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2015 Namibia Open Junior Championship took place in Walvis Bay

2015 Namibia Open Junior Championship took place in Walvis Bay

The 2015 Namibia Open Junior Chess Championship was organized by Namibia Chess Federation on June, 20, in the Walvis Bay Private High School, Walvis Bay. The event gathered 270 young players from all over Namibia and it was separated into seven different sections – Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under [...]

FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015: Gueci – Kosteniuk annotated

FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015: Gueci – Kosteniuk annotated

The first qualifier in the prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 took place on the official FIDE Online platform on June 18. In the third round of the event Italian WFM Tea Gueci (with nickname marmocchia) met former World champion for women GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (nickname: AlexandraK). It was a very interesting and [...]

Grandmasters maintain perfect slate after 2 rounds at the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

Grandmasters maintain perfect slate after 2 rounds at the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

Top-seed Dutch GM Ivan Sokolov and the UAE’s second-seed GM Salem A.R. Saleh lead opening-night winners Dubai, UAE – The favorites had an easy workout during Sunday’s opening night of the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament, winning all their games in the first two rounds to maintain a hold of the leadership at the [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Minsk, Belarus

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Minsk, Belarus

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized in Minsk, Belarus from 14 to 17 August 2015, by the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess, in cooperation with the Belarus Chess Federation and the Global Chess Academy of Minsk and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Andrzej Filipowicz (POL), FIDE Lecturer [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Rosenheim, Germany – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Rosenheim, Germany – Results

From 11 to 14 June 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Rosenheim, Germany, by the German Chess Federation and under auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the Hotel Hoehensteiger in Rosenheim. The Lecturer of the Seminar was IA Klaus Deventer (GER), Member of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer [...]

Kulaots and Yemelin share first place in 6th ShakkiNet International 2015

Kulaots and Yemelin share first place in 6th ShakkiNet International 2015

The 6th ShakkiNet International Grandmaster Tournament is taking place from 8-16th June, 2015, in Helsinki, the capital and largest city of Finland. The event was a 10-player single round-robin tournament with an average Elo rating of 2402. GM Kaido Kulaots from Estonia and last year’s winner GM Vasily Yemelin from Russia tied for the first place with [...]

Tratar, Baumegger, Kovacevic and Fercec joint winners of Pula Open 2015

Tratar, Baumegger, Kovacevic and Fercec joint winners of Pula Open 2015

The 29th International Open Tournament Pula 2015 took place from June 13 to June 20, at the Hotel Park Plaza Histria in Pula, Croatia. The 9-round Swiss event was organized by the Chess Club Pula and Croatian Chess Federation. The first place was shared by Slovenian GM Marko Tratar, Austrian IM Siegfried Baumegger and Croatian IM Blazimir Kovacevic and GM Nenad [...]

Alexei Shirov first 2700+ player in Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016

Alexei Shirov first 2700+ player in Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016

– Good! I am coming! With these words Alexei Shirov accepted to participate in Hasselbacken Chess Open, that will take place from April 30 through May 8, 2016 in Swedish capital Stockholm. Stockholms Schacksällskap, one of the world’s oldest chess clubs, celebrates its 150 years jubilee with a grand tournament at the venerable Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken**** in the heart of [...]

Kosteniuk and Dimitrijevic share first in FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship qualifier

Kosteniuk and Dimitrijevic share first in FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship qualifier

The prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 started on Thursday with the first qualifier tournament being played on the official FIDE Online platform. The start of the race saw an impressive field with 38 players from 23 countries, including 2 Grandmasters, 9 IMs, 8 WGMs, 6 WIMs, 6 WFMs, 1 WCM and 1 [...]

Serbia set for the 2015 European Team Chess Championship in Reykjavik

Serbia set for the 2015 European Team Chess Championship in Reykjavik

Captains of the Serbian national teams have announced their lineups for the 2015 European Team Chess Championship which will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on 12-22nd November. GM Slavoljub Marjanovic, captain of the men’s team, retained the players from the 2014 Chess Olympiad with one change – national champion Dejan Antic will replace GM Aleksandar [...]

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