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ECU Board Meeting Prague 2016 – Information and Decisions

ECU Board Meeting Prague 2016 – Information and Decisions

The second European Chess Union Board meeting in 2016, organized in Prague, Czech Republic, took place on 24th and 25th June after the kind invitation of the Czech Chess Federation. The meeting was held under the excellent conditions in the hotel Olympic during the 2016 Mitropa Cup. The President of the Czech Chess Federation Viktor [...]

Dubai Chess Club organises Fide Trainer’s Seminar

Dubai Chess Club organises Fide Trainer’s Seminar

Dubai Chess and Culture Club will host a Fide Trainer’s Seminar on July 11-13 to be conducted by renowned Greek chess coach and author Grandmaster (GM) Efstratios Grivas. “The seminar supports the club’s mission of promoting chess in the grassroots by providing better access to world-class chess training and coaching resources,” said Yahya Mohamed, Planning [...]

7th International “Terre degli Elimi” Tournament

7th International “Terre degli Elimi” Tournament

The 7th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament will be organized this summer by Alessandro Monaco and his chess club “Amici della Scacchiera” (Chessboard Friends) on the west side of the Sicily island in Erice. Three Opens, A for players with ≥1900 rating, B for players with < 1900 rating in 9 rounds and C for [...]

CSIT World Workers Chess Championship 2016

CSIT World Workers Chess Championship 2016

The CSIT World Workers Chess Championship will be held in Puebla, Mexico, from November 12/13 (arrival days) through November 19/20 (departure days) 2016. The CSIT World Workers Chess Championship is open to all chess players who have FIDE ID Number and had neither FIDE title above FIDE Master (FM) nor FIDE rating above 2350 as [...]

Grand Chess Tour Leuven LIVE!

Grand Chess Tour Leuven LIVE!

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FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting in Madrid, Spain

FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting in Madrid, Spain

The FIDE Arbiter’s Commission held its 2016 Councilors’ Meeting in Madrid, Spain, in the period 10 to 13 June. The Spanish Chess Federation was superb host for this important event. Spanish Chess Federation representatives included President Javier Ochoa and Secretary Ramon Padulles. FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Chairman Takis Nikolopoulos and the members of the Arbiters’ Commission [...]

World Champion Magnus Carlsen to play in Baku Chess Olympiad

World Champion Magnus Carlsen to play in Baku Chess Olympiad

The Norwegian Chess Federation has announced today the lineups for the upcoming World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will spearhead the men’s team and use the competition to shape the form before the World Championship Match in New York. Open section: GM Magnus Carlsen GM Jon Ludvig Hammer GM Aryan Tari [...]

Johann Hjartarson is champion of Iceland

Johann Hjartarson is champion of Iceland

The 2016 Icelandic Chess Championship was held from 31st May to 11th June at the Tónlistarskóli in Seltjarnarness. Twelve players with the average elo 2403 competed in the round robin tournament. Former World Championship candidate GM Johann Hjartarson finished clear first with 8,5/11 points to claim his 6th title of national champion. Previously he won [...]

Teplice Open 2016

Teplice Open 2016

SK Teplice is holding its 11th International Chess Tournament from 11-19th June at the House of Culture in Teplice, Czech Republic. 179 players from 30 countries are competing in the 9-round Swiss event. Among them are 17 Grandmasters and 23 International Masters. The total prize fund is 170.000,- CZK. Official website Participants: 1 GM Movsesian [...]

Serbia set for 2016 Chess Olympiad

Serbia set for 2016 Chess Olympiad

The Serbian Chess Federation has announced the complete lineups for the 42nd FIDE Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. Men’s team: GM Ivan Ivanišević, GM Robert Markuš, GM Nikola Sedlak, GM Aleksandar Inđić, GM Miroslav Marković. Captain is GM Slavoljub Marjanović. Women’s team: WGM Jovana Vojinović, Adela Velikić, WGM Irina Chelushkina, WIM Ljilja Drljević and WIM [...]

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