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27 new Grandmasters approved by the Q1 Minsk Presidential Board

27 new Grandmasters approved by the Q1 Minsk Presidential Board

The chess community expanded by 27 Grandmasters, after the 1st quarter Presidential Board approved their titles in Minsk. The new Grandmasters come from Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Iceland, Peru, Russia, Slovakia, USA, and Azerbaijan. The Board approved also 48 International Masters, 2 Women Grand Masters, and 7 [...]

Georgios Makropoulos announces candidature for FIDE Presidency

Georgios Makropoulos announces candidature for FIDE Presidency

Mr. Makropoulos made the announcement during the FIDE Presidential Board in Minsk. He advised that he had been approached by the majority of the Presidential Board and many delegates asking him to run for President to sort out the present problems and ensure stability in FIDE.

Grenke Chess Classic 2018 LIVE!

Grenke Chess Classic 2018 LIVE!

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FIDE PB asks Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to resign with immediate effect

FIDE PB asks Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to resign with immediate effect

The FIDE Presidential Board was held throughout the weekend in Minsk, Belarus, and among other items on the agenda, discussed the situation regarding the FIDE bank accounts. As it was reported earlier, the Swiss bank UBS has announced that they will close the FIDE accounts. The senior management of the bank extended the deadline from [...]

European Women’s Chess Championship starting

European Women’s Chess Championship starting

Everything is set for European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2018 which takes place from 8th-20th April, in Hotel Belluve, located in the national park of Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia. 144 players from 30 different European federations registered for the event, among whom 13 Grandmasters, 29 International masters, 35 Women Grandmasters, 22 Women International masters and in [...]

20th Dubai Open 2018

20th Dubai Open 2018

Under the Patronage of Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Chess & Culture Club is pleased to announce the 20th Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2018. It will be held at Dubai Chess & Culture Club from 2nd – 10th April. Prize fund will be USD 50,000. At least 170 players are expected [...]

Polar Capital Open 2018 live

Polar Capital Open 2018 live

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TCEC Superfinal Stockfish – Houdini starts at 17:30 CET

TCEC Superfinal Stockfish – Houdini starts at 17:30 CET

Stockfish, the open source engine by Marco Costalba, Joona Kiiski, Gary Linscott and a huge community of contributors, has convincingly won TCEC Premier Division. Stockfish collected 61,0/84 points to secure the gold medal and the right to challenge the current champion Houdini for the TCEC Grand Champion title. The Superfinal match of the Top Chess [...]

Ivan Saric is European Champion for 2018

Ivan	Saric is European Champion for 2018

2018 European Championship was held from 17 to 28 March in Batumi. 8 players had 7,5 points out of 10 before the last round. 3 of the games have finished draw. Croatian GM Ivan Saric defeated David Navara in the last round and won the title with 8,5 points out of 11. Seven players tied [...]

Zurab Azmaiparashvili ticket for ECU elections

Zurab Azmaiparashvili ticket for ECU elections

Mrs Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Woman Grandmaster and Minister of Finance of the Republic of Latvia, IM Malcolm Pein, Chief Executive of Chess in Schools and Communities and the organiser of the London Chess Classic, Mr Gunnar Bjornsson, President of the Iceland Chess Federation, joining the ticket.

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