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Axel Bachmann winner of Copa Norberto La Porta

Axel Bachmann winner of Copa Norberto La Porta

Grandmaster Axel Bachmann from Paraguay convincingly won the “Copa Norberto La Porta” open tournament which was held from 25-31st March at the Salon Dorado de la Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Bachmann completed the event with 8,0/9 points leaving the local GM Alejandro Hoffman half a point behind. 298 players from fourteen countries [...]

Player suspected of cheating removed from Dubai Open 2017

Player suspected of cheating removed from Dubai Open 2017

The race for the US$13,000 top prize has intensified as a large chunk of the highest-rated seeds dropped out of the leaderboard, but it was a suspected cheating incident by one of the tournament’s lowest-rated players that stole the limelight in Wednesday night’s third round of the 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament–Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan [...]

GM Areshchenko, other seeded players power through in Round 2 of Dubai Open

GM Areshchenko, other seeded players power through in Round 2 of Dubai Open

The tournament’s big guns avoided the catastrophic results of the first round as 38 players remained unscathed, including 10 of the 12 highest-rated seeds, after Tuesday’s second round of the 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament–Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Second-seed Grandmaster (GM) Alexander Areshchenko of Ukraine [...]

European Youth Chess Championship 2017

European Youth Chess Championship 2017

Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games & Events” Sports Association and the European Chess Union have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated members of ECU to participate in the European Youth Chess Championship, organised in Mamaia, Romania from 4-15 September 2017. The Official Venue of the Championship is Mamaia Expo Center, where all [...]

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov creates “Kirsan Fund”

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov creates “Kirsan Fund”

The following press-release was issued by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov today. Dear chess friends! We have done a great job together: united the chess world, increased the number of national federations and official tournaments, attracted new technologies and increased interest in the ancient game. We set an ambitious task to bring the number of chess players to [...]

Statement of Jorge Vega, Continental President for America

Statement of Jorge Vega, Continental President for America

It is well known that differences emerged at the last meeting of the Presidential Board held in Athens in March. Firstly, and in order to clarify, I should like to inform you that the subject of Mr. Ilyumzhinov’s resignation as President of FIDE was never on the agenda or proposed by any member of the [...]

Dubai Open Chess Tournament kicks off with stunning upsets

Dubai Open Chess Tournament kicks off with stunning upsets

The 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament–Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup got off to an explosive start with Monday’s actioned-packed, first-round games producing two stunning upsets at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Official website/ Live games Archive: Dubai Open 2016/ Dubai Open 2015 A new record number of 216 players from 43 countries are taking [...]

Wang Hao wins the 1st Sharjah Open

Wang Hao wins the 1st Sharjah Open

In the final round of the Sharjah Open Chess Championship all top players drew their respective games. The two leaders Wang Hao and Yury Kryvoruchko made a solid draw against each other, while both Adhiban and Kravtsiv had more complicated games against Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Arkadij Naiditsch, but eventually all finished peacefully as well. It [...]

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Webster University with 5th college title in a row

Webster University with 5th college title in a row

The College Chess Final Four event was held on 25-26th March at the Marshall Chess Club in New York. Webster University scored 8 points (winning all three matches) to claim its fifth consecutive President’s Cup. Texas Tech is second with 6,5 points, St. Louis University third with 5 points and UT Dallas is third with [...]

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