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.
Today was the single double round for the Thailand Open Championship 2015 which overnight increased to 194 players and with the Challengers with 105 participants starting has created a new record number of entries but 299 is just one short of the targeted 300! In many respects the first three rounds set the pace for [...]
A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 18 to 25 September 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon, by the Lebanese Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will be IA Elias Khairallah (LEB). [...]
A youngster from Russia and a grizzled veteran from the US have wrested the lead after winning their respective seventh-round matches Sunday night at the 17th Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup at Dubai Chess and Culture Club. LIVE Games with analysis/ Round 1 Report/ Round 2 Report/ Round 3 Report/ Round 4 [...]
The World Women’s Team Championship is organized by the Chinese Chess Federation and FIDE from 18-29th April, 2015, in Chengdu, China. The championship will be played in round robin system with 9 rounds. Each team will play against with all other teams. Colors and starting numbers will be drawn at opening ceremony or technical meeting. Tournament website/ LIVE games with [...]
Grandmasters Alina Kashlinskaya and Boris Savchenko have emerged winners of the Moscow Rapid Championships that were held on 11-12th April at the Russian State Social University. Alina Kashlinskaya and Dina Drozdova shared the first place in the women’s section with 7,0/9 points each. Kashlinskaya is declared champion on better tie-break score. WFM Anna Gvanceladze is [...]
A record 19 Grandmasters assembled in Pattaya on Sunday for the 15th Thailand Chess Open and showed why they had achieved their status with a near-perfect 18,5/19 start. Thailand’s largest and strongest open tournament, organised by the Bangkok Chess Club features world class players such as former World Championship challenger Nigel Short and top seeded [...]