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Huge turnout for Silver Lake Chess Festival 2017

Huge turnout for Silver Lake Chess Festival 2017

One month before the Silver Lake Chess Festival 2017 there are already 150 registered participants from 14 countries. Among them are 44 titled players, including 16 Grandmasters. The Organizing Committee is preparing a rich programme for all ages and playing levels: – Open “A”, tournament for players rated over 2000 FIDE – Open “B”, tournament [...]

CAS dismissed Bulgarian Chess Federation appeal

CAS dismissed Bulgarian Chess Federation appeal

On 30th September 2016, the Bulgarian Chess Federation filled an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision of the European Chess Union General Assembly on 10th of September 2016 to expel the Bulgarian Chess federation from the European Chess Union. After an exchange of written submissions for both sides and [...]

“The Thinkers” by David Llada

“The Thinkers” by David Llada

Quality Chess is delighted to announce the publication of the book The Thinkers, by the world’s premier chess photographer, David Llada. Quality Chess has since our inception in 2004 worked tirelessly on producing chess books of high quality, no matter if they are opening books, training books or biographies, whether they are aimed at high [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2017

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2017

Second edition of Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour to be held in June 2017, with Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Vassily Ivanchuk and Baadur Jobava. Leuven, Belgium – 22 May 2017 – After the success of the first edition held in 2016, the [...]

PhosAgro to continue support for chess

PhosAgro to continue support for chess

The Russian chemical holding “PhosAgro” is pleased with the cooperation with the Russian Chess Federation (RCF), the company’s CEO Andrey Guryev stated for TASS. The company provides annual sponsorship to RCF in the amount of 30 million rubles (approx 480,000 EUR). PhosAgro is not directly supporting FIDE, but they have sponsored the last two world [...]

FIDE suspended Chess Federation of Iran

FIDE suspended Chess Federation of Iran

Elista FIDE Office circulated that no Iranian registered players or arbiters can take part in any FIDE rated tournament until further notice. Following the decision of the FIDE Presidential Board, the Iranian Chess Federation’s membership of FIDE has been suspended until full payment has been received by FIDE regarding the Women’s World Championship held in [...]

Grandmasters Mareco and Krysa qualify for FIDE World Cup

Grandmasters Mareco and Krysa qualify for FIDE World Cup

Argentinian Grandmasters Sandro Mareco and Leandro Krysa have qualified for the 2017 FIDE World Cup that will start from 2nd September in Tbilisi, Georgia. The FIDE Zonal 2.5 Championship 2017 was held from 30th April to 8th May in Villa Martelli, Vicente López, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was organized by Chess Martelli, [...]

47th International Tournament Bosna

47th International Tournament Bosna

The 47th International Chess Tournament “Bosna 2017″ is scheduled to take place from 13-19th May at the Hotel Saraj in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The tournament is sponsored by Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canton Sarajevo, Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Civils Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Sarajevo and [...]

Sergey Karjakin signs another sponsor

Sergey Karjakin signs another sponsor

World Championship challenger Sergey Karjakin has signed his seventh sponsorship contract, becoming the ambassador of the brand BC “Fonbet”. Manager Kyrillos Zangalis announced on facebook that another three large corporations are in negotiations with Karjakin team. Zangalis added that nobody could have imagined such success in 2011 when he first talked with Karjakin about the [...]

New Laws of Chess and Swiss Rules lecture on Internet

New Laws of Chess and Swiss Rules lecture on Internet

After the approval by the 1st quarter 2017 FIDE Presidential Board of the New Laws of Chess and the New Swiss Rules to be in effect from 1 July 2017, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Rules Commission and the FIDE Systems of Pairings and Programs Commission, organized a lecture, in order [...]

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