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FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships – Round 6

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships – Round 6

Six championships bring six different and thrilling plots. There are no primary and secondary events in Khanty-Mansiysk, however the most attention is naturally paid to the elder categories. A match between the main favorites of the Open 18 championship was scheduled for today – the moment of truth, I would say. In the Girls 18 [...]

London Chess Classic 2016 – Pairings

London Chess Classic 2016 – Pairings

The pairings for this year’s London Chess Classic, which is fast approaching, have been published. Unlike last year, there was no need for a draw: In order to ensure an even distribution of colours over the whole Grand Chess Tour 2016, the pairings are the reverse of the Sinquefield Cup, meaning LCC wildcard Michael Adams [...]

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships starting in Khanty-Mansiysk

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships starting in Khanty-Mansiysk

The participants of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships have arrived to Khanty-Mansiysk, the capital of Ugra. The players and their accompanying persons were greeted in the airport in a traditional Russian way – with songs, accordion playing and local Siberian treats – nuts and cranberries. The official press-center of the tournament talked [...]

Hainan International Open 2016

Hainan International Open 2016

The 1st Hainan International Chess Open Tournament will take place from 6th to 17th December in Danzhou, Hainan, China. The event consists of the Open section for players rated over 1900 FIDE and Amateur section under 1900. Open section will be played from 6-17th December in 9 rounds according to Swiss system. 1 hour 30 [...]

Andrey Filatov: I consider my coaching debut a success

Andrey Filatov: I consider my coaching debut a success

The World Chess Olympiad in Baku concluded last week and Sport-Express published a big interview with RCF President Andrey Filatov. Russia’s men’s team won bronze medals. The women’s team, three-time Olympic champions, has ceded their title, having finished at 4th place. The President of the Russian Chess Federation, a well-known entrepreneur, has made his coaching [...]

World Chess Hall of Fame celebrates five years in Saint Louis

World Chess Hall of Fame celebrates five years in Saint Louis

Debuts Three New Exhibitions Spanning Nearly Five Centuries of Chess & Art Exhibits Open Thursday, September 29 and Feature Chess Sets from the Dr. George & Vivian Dean Collection, Highlights from the Permanent Collection and Loans from Prominent Institutions and Lenders​​ SAINT LOUIS (Sept. 16, 2016) — This month, the World Chess Hall of Fame [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Prague, Czech Republic – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Prague, Czech Republic – Results

From 23 to 26 August 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Prague, Czech Republic, by the Chess Federation of Czech Republic and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Alex McFarlane (SCO), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant lecturers were IA Jirina Prokopova (CZE) and IA Petr Zaruba (CZE). The venue of the [...]

Reykjavik Open 2017

Reykjavik Open 2017

The Reykjavik Open 2017 will be held for the 32nd time from April 19th till April 27th, 2017, in Harpa, the 28.000 sqm. concert hall, in Reykjavik, Iceland. The 2017 tournament is expected to be very strong. The total prize-fund in the 2017 edition will be €15.000, including many special prizes for various age – [...]

Leonardo da Vinci chess player?

Leonardo da Vinci chess player?

The famous Leonardo da Vinci was a chess player? Italian architect Franco Rocco claims ‘yes’ and to verify it an interesting exhibition is going on until 30th September in Milan, Italy (91 Monte Rosa Street, PwC Space). by Adolivio Capece The exhibition is carried out by Rocco, who made in-depth studies on the matter and [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tangier, Morocco

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tangier, Morocco

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 5 to 9 December 2016 in Tangier, Morocco, by the Moroccan Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will be IA Akkour Abdelfattah (MOR). [...]

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