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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Indianapolis, USA

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Indianapolis, USA

From 3 to 5 August 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, by the US Chess Federation and under auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer of the seminar was IA Carol Jarecki (IVB), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Ken Ballou (USA). The venue of the Seminar was the Indianapolis Marriott [...]

GM Felix Levin wins Terre degli Elimi Open

GM Felix Levin wins Terre degli Elimi Open

The International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” 2016 concluded with a closing ceremony at the conference hall of Palazzo Sales in Erice, Italy. The growth in participation in this traditional festival is expressed by 135 participants with a number of foreign players from 10 different nations. The main Open A concluded with three players sharing [...]

Hou Yifan visits Atlético Madrid, meets Fernando Torres

Hou Yifan visits Atlético Madrid, meets Fernando Torres

Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan visited the legendary Vicente Calderon stadium where she attended training session of Atlético Madrid and met with striker Fernando Torres. Torres, who is very popular in Asia, presented the Chinese star with a club shirt with her name on it. Torres also said that he knows how to play [...]

Baku Open 2016

Baku Open 2016

The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2016, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place from 17-26th September at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea. The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and Azerbaijan Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 25,000 USD and the first place [...]

Melbourne Chess Club celebrates 150th birthday

Melbourne Chess Club celebrates 150th birthday

The Melbourne Chess Club is the oldest chess club in the Southern Hemisphere which celebrated its 150th birthday on the 4th of August. The Club celebrated with a small dinner of pizza’s and snacks before the lecture that was given by IM Guy West, a multiple club champion. He showed us games from three different [...]

Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova enters European Club Cup 2016

Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova enters European Club Cup 2016

Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova from Italy has completed the registration for 2016 European Chess Club Cup. The powerful lineup will surely vie for one of the top places in the Open section. Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova: Levon Aronian Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Boris Gelfand Peter Leko Etienne Bacrot Daniele Vocaturo Alberto David Danyyil Dvirnyy Cristiano Quaranta – captain The [...]

Daniil Lintchevski winner of Liepajas Rokade Super Rapid

Daniil Lintchevski winner of Liepajas Rokade Super Rapid

The 23rd International Chess Festival “Liepajas Rokade 2016″ was held from 4-7th August at the Hotel Fontaine Royal in Liepaja, Latvia. The Festival consisted of Open Rapid, Blitz, Team and Super Rapid tournaments. Eight players with the average elo 2633 competed in the round-robin Super Rapid tournament. Grandmasters Daniil Lintchevski and Arturs Neiksans shared the [...]

Arad International Chess Festival

Arad International Chess Festival

The 9th Arad International Chess Festival is taking place from 6-12th August in Continental Hotel in Arad, Romania. The Festival consists of Railway Bank – Astra Open with 247 participants, U10 Open, U8 Open and a number of side events: FIDE rated Blitz tournament, Fischer Random tournament, bughouse and blitz pairs tournaments, tennis-table tournament. The [...]

Vladimir Fedoseev stormed through Liepajas Rokade Open

Vladimir Fedoseev stormed through Liepajas Rokade Open

The 23rd International Chess Festival “Liepajas Rokade 2016″ is taking place from 4-7th August at the Hotel Fontaine Royal in Liepaja, Latvia. The Festival consists of Open Rapid, Blitz, Team and Super Rapid tournaments. The first event was Open Rapid which run on 4-5th August through 13 rounds with the time control 15 min + [...]

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow enters European Club Cup 2016

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow enters European Club Cup 2016

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow from Russia completed the registration of two teams (Open and Women) for the 2016 European Chess Club Cup. The delegation features a number of world’s top Grandmasters. SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow lineup (Women’s section): GM Kosteniuk Alexandra GM Gunina Valentina IM/WGM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina IM/WGM Kashlinskaya Alina IM/WGM Savina Anastasia IA Eletsky [...]

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