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Andrei Filatov voted sports manager of the year

Andrei Filatov voted sports manager of the year

The Sport History and Statistics Fan Club has conducted a survey of journalists (primarily sports journalists) and press officers of sports federations. The aim was to identify which Russian sportspeople had been popular in 2014 – a minimum of seven athletes – and also the most popular coach, team and manager. This was the first [...]

3rd FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship LIVE!

3rd FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship LIVE!

The 3rd FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship is taking place from 24th February to 4th March 2015 in Dresden, Germany. The list of 44 teams is headed by England I (ELO average: 2570), Germany I (ELO average: 2482), Slovakia (ELO average: 2462). Top players are GM Nigel Short (ENG 2664), GM John Nunn (ENG 2601), GM Ljubomir [...]

FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2015

FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2015

The World Team Chess Championship 2015 is organized by the Armenian Chess Federation under the auspices of FIDE, from 18-29th April in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia. The tournament will be held at the Golden Palace Tsakhkadzor Hotel. According to FIDE Regulations and the decision of FIDE President the following federations participate in the championship: Russia, China, Hungary, [...]

Pittsburgh Open 2015

Pittsburgh Open 2015

The 16th Annual Pittsburgh Open will be held from March 6-8, 2015, at the Wyndham Garden Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, One Industry Lane, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event has 4 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1700 and Under 1300. All sections have either 3-day (March 6-8) or 2-day (March 7-8) schedules to play in. The playing format [...]

Bank of Georgia official sponsor of the ECU

Bank of Georgia official sponsor of the ECU

European Chess Union announces the official launch of the sponsorship program by Bank of Georgia, a private Bank, belonging to the UK Company Bank of Georgia Holdings plc. Bank of Georgia will financially support the European Chess Union in a 4 years-program as announced in the ECU General Assembly in Batumi. The first installments for [...]

GM Vladislav Tkachiev takes top prize in Cannes Open

GM Vladislav Tkachiev takes top prize in Cannes Open

The 29th Cannes Winter Open – Festival des Jeux 2015 took place from 22nd February to 1st March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. The chess festival consisted of three sections: – Tournament A for players with a 2200+ Elo rating – Tournament B for players with a rating lower than 2100 (The [...]

Magnus Carlsen to visit Reykjavik Open

Magnus Carlsen to visit Reykjavik Open

World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be guest of honor at this year Reykjavik Open. Magnus will be visiting Iceland between the 13th and 16th of March, the official website announced. What Magnus will be up to during his stay can’t be disclosed for now but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him visit Bobby Fischer’s [...]

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU today is a transparent Organization

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU today is a transparent Organization

ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and Chessdom editor Goran Urosevic have met in Tbilisi for a long interview on several important subjects – development of chess, events organization, sponsorship, European Chess Union and Batumi Chess Olympiad. The first part of the interview was published on Saturday. The second part is concluding the conversation with Mr.Azmaiparashvili. Q: [...]

SPF National Open for Boys and Girls Concluded

SPF National Open for Boys and Girls Concluded

The 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open Championship for Girls and Boys was held from 27th February to 1st March in San Mateo, California. In the course of the three-day chess festival, the SPFNO awarded qualifications for: – The Prestigious Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls – The FIDE World Youth Chess Championship 2015 in [...]

Interview with Israel Gelfer

Interview with Israel Gelfer

FIDE Vice President Israel Gelfer arrived to Tbilisi to attend the FIDE Grand Prix and discuss with Georgian Chess Federation the preparation for the World Cup and Chess Olympiad. Q: Mr.Gelfer, you are here in Tbilisi for the closing ceremony of the FIDE Grand Prix. What can you say about the tournament? A: I was [...]

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