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Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016

Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016

The 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial will be played in the Museum of Russian Impressionism (Moscow), one of the leading private museums in Russia, from 25th September to 6th October. Avtodor Group of Companies will be a co-organizer of the 10th Tal Memorial together with the Russian Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 200,000 USD. [...]

Bulgarian Chess Federation expelled from European Chess Union

Bulgarian Chess Federation expelled from European Chess Union

At the General Assembly held on 10th September in Baku, Azerbaijan, the European Chess Union voted with overwhelming majority to suspend the membership of the Bulgarian Chess Federation. The ECU Board motion against the Bulgarian Chess Federation membership was backed by 37 votes from 51 federations in attendance. 11 votes were against, 2 abstained (with [...]

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Baku – Results

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Baku – Results

A FIDE Seminar for International Organizers was held from 3-5th September at the“ Crystal Hall” in Baku during the 42nd Chess Olympiad. The objective of the Seminar was to educate and certify Organizers on an international basis. Topics in the seminar covered the latest regulations of Events Commission (Mission, Members, Events Regulations, Bid Procedure, Ratings [...]

Serbian Open Chess Championship 2016

Serbian Open Chess Championship 2016

Chess Federation of Serbia and Novi Sad Chess Union are organizing the 2016 Serbian Open Chess Championship from 6-13th November in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Championship is supported by the Novi Sad Department for Sport and Youth and the playing venue is SPENS small hall. SPENS takes a special place in the chess history as [...]

Danailov, Stoisavljevic, Sakotic suspended by FIDE Ethics Commission

Danailov, Stoisavljevic, Sakotic suspended by FIDE Ethics Commission

The FIDE Ethics Commission during its meetings held in Baku on 6-8th September unanimously decided to suspend the former ECU President Silvio Danailov, former ECU General Secretary Sava Stoisavljevic and former ECU Executive Director Vladimir Sakotic. The cases 13/2014 and 14/2014 were related to the organization of the 2013 European Youth Chess Championship in Budva, [...]

European Youth Chess Championship 2016 – Winners

European Youth Chess Championship 2016 – Winners

The final ceremony of the European Youth Chess Championship 2016 with the participation of ECU president Zurab Azmaiparashvili was the dignified finish after ten days and 5843 games of chess. The medalists received cups, medals and material prizes. It was well deserved as they were the best of a record number of 1309 chess players. [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

The 23rd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2016 is taking place from 21-29th August at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. After eight rounds of play Grandmasters Alexandr Predke, Dmitry Andreikin (both Russia) and B Adhiban (India) share the lead with 6,5 points each. Trailing behind the leaders are [...]

London Conference: The Didactics of Chess

London Conference: The Didactics of Chess

The fourth edition of the London Chess and Education Conference will take place on 10-11 December 2016 at the Hilton Kensington Olympia. As usual it coincides with the first weekend of the London Chess Classic held at the Olympia Conference Centre. The theme of the Conference is “The Didactics of Chess”. The event is supported [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Polanica Zdroj, Poland

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Polanica Zdroj, Poland

From 20 to 24 August 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Polanica Zdroj, Poland, by the Polish Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer was IA Andrzej Filipowicz (POL), Secretary of the FIDE Technical Commission and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer was IA Aleksander Sokolski (POL). Twelve (12) arbiters from [...]

SPICE Cup 2016

SPICE Cup 2016

The 2016 SPICE Cup Open, sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, is scheduled to take place on 17-22nd October at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss tournament is open to the players rated over 2100 FIDE and will provide opportunity for GM/IM norms. Time Control: [...]

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