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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Blantyre, Malawi – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Blantyre, Malawi – Results

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized from 21 to 24 April 2015 in Blantyre, Malawi, by the Malawi Chess Association, in cooperation with the Africa Chess Union and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue was the Shire Highlands Hotel, in Blantyre. The Seminar was held concurrently with the FIDE Zone 4.3 Individual Chess Championships. [...]

Arkadij Naiditsch to play for Azerbaijan

Arkadij Naiditsch to play for Azerbaijan

Top rated German chess player Arkadij Naiditsch is set to change the federation and play for Azerbaijan in the future, Stefan Loffler reports for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Naiditsch is the only German player rated over 2700 FIDE and he defeated the World Champion Magnus Carlsen twice in six months. Naiditsch has long been at [...]

Milan makes its move: “Food for the Mind” at the Expo 2015

Milan makes its move: “Food for the Mind” at the Expo 2015

On June 20-28 the biggest world nutrition exposition will offer the chance to taste some “food for the mind” thanks to “Expo Milan 2015 Chess Move”

No major upsets at European Women’s Chess Championship in Chakvi

No major upsets at European Women’s Chess Championship in Chakvi

The 2nd round of the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 finished on Wednesday without any major upsets. The first seed Nana Dzagnidze (GEO 2570) defeated IM Marina Guseva (RUS 2391), while GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2512) convincingly won against WGM Daria Charochkina (RUS 2391). Russian favourites in Chakvi, WGM Olga Girya (2479) and [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Pattaya, Thailand – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Pattaya, Thailand – Results

From 9 to 13 May 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Pattaya, Thailand, by the ASEAN Chess Academy, in cooperation with Thailand Chess Association and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the Dusit Thani Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand. The lectures were in English language. The lecturer was IA [...]

Ogulcan Kanmazalp takes the trophy in Llucmajor Open

Ogulcan Kanmazalp takes the trophy in Llucmajor Open

Turkish IM Ogulcan Kanmazalp emerged clear winner of the 4th Open Internacional Llucmajor, that was held from 10-17th May at the Club Náutico Viejo de LLucmajor, near Palma de Mallorca. The 9-round Swiss tournament attracted 201 players from 32 countries. Among them were 27 Grandmasters and 26 International Masters. Ogulcan Kanmazalp finished on top with [...]

European Individual Women’s Chess Championship Started

European Individual Women’s Chess Championship Started

The 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 started on Tuesday in Oazis Palace Chakvi hotel in Chakvi, Georgia. The event was opened by a symbolic move which was made by Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of the European Chess Union in the game on the top board between the first seed Georgian GM Nana Dzagnidze and [...]

3rd International Tournament Cesme Open 2015

3rd International Tournament Cesme Open 2015

The 3rd International Chess Festival Cesme Open 2015 will take place from 15-20th June, at the Cesme Aya Haralambos Church, in Cesme, a splendid coastal Turkish city, situated near the largest metropolitan center in Turkey’s Aegean Region, Izmir. The event is a 9-round Swiss Open, organized by the Turkish Chess Federation and Cesme Municipality. The tempo of play [...]

Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015

Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015

The 7th Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015 for boys & girls under 20 will be held in Chania on Crete, Greece from 26th August (arrival) to 3rd September 2015 (departure). The tournament is being sponsored by Kydon Sports Club and Krommydakis Group of companies. The playing venue is Atlantica Caldera Creta Paradise Hotel. The co-organizers [...]

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen: Ugra Chess Academy is a fantastic place

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen: Ugra Chess Academy is a fantastic place

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen, FIDE Vice-President and Chairman of the Appeals Committee for the Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk, has kindly accepted the invitation to speak to the press. – Javier, you’ve been to Russia before, what are your impressions about Khanty-Mansiysk? – Yes, I have already been here before, I visited Khanty-Mansiysk for the Chess Olympiad. [...]

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