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February 2016 FIDE Rating List

February 2016 FIDE Rating List

FIDE has published February 2016 rating list. World champion Magnus Carlsen is leading the chart with 43 points advance in front of Vladimir Kramnik. Hou Yifan is first among women with no less than 90 Elo point more than Humpy Koneru. Richard Rapport is juniors #1 with Wei Yi following him closely, while Aleksandra Goryachkina [...]

Former European champion Zdenko Kozul is new Croatian champion

Former European champion Zdenko Kozul is new Croatian champion

The 2016 Croatian Men’s Chess Championship was taking place from 19-29 January, at Valamar Diamant Hotel, in Porec, Croatia. The event was a 10-player single round robin tournament with an average Elo rating of 2560. After tense fight three players shared the first place with 6.5/11 points each, but 2006 European champion GM Zdenko Kozul emerged a winner [...]

European School Chess Championships 2016

European School Chess Championships 2016

The European Chess Union and the International School Chess Union have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the European Chess Union and eligible players to participate in the European School Championships 2016 organised in Kassandra, Halkidiki, Greece from 16-26 June. The Championship is organized in 12 different age categories: U7, U9, U11, [...]

RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 – Opening Ceremony Live Video

RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 – Opening Ceremony Live Video

The Russian State Social University provides the live streaming of the opening ceremony of RSSU Student Cup and RSSU School Winner Cup, which are starting today as part of the Moscow Open 2016. The ceremony is taking place on January 29 in the RSSU Event Hall and begins at 10 am Moscow time. Later today [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Benasque (Huesca), Spain

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Benasque (Huesca), Spain

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 7 to 10 July 2016 in Benasque (Huesca), Spain, by the Spanish Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Organizers of the Benasque Open Tournament and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Jesus Mena Sarasola (ESP), Councilor of FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Results

From 22 to 24 January 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by the Malaysian Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer was IA Casto Abundo (PHI), FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer was IA K.K. Chan (HKG). The venue of the [...]

Youth domination at the Iranian Final Men’s Championship

Youth domination at the Iranian Final Men’s Championship

The 2015 Iranian Men’s Final Chess Championship was organized by the Tehran Chess Association and Iranian Chess Federation in an 11-round single round-robin tournament. The event took place in the Iranian capital Tehran from January 20-28, 2016. The 13-year-old Alireza Firouzja emerged the unexpected but convincing winner. He scored 8/11 points and confirmed his supremacy [...]

Asian Junior Chess Championships 2016

Asian Junior Chess Championships 2016

On behalf of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE, the All India Chess Federation has the honour of inviting all Asian National Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE to participate in the Asian Junior (Open & Girls) Chess Championship-2016 in New Delhi, India from 2nd (arrival) to 12th (departure) May 2016. The playing venue is Hotel [...]

Al Ain Classic 2015: Post Scriptum

Al Ain Classic 2015: Post Scriptum

Al Ain Classic is firmly establishing itself among the strongest and best organised international tournaments. Many factors make that possible: an amazing geographic destination, a city with a tremendous cultural, nature and historic heritage, an excellent organisation, an attractive prize fund, a superb accommodation and a huge number of strong grandmasters and even more titled [...]

Karposh Open 2016 to be held in Skopje

Karposh Open 2016 to be held in Skopje

Karpos Open 2016 is traditional open chess tournament for any interested chess player, regardless their rating, title or category. It is organized by the municipality Karpos, one of the municipalities in the capital city of Republic of Macedonia, Skopje in collaboration with Chess Club Gambit Asseco SEE from 1st April 2016 (Friday) till 7th April [...]

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