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Melbourne Chess Club celebrates 150th birthday

Melbourne Chess Club celebrates 150th birthday

The Melbourne Chess Club is the oldest chess club in the Southern Hemisphere which celebrated its 150th birthday on the 4th of August. The Club celebrated with a small dinner of pizza’s and snacks before the lecture that was given by IM Guy West, a multiple club champion. He showed us games from three different [...]

Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova enters European Club Cup 2016

Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova enters European Club Cup 2016

Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova from Italy has completed the registration for 2016 European Chess Club Cup. The powerful lineup will surely vie for one of the top places in the Open section. Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova: Levon Aronian Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Boris Gelfand Peter Leko Etienne Bacrot Daniele Vocaturo Alberto David Danyyil Dvirnyy Cristiano Quaranta – captain The [...]

Daniil Lintchevski winner of Liepajas Rokade Super Rapid

Daniil Lintchevski winner of Liepajas Rokade Super Rapid

The 23rd International Chess Festival “Liepajas Rokade 2016″ was held from 4-7th August at the Hotel Fontaine Royal in Liepaja, Latvia. The Festival consisted of Open Rapid, Blitz, Team and Super Rapid tournaments. Eight players with the average elo 2633 competed in the round-robin Super Rapid tournament. Grandmasters Daniil Lintchevski and Arturs Neiksans shared the [...]

Arad International Chess Festival

Arad International Chess Festival

The 9th Arad International Chess Festival is taking place from 6-12th August in Continental Hotel in Arad, Romania. The Festival consists of Railway Bank – Astra Open with 247 participants, U10 Open, U8 Open and a number of side events: FIDE rated Blitz tournament, Fischer Random tournament, bughouse and blitz pairs tournaments, tennis-table tournament. The [...]

Vladimir Fedoseev stormed through Liepajas Rokade Open

Vladimir Fedoseev stormed through Liepajas Rokade Open

The 23rd International Chess Festival “Liepajas Rokade 2016″ is taking place from 4-7th August at the Hotel Fontaine Royal in Liepaja, Latvia. The Festival consists of Open Rapid, Blitz, Team and Super Rapid tournaments. The first event was Open Rapid which run on 4-5th August through 13 rounds with the time control 15 min + [...]

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow enters European Club Cup 2016

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow enters European Club Cup 2016

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow from Russia completed the registration of two teams (Open and Women) for the 2016 European Chess Club Cup. The delegation features a number of world’s top Grandmasters. SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow lineup (Women’s section): GM Kosteniuk Alexandra GM Gunina Valentina IM/WGM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina IM/WGM Kashlinskaya Alina IM/WGM Savina Anastasia IA Eletsky [...]

Italian National Youth Championship 2016

Italian National Youth Championship 2016

The Italian National U16 Youth Championship was held in Olbia from June 25th to July 2nd. The Championship was organized by Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi. 697 young players from all over Italy came to the Geovillage Sport and Resort in Sardinia to participate to one of the biggest editions ever. Along with the regular competitons, [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Suzdal, Russia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Suzdal, Russia

From 31 July to 4 August 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Suzdal, Russia, by the Russian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer was IA Alexander Tkachev (RUS), FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer was IA Alexander Ivanov (RUS). The language of the Seminar was Russian. Seven (7) national arbiters [...]

LSG IntelliMagic enters European Club Cup 2016

LSG IntelliMagic enters European Club Cup 2016

LSG IntelliMagic from the Netherlands completed the registration for the 2016 European Chess Club Cup. In their own words: “LSG (Leidsch Schaakgenootschap) was founded in 1895. We participated in the European Club Cup in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Our best performance was last year with a 9th place. We are [...]

Interview with Hou Yifan

Interview with Hou Yifan

“I see more women playing chess and especially in some developing countries. For example, I did some promotion all over the world for different activities. In some places I remember there were more girls than boys.”

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