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Top Seeds Cruise In First Round of Thai Open Chess in Pattaya

Top Seeds Cruise In First Round of Thai Open Chess in Pattaya

A record 19 Grandmasters assembled in Pattaya on Sunday for the 15th Thailand Chess Open and showed why they had achieved their status with a near-perfect 18,5/19 start. Thailand’s largest and strongest open tournament, organised by the Bangkok Chess Club features world class players such as former World Championship challenger Nigel Short and top seeded [...]

Eleanor So: “Wesley was very happy to see us in St. Louis”

Eleanor So: “Wesley was very happy to see us in St. Louis”

Wesley So was forfeited in round nine of the 2015 U.S. Chess Championship for making notes on the paper under his scoresheet. The arbiter’s decision has caused an avalanche of comments on the social networks. Mike Klein, who is present at the event in Saint Louis, has posted a useful timeline of the facts. But [...]

Gaioz Nigalidze banned for cheating at the Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Gaioz Nigalidze banned for cheating at the Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Gaioz Nigalidze, winner of the Georgian championship in 2013 and 2014, used a smart phone hidden in a toilet to consult moves with a chess computer. A chess Grandmaster has been banned from the Dubai Open Chess Tournament after he was found to have used an electronic device during a match. GM Gaioz Nigalidze of Georgia was [...]

15th Bangkok Chess Club Tournament

15th Bangkok Chess Club Tournament

The 15th Bangkok Chess Club Tournament which also incorporates the Thailand Open Championship 2015 is now underway at the Dusit Thani Resort in Pattaya, Thailand. Held annually with Thailand’s biggest holiday period when the Songkran Water Festival takes place, the event which is taking place from 12-19 April 2015 comprises an International Open and a [...]

42nd Internet Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar (Spanish language)

42nd Internet Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar (Spanish language)

FIDE and the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission are going to organize an Internet Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar, from 25 to 31 May 2015, under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Jesus Mena (ESP), FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilor and FIDE Lecturer. The Technical Organizer and Assistant Lecturer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE [...]

JAPFA GM Tournament 2015

JAPFA GM Tournament 2015

The 10th JAPFA International Chess Festival is set to start at the Hotel Kartika Chandra in Jakarta, Indonesia. The main event of the Festival is the GM tournament, taking place from 14-23rd April as a round robin event with 12 players. GM Sergey Tiviakov 2662 Netherlands GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal 2577 India GM Rogelio Antonio [...]

Russian GM Fedoseev crowned champion of Dubai Open Blitz Tournament

Russian GM Fedoseev crowned champion of Dubai Open Blitz Tournament

Russian Grandmaster (GM) Vladimir Fedoseev won the champion’s cup at the Dubai Open Blitz Chess Tournament, held during the free day of the 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup last Friday. The Russian fifth-seed finished the tournament unbeaten with 10 points on nine wins and two draws, [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Silver Lake – Veliko Gradiste, Serbia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Silver Lake – Veliko Gradiste, Serbia

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 24 to 27 June 2015 in Silver Lake – Veliko Gradiste, Serbia, by the Central Serbia Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Danubia Hotel – Srebrno Jezero. The Lecturer will be IA Vyron Tsorbatzoglou (GRE), [...]

Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015

Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015

The 19th Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015 will be held from 10-21st June at the Voronezh Chess Club, F.Engels str. 34, in Voronezh, Russian Federation. The festival program includes following events: 1. Chess 960 (Fischer chess) – 10.06 (Wednesday). Start at 11:00. 7 rounds swiss, 15 minutes + 3 seconds per move. 2. Rapid tournament [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Hammamet, Tunisia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Hammamet, Tunisia

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was held in Hammamet, Tunisia, from 30th March to 2nd April 2015, organized by the Tunisia Chess Federation, in cooperation with Africa Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the African Queen Hotel in Hammamet. The Seminar was held concurrently with the FIDE Zone [...]

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