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Long Island Open 2014

Long Island Open 2014

The 8th Annual Long Island Open will be held from March 28-30, 2014, at the Ramada Plaza Long Island MacArthur Airport Hotel, 1730 N. Ocean Ave, Holtsville, New York. The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Under 900. All sections have either 3-day (March 28-30) or 2-day (March 29-30) [...]

Training of the International Arbiters

Training of the International Arbiters

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission announces the start of the project of Training of the International Arbiters that was approved in Tallinn FIDE Congress. The project will include seven (7) workshops that will be organized in 2014 (and before July), in different places (Continents) and in different languages. The workshops will be in English language (one [...]

Nakamura skips U.S. Championship to play in Gashimov Memorial

Nakamura skips U.S. Championship to play in Gashimov Memorial

Twelve of the top chess players in the U.S. just got fantastic news: Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura will not be fighting for the title of 2014 U.S. Champion. Nakamura, currently ranked No. 8 in the world, declined his invitation citing his decision to prepare for, and compete against, only the world’s elite. This isn’t surprising, really. [...]

44th International Chess Tournament Bosna 2014

44th International Chess Tournament Bosna 2014

The 44th International Chess Tournament “Bosna 2014″ will be held in Sarajevo from 30th May to 6th June 2014. The playing venue will be in hotel Saraj, Nevjestina 5, Sarajevo. The total prize fund is 35,700 KM (national currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina) or cca 18,225 EUR. The top prize in A tournament is cca [...]

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Larnaca, Cyprus

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Larnaca, Cyprus

The FIDE Seminar for International Organizers will be organized by the FIDE Events Commission (EVE) and the Cyprus Chess Federation on 27 -29 April, 2014, in Larnaca, Cyprus. The Seminar with the objective to educate and certify Organizers on an international basis will take place during the 1st Individual FIDE Zone (1.10) Championship 2014. Subject: [...]

Oman to apply for membership in FIDE

Oman to apply for membership in FIDE

In a major development, the Ministry of Sports Affairs (MoSA) has formed an interim Oman Chess Committee (OCC) that will now pitch for official recognition from the International Chess Federation (FIDE), Times of Oman reported. According to OCC chief Laila Al Naggar, the immediate task of the committee, which was came into being very recently, [...]

Play with GM Christian Bauer today at Chessdom Arena

Play with GM Christian Bauer today at Chessdom Arena

Games start at 18:00 CET

Gata Kamsky winner of Eastern Class Championships

Gata Kamsky winner of Eastern Class Championships

The reigning US Champion Gata Kamsky won the Master section of the 23rd Annual Eastern Class Championships that were held on March 14-16 at the Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Kamsky finished clear first with 4,5/5 points, ahead of a group of American Grandmasters. Last weekend he shared the first place in Marchand [...]

Izzat and Wallis share first place in Begonia Open

Izzat and Wallis share first place in Begonia Open

The 48th Begonia Open was held over the Labour Day long weekend from Saturday 8 March to Monday 10 March 2014, at the Ballarat Clarendon College: Sewell Pavilion, 1425 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Australia. The event incorporated the 2014 Oceania Chess Championship which was open to all players from Oceania Chess Federations. After 7 rounds of [...]

Topalov and Aronian draw in Candidates Tournament R3

Topalov and Aronian draw in Candidates Tournament R3

Despite the loss in the first round, Levon Aronian didn’t hesitate to repeat the Ruy Lopez Anti-Marshall. Veselin Topalov chose the line that was earlier seen in Grischuk’s games. Black conceded the bishop’s pair to get a pawn on d4 and the position appeared to be equal. White decided to complicate the matters with the [...]

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