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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Durban, South Africa

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Durban, South Africa

From 25 to 28 September 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Durban, South Africa, by the Chess South Africa and under auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the International Convention Center, in Durban. The Seminar was held concurrently with the World Youth Chess Championships. The lecturer was IA Alex McFarlane [...]

GM Ruiyuan Yu and GM Chongsheng Zeng share first place at Hong Kong Open

GM Ruiyuan Yu and GM Chongsheng Zeng share first place at Hong Kong Open

The Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014 was organized on 1-5th October 2014 by the Hong Kong Chess Federation (HKCF) in collaboration with Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, HKUSU Chess with the Board Games Club and generously funded by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific. 97 players from 17 different federations took part in the event (Australia, China, [...]

Cheng4, Gaviota and Spike fight for one spot in TCEC – Season 7

Cheng4, Gaviota and Spike fight for one spot in TCEC – Season 7

The last round of TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1a is up. Gull proves to be the best in Stage 1a so far, scoring 10/12 point, without a single loss. The nearest followers are Critter (9 points) and Chiron (8,5 points). Stockfish maintains fourth position with 8/12 points, which is a bit disappointing for its fans. However, TCEC – [...]

Chess Club “Nona” (Adjara) is 2014 Georgian champion

Chess Club “Nona” (Adjara) is 2014 Georgian champion

Georgian Club Chess Championship 2014 was held from 26th September to 4th October 2014 in Ureki, a town in Georgia situated on the Black Sea coast. The event was a 7-round Team Championship, played in a round-robin format. The team of “Nona” (Adjara) emerged a clear winner with 12/14 points, winning five matches and drawing [...]

GM Yannick Pelletier is a five-time Swiss champion

GM Yannick Pelletier is a five-time Swiss champion

The 114 Individual Swiss Chess Championship took place from 27th September to 10th October 2014 in Bern, the capital of Switzerland ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life. GM Yannick Pelletier won the event with 7/9 points and lifted the trophy for  fifth time after winning the Swiss Championships in 1995, 2000, 2002 [...]

Stockfish vs Cheng4 LIVE!

Stockfish vs Cheng4 LIVE!

The strongest computer championship TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1a is close to its end and Gull maintains the lead with 9/11 points after drawing against Octochess in the eleventh round. Critter is currently second with 8 points, followed by Chiron with 7,5/10. Just two more rounds and the top 7 engines from this section will [...]

GM Zeng and GM Yu lead Hong Kong International Open 2014 with perfect score

GM Zeng and GM Yu lead Hong Kong International Open 2014 with perfect score

The Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014 is organized by the Hong Kong Chess Federation (HKCF) in collaboration with Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, HKUSU Chess with the Board Games Club and generously funded by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific. 97 players from 17 different federations are taking part in the event, including 4 GMs, 6 IMs, [...]

Gull 3 is still unbeatable in TCEC – Season 7

Gull 3 is still unbeatable in TCEC – Season 7

After winning the 10th round game with black pieces against Spike 1.4, Gull 3 is still unbeatable in TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1a. The engine now leads with 8,5/10 points, a full point ahead of the nearest follower Chiron, who also won in the 10th round against Cheng4. Critter 1.6a drew with Hannibal and [...]

XI Calvia Amateur Chess Festival 2014

XI Calvia Amateur Chess Festival 2014

The 11th Calvia Amateur Chess Festival 2014 is taking place on 4-12th October 2014 at the Palmanova Hall of the Sol Katmandú Park & Resort*** in Calvia, a municipality on the island of Majorca, Spain. The event will be a 9-round Swiss event open to all players rated below 2350 who doesn’t obtain GM or IM [...]

GM Davorin Kuljasevic in the European Parliament

GM Davorin Kuljasevic in the European Parliament

GM Davorin Kuljasevic was invited by Chess Club Europchess to deliver a chess lecture and a simultaneous exhibition inside the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on 15th September 2014. The invitation came from the famous Chess Club Europchess, founded in 1972 under the official name “cercle d’échecs des Communautés européennes C.E.C.E”. Such invitations have been a tradition [...]

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