All in all, this was a wonderful year for Russian chess. Two players from our country utilized the very last chance and qualified for the Candidates tournament – Karjakin won the World Cup, and Svidler was the runner-up. Tomashevsky and Jakovenko won two FIDE Grand Prix tournaments. Grischuk, Kramnik, and Nepomniachtchi won medals of the World Rapid and Blitz championships.
The FIDE’s slogan is “We are a family”. This large family is sharing noble values such as peace, fraternity, fair play, respect, sharing, wisdom, solidarity, patience, work, search for perfection and many other values.
Extensive interview with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
World Champion Magnus Carlsen will make an appearance on primetime TV today. Magnus will be a guest on BBC 1’s One Show, which airs tonight at 7pm GMT. The One Show is one of Britain’s most popular daily shows with between 4 and 6 million people tuning in every evening. Magnus will be taking on [...]
Restrictive measures against FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov were introduced on Wednesday, November 25, because he was allegedly “materially assisting and acting for or on behalf of the Government of Syria, Central Bank of Syria,” the U.S. Department of Treasury said in a statement. The Russian Financial Alliance Bank, which is co-owned by Ilyumzhinov and Syrian [...]
Twenty years ago today, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was named President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). He talks to Sport Express about the most memorable events of his time as president. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has accomplished a lot in 20 years: he reunited the chess world, which many thought had been split irrevocably; he defeated two great [...]
A press-conference with the Tournament Director of the FIDE World Cup 2015 and Chess Olympiad 2016 Mahir Mamedov was held in the Fairmont Hotel. Speaking to Goran Urosevic, World Cup Press Officer, M. Mamedov shared his impressions about the tournament and provided some insight about the preparation for the event. “Everything started from the FIDE [...]
When Nils Grandelius took the victory in today’s Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament 2015, it was a first milestone in training cooperation with Evgenij Agrest. Here´s an interview with trainer Agrest right after Grandelius triumph in Abu Dhabi, the biggest Swedish individual tournament success for many years. World Cup-semifinalist Pia Cramling is Sweden´s big star in [...]
Stockholms Schacksällskap, one of the world’s oldest chess clubs, celebrates its 150 years jubilee with a grand tournament at the venerable Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken**** in the heart of The Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden.The Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016 will be held from April 30 through May 8, 2016 and prize fund in total of 300 000 SEK (nearly 32,000 €) will be distributed. [...]