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Leaders down to eight after four rounds at the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

Leaders down to eight after four rounds at the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

Pre-tournament favorites GM Ivan Sokolov of the Netherlands, GM Salem A.R. Saleh of the UAE and three other grandmasters maintain perfect slates Dubai, UAE – Only eight players, including five grandmasters (GM), remain with perfect scores after four rounds of the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament at the Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid [...]

European Schools Chess Championship 2015 starting in Konya

European Schools Chess Championship 2015 starting in Konya

The European Schools Chess Championship 2015 will be held from 24th June until 3rd July in the Rixos Konya Hotel in Konya, Turkey. The organizer of the Championship is Turkish Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The Championship is organized in 12 different categories: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17, [...]

The Kaliningrad Museum hosts the grand opening of the Russian Chess Championship Higher League

The Kaliningrad Museum hosts the grand opening of the Russian Chess Championship Higher League

On June 21, the city of Kaliningrad was the venue for a grand opening of a nationwide competition: the 68th Russian Men’s Chess Championship and the 65th Women’s Chess Championship. For the first time, the competition is being held as part of the international program Chess in Museums implemented by the Russian Chess Federation together [...]

2015 Namibia Open Junior Championship took place in Walvis Bay

2015 Namibia Open Junior Championship took place in Walvis Bay

The 2015 Namibia Open Junior Chess Championship was organized by Namibia Chess Federation on June, 20, in the Walvis Bay Private High School, Walvis Bay. The event gathered 270 young players from all over Namibia and it was separated into seven different sections – Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under [...]

FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015: Gueci – Kosteniuk annotated

FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015: Gueci – Kosteniuk annotated

The first qualifier in the prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 took place on the official FIDE Online platform on June 18. In the third round of the event Italian WFM Tea Gueci (with nickname marmocchia) met former World champion for women GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (nickname: AlexandraK). It was a very interesting and [...]

Grandmasters maintain perfect slate after 2 rounds at the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

Grandmasters maintain perfect slate after 2 rounds at the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

Top-seed Dutch GM Ivan Sokolov and the UAE’s second-seed GM Salem A.R. Saleh lead opening-night winners Dubai, UAE – The favorites had an easy workout during Sunday’s opening night of the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament, winning all their games in the first two rounds to maintain a hold of the leadership at the [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Minsk, Belarus

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Minsk, Belarus

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized in Minsk, Belarus from 14 to 17 August 2015, by the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess, in cooperation with the Belarus Chess Federation and the Global Chess Academy of Minsk and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Andrzej Filipowicz (POL), FIDE Lecturer [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Rosenheim, Germany – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Rosenheim, Germany – Results

From 11 to 14 June 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Rosenheim, Germany, by the German Chess Federation and under auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the Hotel Hoehensteiger in Rosenheim. The Lecturer of the Seminar was IA Klaus Deventer (GER), Member of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer [...]

Kulaots and Yemelin share first place in 6th ShakkiNet International 2015

Kulaots and Yemelin share first place in 6th ShakkiNet International 2015

The 6th ShakkiNet International Grandmaster Tournament is taking place from 8-16th June, 2015, in Helsinki, the capital and largest city of Finland. The event was a 10-player single round-robin tournament with an average Elo rating of 2402. GM Kaido Kulaots from Estonia and last year’s winner GM Vasily Yemelin from Russia tied for the first place with [...]

Tratar, Baumegger, Kovacevic and Fercec joint winners of Pula Open 2015

Tratar, Baumegger, Kovacevic and Fercec joint winners of Pula Open 2015

The 29th International Open Tournament Pula 2015 took place from June 13 to June 20, at the Hotel Park Plaza Histria in Pula, Croatia. The 9-round Swiss event was organized by the Chess Club Pula and Croatian Chess Federation. The first place was shared by Slovenian GM Marko Tratar, Austrian IM Siegfried Baumegger and Croatian IM Blazimir Kovacevic and GM Nenad [...]

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