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US Class Championship 2014

US Class Championship 2014

The 2014 US Class Championship is set to take place from 31st October to 2nd November at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA. The event consists of seven elo sections. The tournament format is 6-round Swiss with the time control G/120 +30. The total prize fund is [...]

International Conference Chess in Schools in Yerevan

International Conference Chess in Schools in Yerevan

From 16 to 18 October, 2014, an International Conference “Chess in Schools” was held in Yerevan, Armenia, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, the World Chess Federation (FIDE), as well as the Armenian Chess Federation and the Chess Academy of Armenia, in cooperation with the Armenian State Pedagogical [...]

FM Artem Gilevych and Giuseppe Imburgia winners of 4th Liscate Chess Trophy

FM Artem Gilevych and Giuseppe Imburgia winners of 4th Liscate Chess Trophy

The 4th Liscate Chess Trophy 2014 took part on 17-19th October 2014 at the Centro Civico Polifunzionale in Liscate, a commune in the Province of Milan in the Italian region of Lombardy. The event was split into two separate tournaments – Open A (for players rated over 1800) and Open B (for players below 1850). Both [...]

Transatlantic Cup Svetozar Gligorić 2014

Transatlantic Cup Svetozar Gligorić 2014

The Sport University Association of Belgrade organizes “The Week of chess at the University of Belgrade” in the end of October. It will include three chess events, two of which have an international character. For the past 9 years the central chess event at the University has been the traditional internet chess match between the [...]

New Chess School in Tashkent

New Chess School in Tashkent

On 20th October before the opening ceremony of Grand Prix in Tashkent, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, together with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Adham Ilkhamovich Ikramov, Chairman of the Chess Federation of Uzbekistan Alisher Saidabbasovich Sultanov and First Deputy Minister of Sport Muradzhan Bakievich Aliyev visited the new specialized youth chess [...]

Opening Ceremony of FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent

Opening Ceremony of FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent

The second stage of FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 was officially opened on Monday evening at the Gallery of Fine Arts in Tashkent. The tournament’s opening ceremony was attended by chess players, officials, sponsors, national and international media. From 21st October till 2nd November over eleven rounds, the strongest players in the world will compete [...]

European Youth Chess Championship 2014 started in Batumi

European Youth Chess Championship 2014 started in Batumi

The 24th European Youth Chess Championship has officially started. The competition gathered 989 young chess players from 45 European countries, divided in 12 categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, boys and girls separately. The Championship takes place in Batumi, coastal town in Georgia, 18-29 October, 2014 in hotel Sheraton Batumi, and is organized [...]

Mikhalevski, Giri and Jobava winners in Hoogeveen

Mikhalevski, Giri and Jobava winners in Hoogeveen

The Unive Hoogeveen Chess Festival 2014 took place on 11-18th October 2014 in Hoogeveen, in the Netherlands. The event was split into several groups – two 6-game matches (the highlight of the event), 9-round Open tournament and two Amateur tournaments. The match Anish Giri vs. Alexei Shirov finished 4,5:1,5 in favor of the World #7 [...]

Lu Shanglei and Aleksandra Goryachkina won the World Junior Chess titles! (Video)

Lu Shanglei and Aleksandra Goryachkina won the World Junior Chess titles! (Video)

Lu Shanglei of China won the World Junior Chess title by defeating Aleksander Indjic of Serbia. In the girls section Aleksandra Goryachkina had successfully defended her title with a round to spare yesterday. Intense, exciting tussles on the top boards yielded just one decisive result – Lu Shanglei of China defeating Aleksandar Indjic of Serbia, [...]

Houdini 4 vs Komodo 8: battle of titans at the Top Computer Chess Championship

Houdini 4 vs Komodo 8: battle of titans at the Top Computer Chess Championship

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