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Philadelphia International 2016

Philadelphia International 2016

The 10th Philadelphia International tournament was held from July 5-10, 2016, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. GM Axel Bachmann from Paraguay and GM Aleksandr Shimanov from Russia finished tied first with 7,0/9 points to earn $2250 each. IM Priyadharshan Kannappan from India achieved a GM norm. The tournament format was [...]

European Chess Universities Games 2016 starting today

European Chess Universities Games 2016 starting today

The European Chess Universities Games 2016 will take place in “Pauk” hall in Zagreb, Croatia from 12-15th July. The technical organizer is Zagreb Chess Federation. The main event is the rapid tournament, separately men and women section, with time control 25 min + 10 sec/move, starting from the move 1. There will be 9 rounds, [...]

Match Boris Gelfand vs Ernesto Inarkiev in Magas

Match Boris Gelfand vs Ernesto Inarkiev in Magas

A friendly match between European champion 2016 Ernesto Inarkiev and World Vice-Champion 2012 Boris Gelfand will take place on June 12-22 in Magas, the capital of Ingushetia Republic. The match will consist of six games with the following time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, and them 30 minutes for the rest of the game, [...]

Chess-Go match Morozevich vs Hillarp Persson

Chess-Go match Morozevich vs Hillarp Persson

During the European Go Congress a special match between famous Grandmasters Alexander Morozevich (Russia) and Tiger Hillarp Persson (Sweden) will take place. Both of them can play Go game close to dan level. 10-00, 1st game: Go (commentary by Go professional) 11-30, 2nd game: Chess (commentary by chess Grandmaster) 14-00, 3rd game: Go (commentary by [...]

Ivanchuk, Gelfand to miss Chess Olympiad, Hjartarson making a comeback

Ivanchuk, Gelfand to miss Chess Olympiad, Hjartarson making a comeback

Ukraine will compete in the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku without Vassily Ivanchuk, the long time national team leader. Ivanchuk debuted for the USSR in 1988 in Thessaloniki where he was the 2nd reserve. Already in 1990 in Novi Sad he played the top board for USSR. Both times the team won the gold medal. [...]

Evgeny Postny to play in next Rilton Cup

Evgeny Postny to play in next Rilton Cup

The Israeli player Evgeny Postny, 35 years of age, is the first 2600+ player to sign up for Rilton Cup 2016/2017 which will be played between December 27th and January 5th. GM Evgeny Postny has 2632 in ELO and will surely be among the favorites to win the trophy. By Ingemar Falk It’s more than [...]

2016 Arbiters’ Awards

2016 Arbiters’ Awards

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission has the pleasure to announce the nominees of the 2016 Arbiters’ Awards. The requirements for the Arbiters to be awarded were: (a) to have obtained the IA title before 1981 (35 years of service as an IA) (b) to have worked as an Arbiter in at least three (3) FIDE Major [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Silver Lake, Serbia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Silver Lake, Serbia

From 22 to 27 June 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Silver Lake, Serbia, by the Serbian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer of the seminar was IA Viron Tsorbatzoglou (GRE), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturers were IA Branislav Suhartovic (SRB) and IA Zoran Bojovic (SRB). The venue of [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Baku, Azerbaijan

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Baku, Azerbaijan

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 3 to 9 September 2016, during the 42nd World Chess Olympiad, in Baku, Azerbaijan, by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, in cooperation with the Azerbaijan Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ [...]

GM Branko Damljanovic winner of Silver Lake Open

GM Branko Damljanovic winner of Silver Lake Open

The 10th Silver Lake Chess Festival was held from 19-26th June in Silver Lake, Veliko Gradiste, Serbia, with a record number of 260 participants. The Festival consisted of Open A for players rated over 2000, Open B for players rated under 2200, Open C for players rated under 1700, Silver Star Blitz, Bughouse tournament and [...]

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