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Hou Yifan concedes first draw in Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix

Hou Yifan concedes first draw in Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix

The first player in the Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix to have thrown sand into Hou Yifan’s wheels was the Ukrainian GM, Lagno, who successfully held the Chinese to a draw. In the second position, just half a point behind the leader, advanced the Slovenian GM Muzychuk, who is now the proud holder of three points, [...]

Batchimeg Tuvshintugs: “Defeating Yifan Hou was one of the happiest moments”

Batchimeg Tuvshintugs: “Defeating Yifan Hou was one of the happiest moments”

Batchimeg Tuvshintugs of Mongolia is playing in her 3rd event of the FIDE Grand Prix series. She is number 10 on the rating list for men and number 2 for women in Mongolia. Batchimeg took in 2006 1st place in the Susan Polgar World Open Championship, 5th place in the 16th Asian Games from Guangzhou [...]

Germany set for the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø

Germany set for the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø

The German national captain GM Dorian Rogozenco has nominated the teams for the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. The men’s team will consist of GM Arkadij Naiditsch (Elo 2706), GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Elo 2686), GM Georg Meier (Elo 2636), GM Daniel Fridman (Elo 2616) and GM David Baramidze (Elo 2610). In the women’s team [...]

KL Open: It’s Three Times in a Row for Tiviakov

KL Open: It’s Three Times in a Row for Tiviakov

Sergei Tiviakov and Aravindh Chithambaram drew their game after three hours of play, a result that confirmed that Tiviakov would successfully defend his title and in doing so become a three time winner of the KL International Open. But for young Chithambaram, it was also a fantastic result as with the draw the 14 year [...]

3rd Iraq International Chess Championship

3rd Iraq International Chess Championship

The 3rd Iraq International Chess Championship was held on 23-29th March at the Al Mansoor Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq. 66 participants from 16 nations, of which 28 title holders, competed. Headed by GM Konstantin Tarlev of Ukraine and GM Merab Gagunashvili of Georgia, the 9-round Swiss witnessed tough fight in most of the rounds. At [...]

Open Letter of Georgian Chess Federation

Open Letter of Georgian Chess Federation

As a result of our commitment and energy Georgian Government allocated unprecedented amount of money (14 462 500 Euros) from the state budget for holding both above mentioned competitions.

Stockfish wins TCEC Stage 2

Stockfish wins TCEC Stage 2

TCEC Stage 3 starts with a bang

Magnus Carlsen visited Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Magnus Carlsen visited Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

World Champion Magnus Carlsen visited Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology on 8th April to meet the students and guests and to give a simultaneous exhibition. The event was organized by Runa Capital fund, Phystech-Union and Sberbank Technologies, with the purpose to give an opportunity to talented students to meet the World Chess Champion and [...]

Field completed for 1st Individual FIDE Zone (1.10) Championship 2014

Field completed for 1st Individual FIDE Zone (1.10) Championship 2014

The Cyprus Chess Federation and FIDE Zone 1.10, with the support of ECU and the FIDE Events Commission, are holding the 1st Individual FIDE Zone (1.10) Championship 2014 in Larnaca, Cyprus, on 21–30th April 2014. The event is a twelve-player round-robin. Each member Federation is sending one player as its representative. The host Federation will [...]

14th Bangkok Chess Club Open – Participants

14th Bangkok Chess Club Open – Participants

The 14th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2014 will take place from 12th to 19th of April 2014 at the 5-star Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel. The event is organized by the Bangkok Chess Club. There are two groups of play: Open category for all players, and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (ratings [...]

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