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133rd MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

133rd MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

The 133rd MGU Open 2015 is scheduled to take place on 24-25th January, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event will be organized by FA Dimitar Iliev and Chess Club “An Pasan” in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated below 2200 and it will be valid for [...]

Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in English language

Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in English language

FIDE and FIDE Arbiters’ Commission are going to organize on Internet a Refreshing Course for Arbiters in English language. The following subjects will be discussed: (a) The changes of the Laws of Chess that have been in effect since 1 July 2014. (b) The changes of FIDE Titles, Ratings Regulations and Swiss System regulations that [...]

Martin Metev wins 132nd MGU Open 2015

Martin Metev wins 132nd MGU Open 2015

The 132nd MGU Open 2015 was held on 17-18th January, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev and Chess Club “An Pasan” in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated below 2200 and it will be valid for FIDE and national rating. [...]

GM Vitaly Kunin wins 18th Neujahrs Open 2015 on tie-break

GM Vitaly Kunin wins 18th Neujahrs Open 2015 on tie-break

The 18th edition of Neujahrs Open was organized by Chess Club “SV Chemie Guben 1990 e.V.” on 2-6th January 2015 in Guben, a town on the Lusatian Neisse river in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. The event was a 9-round Swiss open tournament with tempo of play 120 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 seconds increment starting from [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Las Vegas, USA

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Las Vegas, USA

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 16 to 18 June 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, by the US Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Riviera Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109 USA. The Lecturer will be IA Carol [...]

International Correspondence Chess Federation – Champions League New Structure

International Correspondence Chess Federation – Champions League New Structure

Dear Friends, ICCF is proud to announce the start of the new and revised CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. Sponsored by Chessdom There are some significant changes regarding structure and reflection time. STRUCTURE: ONLY the former A group will still be called CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. It will consist of the teams placed 1st to 7th in Champions League 5. [...]

GM Aleksandr Nosenko clear first in Prague

GM Aleksandr Nosenko clear first in Prague

The 14th International Chess Festival Prague Open 2015 was held from 9th to 16th January, 2015, in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The event is organized by AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. as a part of the Czech Tour 2014/2015 Series and will take place at the Olympik Hotel ****, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8. The 9-round Swiss event was topped by GM [...]

Gata Kamsky with top prize in Chesapeake Open

Gata Kamsky with top prize in Chesapeake Open

The 7th Annual Chesapeake Open took place from 9-11th January at the Rockville Hilton in Rockville, Maryland, USA. The tournament format was 5-round Swiss and there were seven sections: Championship (FIDE rated), U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1300 and U1000. The organizers popularize an innovative prizing system where prizes are based on score and not on [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Singapore

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Singapore

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 2 to 6 June 2015 in Singapore, by the Singapore Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Seminar will be held concurrently with the Asian Schools Chess Championships 2015. The Lecturer will be IA Takis Nikolopoulos [...]

GM Khismatullin wins Memorial Dvorkovich Rapid Cup 2015

GM Khismatullin wins Memorial Dvorkovich Rapid Cup 2015

The 2015 Vladimir Dvorkovich Rapid Cup, Stage of the Russian Rapid Chess Cup Men 2015, took place from 14th to 16th January, 2015, at the Congress Hotel, in Taganrog, Russia. The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament with the participation of nearly 150 players. GM Denis Khismatullin emerged a clear winner with 9/11 points, leaving the nearest [...]

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