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9th Asian Dragons Invitational 2015

9th Asian Dragons Invitational 2015

The 9th Asian Dragons Invitational was held in New Taipei City from 11-18 July 2015 and attracted 35 participants from a record 8 countries. Since it first started in 2007 in Kaoshiung, this tournament has always been held in two categories – Open and U-16 – originally with two representatives in each from Hong Kong, [...]

GM Kiril Alekseenko clinches 25th Heart of Finland Open on tiebreak

GM Kiril Alekseenko clinches 25th Heart of Finland Open on tiebreak

The 25th Heart of Finland Open Chess Tournament was organized by Jyväs-Shakki chess club from July 13-19, 2015, at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland. The first place of the 9-round Swiss tournament was shared in a four-way tie by GM Kirill Alekseenko (Russia), GM Jevgeni Solozhenkin (Russia), GM Kaido Kulaots (Estonia) and Sergei Lobanov [...]

Ikaros 2015: Prohaszka is the winner with one round to go!

Ikaros 2015: Prohaszka is the winner with one round to go!

Absolute triumph for the 23 year old Hungarian GM Peter Prohaszka at the 38th International Chess Tournament “Ikaros” 2015.With one round to go Prohaszka retains a perfect score (8/8, with a 3055 performance!) and increased his lead over his closest pursuer, the Belgian Mathias De Wachter, to 1,5 points, which means that he already has [...]

IM Tomas Krnan wins Canadian Championship, qualifies for World Chess Cup

IM Tomas Krnan wins Canadian Championship, qualifies for World Chess Cup

International Master Tomas Krnan emerged winner of the Canadian Closed Chess Championship 2015 – FIDE Zonal 2.2 after edging the opposition on tie-break to qualify for the 2015 World Chess Cup in Baku. In the last 9th round Krnan defeated the earlier leader IM Leonid Gerzhoy with black pieces to catch him on the shared [...]

Chicago Class Championships 2015

Chicago Class Championships 2015

The 8th Annual Chicago Class Championships will be held from July 17-19, 2015, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, Illinois. The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (July 17-19) or 2-day [...]

20th Bradley Open in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

20th Bradley Open in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

The 20th Annual Bradley Open will be held from July 17-19, 2015, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The event has 4 sections: Open, Under 2010, Under 1610 and Under 1210. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (July 17-19) or 2-day schedule (July 18-19) to participate in. The event [...]

Chess makes a step towards inclusion in Olympic Games

Chess makes a step towards inclusion in Olympic Games

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited South Korea, the host of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, where he met Mr. Choi Moon-soon, the Governor of Gangwon Province, President of the Organizing Committee of Games 2018 in Pyeongchang. The meeting was organized with the active participation of the Korean Chess Federation and its President Ms. Hyun In [...]

GM Alberto David wins 4th Anogia Open “Ideon Andro” 2015

GM Alberto David wins 4th Anogia Open “Ideon Andro” 2015

The 4th Anogia Open “Ideon Andro” was held from July 9-16, 2015 at the conference Hall of Piraeus Bank, in Anogia, Crete. The event was organized by Anogia Chess Club and Heraklio Chess Club, in co-operation with the Municipality of Anogia, Region of Crete, O.A.A. Heraklion, Hersonissos Chess Academy, Sport Club N. Alikarnassou “Nei Irodotou” and  Chess Club [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Gold Coast, Australia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Gold Coast, Australia

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized on 30 September and 1 October 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia, by the Australian Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Chess Association of Queensland and under the auspice of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Helensvale Community Centre in Helensvale, Gold Coast, Australia. [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Cali, Colombia – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Cali, Colombia – Results

From 1 to 4 July 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Cali, Colombia, by the Confederation of Chess for America, in cooperation the Colombian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer of the seminar was IA Jorge Vega Fernandez (GUA), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Jose Martinez Garcia [...]

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