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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Esfahan, Iran

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Esfahan, Iran

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar and a Refreshing Course for Arbiters are going to be organized from 13 to 17 May 2015 in Esfahan, Iran, by the Esfahan Chess Association, in cooperation with the Iran Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by the Saudi Chess Association and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturers will be IA Shaker Alafoo (BAN), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will be FA Yasser Al Otaibi (KSA). The language of the Seminar [...]

Tbilisi Grand Prix concluded, Evgeny Tomashevsky leader in GP overall standings

Tbilisi Grand Prix concluded, Evgeny Tomashevsky leader in GP overall standings

In a scenario repeating from the previous day, all games of the 11th round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi were drawn. The longest game of the round was Giri – Dominguez, where each player tried to win and reach shared third place. After more than six hours of play, nearly causing the delay [...]

Efimov and Berezovska new Monaco Chess Champions

Efimov and Berezovska new Monaco Chess Champions

Grandmaster Igor Efimov (ELO 2390) has won the 2015 Monaco Chess Championship, which was held at the Monaco Chess Club, from 20-25th February. Efimov scored 5,5 points, the same as Karl Ribbegren (ELO 2202), but thanks to better tie-break, Efimov took the title. GM Algimantas Butnorius (ELO 2377) came clear third with 5 points. Svetlana [...]

GM Iturrizaga storms through 14th Rochefort Open 2015

GM Iturrizaga storms through 14th Rochefort Open 2015

The 14th Rochefort International Chess Festival was held on 21-27th February, 2015, at the Congress Palace, in Rochefort, France. Just days before the huge 31st Cappelle-la-Grande Open, the Rochefort Open was an excellent occasion for the players to test their preparation and use the perfect training opportunity. The event was a 9-round Swiss open with time control [...]

31st Cappelle-la-Grande Chess Open

31st Cappelle-la-Grande Chess Open

The 31st International Chess Open Cappelle-la-Grande is organized by “L’Echiquier Cappellois” from 28th February to 7th March, 2015, at the Palais des Arts in Cappelle-la-Grande, France. The tournament is registered with the French Chess Federation (FFE) and FIDE. The event will be a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. [...]

Evgeny Tomashevsky wins Tbilisi Grand Prix with a round to spare

Evgeny Tomashevsky wins Tbilisi Grand Prix with a round to spare

In the 10th round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi all games were drawn. This worked perfectly fine for Evgeny Tomashevsky who secured the first place in the tournament with one round to spare. Tomashevsky has 7,5/10 points, keeping the unbeaten distance of 1,5 points ahead of the nearest follower Dmitry Jakovenko. Today Tomashevsky [...]

Levan Kipiani: I think chess has a bright future in Georgia

Levan Kipiani: I think chess has a bright future in Georgia

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, Mr.Levan Kipiani, visited the Grand Prix venue and made the honorary move in the game between Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Baadur Jobava. Mr.Kipiani kindly agreed to give a short statement for the tournament website. Q: Mr.Kipiani, you are visiting the playing venue of the FIDE Grand Prix here [...]

Evgeny Tomashevsky remains humble: “It is also matter of luck”

Evgeny Tomashevsky remains humble: “It is also matter of luck”

After nine rounds of play in the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi Russian Grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky is enjoying a big 1,5 points lead ahead of the nearest follower. However, he warns that nothing is over yet: “I don’t think the tournament is over, there are still two more games to go and everyone wants to [...]

Evgeny Tomashevsky close to winning Tbilisi Grand Prix

Evgeny Tomashevsky close to winning Tbilisi Grand Prix

Grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky is on the brink of winning the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi after scoring against Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the 9th round of the tournament. It was the fourth King’s Indian defence that the Russian faced in this event, but he remained principled and responded with Makagonov h3-variation. Of these four he won [...]

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