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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Minsk, Belarus – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Minsk, Belarus – Results

On 15 and 16 August 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Minsk, Belarus, by the Commission for Women’s Chess, in cooperation with the Belarus Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer was IA Andrzej Filipowicz (POL), Secretary of the FIDE Technical Commission and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer was IA [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Panama City, Panama

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Panama City, Panama

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 11 to 13 September 2015 in Panama City, Panama, by the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess, in cooperation with the Panama Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Barbara Lopez Chavez (CUB), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will be [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Kuwait City, Kuwait – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Kuwait City, Kuwait – Results

From 16 to 20 August 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Kuwait City, Kuwait, by the Kuwait Chess Federation, in cooperation with Abdulla Al-Salem Centre for Leadership Training and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer [...]

Zubov, Miron and Bajarani tie for the first in Arad

Zubov, Miron and Bajarani tie for the first in Arad

The 8th Arad International Chess Festival 2015 (Arad Open) took place from August 6 – 12, in Arad, a city in western Romania, situated near Hungarian border, 250 KM from Budapest. The event was a 9-round Swiss open with prize fund of over 9,000 Euro and first prize in the amount of nearly 2,400 Euro. GM Alexander Zubov (Ukraine), IM [...]

2015 French champions: GM Christian Bauer and IM Almira Skripchenko

2015 French champions: GM Christian Bauer and IM Almira Skripchenko

The 90th French Men Championship and 2015 French Women Championship took place from August 9-20, 2015, in Saint-Quentin, France. The events were played in a 12-player round-robin format and most of the strongest French players participated. GM Christian Bauer and GM Tigran Gharamian tied for the first place at 7,5 points each and a direct playoff match [...]

Tomashevsky and Goriachkina are Russia’s Chess Champions (Photos)

Tomashevsky and Goriachkina are Russia’s Chess Champions (Photos)

The Russian Championship Superfinals, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, were completed in Chita on August 20. In the men’s tournament, Igor Lysyj defeated Vladislav Artemiev. The games Tomashevsky – Svidler, Jakovenko – Karjakin, Vitiugov – Khairullin, Dubov – Motylev, and Khismatullin – Bukavshin were drawn. The Saratov grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky became [...]

6th Central California Open

6th Central California Open

The 6th Annual Central California Open was held from August 14-16, 2015, at the Doubletree Hotel, 2233 Ventura St, Fresno, California. The event was held in four sections – Open, U2050, U1650 and U1250 – and completed through five rounds of Swiss system. The main Open section had 27 participants. GM Enrico Sevillano finished clear [...]

Polgar sisters with lecture and simul at EXPO Milano

Polgar sisters with lecture and simul at EXPO Milano

The Polgar family, sisters Susan, Judit and Sofia, and their parents were the hosts in the pavilion of Hungary at EXPO Milan on 18th August. About 100 chess players (an impressive number considering that the selected day is a classic holiday in Italy) from all over the country – Milano, Rome, Bolzano, Bologna, Asti, Vicenza, [...]

FIDE Commission for the Disabled (DIS) meeting in Athens

FIDE Commission for the Disabled (DIS) meeting in Athens

The FIDE Commission for the Disabled held a councilors meeting during August 14, 2015, in Athens, Greece. Present were Thomas Luther, Margaret Murphy, Jamie Kenmure, Nikolaos Kalesis, George Mastrokoukos, Hesham El Gendy, Nigel Freeman. FINAL DECISIONS/SUGGESTIONS 1) Tournament Conditions The commission will examine the conditions that FIDE rated tournaments should offer to disabled players and [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 10 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 10 Report

Tomashevsky and Goriachkina lead before Superfinal’s last round Games of round 10 of the Russian Championship Superfinal, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, were played in Chita on August 19. Official website / Men’s games with analysis / Women’s games with analysis Vladislav Artemiev and Denis Khismatullin played out a popular variation [...]

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