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Chess for kids with Down syndrome

Chess for kids with Down syndrome

Society “Osmi Dan” from Pozarevac, Serbia, which gathers kids with Down syndrome and their parents, has decided to join forces with the local chess club “Dr Pera Mitrovic” and introduce chess to its members. At the preliminary meeting the kids were delighted with the game, and following further consultation with “Osmi Dan” and the experts, [...]

Exercise Chess: King Loek vs King David

Exercise Chess: King Loek vs King David

On Thursday July 16th 2015 the Leiden Chess Tournament will be officially opened by city council Paul Laudy at the City Hall Square in Leiden. Tournament website/ LIVE games with analysis/ Standings and statistics Starting at 19:00 pm, the opening event this year will be a match between 2014 Dutch champion GM Loek van Wely [...]

European Senior Team Chess Championship started in Vienna

European Senior Team Chess Championship started in Vienna

The European Senior Team Chess Championship 2015 takes place from 12th to 20th July in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Christian Hursky and Mr. Johann Pöcksteiner from the Vienna Chess Federation opened the event together with Mrs. Marianne Klicka, President of the Vienna Parlament, and Mr. Kurt Jungwirth, the President of the Austrian Chess Federation. Mr. Jungwirth reminded all [...]

GM Yue Wang tops 6th Nongxin Cup Danzhou Masters

GM Yue Wang tops 6th Nongxin Cup Danzhou Masters

The 6th Nongxin Cup Danzhou Masters 2015 took place from July 2-11, in Danzhou, China. The event was a 10-player round robin tournament with an average Elo rating of 2675. GM Yue Wang finished first with 7/9 points, leaving the runner-up, GM Hua Ni, a full point behind. The highest rated Chinese player GM Liren Ding remained third at 5,5 points. You [...]

GM Kirill Alekseenko convincing in Polugaevsky Memorial 2015

GM Kirill Alekseenko convincing in Polugaevsky Memorial 2015

A tournament dedicated to the memory of Grandmaster Lev Polugaevsky took place from 3-11th July at the Polugaevsky Chess Club in Samara, Russia. The tournament was the 7th stage of this year’s Cup of Russia. GM Kirill Alekseenko emerged a clear winner on 8/9 points, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. GM Vladimir Dobrov and [...]

The Chilean Government signs a Historic Agreement with FIDE

The Chilean Government signs a Historic Agreement with FIDE

The Chilean Ministry of Social Development and the World Chess Federation (FIDE) signed the Social Initiative Chess Agreement to facilitate the integration of children, youth and vulnerable senior citizens through the game of chess. The aim is to promote strategic thinking and intergenerational exchange in vulnerable sectors. The FIDE Social Action Commission Chair, Beatriz Marinello, [...]

WGMs Zozulia and Gvetadze win FIDE Arena 2nd Qualification Women Tournament

WGMs Zozulia and Gvetadze win FIDE Arena 2nd Qualification Women Tournament

The second qualifying tournament of the FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 took place on July 9 on the official FIDE Online Arena. 29 female players from 18 different countries participated in the event. Top seed was World Women’s #3 GM Humpy Koneru of India. Anutiki18 (WGM, IM Anna Zozulia) and Gvetadze (WGM, IM Sofio Gvetadze) [...]

Grandmasters Prohaszka and Smerdon lead 38th Ikaros Festival 2015 – Photo report

Grandmasters Prohaszka and Smerdon lead 38th Ikaros Festival 2015 – Photo report

The 38th International Chess Tournament “Ikaros” 2015, which completes 38 consecutive years of presence among the Greek and international chess events, commenced with the games of the first two rounds! Despite the current critical economic and social situation in Greece, the friends of the tournament proved their trust and their positive mood, with a total of [...]

GM Levente Vajda stormed through 2015 Belgium Championship

GM Levente Vajda stormed through 2015 Belgium Championship

The 2015 Belgium Chess Championship was held from July 4-12, at the Sports Hall Schelle, located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with prize fund in total of € 10,000. Romanian player GM Levente Vajda was convincing with 8,5/9 points, leaving the runner-up, FM Gorik Cools of Belgium, 1,5 points [...]

WGM Zhongyi Tan wins 2015 FIDE Zonal 3.5

WGM Zhongyi Tan wins 2015 FIDE Zonal 3.5

The 2015 FIDE Zonal Chess Championship 3.5 took place from June 30 to July 6, in Zhongshan, China. The event was a qualification for the Women’s World Championship. The format of the tournament was 11-round Swiss with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. 2015 Chinese champion for women WGM Zhongyi Tan emerged a convincing winner at [...]

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