The Chess Association of Malawi has the honour of inviting all chess federations in Zone 4.3 that are affiliated to the World Chess Federation (FIDE) to participate in the 2015 Zone 4.3 Individual Chess Championships. The event is held under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation. The Championships will be held from 17th April [...]
A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 29 May to 2 June 2015 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, by the Tajikistan Chess Federation and under the auspice of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Hodja Abigarm Hotel, in Dushanbe. The Lecturer will be IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), Chairman of the FIDE [...]
The 2015 Russian Seniors Championships were held from 6-15th April in Lesnoy Gorodok, Moscow Region. Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov won the men’s event with 7,0/9 points. IM Vladimir Zhelnin took the silver, outscoring GM Yury Balashov and IM Evgeny Kalegin on tie-break. 30 players competed in the event, including 7 Grandmasters. WGM Natalia Ruchieva won the [...]
The Hungarian Chess Federation organized the International Women Spring Chess Festival from 7-15th April, 2015, in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament, exclusively for women. The tempo of play was 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. The first place was split in a three-way [...]
The 24th Annual Eastern Class Championships will be held from April 24-26, 2015, at the Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. All sections have either 3-day (April 24-26) or 2-day (April 25-26) schedules [...]
The Bangkok Chess Club Open saw many big fights in round four with the big upset of the day being GM Oliver Barbosa’s win over GM Nigel Short and which helped him join two former champions in GM Francisco Vallejo Pons and GM Jan Gustafsson on 4/4 and continue as one of the leaders. Gustafsson [...]
Excitement heats up with one round to go as top-seed Grandmaster (GM) David Howell of England crawled back into the leader board with five others after out outsmarting GM Gadir Guseinov of Azerbaijan in Monday night’s eighth round, to up his tally to 6.5 points in the 17th Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid [...]
The daily audience of the Championship games’ Internet broadcasts exceeded 100,000 spectators from 201 countries.
The City of Benasque, Spanish Chess Federation (FEDA) and FIDE Events’ Commission (EVE) are organizing a FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Benasque (Huesca), Spain, from 3 to 5 July 2015. The Seminar will take place during the 35th International Benasque Chess Open. The venue will be Casa de la Cultura de Benasque. The Seminar [...]
In response to the congratulatory letters and telegrams from World Champions Boris Spassky, Anatoly Karpov, and Vladimir Kramnik, published on the RCF website, the 15th Women’s World Champion Mariya Muzychuk sent her open letter of gratitude to the Russian Chess Federation.