [...]

Finally time for a Swedish victory in Rilton Cup?

Finally time for a Swedish victory in Rilton Cup?

Ralf Åkesson was the last Swedish winner of the Rilton Cup, having won the event way back in 2003/2004. Is it finally time for a new Swedish victory in Rilton Cup? The new Swedish chess champion Erik Blomqvist leads the local Grandmaster force in Rilton Cup. “Evidently it’s been many years since the last Swedish [...]

Yerevan Open 2016

Yerevan Open 2016

The 1st Yerevan International Open Tournament is taking place from 2-10th October, 2016, at the Chess Academy of Armenia in Yerevan. The tournament is open to all Fide rated players and the playing format is 9-round Swiss system. 137 players from ten countries, including 21 Grandmasters and 10 International Masters, are competing. Of the surprising [...]

1st ECU Education Chess Conference

1st ECU Education Chess Conference

The 1st ECU Education Chess Conference will take place on 24-27 October in Batumi, Georgia, during the World Cadets U8, U10, U12 Championships 2016. Schedule 24 Oct 2016 Monday Arrival day 25 Oct 2016 Tuesday Day 1 Conference 26 Oct 2016 Wednesday Day 2 Conference 27 Oct 2016 Thursday Leaving day Purpose – Raise awareness [...]

Tournaments in Ireland

Tournaments in Ireland

The Limerick Open takes place from the 29-31 October, 2016 in the luxurious Savoy Hotel, Limerick, Ireland. Past winners include GM Nick Pert, GM Petr Neumann, GM Alex Baburin, and GM Gergely Szabo. In its 11th year, the Limerick Open organisers will look to add to that impressive list of winners next month. The 40th [...]

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