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21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament will take place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The Festival is supported by the Abu Dhabi Sport Council and consists of following sections: – Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu [...]

President and Prime Minister of Georgia congratulate Zurab Azmaiparashvili

President and Prime Minister of Georgia congratulate Zurab Azmaiparashvili

On the occasion of winning the election for President of the European Chess Union, President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, and the Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Irakli Gharibashvili congratulated Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili. Letters are presented on the ECU website Letter of Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia Dear Zurab, I would like to express [...]

Asian Schools Chess Championship 2014

Asian Schools Chess Championship 2014

The 10th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2014 are set to take place from 23-30th August in Taichung, Taiwan. The event is organized by the Chinese Taipei Chess Association and co-sponsored by the Taiwan Intelligent Ironman Creativity Contest Association and Washington High School. Every Asian National Chess Federation can register one official player in each category [...]

In Memoriam: GM Dragoljub Ćirić

In Memoriam: GM Dragoljub Ćirić

Belgrade Chess Union has the sad duty to inform that Grandmaster Dragoljub Ćirić passed away at the age of 80. Ćirić was born in Novi Sad in 1935 and already as a 10-years old boy made a debut for the senior team of Čačak Chess Club. He became International Master in 1961 and Grandmaster in [...]

Russian Chess Federation and Tromso Olympiad organizers make peace

Russian Chess Federation and Tromso Olympiad organizers make peace

The Norwegian Chess Federation (NCF), one of the organizers of the World Chess Olympiad in the Norwegian city of Tromsø, has apologized to the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) and Russian national team for the situation that occurred one week prior to the start of the Olympiad in which the Russian women’s national team was not permitted to take part in the competition.

FRA-ch 2014 LIVE!

FRA-ch 2014 LIVE!

The 89th French Individual Chess Championship for men is taking place on 17-28th August 2014 in Nimes, a city located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains in Southern France. Twelve of the best French players are vying for the title 2014 French Chess Champion: GM Etienne BACROT 2720, GM Laurent FRESSINET 2717, GM [...]

FM Robert Veleski claims Topusko Open 2014

FM Robert Veleski claims Topusko Open 2014

The Amateur Chess Tournament Open Topusko 2014 was organized by Chess Society Sisak, Chess Union of Sisak Moslavina County and TEOS Zagreb at the Grand Hall of Hotel Toplica in Topusko, a spa town in Croatia on 8-15th August 2014. The event was a 9-round FIDE Swiss Tournament open to all players rated below 2301. The [...]

International Inter-Varsity Chess Championship in Malaysia 2015

International Inter-Varsity Chess Championship in Malaysia 2015

The Grand Asian Chess Challenge International Inter-Varsity Chess Championship 2015 is scheduled to take place from 26th to 31st January 2015 at the Tuanku Bahiyah Residential College at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, the federal capital and most populous city in Malaysia. The event is a 9-round individual Swiss tournament open to all [...]

Michal Krasenkow repeats success in Vlissingen

Michal Krasenkow repeats success in Vlissingen

The 20th Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Tournament took place on 2-9th August at the University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen, Netherlands. The 9-round Swiss Open was organized by the Stichting Schaak Walcheren. GM Michal Krasenkow repeated the last year’s success and won another trophy in HZ Tournament. Krasenkow edged Grandmasters Sipke Ernst, Vyacheslav Ikonnikov and Sergey [...]

GM Aleksander Mista winner of Railway Bank Open in Arad

GM Aleksander Mista winner of Railway Bank Open in Arad

The Railway Bank Open, formerly Arad Open, was organized by the ACS Sah Club Vados from 4-10th August at the Cultural Palace in Arad, Romania. The event consisted of four sections: Main Open, U12, U10 and U8 youth tournaments. All groups were played over nine rounds of Swiss system. The main section had 230 participants. [...]

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