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Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in Spanish language

Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in Spanish language

FIDE and FIDE Arbiters’ Commission are going to organize on Internet a Refreshing Course for Arbiters in Spanish 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 [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Samara, Russia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Samara, Russia

From 2 to 6 November 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Samara, Russia, by the Russian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the sanatorium Tsiolkovsky in Samara region. The lecturer was IA Alexander Tkachev (RUS), FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer was IA Stanislav Yanusevsky (RUS). [...]

Commission for Women’s Chess 2014 Sri Lanka FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

Commission for Women’s Chess 2014 Sri Lanka FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

The Commission for Women’s Chess, in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Chess Federation, is going to organize a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 26 to 28 November 2014, under the auspices of FIDE. The venue will be the Colombo University in Colombo. The Lecturer will be IA Franca Dapiran (ITA), FIDE Lecturer [...]

GMs Wei Yi and Zhao Jun qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015

GMs Wei Yi and Zhao Jun qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015

The 2014 Chess World Cup Zonal 3.5 took place from 26th October to 5th November 2014 in Zhongshan, China. The 11-round Swiss Open consisted of 54 players, including 6 GMs, 9 IMs, 4 FMs and 3 WGMs. GM Wei Yi topped the event with 8.5/11 and qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015. The second spot was taken [...]

TCEC Stage 2: Komodo and Stockfish lead with 2 more rounds to go

TCEC Stage 2: Komodo and Stockfish lead with 2 more rounds to go

Komodo and Stockfish lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2 with 8/10 points. Komodo defeated Houdini in the ninth round of the competition in a 110 move giant clash, while Stockfish outplayed Senpai to join the leader. Two more rounds to go and only eight engines will qualify for Stage 3 while the rest are out of TCEC for the [...]

WGM Rout Padmini convincing winner of 41st Indian Women Premier Championship 2014

WGM Rout Padmini convincing winner of 41st Indian Women Premier Championship 2014

The 41st Indian Individual Women Premier Chess Championship 2014 was held from 25th October to 5th November 2014 in Sangli, a city in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. The event was a round-robin tournament in eleven rounds. WGM Rout Padmini (2331) won convincingly with 9,5/11 points, leaving the nearest followers full two points behind. IM [...]

GM Maxime Lagarde wins Sautron Open 2014

GM Maxime Lagarde wins Sautron Open 2014

The 14th Sautron Chess Open was held from 25th October to 1st November 2014 in Sautron, a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in western France. The event was a 9-round Swiss with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move [...]

Brunello and Georgiev take the lead in Durres – Photo Report

Brunello and Georgiev take the lead in Durres – Photo Report

The Italian GM Sabino Brunello and Bulgarian GM Kiril Georgiev take the lead in the 2nd International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″, which is organized by the Albanian Chess Federation on 1-8th November 2014 in the Conference Hall of the 4-star Hotel “Bleart”**** near the splendid city of Durres, Albania. Both of the leaders have perfect 4/4 score. Brunello was successful [...]

IM Daniil Shkuran wins 3rd Yury Privalov Memorial 2014

IM Daniil Shkuran wins 3rd Yury Privalov Memorial 2014

The 3rd Yury Privalov Memorial was held from 28th October to 2nd November 2014 in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. The event was organized in honor of the Ukrainian trainer Yuriy Privalov in a 10-player IM round-robin format with a time control 90′ + 30″. IM Daniil Shkuran emerged a clear winner on 7/9 points, followed [...]

GM Aleksandr Lenderman is the lucky winner of 18. OIBM Bad Wiessee 2014

GM Aleksandr Lenderman is the lucky winner of 18. OIBM Bad Wiessee 2014

The ninth and final round of 18th Offene Internationale Bayerische Schachmeisterschaft, that was taking place from 25th October to 2nd November 2014 in Bad Wiessee, Germany, was characterized by very gentle acting on the top boards. The leaders GM Robert Hovhannisyan (Armenia) and GM Ante Saric (Croatia) played an extremely safe variation of the Slav Defence and [...]

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