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London Chess Conference 2018

London Chess Conference 2018

The 6th London Chess Conference will take place on the week-end of the 8th and 9th December at the Irish Cultural Centre, Black’s Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT. The leading conference on chess and education is jointly sponsored by Chess in Schools and Communities, the European Chess Union, and Erasmus Plus. Attendees will be able [...]

European Chess Club Cup 2018 LIVE!

European Chess Club Cup 2018 LIVE!

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Norway Chess eliminates clock increment for 2019 edition

Norway Chess eliminates clock increment for 2019 edition

The Altibox Norway Chess Tournament has introduced some major changes in its competition system for the 2019 edition. Most notably, the drawn games will continue with the Armageddon to determine the winner, while the time control will be G120 without increments. The organizers are excited about the new format, while the fans’ reaction is mixed. [...]

European Chess Club Cup 2018

European Chess Club Cup 2018

Everything is ready for the 34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup which will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece. The playing venue of the Championships will be the Congress Center of the Porto Carras Grand Resort and the official hotel of the event will [...]

Arkady Dvorkovich elected FIDE President (Updated)

Arkady Dvorkovich elected FIDE President (Updated)

Arkady Dvorkovich is elected new FIDE President at the General Assembly that took place on 3rd October in Batumi, Georgia. Members of the Presidential Ticket of Arkady Dvorkovich are elected into office: Bachar Kouatly – Deputy President Sewa Enyonam Fumey – General Secretary Mahir Mammedov – Vice President Julio Granda Zuniga – Vice President Zhu [...]

Zurab Azmaiparashvili re-elected ECU President

Zurab Azmaiparashvili re-elected ECU President

Zurab Azmaiparashvili (Georgia) is re-elected President of the European Chess Union for another term of four years. In the ECU General Assembly that was held in Batumi the Presidential Ticket of Zurab Azmaiparashvili got 44 votes out of 50 present federations. 4 ballots were blank and 2 invalid. Members of the ticket also elected into [...]

TCEC Cup 2018 brackets

TCEC Cup 2018 brackets

The TCEC Cup will take place right after the Premier Division and before the Superfinal, the exact dates will be announced soon. It will be a knockout championship with 32 participants divided into brackets. Each participant will be seeded according to its standing in the TCEC league event with the #1 seed meeting the #32 [...]

Serbia suspended from voting in FIDE elections

Serbia suspended from voting in FIDE elections

The FIDE Ethics Commission during the meetings held in Batumi, Georgia, made the decision regarding the Case no. 5/2018 – Alleged electoral irregularity in regard to the Serbian Chess Federation relating to sponsorship and substitution of delegate. Excerpts from the decision: Mr Cogoljevic and the Serbian Chess Federation are found guilty of a violation of [...]

Police Report Filed in Batumi

Police Report Filed in Batumi

On September 30, 2018, Georgios Makropoulos’ team filed a police report in Batumi regarding a case of alleged violence against his team. The incident is described in the report below.

An Indian and Colombian engagement at the Batumi Olympiad

An Indian and Colombian engagement at the Batumi Olympiad

Niklesh Jain of India proposes to Angela Franco of Colombia minutes before the start of 2nd round of the Batumi Olympiad 2018! It was a surprise for Angela, while Niklesh had planned it all! An amazing moment not just for Niklesh and Angela but the chess community in general. A Colombian got engaged to an [...]

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