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Webster University with 5th college title in a row

Webster University with 5th college title in a row

The College Chess Final Four event was held on 25-26th March at the Marshall Chess Club in New York. Webster University scored 8 points (winning all three matches) to claim its fifth consecutive President’s Cup. Texas Tech is second with 6,5 points, St. Louis University third with 5 points and UT Dallas is third with [...]

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov resigned or not? (Update 2)

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov resigned or not? (Update 2)

Earlier today FIDE posted a news item announcing Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s resignation from the post of FIDE President. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation as FIDE President At the end of the Board meeting held in Athens, Greece on the 26th March 2017, Mr Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation from the position of FIDE President. The Presidential [...]

Entering the “Chess Dimension”

Entering the “Chess Dimension”

The 60 Minutes team discovers that Dr. B’s chess lessons are about more than kings and queens. They’re about winning graciously — and learning from losing. “Franklin Country is one of those places where, if you’re an out-of-towner, you’re going to be spotted pretty quickly,” says 60 Minutes producer Laura Dodd. She co-produced this week’s [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Magazine No 4

FIDE Arbiters’ Magazine No 4

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission has the pleasure to publish the fourth issue of the Arbiters’ Magazine. We continue our efforts to offer to all the Arbiters around the world the necessary knowledge and information, to enable them to exercise their duties in the best way. Many thanks to IA Aris Marghetis, Secretary of the FIDE [...]

GM Maksim Chigaev first in the Sagaalgan Rapid 2017

GM Maksim Chigaev first in the Sagaalgan Rapid 2017

The 15th Chess Festival Sagaalgan 2017 was held on 24-26th March at the Buddhist University in Ivolginsky datsan, near Ulan-Ude in the Russian Republic of Buryatia. The 13-round rapid tournament with the time control 15′+10” was a stage of the Rapid Grand Prix of Russia. An impressive number of 557 players participated in the single [...]

2017 Susan Polgar National Open Championship for Girls and Boys

2017 Susan Polgar National Open Championship for Girls and Boys

The prestigious annual Susan Polgar National Open Championship for Girls and Boys was created in 2006 and is sponsored by the SPF to give more opportunities to young chess players in the United States. The top player of each championship section in the SPFNO will be awarded: – Qualifications for the Prominent Susan Polgar National [...]

Mongolian Chess Championships 2017

Mongolian Chess Championships 2017

The Mongolian Chess Federation is hosting the 57th Championship for Open and the 49th Championship for Women. The event is being held in the birthplace of the famous Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) in Dadal, Khentii province. Here are the participants for the Open Championship: GM Batchuluun Tsegmed 2522 IM Munkhgal Gombosuren 2468 FM Enkhnar Enkhbaatar [...]

Lviv Tradition Chess Title Tournament – March 2017

Lviv Tradition Chess Title Tournament – March 2017

The 14th and 15th issue of Lviv Tradition Chess Title Tournament is taking place from March 21-26 2017, at the Hotel Nton, in the splendid city of Lviv, Ukraine. Group “A” Rating Average = 2235 FM BURNETT ANDREW 2162 SCO KRZYWDA ANDRZEJ 2132 POL IM SEVOSTIANOV PAVEL 2248 RUS FM BYKOVSKIY OLEG 2332 UKR IM [...]

Andrei Filatov, Yury Averbakh and Sergey Karyakin on “Culture” TV channel

Andrei Filatov, Yury Averbakh and Sergey Karyakin on “Culture” TV channel

President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrei Filatov, the oldest Grandmaster in the world Yury Averbakh and world vice-champion Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin participated in the TV show “Nablyudatel” (Observer) on the “Culture” channel. Culturologist Boris Lanin and the host of the program Fyokla Tolstaya were also present in the studio. The participants discussed the chess [...]

Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival 2017

Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival 2017

The 7th Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival is set to take place from 17-22nd August, 2017, at the Caleta Hotel, venue of the famous Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. The number of participants is limited and only players rated under 2300 FIDE (1st May) are eligible to compete. The Festival will have two main sections: A) [...]

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