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2014 International Star Mixed Pair Tournament in Chengdu, Angela Merkel in the city

2014 International Star Mixed Pair Tournament in Chengdu, Angela Merkel in the city

The 2014 International Star Mixed Pair Chess Tournament takes place from 5th to 9th July 2014 in the city of Chengdu, China. The event will be played in a 5-round format. The teams are paired as follows: GM Nigel Short & GM Hou Yifan, GM Yasser Seirawan & GM Zhou Chen GM Artur Jussupow & GM Maia Chiburdanidze GM Ye [...]

Hua Ni and Yaroslav Zherebukh share first place in 22nd Montcada Chess Tournament

Hua Ni and Yaroslav Zherebukh share first place in 22nd Montcada Chess Tournament

The XXII Montcada International Chess Tournament took place from 25th June to 3rd July at Espacio Cultural Kursaal, in Montcada i Reixac, Spain. The event was a 9-round Swiss Open with more than 200 participants, 17 of which were Grandmasters. First place in Group A was shared by GM Hua Ni (China) and GM Yaroslav Zherebukh (Ukraine) on 7/9 points each, but [...]

34th Benasque Chess Tournament 2014

34th Benasque Chess Tournament 2014

The 34th edition of Benasque International Chess Tournament is taking place from 4th to 12th July 2014 in Benasque, a town in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees. The event is a 9-round Swiss, valid for FIDE and FEDA rankings, and provides the opportunity of winning title norms. The time control will be 90 minutes for [...]

19th Sharjah Rapid Championship 2014

19th Sharjah Rapid Championship 2014

The 19th Sharjah Rapid International Chess Championship 2014 will take place from 4th to 11th July 2014 at the Sharjah Chess Club in Sharjah, the third largest city in the United Arab Emirates. The event is organized by Sharjah Chess & Culture Club under the patronage of Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member [...]

GM Vassily Ivanchuk tops 9th Edmonton Chess Festival

GM Vassily Ivanchuk tops 9th Edmonton Chess Festival

The 9th Edmonton Chess Festival took place from 20th to 29th June, 2014 at the Edmonton Chess Club in the city of Edmonton, Canada. GM Vassily Ivanchuk emerged clear winner with 8/9 points, half a point ahead of the runner-up. Amid the scandals shaking the National Chess Federation of the Philippines, the best Filipino chess player GM Wesley So took [...]

4th Mohamed Slama Memorial 2014

4th Mohamed Slama Memorial 2014

The 4th edition of Mohamed Slama Memorial will be organized by Chess Club La Tour Blanche – Ksibet El Mediouni from 31st August to 14th September 2014, at the hotel Monastir Center in the beautiful touristic city of Monastir, Tunisia. The Festival is split into 6 groups. Four of them are scheduled to be held from 1st to [...]

GM Aleksa Strikovic claims VI International Chess Open Carlos I

GM Aleksa Strikovic claims VI International Chess Open Carlos I

The sixth edition of Abierto International Chess Tournament Carlos I took part from 21st to 29th June 2014 at Hotel Carlos I in Sanxenso, a municipality in Galicia, Spain. The event was a 9 round Swiss with a time control 90′ + 30″. Serbian Grandmaster Aleksa Strikovic emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points. Strikovic grabbed [...]

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Concepción, Chile

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Concepción, Chile

A FIDE Seminar for International Organizers will be held on 25-27th July at the University of Santo Tomas, Arturo Prat 879 Street, in Concepción, Chile. Objective: Concepcion Chess Club in conjunction with the University of Santo Tomas announces the completion of a Seminar for FIDE International Organizers This seminar gives norm Organizer (a) International. Participants [...]

2014 Arbiters’ Awards

2014 Arbiters’ Awards

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission has the pleasure to announce the 2014 Arbiters’ Award. The requirements for the Arbiters to be awarded were: (a). to have obtained the IA title before 1979 (35 years of service as an IA) (b). to have worked as an Arbiter in at least three (3) FIDE major events (Olympiads, World [...]

Dutch Chess Championships 2014

Dutch Chess Championships 2014

Dutch Individual Chess Championships for men and women are scheduled to take place from 6th to 13th July 2014 at the Manor Hotel in Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city in the Netherlands. Both tournaments will be played in 8 player round-robin format. Men Section has the strong participation of 8 GMs, including the [...]

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