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Loek Van Wely winner of 20th HZ Tournament

Loek Van Wely winner of 20th HZ Tournament

The 20th Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament was organized by Stichting Schaak Walcheren from 6-13th August at the HZ University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen, Netherlands. The 9-round Swiss tournament attracted 262 players from 15 countries, including 14 Grandmasters and 21 International Masters. Local star Loek Van Wely emerged clear winner with an excellent score of 8,0/9 [...]

Southern Chess Congress 2016

Southern Chess Congress 2016

The 47th Annual Southern Chess Congress will be held from August 19-21, 2016, at the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (August 19-21) or 2-day [...]

Andrei Istratescu clear first in Arad Open

Andrei Istratescu clear first in Arad Open

French Grandmaster Andrei Istratescu is the winner of the main event of 9th Arad International Chess Festival that was held 6-12th August in Continental Hotel in Arad, Romania. Istratescu collected 7,5 points from 9 rounds, leaving a large group of followers half a point behind. The main event Railway Bank – Astra Open had 247 [...]

1st Yerevan Open

1st Yerevan Open

The 1st Yerevan International Open Tournament is set to take place from 1-11th October, 2016, at the Chess Academy of Armenia in Yerevan. The tournament is open to all Fide rated players and the playing format is 9-round Swiss system. The entry fees range from 50-160 USD and the total prize fund is 16,000 USD. [...]

Split Chess Open 2016

Split Chess Open 2016

The Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation are organizing the 6th Split Chess Open 2016 on 13-20th August at Hotel Zagreb in Split, Croatia. The tournament system is 9-round Swiss and the total prize fund is 7500 EUR with 1300 EUR reserved for the winner. Among the 192 registered players from [...]

1st East Asian Youth Championship

1st East Asian Youth Championship

The 1st East Asian Youth Chess Championship has been completed in the city of Kangwon-do, South Korea. Something of importance was the South Korean Chess Federation President, In Suk Hyun, invited the North Korean Chess Federation to join the East Asian Youth Championships. The tournament had 14 countries represented from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tehran – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tehran – Results

From 12 to 16 July 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Tehran, Iran, by the Iranian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer of the Seminar was IA Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh (IRI), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Shohreh Bayat (IRI). The language of the Seminar was English, with translation [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Indianapolis, USA

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Indianapolis, USA

From 3 to 5 August 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, by the US Chess Federation and under auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer of the seminar was IA Carol Jarecki (IVB), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Ken Ballou (USA). The venue of the Seminar was the Indianapolis Marriott [...]

GM Felix Levin wins Terre degli Elimi Open

GM Felix Levin wins Terre degli Elimi Open

The International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” 2016 concluded with a closing ceremony at the conference hall of Palazzo Sales in Erice, Italy. The growth in participation in this traditional festival is expressed by 135 participants with a number of foreign players from 10 different nations. The main Open A concluded with three players sharing [...]

Hou Yifan visits Atlético Madrid, meets Fernando Torres

Hou Yifan visits Atlético Madrid, meets Fernando Torres

Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan visited the legendary Vicente Calderon stadium where she attended training session of Atlético Madrid and met with striker Fernando Torres. Torres, who is very popular in Asia, presented the Chinese star with a club shirt with her name on it. Torres also said that he knows how to play [...]

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