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Play for free with GM/ IM/ WGM every day in November!

Play for free with GM/ IM/ WGM every day in November!

Enjoy Daily Master Chess Challenge against strong players and experienced trainers. Every day of November offers you free Chess Arena Challenges against IM Nikolay Milchev, IM Velislav Kukov, WGM Iva Videnova and many more yet to come. Wednesday, 12th November at 20:00 CET - Play with IM Velislav Kukov (3′ + 1″) Thursday, 13th November 2014 at 18:00 CET - Play with WGM [...]

International Chess Open Graz 2015

International Chess Open Graz 2015

The International Chess Open Graz 2015 will take place on 13-20th February 2015 at the beautiful and modern Hotel Spa Novapark in Graz, the second-largest city in Austria. The event will be split into 3 tournaments: Open A (open to all), Open B (for players rated below 2000) and Open C (for participants rated less than 1700). [...]

GM Zdenko Kozul wins Durres Open 2014

GM Zdenko Kozul wins Durres Open 2014

The 2nd International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ was organized by the Albanian Chess Federation on 1-8th November 2014 in Durres, Albania. The 9-round Swiss Open gathered 98 players from 11 different federations. They were provided with excellent conditions in the splendid 4-star Hotel “Bleart”**** near the city of Durres. More than one quarter of the players received prizes, as the organizers split [...]

20. Bosnjaci Open 2015

20. Bosnjaci Open 2015

Chess Club “Bošnjaci” will organize the 20th jubilee edition of Bosnjaci Open 2015 on 3-9th January 2015 in Bošnjaci, eastern Croatia. The event is sponsored by Municipality Bošnjaci, in collaboration with Croatian Chess federation, Chess federation of VS county, Sladorana d.d. Županja, VS county,“Komunalac“ Županja, “Admiral Tisak“ Cerna, Pizzeria AQUARIUS, NARCOR d.o.o. Županja and the main media sponsor [...]

Only 3000+ engines qualify for TCEC Stage 3 (live now!)

Only 3000+ engines qualify for TCEC Stage 3 (live now!)

TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2 is over and only 3000+ engines qualify for TCEC – Stage 3. Komodo (3230) emerged a clear winner of the second stage, collecting 10.5/13 points. Stockfish (3243) and Gull (3116) shared second place on 10 points, while Houdini (3224), Junior (3000), Critter (3110), Protector (3000) and Chiron (3049) will join the winners in the next stage. [...]

Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in Spanish language

Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in Spanish language

FIDE and FIDE Arbiters’ Commission are going to organize on Internet a Refreshing Course for Arbiters in Spanish language. The following subjects will be discussed: (a) The changes of the Laws of Chess that have been in effect since 1 July 2014. (b) The changes of FIDE Titles, Ratings Regulations and Swiss System regulations that [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Samara, Russia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Samara, Russia

From 2 to 6 November 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Samara, Russia, by the Russian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the sanatorium Tsiolkovsky in Samara region. The lecturer was IA Alexander Tkachev (RUS), FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer was IA Stanislav Yanusevsky (RUS). [...]

Commission for Women’s Chess 2014 Sri Lanka FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

Commission for Women’s Chess 2014 Sri Lanka FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

The Commission for Women’s Chess, in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Chess Federation, is going to organize a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 26 to 28 November 2014, under the auspices of FIDE. The venue will be the Colombo University in Colombo. The Lecturer will be IA Franca Dapiran (ITA), FIDE Lecturer [...]

GMs Wei Yi and Zhao Jun qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015

GMs Wei Yi and Zhao Jun qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015

The 2014 Chess World Cup Zonal 3.5 took place from 26th October to 5th November 2014 in Zhongshan, China. The 11-round Swiss Open consisted of 54 players, including 6 GMs, 9 IMs, 4 FMs and 3 WGMs. GM Wei Yi topped the event with 8.5/11 and qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015. The second spot was taken [...]

TCEC Stage 2: Komodo and Stockfish lead with 2 more rounds to go

TCEC Stage 2: Komodo and Stockfish lead with 2 more rounds to go

Komodo and Stockfish lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2 with 8/10 points. Komodo defeated Houdini in the ninth round of the competition in a 110 move giant clash, while Stockfish outplayed Senpai to join the leader. Two more rounds to go and only eight engines will qualify for Stage 3 while the rest are out of TCEC for the [...]

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