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137th MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

137th MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

The 137th MGU Open 2015 is scheduled to take place from 28th February to 1st March, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event is organized in honor of the World champion for women Hou Yifan (born 27th February, 1994, in Xinghua, Jiangsu, China). The event will be organized by FA [...]

Goran Krastev dominant in 136th MGU Open 2015

Goran Krastev dominant in 136th MGU Open 2015

The 136th MGU Open 2015 was held on 14-15th February, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria.The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev under the auspices of the University of mining and geology “St Ivan Rilski” Sofia,  Chess Club “An Pasan” and “Zora” Trading Company in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated below [...]

7th Batavia Chess Tournament 2015

7th Batavia Chess Tournament 2015

The 7th Batavia Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place from 20th February to 1st March, 2015 in Café Batavia 1920, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The main event is a 10-player round robin with GM and IM norm opportunities, played in bar Batavia next to Amsterdam central train station. Batavia Blitz Tournament will precede the main [...]

23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament 2015

23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament 2015

The Chess Association of “West Azerbaijan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation organizes the 23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament from 18th to 23rd February, 2015 in Urmia, the capital of of West Azerbaijan Province in Iran. The event is a Swiss open tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. 133 players from [...]

Interview with IM Milan Zajic: “Success is when you do what makes you happy”

Interview with IM Milan Zajic: “Success is when you do what makes you happy”

IM Milan Zajic, 16 years old talented chess player from Serbia with current rating 2452, continues his amazing string of successful performances, winning the strong “Georgi Tringov” Memorial Open Tournament in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Zajic head the field of 289 players, including 14 GMs and 23 IMs, performing 2622 ELO, adding 23 new points to his [...]

Moscow State Institute of International Relations hosted FIDE President’s Cup

Moscow State Institute of International Relations hosted FIDE President’s Cup

The 1st FIDE President’s Cup for diplomatic corps was held on 13th February at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). The event gathered 37 players from the ranks of diplomatic personnel, students, staff and guests of the Institute. The participants were greeted by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the Russian Chess Federation [...]

Match Korchnoi-Uhlmann tied 2-2

Match Korchnoi-Uhlmann tied 2-2

The rapid match between the chess legends Viktor Korchnoi and Wolfgang Uhlmann concluded today in Zurich. After the first batch of games on Sunday the result was 1-1. On Monday Korchnoi won the third game with black pieces, but Uhlmann equalised in the next game for the final score 2-2. The match was one of [...]

GM Georg Meier convincing in Vaxjo

GM Georg Meier convincing in Vaxjo

The Elite Hotels Open and Lilla Elite Hotels Open took place from 13-15th February, 2015, in Vaxjo, a city in Sweden. The events were played in an 8-round Swiss format with tempo of play 15′ + 5″ for the first 4 rounds and 90′ + 30″ for the second half of the tournament. German Olympic player GM Georg Meier won The [...]

7th Internet based FIDE Seminar for International Organizers

7th Internet based FIDE Seminar for International Organizers

Successful Seminar attendees will grant a FIDE IO Norm necessary for the FIDE IO title application and they can apply till 31st of March 2015 for the title.

IM Alexander Donchenko wins Aarhus Chess House GM Tournament 2015

IM Alexander Donchenko wins Aarhus Chess House GM Tournament 2015

The Aarhus Chess House GM Tournament 2015 took place from 7th to 14th February, 2015, in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. The event was a 10-player round-robin tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. German player IM Alexander Donchenko emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points and earned a GM norm, [...]

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