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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) [...]

International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2017

International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2017

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2017, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 2-12th 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. Grandmaster Eltaj Safarli won the previous [...]

Match Gaprindashvili – Sveshnikov in Jurmala

Match Gaprindashvili – Sveshnikov in Jurmala

A chess festival will take place in Jurmala, Latvia, on March 25-26, featuring rapid tournament for seniors (55+) and juniors (under 15), and a friendly match between former World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia) and Senior World Team Champion Evgeny Sveshnikov (Russia). The games of the match will be relayed live. Evgeny Sveshnikov will also hold [...]

1st FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2017

1st FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2017

The 1st FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2017 will be held in Minsk, Belarus, from 1st of June (arrivals) to 5th of June (departures) 2017. The championships will be held in Palace of Sport in Minsk, Belarus. Each federation can register unlimited number of players in each of the categories ‐ under [...]

The best chess player in the world arrested

The best chess player in the world arrested

A journalist investigation brings down Borislav Ivanov

Silver Lake Chess Festival 2017

Silver Lake Chess Festival 2017

The Chess Festival will take place from 18-25th June, 2017, at the “Kamin hall” of Restaurant Sidro and “Great hall” of Danubia Park Hotel on Silver Lake in Serbia.

1st Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship

1st Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship

The Sharjah Chess & Culture Club is organizing the 1st Sharjah Masters international Chess Championship, which will be held at Sharjah Chess & Culture Club from 22nd March to 31st March 2017. The Masters is held under the Patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. [...]

World Champion Tan Zhongyi honored in China

World Champion Tan Zhongyi honored in China

Tan Zhongyi, who recently became a new Women’s World Chess Champion, was honored at the celebration organized by the State Sports General Administration of Chess Sports Management Center, China Chess Association and Shandong Province authorities and businesses. The champion received a 100,000 yuan reward and a valuable sapphire from the famous Shandong Jingzhi company. Tan [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Melbourne, Australia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Melbourne, Australia

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 22 to 23 July 2017 in Melbourne, Australia, by the Chess Victoria, in cooperation with the Australian Chess Federation and under the auspice of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library, Corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew [...]

Karjakin takes up Putin offer for civil servant role

Karjakin takes up Putin offer for civil servant role

Sergey Karjakin has accepted President Vladimir Putin’s invitation to join the Civil Chamber of the Russian Federation. On Monday morning Karjakin posted a photo on his Twitter account showing the invitation signed by Putin. “According to the Federal law from April 4, 2005 ‘Of the Civil Chamber or Russian Federation’ (I am) inviting you to [...]

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