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The return of Yasser Seirawan in Dubai

The return of Yasser Seirawan in Dubai

Four-time US chess champion GM Yasser Seirawan visited Dubai Chess & Culture Club to deliver a chess lecture on 19th March, 2015, just a few days before the start of the prestigious 17th Dubai International Chess Open Tournament. The special guest and former World junior champion returned to the United Arab Emirates after nearly 30 years. In [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Jerusalem, Israel

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Jerusalem, Israel

From 1 to 3 March 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Jerusalem, Israel, by the Israel Chess Federation, under auspices of FIDE. The lecturers were IA Almog Burstein (ISR), FIDE Lecturer and IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), FIDE Lecturer. The assistant lecturers were IA Shlomo Kandelshine (ISR), IA Mordechai Shorek (ISR) and IA Abraham [...]

LIC 2nd International GM Tournament – Nigel Short and SS Ganguly are the leaders

LIC 2nd International GM Tournament – Nigel Short and SS Ganguly are the leaders

Top seed Nigel Short of England and six consecutive times Indian champion Surya Shekhar Ganguly jointly lead with 5.5 points each at the end of the sixth round of the LIC 2nd International Grandmasters Chess tournament, organised by Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy and All Sport Foundation, at the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Kolkata. Four [...]

Kolkata Grandmasters Chess Tournament – Round 6 Video

Kolkata Grandmasters Chess Tournament – Round 6 Video

The 2nd Kolkata International Grandmasters Chess Tournament is taking place from 15-24th March at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-71, India. Top seed, Nigel Short of England and Surya Sekhar Ganguly of India surged ahead to lead with 5.5 points each after the completion of the 6th round of [...]

3rd Polish-Hungarian friendship tournament opened by Polish and Hungarian presidents

3rd Polish-Hungarian friendship tournament opened by Polish and Hungarian presidents

The 3rd Polish-Hungarian friendship tournament was opened by Polish and Hungarian presidents. Bronisław Komorowski and Janos Ader took part in opening ceremony which was held before the second round of the tournament. The presidents wished participants to play fair and expressed contentment with their participation in the competition. The special guest, Judit Polgar, played a game [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2.2

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2.2

The concluding games of the 2nd round matches of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship were played on March 21 at SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana). There was a special guest at the tournament today – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Before the start of the round he came to the playing hall to greet [...]

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at FIDE Women’s World Championship

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at FIDE Women’s World Championship

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited the playing venue of the 2015 FIDE Women’s World Championship today. Before the start of the second game of the second round he had a short tea meeting with the Russian chess players. The Prime Minister and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov made the first move in the game between [...]

1st Open Amic Hotels to take place in Palma de Mallorca

1st Open Amic Hotels to take place in Palma de Mallorca

The 1st International Open Amic Hotels 2015 is going to take place from 22-29th March, 2015 in at Hotel Amic Horizonto, in the Spanish city of Palma de Mallorca. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament, valid for FEDA and FIDE rating and norms. The main prizes will be awarded as follows: 1,000 € + Trophy/ 600 € + [...]

Kolkata Grandmasters Chess Tournament – Round 5 Video

Kolkata Grandmasters Chess Tournament – Round 5 Video

The 2nd Kolkata International Grandmasters Chess Tournament is taking place from 15-24th March at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-71, India. Round 5 video by Vijay Kumar includes interviews with Nigel Short, Surya Sekhar Ganguly, Soumya Swaminathan and RR Laxman.

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2.1

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2.1

Soon Gunina sacrificed a piece, playing in style of Mikhail Tal – her sacrifice might have been unsound, but was very enterprising and led to a very sharp game.

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