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Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Chess Olympiad will be in Tromso as planned

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Chess Olympiad will be in Tromso as planned

“Chess Olympiad is for all chess players from all national federations. This is not only a competition, this is a big celebration of chess.”

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 will be held from 16th to 24th July 2014 in Jerusalem, Israeli capital and one of the oldest cities in the world. The event will be split into four Open Tournaments and many side events, but the biggest attraction is by any means the fascinating Rapid Chess Duel between [...]

Stockfish maintains the lead in TCEC Season 6 – FRC

Stockfish maintains the lead in TCEC Season 6 – FRC

The TCEC Grand champion Stockfish, modification 260614, maintains the lead in TCEC Season 6 – FRC after 26 rounds. The strongest engine has 23.5 points, full three points ahead of the main competitor Houdini 4, who collected 20,5. Critter 1.6a is on third position with 17/26, while Fire 3.1 has 14 points Follow Round 27th LIVE to see the direct encounter between the [...]

37th Ikaros Chess Tournament 2014 – Press Release

37th Ikaros Chess Tournament 2014 – Press Release

Indestructible chess wings for Hungarian GM Prohazska The 22-year-old GM Prohaszka (Hungary, 2585) maintains his perfect score and leads after the 6th round of the International Open Aegean Championship “Ikaros 2014”. He’s been followed by Khairallah (Lebanon, 2296), Hookham (Scotland, 2104), Nikolaidis (Greece, 2093) all with 5/6 and Gazis (Greece, 2214), Sienczewski (Poland, 2060), Skalkotas (Greece, [...]

Tromso organizers excluding teams from the 2014 Chess Olympiad (update 9)

Tromso organizers excluding teams from the 2014 Chess Olympiad (update 9)

The decision causes a heated discussion

The list of teams excluded from Tromso Olympiad

The list of teams excluded from Tromso Olympiad

The Russian news agency Itar-Tass revealed the list of teams excluded from the 2014 Tromso Chess Olympiad. Men: Cambodia, Central African Republic, Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, Oman, Pakistan, Senegal Women: Russia, Afghanistan This makes a total of nine teams, all supporting FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in the coming elections according to the agency. Follow the developing [...]

Canadian Youth Chess Championships 2014

Canadian Youth Chess Championships 2014

The Canadian Youth Chess Championships is the most prestigious annual national youth chess tournament in Canada. The tournament is being held from July 15 to 18, 2014 at the renowned five stars hotel, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. The CYCC determines by sections, based on age and gender, the 12 Champions who will qualify to be [...]

GM Loek Van Wely and WIM Anne Haast are Dutch Chess Champions

GM Loek Van Wely and WIM Anne Haast are Dutch Chess Champions

The 2014 Dutch Individual Chess Championships for men and women took place on 6-13th July 2014 at the Manor Hotel in Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city in the Netherlands. Both events were played in 8-player round-robin format. The Women Section was won by WIM Anne Haast, who collected 5,5/7 points, leaving the runner-up half [...]

GM Sebastien Maze claims 20th Chess Festival Jean-Claude Loubatiere

GM Sebastien Maze claims 20th Chess Festival Jean-Claude Loubatiere

The 20th International Chess Festival Jean-Claude Loubatiere took part on 5-13th July 2014, at the Salle Jules Pagezy in Montpellier, a city in southern France, located on the Mediterranean Sea. The event was organized by the Echecs Club Montpellier in a 9-round Swiss format with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 [...]

GM Del Rio De Angelis convincing in Acqui Terme

GM Del Rio De Angelis convincing in Acqui Terme

The 3rd International Chess Festival AcquiScacchi 2014 was held on 6-13th July at the Hotel Nuove Terme in Acqui Terme, Italy. The Festival consisted of three events: Open A for players rated over 1800, Open B for players rated U1900, and Open C for U16 Juniors. The main Open A had 46 participants from eight [...]

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