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In Memoriam – GM Dragan Paunovic

In Memoriam – GM Dragan Paunovic

Grandmaster Dragan Paunovic passed away after a heart attack at the age 55, a couple of days after completing the open tournament in LLucmajor. Several years ago Paunovic suffered heart attack during the Team Championship in Valjevo. He recovered after timely intervention. Paunovic was resident of La Coruna in Spain. He won many tournaments in [...]

Julio Granda Zuniga with crushing score in LLucmajor Open

Julio Granda Zuniga with crushing score in LLucmajor Open

Peruvian Grandmaster Julio Granda Zuniga completely dominated the 5th Open Internacional de LLucmajor that was held from 8-15th May at the Club Nautico de LLucmajor, Mallorca, Spain. Granda Zuniga finished the event with 8,5/9 points, conceding only one draw in the 2nd round and then proceeding to defeat a host of Grandmasters. With 2699,3 live [...]

Asian Chess Summit 2016

Asian Chess Summit 2016

The Asian Chess Federation cordially invites Presidents and Delegates of National Chess Federations in Asia to the Asian Chess Summit, a chess family gathering from 28th August to 1st September 2016 in Al Ain, UAE. The Asian Chess Summit encompasses the following: 28th August – Arrival 29th August – Asian Chess Symposium Asian Chess Development [...]

GM Artyom Timofeev wins Tatarstan Grand Prix

GM Artyom Timofeev wins Tatarstan Grand Prix

The final tournament of the Tatarstan Chess Federation Cup took place on May 14-15 at the Nezhmetdinov Chess Club in Kazan. 16 players competed in mixed format. First, two groups with eight players were held. Top four players from each proceeded to the knock-out section. The defending champion Gata Kamsky was unable to repeat his [...]

Quinn Emanuel law firm to represent Russian Chess Federation

Quinn Emanuel law firm to represent Russian Chess Federation

The international law firm Quinn Emanuel will represent the interests of the Russian Chess Federation (the – “RCF”) in connection with publication of the false information about the RCF President Andrey Filatov. The engagement agreement has been signed today. On May 10, The Telegraph and a number of other media published articles containing false information [...]

Exciting development in TCEC 1a preliminary group

Exciting development in TCEC 1a preliminary group

Many engines with a chance to qualify

GM Valentin Iotov joins the Chessdom team

GM Valentin Iotov joins the Chessdom team

All games of Carlsen and Karjakin in 2016 with commentary

GM Grigorov: a farewell to Viktor Gavrikov, a fantastic coach and great person

GM Grigorov: a farewell to Viktor Gavrikov, a fantastic coach and great person

Just like in chess, in his personal life, he was best characterized by his aim for perfection

Vladimir Putin awards a medal to Andrey Filatov

Vladimir Putin awards a medal to Andrey Filatov

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on awarding the President of the Russian Chess Federation and FIDE Vice President Andrey Filatov with a medal of Class 2 Order For Merit to the Fatherland, for merits in development of physical culture and sports, and long-standing commitment and diligent work. The document – decree No 225 [...]

Abdumalik and Kostenko are champions of Kazakhstan

Abdumalik and Kostenko are champions of Kazakhstan

The 2016 Kazakhstan Chess Championships for men and women were held from 3-13th May at the Astana International Hotel in Almaty. The women’s championship was 10-player round robin with the average elo 2108. Top-seeded WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik took the title with 7,0/9 points, half a point ahead of WGM Yelena Ankudinova. The men’s section was [...]

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