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FIDE Commission for the Disabled (DIS) meeting in Athens

FIDE Commission for the Disabled (DIS) meeting in Athens

The FIDE Commission for the Disabled held a councilors meeting during August 14, 2015, in Athens, Greece. Present were Thomas Luther, Margaret Murphy, Jamie Kenmure, Nikolaos Kalesis, George Mastrokoukos, Hesham El Gendy, Nigel Freeman. FINAL DECISIONS/SUGGESTIONS 1) Tournament Conditions The commission will examine the conditions that FIDE rated tournaments should offer to disabled players and [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 10 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 10 Report

Tomashevsky and Goriachkina lead before Superfinal’s last round Games of round 10 of the Russian Championship Superfinal, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, were played in Chita on August 19. Official website / Men’s games with analysis / Women’s games with analysis Vladislav Artemiev and Denis Khismatullin played out a popular variation [...]

GM Alexei Shirov clinches the title in 5th Riga Technical University Open

GM Alexei Shirov clinches the title in 5th Riga Technical University Open

The 5th Riga Technical University Open took place from August 10-16, 2015, at the Exhibition Centre Kipsala, in Riga, Latvia. The event was a 9-round Swiss open with prize fund in the amount of 15,000 EUR and 2,500 EUR reserved for the winner. Latvian player GM Alexei Shirov and  GM Robert Hovhannisyan of Armenia shared the first place at [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 9 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 9 Report

Tomashevsky strengthens lead at Men’s Russian Championship Superfinal, Goriachkina first in Women’s Event Round 9 of the Russian Chess Championship, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, was played in Chita on August 18. Evgeny Tomashevsky and Alexandra Goriachkina retained their leading positions. Official website / Men’s games with analysis / Women’s games [...]

GMs Kamsky and Kudrin share first place in Continental Open 2015

GMs Kamsky and Kudrin share first place in Continental Open 2015

The 45th Annual Continental Open was held from August 13-16, 2015, at the Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The event was played over 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The tournament format was 6-round Swiss. The Open section had 47 participants. Grandmasters Gata [...]

TCEC Season 8 – complete information

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FIDE Arbiters’ Magazine

FIDE Arbiters’ Magazine

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission has published the first issue of the Arbiters’ Magazine (pdf). Announcement below. This publication is our attempt to offer to all the Arbiters around the world the necessary knowledge and information, to enable them to exercise their duties in the best way. The Magazine will include real incidents from the tournaments [...]

GM Matthew Sadler wins Vienna Blitz Open 2015 with perfect score

GM Matthew Sadler wins Vienna Blitz Open 2015 with perfect score

The 19th edition of Vienna Chess Open included a Blitz tournament which was held on August 16th, 2015. 137 players from 25 different countries took part in the 11-round Swiss event with time control 3′ + 2″. English GM Matthew Sadler emerged a convincing winner with the amazing 11/11 score. Sadler won all the games, [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 8 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 8 Report

Tomashevsky Retains Lead at Men’s Russian Championship Superfinal. Goriachkina Emerges on Top The games of round 8 of the Russian Championship, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, were played in Chita on August 17. Official website / Men’s games with analysis / Women’s games with analysis In the men’s section, Alexander Motylev [...]

Children’s Day held at Russian Chess Championship Superfinal in Chita

Children’s Day held at Russian Chess Championship Superfinal in Chita

The traditional Children’s Day took place on August 15, on the day off at the Russian Chess Superfinal. Grandmasters Sergei Rublevsky, Evgeny Miroshnichenko and Evgeniy Najer played simuls against local chess fans. Konstantin Ilkovsky, the governor of the Zabaykalsky Krai, visited the simuls in Chita. Evgeny Miroshnichenko competed against 30 young players in the Chess [...]

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