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Glen Stark – a year old story

Glen Stark – a year old story

The Glen Stark case becomes a Pandora’s box

Ju Wenjun leads with 3.5-1.5 after 5 games at the Women’s World Championship Match 2018

Ju Wenjun leads with 3.5-1.5 after 5 games at the Women’s World Championship Match 2018

The 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match had the 5th game played on 9th May at the InterContinental Hotel Jing’an Suburb Shanghai. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the reigning champion Tan Zhongyi and the current score is 3.5:1.5 in favour of Ju. This 5th game is the last game of the first half in [...]

Yerevan International Open 2018

Yerevan International Open 2018

The 3rd Yerevan Open International Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place from 1-11th November at the Chess Academy of Armenia in Yerevan. The tournament is open to all Fide rated players and the format is 9 round Swiss system. The total prize fund is 20.000 USD. Main prizes are USD 4500 / 3000 / [...]

An exceptional line-up in Biel ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament

An exceptional line-up in Biel ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament

All six players of the ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament are now known. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will also face world number 3 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) in Biel. A new multi-round Fischer Random Chess Tournament will be held at the Biel Chess Festival, as well as three ACCENTUS simultaneous tournaments for 75 juniors. The organizers of the [...]

The largest Norwegian newspaper on the FIDE elections and the Glen Stark affair

The largest Norwegian newspaper on the FIDE elections and the Glen Stark affair

IM Torstein Bae and Morten Sand comment

Filatov: RCF has to examine the members of Kirsan’s ticket

Filatov: RCF has to examine the members of Kirsan’s ticket

The Glen Stark affair continues in Russia

Nigel Short announces candidacy for FIDE President 2018-2022

Nigel Short announces candidacy for FIDE President 2018-2022

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Will the real Glen Stark please stand up (update 3)

Will the real Glen Stark please stand up (update 3)

Added official comments from FIDE

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov approved as RCF candidate for the FIDE elections

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov approved as RCF candidate for the FIDE elections

The supervisory board of the Russian Chess Federation approved Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as candidate of the RCF for the upcoming FIDE elections on October 3rd in Batumi. The meeting took place in Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, Sochi. The RCF official website report states, The floor was given to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov – FIDE President presented his program and [...]

Virtual candidate in Ilyumzhinov’s ticket? (update 3)

Virtual candidate in Ilyumzhinov’s ticket? (update 3)

FIDE elections are coming this October 3rd during the Chess Olympiad in Batumi. Despite being on the US sanctions list and responsible for the closing of the FIDE bank accounts, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is running for President again, with the official support of Silvio Danailov, who is investigated in Bulgaria for embezzlement of public funds in association with a fake “European Chess Union” created in USA.

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