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International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2016

International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2016

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2016, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 9-19th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation. Last year the winner was Grandmaster [...]

Dubai Open Chess Tournament starts Monday

Dubai Open Chess Tournament starts Monday

The organising committee has completed its preparations for the Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2016 – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, which is held annually under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance of the UAE. Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan [...]

Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup of the President of Kazakhstan

Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup of the President of Kazakhstan

The tournament will take place at Ritz Carlton Almaty for 100,000 USD prize fund

Novosibirsk will host Russian Championship Superfinal 2016

Novosibirsk will host Russian Championship Superfinal 2016

The Russian Superfinal of the 69th Championship for men and 66th Championship for women will take place in October 2016 in Novosibirsk. The Russian Chess Federation and Timchenko Foundation have maintained an open call of interest from 26th February to 25th March to accept applications from regional chess federations and local museums. The commission has [...]

Li Chao completes field in Altibox Norway Chess tournament 2016

Li Chao completes field in Altibox Norway Chess tournament 2016

Following the cancellation of the World Championship challenger Sergey Karjakin, the organizers of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament 2016 have invited Li Chao b of China to complete the 10-player field. At 2755-elo Li Chao is currently no.15 on the FIDE rating list and second rated Chinese player. According to the organizers, the player is [...]

Soćko and Wojtaszek are 2016 Chess Champions of Poland

Soćko and Wojtaszek are 2016 Chess Champions of Poland

The Individual Polish Chess Championships 2016 for men and women were held from 29 March to 7 April in Poznan, Poland. Both sections were played as 10-player round robin tournaments. GM Monika Soćko convincingly won the women’s championship with 7/9 points leaving the nearest follower WGM Jolanta Zawadzka a full point behind. This is the [...]

Kiril Georgiev clear first in Karpos Open 2016

Kiril Georgiev clear first in Karpos Open 2016

Bulgarian Grandmaster Kiril Georgiev took the winner’s trophy in the 2016 Karpos Open after concluding the event with 7,5/9 points. In the final round Georgiev defeated the overnight leader GM Dmitry Svetushkin to repeat the success from 2014. The 2016 Karpos Open was held from 1-7th April at the Hotel Aleksandar Palace in Skopje, FYR [...]

Sergey Karjakin’s tournament schedule before World Chess Championship Match (Updated)

Sergey Karjakin’s tournament schedule before World Chess Championship Match (Updated)

Karjakin will play in Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Bilbao Masters Final and Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Inspection visit for 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku

Inspection visit for 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku

A senior FIDE team comprised of Deputy President Mr. Georgios Makropoulos, Vice President Mr. Israel Gelfer, Chief Executive Officer Mr. Geoffrey Borg, Moscow Executive Director Mr. Berik Balgabaev and Chairman of Arbiters Commission, Mr. Takis Nikolopoulos visited Baku for an inspection of the playing venue and hotels which will be used during the forthcoming Olympiad [...]

IM Oladapo Adu winner of FIDE Zonal 4.4 Championship

IM Oladapo Adu winner of FIDE Zonal 4.4 Championship

The FIDE Zonal 4.4 Championship has finished and we finally have a champion. IM Oladapo Adu of Nigeria has taken first place a score of 8/9 which included 7 wins and 2 draws. The FM from Nigeria who took the lead with 4/4, Daniel Anwuli, had a terrible second half of the tournament only getting [...]

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