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24th World Senior Chess Championships – Participants

24th World Senior Chess Championships – Participants

The 2014 FIDE World Senior Chess Championships will be held from 23 October to 5 November in the conference center of “Mediterranean Village” in Katerini, Olympus Riviera, Greece In accordance with the FIDE tournament rules, the Championship will be played in two categories: one for those who shall have reached the age of 50 (category [...]

Last round in TCEC – Stage 1b: five engines fight for the last qualifying spot

Last round in TCEC – Stage 1b: five engines fight for the last qualifying spot

The last round of TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b is in progress and five chess engines fight for the last qualifying spot. According to the TCEC rules the top 7 engines qualify for TCEC – Stage 2, while the rest are out of TCEC for the current season. Komodo 8 and Houdini 4 lead [...]

Three rounds completed at EYCC 2014 in Batumi

Three rounds completed at EYCC 2014 in Batumi

The third round of the European Youth Chess Championship 2014 in Batumi was completed on Tuesday, and in some groups favorites already emerged. In the oldest boys group three players have maximum score – Valerii Iovcov from Romania, IM Alexey Zenzera from Russia and FM Melih Yurtseven from Turkey. Yurtseven defeated the top seed GM [...]

Al Ain Chess Classics 2014

Al Ain Chess Classics 2014

The Al Ain Chess Club invites all FIDE rated players to participate in the 3rd Al Ain Chess Classics from 18-27th December 2014. The 9-round Swiss tournament will take place at the Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel. Top prizes are 1st $11,000 / $8,500 / $6,000 / $4,500 / $3,000 / $2,000 etc (20 regular [...]

Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in French language

Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in French language

FIDE and FIDE Arbiters’ Commission are going to organize on Internet a Refreshing Course for Arbiters in French language. The following subjects will be discussed: (a) The changes of the Laws of Chess that have been in effect since 1 July 2014. (b) The changes of FIDE Titles, Ratings Regulations and Swiss System regulations that [...]

7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament

7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament

The 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament will take place from 30th December, 2014, to 6th January, 2015, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, India. The event will consist of three sections: – Category A (for players rated over 1900), 10-round Swiss, 90 Minutes each plus 30 seconds increment from move 1 – [...]

US Class Championship 2014

US Class Championship 2014

The 2014 US Class Championship is set to take place from 31st October to 2nd November at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA. The event consists of seven elo sections. The tournament format is 6-round Swiss with the time control G/120 +30. The total prize fund is [...]

International Conference Chess in Schools in Yerevan

International Conference Chess in Schools in Yerevan

From 16 to 18 October, 2014, an International Conference “Chess in Schools” was held in Yerevan, Armenia, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, the World Chess Federation (FIDE), as well as the Armenian Chess Federation and the Chess Academy of Armenia, in cooperation with the Armenian State Pedagogical [...]

FM Artem Gilevych and Giuseppe Imburgia winners of 4th Liscate Chess Trophy

FM Artem Gilevych and Giuseppe Imburgia winners of 4th Liscate Chess Trophy

The 4th Liscate Chess Trophy 2014 took part on 17-19th October 2014 at the Centro Civico Polifunzionale in Liscate, a commune in the Province of Milan in the Italian region of Lombardy. The event was split into two separate tournaments – Open A (for players rated over 1800) and Open B (for players below 1850). Both [...]

Transatlantic Cup Svetozar Gligorić 2014

Transatlantic Cup Svetozar Gligorić 2014

The Sport University Association of Belgrade organizes “The Week of chess at the University of Belgrade” in the end of October. It will include three chess events, two of which have an international character. For the past 9 years the central chess event at the University has been the traditional internet chess match between the [...]

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