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Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s 20th anniversary as FIDE President

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s 20th anniversary as FIDE President

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 [...]

World Youth Chess interviews after Round 9

World Youth Chess interviews after Round 9

Interviews with players

Mahir Mamedov: “It was easy to organize the World Cup as we had resources and infrastructure in place”

Mahir Mamedov: “It was easy to organize the World Cup as we had resources and infrastructure in place”

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 [...]

Interview with Evgenij Agrest: “First we take Abu Dhabi then the chess world”

Interview with Evgenij Agrest: “First we take Abu Dhabi then the chess world”

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 [...]

GM S.P. Sethuraman joins Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016

GM S.P. Sethuraman joins Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016

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. [...]

Europe’s best U16 Jorden van Foreest joins Hasselbacken Open 2016

Europe’s best U16 Jorden van Foreest joins Hasselbacken Open 2016

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. [...]

Hasselbacken Open 2016: Interview with GM Igor Lysyj

Hasselbacken Open 2016: Interview with GM Igor Lysyj

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. [...]

GM Nils Grandelius joins Hasselbacken Chess Open

GM Nils Grandelius joins Hasselbacken Chess Open

GM Nils Grandelius (2623) will surely be Sweden’s big hope in Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016. Grandelius has steadily improved his world ranking, and shown in the large open tournaments that no 2700 players go safe. Tournament website/ Registration/ LIVE games with analysis/ Alexei Shirov first 2700+ player in Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016 Here is an interview with Nils Grandelius [...]

Chess prodigy Alexander Donchenko joins Rilton Cup: Brief interview

Chess prodigy Alexander Donchenko joins Rilton Cup: Brief interview

GM Alexander Donchenko is а 17-years-old chess prodigy with Elo rating 2567. The young German Grandmaster has already taken a 2700′s scalp when he defeated Arkadij Naiditsch in May. The next target for him is to crush the 2600 barrier. It may be the German super promise to do in 45th Rilton Cup Chess Festival, where he [...]

Jon Ludvig Hammer goes for third title in Rilton Cup: Brief interview

Jon Ludvig Hammer goes for third title in Rilton Cup: Brief interview

Jon Ludvig Hammer who beat Magnus Carlsen in Norway Chess lately will return to the 45th Rilton Cup Chess Festival in Stockholm and hunt for his third title in a row. No one has managed that in Rilton´s 45 year long history. Best so far is Radoslaw Wоjtaszek with two wins 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 and a 2nd [...]

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