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IM Tomas Krnan wins Canadian Championship, qualifies for World Chess Cup

IM Tomas Krnan wins Canadian Championship, qualifies for World Chess Cup

International Master Tomas Krnan emerged winner of the Canadian Closed Chess Championship 2015 – FIDE Zonal 2.2 after edging the opposition on tie-break to qualify for the 2015 World Chess Cup in Baku. In the last 9th round Krnan defeated the earlier leader IM Leonid Gerzhoy with black pieces to catch him on the shared [...]

Chicago Class Championships 2015

Chicago Class Championships 2015

The 8th Annual Chicago Class Championships will be held from July 17-19, 2015, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, Illinois. The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (July 17-19) or 2-day [...]

20th Bradley Open in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

20th Bradley Open in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

The 20th Annual Bradley Open will be held from July 17-19, 2015, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The event has 4 sections: Open, Under 2010, Under 1610 and Under 1210. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (July 17-19) or 2-day schedule (July 18-19) to participate in. The event [...]

Chess makes a step towards inclusion in Olympic Games

Chess makes a step towards inclusion in Olympic Games

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited South Korea, the host of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, where he met Mr. Choi Moon-soon, the Governor of Gangwon Province, President of the Organizing Committee of Games 2018 in Pyeongchang. The meeting was organized with the active participation of the Korean Chess Federation and its President Ms. Hyun In [...]

GM Alberto David wins 4th Anogia Open “Ideon Andro” 2015

GM Alberto David wins 4th Anogia Open “Ideon Andro” 2015

The 4th Anogia Open “Ideon Andro” was held from July 9-16, 2015 at the conference Hall of Piraeus Bank, in Anogia, Crete. The event was organized by Anogia Chess Club and Heraklio Chess Club, in co-operation with the Municipality of Anogia, Region of Crete, O.A.A. Heraklion, Hersonissos Chess Academy, Sport Club N. Alikarnassou “Nei Irodotou” and  Chess Club [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Gold Coast, Australia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Gold Coast, Australia

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized on 30 September and 1 October 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia, by the Australian Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Chess Association of Queensland and under the auspice of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Helensvale Community Centre in Helensvale, Gold Coast, Australia. [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Cali, Colombia – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Cali, Colombia – Results

From 1 to 4 July 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Cali, Colombia, by the Confederation of Chess for America, in cooperation the Colombian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer of the seminar was IA Jorge Vega Fernandez (GUA), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Jose Martinez Garcia [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Kuwait City, Kuwait

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Kuwait City, Kuwait

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 16 to 20 August 2015 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, by the Kuwait Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilor and FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will be IA Ramadan Hassan (KUW). The [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Porec, Croatia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Porec, Croatia

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 26 to 29 September 2015 in Porec, Croatia, by the Croatian Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Croatian Association of Chess Arbiters and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Valamar “Diamant” Hotel, in Porec. The Lecturer will be [...]

Ikaros 2015: At the half of its flight!

Ikaros 2015: At the half of its flight!

38th International Chess Tournament “Ikaros” 2015: After the tiring double round on Monday, where the favorites prevailed in most of the games among the leading players, the 5th round seemed to be “the round of the draws” since at the 8 top games there were 7 draws! The only exception was the game between the two [...]

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