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BPB Limburg Open 2017

BPB Limburg Open 2017

The 11th BPB Limburg Open was held from 2-5th June at the Sporthal de Geusselt in Maastricht, Netherlands. The event consisted of five sections: Open A for players rated above 2050, Open B for players rated from 1800-2100, Open C1 and C2 for players rated under 1800, and Veterans Group. The total number of participants [...]

22nd Sharjah International Chess Championship 2017

22nd Sharjah International Chess Championship 2017

The Sharjah Chess Club organized the 22nd Sharjah International Chess Championship 2017 from 2-6th June. The 9-round Swiss event was with the rapid time control 15 min + 10 sec. The local star GM Salem A.R. Saleh took the winner’s trophy after edging Elmar Magerramov, Vladimir Akopian and Bartosz Socko on tie-break. 119 players from [...]

World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Championships – Medal Winners

World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Championships – Medal Winners

The 1st World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships was held from 2-4th June in Minsk, Belarus. The championships were held in Palace of Sport, the same venue as the European Individual Chess Championship 2017. 626 young chess players from 24 countries took part in the rapid event. On June 4, the World Cadets Blitz [...]

Capablanca Memorial 2017 LIVE!

Capablanca Memorial 2017 LIVE!

Live games with computer analysis

1st European School Team Chess Internet Championship

1st European School Team Chess Internet Championship

The European Chess Union (ECU), the Education Committee of ECU (EC), and the International School Chess Union (ISCU) have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the ECU to the First ECU School Team Internet Championships 2017 from November 16 to November 23, 2017. Quick Intro – Format: Online team tournament – When: [...]

Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament 2017

Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament 2017

The Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament 2017 was held from 28th May to 1st June at the Dubai Chess & Culture Club, UAE. The 9-round Swiss event with the rapid time control 15 min + 5 sec attracted 128 participants from 25 federations. Grandmasters Bassem Amin from Egypt and Viorel Iordachescu from Moldova shared the [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Moscow, Russia – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Moscow, Russia – Results

From 23 to 27 May 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Moscow, Russia, by the Russian State Social University and the Russian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Artiom Akhmetov (RUS), FIDE Lecturer. Five (5) National Arbiters from Russia and Kazakhstan participated in the Seminar and all [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Norfolk, Virginia, USA

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Norfolk, Virginia, USA

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 2 to 4 August 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, by the US Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, 777 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA 23510. The Lecturer will be IA Carol Jarecki [...]

Samuel Sevian winner of Chicago Chess Open 2017

Samuel Sevian winner of Chicago Chess Open 2017

The 26th Annual Chicago Open was held on May 25-29, 2017, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois. The event had 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The strongest Open section with 119 participants was completed over [...]

In Memoriam – IM Stefano Tatai

In Memoriam – IM Stefano Tatai

The legendary Italian chess player IM Stefano Tatai passed away on 30th May in Tenerife, Spain. Born in 1938, he became the National Master in 1958 and earned the prestigious title of International Master in 1966. Tatai was 12-times Italian chess champion, which is a national record: 1962 in Forte dei Marmi, 1965 in Florence, [...]

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