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7th Thessaloniki Rapid Chess Festival

7th Thessaloniki Rapid Chess Festival

The 7th Thessaloniki Rapid Chess Festival was organized by the Pefka Chess Club and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union on 9-10th April at the Philippion Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece. The tournament format was 10-round Swiss with the time control 15′+3”. 207 players took participation in the event. Grandmasters Kiril Georgiev (Bulgaria) and Athanasios Mastrovasilis (Greece) [...]

Howell and Akopian remain at the top of Dubai Chess Open 2016

Howell and Akopian remain at the top of Dubai Chess Open 2016

Three-time British champion Grandmaster (GM) David Howell and two-time Armenian champion GM Vladimir Akopian remained the only players with perfect scores after registering emphatic wins in the fourth round of the  Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. In matching his clean sweep of [...]

Leaders down to nine after three rounds in the Dubai Open Chess Championship

Leaders down to nine after three rounds in the Dubai Open Chess Championship

Three-time British champion David Howell and UAE national coach Ivan Sokolov join leaders Three-time British champion David Howell and UAE national coach Ivan Sokolov of the Netherlands lead seven other grandmasters (GMs) who remain unblemished after three rounds of action in the Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup  at the [...]

Alexander Morozevich wins another Rapid Grand Prix in Russia

Alexander Morozevich wins another Rapid Grand Prix in Russia

Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich has scored back-to-back victories in the Russian Rapid Grand Prix after grabbing the trophy in Cheboksary. Earlier this week he won the Star Trek tournament in Korolev. Cheboksary, the capital city of Chuvash Republic, Russia, hosted the V.D.Sergievsky Memorial from 11-13th April. The tournament format was 11-round Swiss with the time rate [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Silver Lake, Serbia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Silver Lake, Serbia

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 22 to 26 June 2016 in Silver Lake – Veliko Gradiste, Serbia, by the Serbian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Danubia Park Hotel. The Seminar will be held concurrently with the huge Silver Lake [...]

WGM Cosma and GM Parligras are 2016 Romanian Chess Champions

WGM Cosma and GM Parligras are 2016 Romanian Chess Champions

The Romanian Chess Championships 2016 for men and women were held from 2-10th April at Hotel Parang in Olanesti. The Championships were organized by the F.R. Sah, CS Tinerii Maestrii Bucuresti and IO Elena Cristian. Both sections were played as 9-round Swiss events. The women’s championship had 23 participants. WGM Elena-Luminita Cosma convincingly took the [...]

Portes du Soleil Open 2016

Portes du Soleil Open 2016

The Portes du Soleil International Open Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place from 20-27 August, 2016, in mountain village of Morgins, Switzerland. The tournament will be played over 7 rounds of Swiss system with the rate of play 90′+15”. GM John van der Wiel (NED) will play in the tournament and hold free chess [...]

Top boards held to draws as grandmasters grind out each in other in second round

Top boards held to draws as grandmasters grind out each in other in second round

UAE’s GM Salem Saleh joins leaders with inspired second straight win The top two boards ended in draws as the majority of Grandmasters started to face each other in the second round of the Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Employing the [...]

Alexander Morozevich winner of Star Trek Rapid in Korolev

Alexander Morozevich winner of Star Trek Rapid in Korolev

The city of Korolev in Moscow Oblast hosted the “Star Trek” rapid chess tournament on 8-9th April. The event is a stage in the Rapid Grand Prix of Russia. 90 players competed in the 11-round Swiss tournament with the time control 15′+10”. Among them were 25 Grandmasters and 11 International Masters. Alexander Morozevich took the [...]

Internet Lecture about Anti cheating regulations and guidelines for Arbiters in Spanish language

Internet Lecture about Anti cheating regulations and guidelines for Arbiters in Spanish language

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Anti Cheating Committee, will organize a lecture in order to present the Anti cheating regulations and guidelines for Arbiters that are in effect from 1 January 2014. The lecture will be held on Internet, on 19 April 2016, 18.00-21.00, Madrid Time (UTC+2). The Lecturer will be [...]

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