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3rd International Tournament Cesme Open 2015

3rd International Tournament Cesme Open 2015

The 3rd International Chess Festival Cesme Open 2015 will take place from 15-20th June, at the Cesme Aya Haralambos Church, in Cesme, a splendid coastal Turkish city, situated near the largest metropolitan center in Turkey’s Aegean Region, Izmir. The event is a 9-round Swiss Open, organized by the Turkish Chess Federation and Cesme Municipality. The tempo of play [...]

Jakovenko, Karjakin win in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Jakovenko, Karjakin win in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

The Ugra nominee in the FIDE Grand Prix, Dmitry Jakovenko, bounced back to 50% score after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the 5th round. The French player suffered second consecutive loss after a terrible oversight that cost him a pawn. Sergey Karjakin grinded Evgeny Tomashevsky in a marathon game that lasted seven hours and 99 moves. [...]

Chess during the Great Patriotic War

Chess during the Great Patriotic War

The Chess Museum of the Russian Chess Federation today opened the exhibition “Chess during the War 1941-1945″ to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The thematic exposition includes unique documents and materials, most of which are displayed for the first time. The new exhibition of the RCF Chess Museum, [...]

Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015

Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015

The 7th Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015 for boys & girls under 20 will be held in Chania on Crete, Greece from 26th August (arrival) to 3rd September 2015 (departure). The tournament is being sponsored by Kydon Sports Club and Krommydakis Group of companies. The playing venue is Atlantica Caldera Creta Paradise Hotel. The co-organizers [...]

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen: Ugra Chess Academy is a fantastic place

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen: Ugra Chess Academy is a fantastic place

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen, FIDE Vice-President and Chairman of the Appeals Committee for the Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk, has kindly accepted the invitation to speak to the press. – Javier, you’ve been to Russia before, what are your impressions about Khanty-Mansiysk? – Yes, I have already been here before, I visited Khanty-Mansiysk for the Chess Olympiad. [...]

Russian Higher League 2015

Russian Higher League 2015

The 2015 Higher League for the 68th Russian Men’s Championship and 65th Russian Women’s Championship is scheduled to take place from 21st June to 2nd July at the Hotel Baltica in Kaliningrad. Both sections will be completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system. Draw offers are not allowed before black’s 40th move. The total prize [...]

Herbert Bastian re-elected President of German Chess Federation

Herbert Bastian re-elected President of German Chess Federation

The German Chess Federation (Deutscher Schachbund e.V.) held its Federal Congress on 16th May in Halberstadt. In the election for the post of President of the federation there were two candidates: the incumbent Herbert Bastian and his Vice-President for Sport Joachim Gries. After two rounds of voting Bastian won the election with 109 votes against [...]

13th World’s Youth Stars – Vanya Somov’s Memorial

13th World’s Youth Stars – Vanya Somov’s Memorial

The 13th World’s Youth Stars tournament, dedicated to the memory of Vanya Somov, is taking place from 19-30th May at the Palace of Culture KINEF in Kirishi, Leningrad region, Russia. The tournament is a 12-player, single round-robin event, according to the acting rules of FIDE. The tournament is valid for IM-norms. Participants: Chigaev Maksim IM [...]

Chicago Open 2015

Chicago Open 2015

The 24th Annual Chicago Open will be held from 21-25 May, 2015, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois. The event has 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The Open section will be played over 9 rounds [...]

3rd Cup Svetozar Gligoric 2015 LIVE!

3rd Cup Svetozar Gligoric 2015 LIVE!

The 3rd Cup Svetozar Gligoric 2015 is taking place from 16-22nd May, 2015, in Hotel Turist, in the Serbian city of Kraljevo. The event is a 7-round Team tournament headed by the team of “Jugovic” Kac with an average Elo rating of 2579. Top seed players are: GM Ivan Ivanisevic SRB (2657), GM Alexey Dreev [...]

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