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1st East Asian Youth Championship

1st East Asian Youth Championship

The 1st East Asian Youth Chess Championship has been completed in the city of Kangwon-do, South Korea. Something of importance was the South Korean Chess Federation President, In Suk Hyun, invited the North Korean Chess Federation to join the East Asian Youth Championships. The tournament had 14 countries represented from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tehran – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tehran – Results

From 12 to 16 July 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Tehran, Iran, by the Iranian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer of the Seminar was IA Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh (IRI), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Shohreh Bayat (IRI). The language of the Seminar was English, with translation [...]

GM Felix Levin wins Terre degli Elimi Open

GM Felix Levin wins Terre degli Elimi Open

The International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” 2016 concluded with a closing ceremony at the conference hall of Palazzo Sales in Erice, Italy. The growth in participation in this traditional festival is expressed by 135 participants with a number of foreign players from 10 different nations. The main Open A concluded with three players sharing [...]

Hou Yifan visits Atlético Madrid, meets Fernando Torres

Hou Yifan visits Atlético Madrid, meets Fernando Torres

Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan visited the legendary Vicente Calderon stadium where she attended training session of Atlético Madrid and met with striker Fernando Torres. Torres, who is very popular in Asia, presented the Chinese star with a club shirt with her name on it. Torres also said that he knows how to play [...]

Baku Open 2016

Baku Open 2016

The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2016, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place from 17-26th September at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea. The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and Azerbaijan Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 25,000 USD and the first place [...]

Sinquefield Cup Round 5 Report

Sinquefield Cup Round 5 Report

After more than six hours of play, it seemed that the round would end with all peaceful results, but a dramatic finish left Topalov at the top of the leaderboard. The start of the round was very promising as several of the games were very complicated. Both Caruana – Vachier-Lagrave and Svidler – Nakamura were [...]

Stockfish takes commanding lead at the Top Chess Engine Championship

Stockfish takes commanding lead at the Top Chess Engine Championship

Houdini catches up with Komodo

Melbourne Chess Club celebrates 150th birthday

Melbourne Chess Club celebrates 150th birthday

The Melbourne Chess Club is the oldest chess club in the Southern Hemisphere which celebrated its 150th birthday on the 4th of August. The Club celebrated with a small dinner of pizza’s and snacks before the lecture that was given by IM Guy West, a multiple club champion. He showed us games from three different [...]

Sinquefield Cup Round 4 Report

Sinquefield Cup Round 4 Report

It appears that even chess players are not fans of Mondays, as round 4 of the 2016 Sinquefield Cup saw five quiet draws. Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana drew very quickly, as the former was ill and did not feel up to the task. The game between Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov was the only [...]

2016 Carlsen – Karjakin match to take place at South Street Seaport

2016 Carlsen – Karjakin match to take place at South Street Seaport

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