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Ballarat Begonia Festival 2017

Ballarat Begonia Festival 2017

The traditional Ballarat Begonia Chess Tournament will once again – for the 51st time – take place over the Victoria Labour Day weekend from 11-13 March 2017. The playing venue will be the modern facilities at Ballarat Clarendon College in Ballarat, 120 km from Melbourne. The 7-round Swiss event will offer a minimum prize fund [...]

RSSU Cup 2017 – Opening Ceremony

RSSU Cup 2017 – Opening Ceremony

The grand Ceremony Opening of the XIII International RSSU Cup, 2017 Moscow Open traditionally was held in the assembly hall of the Russian State Social University main building. The program started with the Russia dance performance by show-ballet of Irina Knyazeva. Head of the sport and tourism department of Moscow Nikolay Gulyaev, the RSSU Rector, [...]

SPICE Cup 2017

SPICE Cup 2017

The 2017 SPICE Cup Open, sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, is scheduled to take place on 21-26th October at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss tournament is open to the players rated over 2100 FIDE and will provide opportunity for GM/IM norms. Time Control: G/90 [...]

Torneo de Integracion Zicosur 2017

Torneo de Integracion Zicosur 2017

The 3rd Torneo de Integracion Zicosur 2017 was held from 10-15th January at the AutoClub Antofagasta in Antofagasta, Chile. The 9-round Swiss open attracted 121 participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Italy, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Among them were 10 Grandmasters. Neuris Delgado Ramirez from Paraguay and Cristhian Cruz from Peru shared the [...]

FIDE Trainers’ Awards 2016

FIDE Trainers’ Awards 2016

The FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) is pleased to announce the ninth FIDE Trainer Awards and will continue by honouring the achievements of our most successful colleagues of 2016. There will be a judges’ panel consisting of seven (7) members, with reputation and knowledge in the field of training: JUDGE PANEL OF FIDE TRAINER AWARDS 1. [...]

Adam Tukhaev emerges Chennai Open 2017 champion

Adam Tukhaev emerges Chennai Open 2017 champion

Ukrainian Grandmaster Adam Tukhaev (8.5 points) with a quick draw in the top board against GM Czebe Attila (HUN) emerged the champion, after the 10th and final round, in the 9th Chennai Open Grandmaster Chess tournament 2017 for the Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today. Tukhaev takes the winner’s [...]

Sjugirov and Goryachkina top rated in Moscow Open 2017

Sjugirov and Goryachkina top rated in Moscow Open 2017

The 13th International RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2017 will take place from 26th January to 6th February at the Russian State Social University in Moscow, Russia. During ten days the halls and classrooms of the Russian State Social University will be hosting chess battles. The main programme of the festival will include 8 tournaments [...]

Portugal Open 2017

Portugal Open 2017

The Portuguese Chess Federation celebrates its 90th anniversary with an International Chess Open. The tournament will held in a 9-round Swiss system, FIDE rated, and valid for title norms. The tournament is included in the national Classical Chess Circuit. On 11th February, there will be an (optional) rapid tournament, included in the national Rapid Chess [...]

In Memoriam – IM Cristina Adela Foisor

In Memoriam – IM Cristina Adela Foisor

The long-time Romanian top female player IM Cristina Adela Foisor passed away on 21st January at the age of 49. Foisor was five times Women’s Champion of Romania (from 1989 to 2013) and national record-holder with 13 appearances at the Women’s Chess Olympiads (from 1988 to 2016). After graduating the Faculty of Mathematics at the [...]

GM Adam Tukhaev leads Chennai Open

GM Adam Tukhaev leads Chennai Open

Ukraine Grandmaster Tukhaev Adam (5.0) moved into sole lead after the fifth round of the 9th Chennai Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2017 for the Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at the New Media Hall, Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today. Scoring his fifth win on a trot, GM Tukhaev Adam (5.0) accounted for overnight leader [...]

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