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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Hammamet, Tunisia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Hammamet, Tunisia

From 12 to 16 January 2017, a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Hammamet, Tunisia, by the Tunisian Chess Federation, under auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the Atrium Hotel in Hammamet. The lecturer was IA Bechir MESSAOUDI (TUN), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Wajdi CHOUARI (TUN). The lectures and [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in New Delhi, India

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in New Delhi, India

From 10 to 12 January 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in New Delhi, India, by the All India Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the Park Plaza Hotel in New Delhi. The Lecturer was IA Prof. R. Anatharam (IND), FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councillor and FIDE [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Singapore

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Singapore

From 15 to 18 January 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Singapore, by the Singapore Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer was IA Casto Abundo (PHI), Asian Chess Federation Executive Director and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer was IA Kwai Keong Chan (HKG). The lectures were in the English [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Manila, Philippines

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Manila, Philippines

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 3 to 5 March 2017 in Manila, Philippines, by the Eugene Torre Chess Foundation, in cooperation with the National Chess Federation of Philippines (NCFP) and with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Casto Abundo (PHI), FIDE [...]

49th Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

49th Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

From 24 to 28 January 2017 the 49th Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was held, organized by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), FIDE Rules Commission Chairman and FIDE Lecturer and the Technical Organizer was IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE Lecturer. The Lectures were [...]

Young players set the fashion in Moscow Open

Young players set the fashion in Moscow Open

Three rounds have been played in the main tournament of the RSSU Cup, 2017 Moscow Open. The sole leaders will appear not so soon, and participants are trying to score the maximum number of points in the starting games. It’s worth saying, there are many very young chess players among the leaders. Seven players keep [...]

2017 Grand Chess Tour – Participants and Event Allocations

2017 Grand Chess Tour – Participants and Event Allocations

The Grand Chess Tour is pleased to announce the event allocations for the nine tour participants of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. All invited players accepted their invitations except for GM Vladimir Kramnik, who has been replaced by GM Levon Aronian. The 9 tour participants will all compete in the 2017 Sinquefield Cup and the [...]

ECU Board Meeting in Antalya, Turkey

ECU Board Meeting in Antalya, Turkey

The first ECU Board meeting in 2017 took place on 27th and 28th January in Antalya, Turkey. The Turkish Chess Federation hosted the Board members under the excellent conditions at Mardan Palace, during the Turkish Youth Championship 2017. The ECU Board members had the chance to make the first ceremonial moves at the last rounds of the [...]

Andrey Filatov: My main goal is to make chess popular

Andrey Filatov: My main goal is to make chess popular

Three years ago, Russian businessman Andrey Filatov became the President of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF). Now he takes a step back to assess the work he and the RCF have accomplished in that time. In this interview with Sport Express, Mr. Filatov talks about how chess is experiencing a boom, both in Russia and [...]

Ballarat Begonia Festival 2017

Ballarat Begonia Festival 2017

The traditional Ballarat Begonia Chess Tournament will once again – for the 51st time – take place over the Victoria Labour Day weekend from 11-13 March 2017. The playing venue will be the modern facilities at Ballarat Clarendon College in Ballarat, 120 km from Melbourne. The 7-round Swiss event will offer a minimum prize fund [...]

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