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World Junior Chess Championships 2016

World Junior Chess Championships 2016

The FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2016 (for boys & girls under 20) will be held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA from 7th August (arrival) to 22nd August (departure) 2016. The Championship will be organized and conducted by All Odisha Chess Association at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India under the auspices of AICF and FIDE. The [...]

Northeast Open 2016

Northeast Open 2016

The 22nd Annual Northeast Open will be held from August 5-7, 2016, at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 Main St, Stamford, Connecticut. The event has 4 sections: Open, Under 2050, Under 1650 and Under 1250. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (August 5-7) or 2-day schedule (August 6-7) to participate in. The tournament format [...]

Morozevich defeats Hillarp Persson in Chess-Go match

Morozevich defeats Hillarp Persson in Chess-Go match

A special match between Alexander Morozevich (Russia) and Tiger Hillarp Persson (Sweden) took place during the European Go Congress, which gathered more than 1000 participants. The famous Grandmasters played two games of rapid chess and two games of go on the 18th floor of Azimut Hotel in St. Petersburg. Morozevich won 2-0 in rapid (25 [...]

African Individual Chess Championships 2016

African Individual Chess Championships 2016

The 2016 African Individual Chess Championships were held from 17-26th of July with the Classical, Rapid and Blitz formats. The venue was the TICK hotel in Kampala, Uganda. In the classical event there were a total of 30 players from Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Somalia, Uganda and Zambia. The field consisted [...]

SPF Girls’ Invitational concluded

SPF Girls’ Invitational concluded

The 2016 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational was held from 23-28th July at the SPICE Building at Luhr Library Building, Webster University in Saint Louis. Over 600 photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/116302832360230031699/6311345900046843313 # Name Rtng Club Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot 1-4 Alice Dong 2112 NJ W35 W28 W27 L5 W19 [...]

Summer Chess Festival Mare di Fano

Summer Chess Festival Mare di Fano

A wonderful tournament on the Italian Adriatic coast will take place from 30th July to 6th August. The Summer Chess Festival ‘Mare di Fano’ will run for the fifth time, bringing together amateur and professional players. In the middle of the summer, chess aficionados will have an opportunity to enjoy sea, delicious Italian food and [...]

Vladimir Sakotic linked with ghost ECU in Delaware

Vladimir Sakotic linked with ghost ECU in Delaware

Each such invoice coming from Vladimir Sakotic contains the same bank account: A Banka DD Ljubljana, Slovenska 50, Ljubljana, Slovenia; European Chess Union, 16192 Coastal Highway, Lewis Delaware.

FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman claims 14th Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament – Maktoum Bin Hamdan Cup

FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman claims 14th Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament – Maktoum Bin Hamdan Cup

Fide Master (FM) Mohammad Fahad Rahman of Bangladesh crowned himself this year’s champion of the 14th Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament – Sheikh Maktoum Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup following an exciting final-round victory over the UAE’s Candidate Master (CM) Omran Al Hosani on Tuesday at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Official website Rahman’s English Opening [...]

Schachgesellschaft Riehen enters European Club Cup 2016

Schachgesellschaft Riehen enters European Club Cup 2016

Schachgesellschaft Riehen from Switzerland is the first club to have completed the registration for the 2016 European Chess Club Cup. Schachgesellschaft Riehen lineup: GM Heimann Andreas GM Cvitan Ognjen IM Georgiadis loannis IM Brunner Nicolas IM Buss Ralph Schmidt-Schaeffer Sebastian Erismann Peter – captain The 2016 European Chess Club Cup (open and women) will be [...]

Serbia in the turmoil with European Championships

Serbia in the turmoil with European Championships

Following the police investigations in Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia and in connection with bank accounts in Slovenia and chess offshore companies in Delaware, the question of corruption in chess will apparently be raised in Serbia too. According to the information from Serbia, a second criminal charge against the former president of Serbian Chess Federation Miroslav Kopanja [...]

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