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Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of FSI: the new generations communicate and think in a digital way

Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of FSI: the new generations communicate and think in a digital way

Interview with the President of the Italian Chess Federation

Italian Ministry of Education to support online chess classroom on Junior Arena

Italian Ministry of Education to support online chess classroom on Junior Arena

One of the most popular Italian daily newspapers, la Repubblica, announced that the Italian Ministry of Education will support the internet chess teaching program that will be conducted through the official Junior online playing platform. The newspaper cites the numerous studies that prove that playing chess helps kids to excel in school, particularly in mathematics. [...]

Chess federations to hold team events on FIDE Online Arena

Chess federations to hold team events on FIDE Online Arena

The FIDE Executive Board of the 86th FIDE Congress has accepted the Online Commission’s proposal to allow National Federations to organize online team events, in order to enable financially weak clubs to participate in costly league championships, especially when long distance transportation is an issue. Such tournaments and matches will be hosted by the FIDE [...]

WGM Adriana Nikolova storms through FOA Women World Blitz Semifinal

WGM Adriana Nikolova storms through FOA Women World Blitz Semifinal

The Semifinal of FOA Women World Blitz Chess Championship was held on Thursday, October 29th, 2015, on the official FIDE Online platform. The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament that gathered 50 players qualified after 8 individual tournaments. Bulgarian player WGM Adriana Nikolova scored 10/11 points to win the tournament, leaving the nearest followers full two points [...]

Christian Gagliardi wins 4th FOA Italian Blitz Qualifier

Christian Gagliardi wins 4th FOA Italian Blitz Qualifier

The 4th qualifier of the Italian Online Blitz Chess Championship took place on October 22nd, 2015, at the FIDE Online platform. The event was a 9-round Swiss blitz championship with tempo of play 3′ + 2″ and 68 players participated. ANM Christian Gagliardi emerged a solo winner with 8/9 points, leaving the runner-up, ANM Riccardo Alaimo, half a [...]

GM Matthias Bluebaum is 2015 FOA World Junior Blitz Champion

GM Matthias Bluebaum is 2015 FOA World Junior Blitz Champion

The final stage of the The FIDE Online Juniors World Blitz Championship Semifinal was held on 22nd October, at 13:00 GMT/UTC, on the official FIDE Online platform. The event was a 16 player round-robin tournament with a total prize fund in the amount of US$ 4,250 and US$ 1,000 reserved for the winner. The Championship consisted of 8 qualifier tournaments, a semifinal [...]

Johan Muhamad is 2015 FIDE Online Amateur Blitz Champion

Johan Muhamad is 2015 FIDE Online Amateur Blitz Champion

The final stage of the 1st FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship 2015 was held on 15th October, at 13:00 GMT/UTC, on the official FIDE Online platform. The event was a 16 player round-robin tournament with a total prize fund in the amount of US$ 4,250 and US$ 1,200 reserved for the winner. FULL Regulations The best 16 players qualified after [...]

16 players proceeded to FOA World Juniors Blitz Championship Final

16 players proceeded to FOA World Juniors Blitz Championship Final

The FIDE Online Juniors World Blitz Championship Semifinal was held on October, 8, 2015 on the official FIDE Online platform. The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament with the time control 3′+2” and 16 players advanced to the final. 2015 World U20 champion GM Mikhail Antipov (Russia), IM Daniel Fernandez (England, WFM Tea Gueci (Italy), FM Ruifeng Li (United States), FM Marko Sokac [...]

Olga Sokorova wins 8th FOA Women Blitz Qualifier; 64 players proceed to the Semifinal

Olga Sokorova wins 8th FOA Women Blitz Qualifier; 64 players proceed to the Semifinal

The 8th FIDE World Online Women Blitz Qualifier was held on Thursday, September 24th, on the official FIDE Online platform. WGM Olga Sokorova (CZE) 2207 and WGM/ IM Deimante Daulyte (LTU) 2259 tied for the first place at 5 points each. FM/WIM Marina Brunello (ITA) 2325, WIM Maria Florencia Fernández (ARG) 2179 and WFM/AIM Aygun Aliyeva (AZE) 1973 also qualified [...]

Final qualifier of the FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship 2015

Final qualifier of the FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship 2015

The Last (eighth) Qualification Tournament of the FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship 2015 was held on August 6th, at the official FIDE Online platform. An impressive number of 137 participants competed in the 11-round Swiss event. Top eight finishers from the event qualified for the semifinal tournament: Alex Dobboletta 1915 (Italy) – 9 points; Yair Parkhov 2032 [...]

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