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FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Baku, Azerbaijan

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Baku, Azerbaijan

The FIDE Events Commission is holding a Seminar for International Organizers from 3-5th September during the 42nd Chess Olympiad at the “Crystal Hall” in Baku, Azerbaijan. Successful Seminar’s attendees will grant a FIDE IO Norm necessary for the FIDE IO title application. Detailed International Organizers Titles Regulations. Schedule: Saturday 3rd September 09:30 to 13:00 Seminar [...]

9th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open

9th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open

The 9th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open GM Chess Tournament 2016 is taking place from 2-9th June at the Mount Litera School, Bandra Kurla Complex, in Mumbai, India. The event organized by Venus Chess Academy consists of three sections: Category A for players rated above 2000, Category B for players rated under 2000, and Category [...]

Antoaneta Stefanova grabs the lead at EIWCC 2016

Antoaneta Stefanova grabs the lead at EIWCC 2016

The top seed of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2507) defeated the overnight leader WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415) and took the pole position. The ex World Champion emerged as leader before the rest day and will face IM Elisabeth Paehtz (GER 2489) in the 7th round. The rest [...]

Vladimir Putin greets Belaya Ladya participants

Vladimir Putin greets Belaya Ladya participants

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his greetings to everyone taking part in the Belaya Ladya national open chess tournament between school teams. The message is published on the official site of the Russian President. “It is important that the Russian Chess Federation’s Chess at School programme is producing tangible results, and we see more and [...]

Boris Grachev convincing in KiiT International Chess Festival

Boris Grachev convincing in KiiT International Chess Festival

The 9th KiiT International Chess Festival 2016 took place from 23-30th May at the KiiT University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The tournament was organized by the All Odisha Chess Association and KiiT University, under the auspices of AICF. Russian Grandmaster Boris Grachev stormed through the Elite Category to take the winner’s trophy with 8,5/10 points, [...]

Gata Kamsky clear first in Nezhmetdinov Cup Rapid

Gata Kamsky clear first in Nezhmetdinov Cup Rapid

The 38th Nezhmetdinov Cup started with the rapid tournament that was held on 29-30th May at the Central Chess School in Kazan, Russia. The tournament format was 9-round Swiss with the time control 15 min + 5 sec. GM Gata Kamsky took a clear first place with 7,5 points in the field of 107 players. [...]

Renault Russia becomes partner of RCF

Renault Russia becomes partner of RCF

On Tuesday Renault Russia company entered a partnership deal with the Russian Chess Federation. The papers were signed by Andrey Pankov, General Director of Renault Russia, and RCF President Andrey Filatov. According to this deal, Renault Kaptur becomes the official car of RCF and will be granted to the winners of men’s and women’s Superfinals. [...]

Icelandic Chess Championship 2016

Icelandic Chess Championship 2016

The 2016 Icelandic Chess Championship takes place from 31st May to 11th June at the Tónlistarskóli in Seltjarnarness. Twelve players with the average elo 2403 compete in the round robin tournament. Participants: GM Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn ISL 2580 GM Steingrimsson Hedinn ISL 2574 GM Hjartarson Johann ISL 2547 IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2457 IM Gunnarsson [...]

Irish teams for 2016 Chess Olympiad

Irish teams for 2016 Chess Olympiad

The Irish teams for the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Baku have been finalised. The Men’s (Open) team is as follows: Alexander Baburin, Mark Heidenfeld, Stephen Jessel, Conor O’Donnell and Colm Daly. The Women’s team is as follows: Diana Mirza, Alice O’Gorman, Poornima J.Menon, Karina Kruk, and Gearodin Ui Laighleis. ICU website Excerpt from the comment [...]

Yuliya Shvayger takes lead at EIWCC 2016

Yuliya Shvayger takes lead at EIWCC 2016

WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415) took the sole lead at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 after defeating WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova (AZE 2236) in the 4th round. The Israeli player is definitely a surprise of the tournament, starting as the 15th seed and emerging as leader with the rating performance of amazing 3091 points! [...]

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