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FIDE Grand Prix 2014-2015

FIDE Grand Prix 2014-2015

FIDE announces the full details of the Grand Prix 2014-2015, from which the first two (2) winners will qualify to the Candidates Tournament of the World Chess Championship Cycle 2014-2016. The schedule of the four events is the following: a) 1-15 October 2014: Baku, Azerbaijan b) 20 October – 3 November 2014: Tashkent, Uzbekistan c) [...]

GM Vitaly Kunin leads Schwarzacher Chess Open 2014 with perfect 5/5 score

GM Vitaly Kunin leads Schwarzacher Chess Open 2014 with perfect 5/5 score

The 29th Schwarzacher Chess Open 2014 is taking place at the Ballroom of the Hotel Post in Schwarzach im Pongau, a market town in the Austrian state of Salzburg on 16-23 August 2014. The event is a 9-round FIDE Swiss Open with a hefty prize fund in the amount of nearly 13.500 €, organized by  Sport Club Schwarzach - Section Chess under [...]

Open Internacional de Sants 2014

Open Internacional de Sants 2014

The 16th Open Internacional de Sants, Hostafrancs & Bordeta is set to take place on 22-30th August at the Auditoridel Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants, 79 Sants St in Barcelona, Spain. The 10-round Swiss event consists of two sections: – Group A: open to all players, regardless of their rating, with a FIDE [...]

Obert Internacional d’Escacs Igualada 2014

Obert Internacional d’Escacs Igualada 2014

The Internacional Tournament d’Escacs Igualada 2014 was held on 19th August at the Teatre Municipal L’Ateneu, 08700 Igualada, Barcelona, Spain. The rapid event was completed over eight rounds of Swiss system. Peruvian players GM Julio Granda Zuniga and IM Filemon Cruz shared the first place with 7,0/8 points each. Granda Zuniga claimed the top prize [...]

Chess lessons with GMs Kuljasevic, Chatalbashev, Arnaudov

Chess lessons with GMs Kuljasevic, Chatalbashev, Arnaudov

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21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament will take place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The Festival is supported by the Abu Dhabi Sport Council and consists of following sections: – Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu [...]

President and Prime Minister of Georgia congratulate Zurab Azmaiparashvili

President and Prime Minister of Georgia congratulate Zurab Azmaiparashvili

On the occasion of winning the election for President of the European Chess Union, President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, and the Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Irakli Gharibashvili congratulated Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili. Letters are presented on the ECU website Letter of Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia Dear Zurab, I would like to express [...]

Asian Schools Chess Championship 2014

Asian Schools Chess Championship 2014

The 10th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2014 are set to take place from 23-30th August in Taichung, Taiwan. The event is organized by the Chinese Taipei Chess Association and co-sponsored by the Taiwan Intelligent Ironman Creativity Contest Association and Washington High School. Every Asian National Chess Federation can register one official player in each category [...]

In Memoriam: GM Dragoljub Ćirić

In Memoriam: GM Dragoljub Ćirić

Belgrade Chess Union has the sad duty to inform that Grandmaster Dragoljub Ćirić passed away at the age of 80. Ćirić was born in Novi Sad in 1935 and already as a 10-years old boy made a debut for the senior team of Čačak Chess Club. He became International Master in 1961 and Grandmaster in [...]

Russian Chess Federation and Tromso Olympiad organizers make peace

Russian Chess Federation and Tromso Olympiad organizers make peace

The Norwegian Chess Federation (NCF), one of the organizers of the World Chess Olympiad in the Norwegian city of Tromsø, has apologized to the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) and Russian national team for the situation that occurred one week prior to the start of the Olympiad in which the Russian women’s national team was not permitted to take part in the competition.

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