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FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Abu Dhabi, UAE

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Abu Dhabi, UAE

A FIDE Seminar for International Organizers will be held on 14-16th December in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The seminar is organized by the FIDE Event’s Commission (EVE) and the UAE Chess Federation. The objective is to educate and certify Organizers on an international basis. Successful Seminar attendees will grant a FIDE IO Norm necessary for the [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Al Ain, UAE

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Al Ain, UAE

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 18 to 20 December 2014 in Al Ain, UAE, by the UAE Chess Federation in cooperation with the Al Ain Culture and Chess Club and the UAE Chess Federation Arbiters’ Commission and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue will be the Al Ain Culture [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Dubai, UAE

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Dubai, UAE

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 7 to 9 December 2014 in Dubai, UAE, by the UAE Chess Federation in cooperation with Dubai Chess and Culture Club and the UAE Chess federation Arbiters’ Commission and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Sevan Muradian (USA), FIDE Lecturer and [...]

Rilton Cup 2014

Rilton Cup 2014

Rilton Cup was initiated by a donation from Dr. Tore Rilton, and since 1985 the tournament is financially secured. The challenge prize, donated by SEB, is a Rilton-medal in genuine gold. The venue of play is Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Ringvägen 98, Stockholm. Metro station Skanstull (green line). The event is a 9-round FIDE-Swiss in Cup and [...]

Stockfish, Komodo, Gull and Houdini move on to TCEC – Stage 4

Stockfish, Komodo, Gull and Houdini move on to TCEC – Stage 4

The TCEC – Season 6 Grand champion Stockfish wins another TCEC Stage with 20/28 points and 1.5 point advantage in front of the runner-up Komodo. Gull (16) and Houdini (15.5) are the other engines to move on to the next Stage, while the rest are out of TCEC for the current season. Follow Stage 4 LIVE at the official [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar and Rapid Tournament in Lisbon, Portugal

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar and Rapid Tournament in Lisbon, Portugal

The Portuguese Chess Federation will be organizing two great chess events in December 2014. FIDE Aribters’ Seminar will be held on 13-14th December 2014 in Inatel Oeiras, Avenida Marginal, 2780 - 267 Oeiras. Contacts: Altino Costa, 213 579 144 formacao@fpx.pt   The National Individual Rapid Chess Championship (CNR) is organized by the Portuguese Chess Federation (FPX) and supported by Portuguese Institute [...]

Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in Arabic language

Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in Arabic language

FIDE and FIDE Arbiters’ Commission are going to organize on Internet a Refreshing Course for Arbiters in Arabic language. The following subjects will be discussed: (a) The changes of the Laws of Chess that have been in effect since 1 July 2014. (b) The changes of FIDE Titles, Ratings Regulations and Swiss System regulations that [...]

GM Amin and WGM Wafa winners of African Zone 4.2

GM Amin and WGM Wafa winners of African Zone 4.2

The 2014 edition of African Zone 4.2 Open tournament and African Zone 4.2 Women’s tournament were organized by the Egyptian Chess Federation on 22-29th November 2014 in Cairo, the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Middle East. The Open Section was a 9-round Swiss tournament, won by GM Bassem Amin (Egypt) on [...]

Houdini vs. Stockfish LIVE on TCEC

Houdini vs. Stockfish LIVE on TCEC

The TCEC – Season 6 Grand champion Stockfish, modification 091114, maintains the lead in TCEC Season 7 – Stage 3 with 17/24 points. Komodo 1324 is clear second with 16 points. The third seeded Houdini is facing Stockfish right now. Follow the encounter LIVE at the official website or replay the games in the Archive mode. Stage 3 rules Stage 3 [...]

GM Li Chao claims Heusenstammer Schloss-Open 2014

GM Li Chao claims Heusenstammer Schloss-Open 2014

The 2014 edition of Heusenstammer Schloss-Open was held on 20-23rd November 2014 at the Culture and Sports Center Mart Insee, in Heusenstamm, a town in Germany. The event was organized under the patronage of Heusenstamm’s Mayor Peter Jakobya in a 7-round Swiss format with prize fund in the amount of 5.500 €. Chinese GM Li Chao emerged a [...]

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