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Youth domination at the Iranian Final Men’s Championship

Youth domination at the Iranian Final Men’s Championship

The 2015 Iranian Men’s Final Chess Championship was organized by the Tehran Chess Association and Iranian Chess Federation in an 11-round single round-robin tournament. The event took place in the Iranian capital Tehran from January 20-28, 2016. The 13-year-old Alireza Firouzja emerged the unexpected but convincing winner. He scored 8/11 points and confirmed his supremacy [...]

Asian Junior Chess Championships 2016

Asian Junior Chess Championships 2016

On behalf of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE, the All India Chess Federation has the honour of inviting all Asian National Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE to participate in the Asian Junior (Open & Girls) Chess Championship-2016 in New Delhi, India from 2nd (arrival) to 12th (departure) May 2016. The playing venue is Hotel [...]

Al Ain Classic 2015: Post Scriptum

Al Ain Classic 2015: Post Scriptum

Al Ain Classic is firmly establishing itself among the strongest and best organised international tournaments. Many factors make that possible: an amazing geographic destination, a city with a tremendous cultural, nature and historic heritage, an excellent organisation, an attractive prize fund, a superb accommodation and a huge number of strong grandmasters and even more titled [...]

Karposh Open 2016 to be held in Skopje

Karposh Open 2016 to be held in Skopje

Karpos Open 2016 is traditional open chess tournament for any interested chess player, regardless their rating, title or category. It is organized by the municipality Karpos, one of the municipalities in the capital city of Republic of Macedonia, Skopje in collaboration with Chess Club Gambit Asseco SEE from 1st April 2016 (Friday) till 7th April [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Tehran, Iran

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Tehran, Iran

The 2nd tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2015-2016 will take place from 10-24 February, 2016, in Tehran, Iran. Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament. The Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016 which will give qualification to the Women’s World Championship match 2017 The previous tournament was held in Monaco and the later stages [...]

2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship

2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship

The 2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship is set to take place from 1-11th April, 2016, in Luxembourg. The contract for the organization was signed by the ECU Secretary General, Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou and the President of the Luxembourg Chess Federation, Mr. Pierre Fattebene. The event will be a twelve-player Round Robin tournament and [...]

Vladimir Belous is Chennai Open 2016 Champion

Vladimir Belous is Chennai Open 2016 Champion

Grandmaster Belous Vladimir (Russia) emerged the Chennai Open 2016 Champion with 8.5 points after the tenth and final round of the 8th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2016 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam trophy, held at Nehru Stadium, Chennai. Belous Vladimir received Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam trophy and the winner’s purse of [...]

WGM Xiaobing Gu wins Australian Women’s Masters 2016

WGM Xiaobing Gu wins Australian Women’s Masters 2016

Congratulations to WGM Xiaobing Gu, winner of the Australian Women’s Masters 2016! Although first place had been decided before the last day, many of the players still had plenty to play for in round 9, with the minor placings a potential WIM norm on the line! As it turned out, Hanna Leks; Jilin Zhang had a [...]

Chess School Polimac Kilkenny celebrates 10 years

Chess School Polimac Kilkenny celebrates 10 years

By FT Darko Polimac The Chess School Polimac started its work in 2006 with 4 students in Club House Hotel Kilkenny as a part of Kilkenny Chess Club. The FIDE Trainer Darko Polimac originally from Croatia was very keen to put Kilkenny at the World Chess map and he did it. Since then Kilkenny is [...]

Clarification by Saudi Chess Association

Clarification by Saudi Chess Association

Saudi Chess Association (SCA), is officially recognized by the Saudi Olympic Committee and is a full member of FIDE, Asian Chess Federation as well as Arab Chess Federation.

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