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Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev winner of Kadyrov Memorial

Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev winner of Kadyrov Memorial

The 2016 Kadyrov Memorial rapid chess tournament was held on 28-29th May at the Olympic Sports Hall in Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia. 130 players competed in the 11-round Swiss event with the time control 15 min + 10 sec. Grandmaster Adam Tukhaev from Ukraine took a clear first place with 9 points. Full standings below. [...]

Andrey Filatov: We are just at the start of a long journey

Andrey Filatov: We are just at the start of a long journey

On June 1, the International Children’s Day, Dagomys will host another final of White Castle, a team chess tournament for schools. For the second consecutive year, foreign teams will participate in the final along with Russian schoolchildren. This year the tournament will welcome more youngsters from abroad, and the RCF takes special pride in succeeding [...]

35th Zalakaros Chess Festival

35th Zalakaros Chess Festival

The 35th Zalakaros Chess Festival is taking place from 27th May to 4th June, 2016, in Zalakaros, a town in Hungary, famous for its thermal bath. The event is organized by the Hungarian Chess Federation and Zalakaros City Council, under the patronage of Mr. Tamás Seszták, President of the Hungarian Chess Federation, and Mr. Ferenc [...]

“Magnus” documentary to be shown in UK, Ireland and France

“Magnus” documentary to be shown in UK, Ireland and France

TrustNordisk has struck multiple Cannes deals for the Norwegian documentary about chess world champion Magnus Carlsen. Arrow Films has picked up UK and Ireland rights for Benjamin Ree’s Norwegian documentary Magnus. The deal was struck in Cannes with Scandinavian sales agent TrustNordisk, who also closed a deal with Pretty Pictures for France. Rights were previously [...]

In Memoriam – GM Arturo Pomar

In Memoriam – GM Arturo Pomar

The Spanish Chess Federation is saddened to inform that the legendary Grandmaster Arturo Pomar Salamanca passed away at the age 84 after a long ilness. Born in 1931 in Palma de Mallorca, Pomar excelled in chess at the early age and was considered a child prodigy in the 1940s. At the age of 13 he [...]

Social chess project in Stockholm: “Swedish industry meets suburbs”

Social chess project in Stockholm: “Swedish industry meets suburbs”

The Swedish Chess Academy and Swedish Chess Federation will hold the social project “The Swedish industry meets suburbs” on 3rd June in Stockholm. – “This initiative is an effort of inclusion of ethnic minorities in Sweden through chess”, says GM Pontus Carlsson, the main organizer for the event. Chess benefits millions because of its widespread [...]

Ontario Open Chess Championship 2016

Ontario Open Chess Championship 2016

The Ontario Open Championship is an annual chess tournament sanctioned by the Ontario Chess Association and held traditionally over the Victoria Day long weekend by one of its four leagues. This year’s event was held on May 21-23, at the Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst, Toronto. Over 140 players competed in four sections: Crown, U2200, [...]

Catalan Chess Circuit 2016

Catalan Chess Circuit 2016

The Catalan Grand Prix of International Open Chess Tournaments – Catalan Chess Circuit 2016 is a series of international open chess tournaments held from May to September. The Circuit Català is organized by the Catalan Chess Federation (FCE) and sponsored by the Catalan Sports Council of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The 23 tournaments which count [...]

Asian Continental Chess Championships 2016

Asian Continental Chess Championships 2016

The 2016 Asian Continental Chess Championships – Open and Women’s – will take place from 25th May to 5th June at the Uzbekistan Hotel in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Eligible to participate are players from FIDE Zones 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7. The tournament will be conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 [...]

Anatoly Karpov celebrates 65th birthday

Anatoly Karpov celebrates 65th birthday

On May 23, Anatoly Evgenyevich Karpov, the 12th World Champion, RCF Vice-President, and Russian State Duma Deputy, turned 65. Anatoly learned chess at the age of 4, like Capablanca. At 15 he became the youngest chess master in USSR. In 1969 the 18-year-old Karpov became junior world champion, confirming his status as of the biggest [...]

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