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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 13 to 15 May 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by the Malaysian Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Bunawan Bong (INA), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will be IA Madhavan, Collin [...]

Anatoly Karpov played a simul at the UN headquarters

Anatoly Karpov played a simul at the UN headquarters

The permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations organized a simultaneous exhibition with former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov. The simul was held in the General Assembly building in front of a huge crowd. Karpov reminded that he had held a simul at the UN headquarters 46 years ago. Diplomats from Azerbaijan, [...]

Young Spaniard IM Jaime Santos Latasa grabs solo lead in Dubai Open 2017

Young Spaniard IM Jaime Santos Latasa grabs solo lead in Dubai Open 2017

An unheralded young Spanish player, who is not even a grandmaster, grabbed the solo leadership after Thursday’s fourth round of the 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament–Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. International Master (IM) Jaime Santos Latasa remained the tournament’s only player with an immaculate record of [...]

Axel Bachmann winner of Copa Norberto La Porta

Axel Bachmann winner of Copa Norberto La Porta

Grandmaster Axel Bachmann from Paraguay convincingly won the “Copa Norberto La Porta” open tournament which was held from 25-31st March at the Salon Dorado de la Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Bachmann completed the event with 8,0/9 points leaving the local GM Alejandro Hoffman half a point behind. 298 players from fourteen countries [...]

Player suspected of cheating removed from Dubai Open 2017

Player suspected of cheating removed from Dubai Open 2017

The race for the US$13,000 top prize has intensified as a large chunk of the highest-rated seeds dropped out of the leaderboard, but it was a suspected cheating incident by one of the tournament’s lowest-rated players that stole the limelight in Wednesday night’s third round of the 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament–Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan [...]

GM Areshchenko, other seeded players power through in Round 2 of Dubai Open

GM Areshchenko, other seeded players power through in Round 2 of Dubai Open

The tournament’s big guns avoided the catastrophic results of the first round as 38 players remained unscathed, including 10 of the 12 highest-rated seeds, after Tuesday’s second round of the 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament–Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Second-seed Grandmaster (GM) Alexander Areshchenko of Ukraine [...]

European Youth Chess Championship 2017

European Youth Chess Championship 2017

Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games & Events” Sports Association and the European Chess Union have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated members of ECU to participate in the European Youth Chess Championship, organised in Mamaia, Romania from 4-15 September 2017. The Official Venue of the Championship is Mamaia Expo Center, where all [...]

Dubai Open Chess Tournament kicks off with stunning upsets

Dubai Open Chess Tournament kicks off with stunning upsets

The 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament–Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup got off to an explosive start with Monday’s actioned-packed, first-round games producing two stunning upsets at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Official website/ Live games Archive: Dubai Open 2016/ Dubai Open 2015 A new record number of 216 players from 43 countries are taking [...]

Wang Hao wins the 1st Sharjah Open

Wang Hao wins the 1st Sharjah Open

In the final round of the Sharjah Open Chess Championship all top players drew their respective games. The two leaders Wang Hao and Yury Kryvoruchko made a solid draw against each other, while both Adhiban and Kravtsiv had more complicated games against Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Arkadij Naiditsch, but eventually all finished peacefully as well. It [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Varadero, Cuba

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Varadero, Cuba

The Cuban Chess Federation is going to organize a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba, from 29 May to 4 June 2017, under the auspices of FIDE. The Seminar will be in Hotel Barceló Arenas Blancas, in Varadero. The Lecturer will be IA Bárbara López Chávez Meriño (CUB), FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturers will [...]

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