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CAS confirms the two-year ban imposed on Ignatius Leong

CAS confirms the two-year ban imposed on Ignatius Leong

On 10 November 2016, the CAS dismissed the appeal filed by Ignatius Leong against the decision of the FIDE Ethics Commission which found Mr Leong and Mr Kasparov guilty of breaching Article 2.1 of the FIDE Code of Ethics and banned both of them for a period of two years from holding any office or [...]

Nino Batsiashvili with perfect score in Khanty-Mansiysk

Nino Batsiashvili with perfect score in Khanty-Mansiysk

In the third round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk the sole leader was determined. Nino Batsiashvili gained the third victory in a row having outplayed Alexandra Kosteniuk. The opponents discussed the Nimzo-Indian with 4. Qc2. After the game Nino said the fight had been very hard and complicated, but up to some [...]

Gunina and Batsiashvili leading in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Gunina and Batsiashvili leading in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

The second round of the 5th FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix leg in Khanty-Mansisyk turned out to be full of fight and even more bloody than the first one. As CEO of FIDE Geoffrey Borg said at the press conference, “women’s chess is always very exciting. Men may be technically higher but we do see the higher percentage [...]

Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk – Opening Ceremony

Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk – Opening Ceremony

The final leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Series 2015/2016 takes place at the Ugra Chess Academy, famous for its world class competitions, including Women’s World Blitz and Rapid Championships of 2013 and 2014, 2014 Candidates tournament, final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix 2014/15. These days the Academy once again gathered renowned grandmasters, [...]

Sergey Karjakin to conduct a charitable simultaneous chess exhibition in NYC

Sergey Karjakin to conduct a charitable simultaneous chess exhibition in NYC

Sergey Karjakin has announced today that he will conduct a charitable simultaneous chess exhibition in NYC on February 1st, 2017. Ten chess lovers will get to play with Mr. Karjakin during this event.

Golden Cleopatra Open 2016

Golden Cleopatra Open 2016

The Egyptian Chess Federation is organizing the Golden Cleopatra Open, which will be held in Cairo, Egypt – Mondial Hall at Eastern Company Club from 12th to 22nd December 2016, under patronage of Mr. Mohamed Osman Haroon, the Chairman of Egyptian Eastern Company. The tournament is open to all Fide-rated players with a standard rating [...]

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Sochi, Russia

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Sochi, Russia

The Russian Chess Federation and FIDE Events’ Commission (EVE) will hold a Seminar for International Organizers in Sochi, Russia, from 4-6th December. The seminar is co-organized during the World School Championships 2016. Subject: This seminar will be held at Sochi, Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina (3, Tchernomorskaya st, Sochi 354002, Russian Federation) from December 04 – 06, [...]

ECU Arbiters’ Refreshment Course in Novi Sad

ECU Arbiters’ Refreshment Course in Novi Sad

During the European Club Cup 2016 in Novi Sad, Serbia, the ECU organized the 1st ECU Arbiters’ Refreshment Course, which was held from 8th to 10th November. The organizers can proudly say that the course was a big success, as it was attended by 31 participants from 8 different countries: Serbia, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Denmark, [...]

How chess threw a lifeline at a boy drowning at school

How chess threw a lifeline at a boy drowning at school

and now he’s doing the same for other children

World Chess Championship 2016 and TCEC Superfinal – two different worlds

World Chess Championship 2016 and TCEC Superfinal – two different worlds

Brilliancy after brilliancy in TCEC

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