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6th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament

6th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament

After a very successful first edition of International Etna tournament in Nicolosi (CT), in December, a new event – 6th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament will be held this summer from Alessandro Monaco and his chess club “Amici della Scacchiera” (Chessboard Friends) on the west side of the Sicily island in Erice. Three Opens, A [...]

Milan makes its move: “Food for the Mind” at the Expo 2015

Milan makes its move: “Food for the Mind” at the Expo 2015

On June 20-28 the biggest world nutrition exposition will offer the chance to taste some “food for the mind” thanks to “Expo Milan 2015 Chess Move”

3rd International Tournament Cesme Open 2015

3rd International Tournament Cesme Open 2015

The 3rd International Chess Festival Cesme Open 2015 will take place from 15-20th June, at the Cesme Aya Haralambos Church, in Cesme, a splendid coastal Turkish city, situated near the largest metropolitan center in Turkey’s Aegean Region, Izmir. The event is a 9-round Swiss Open, organized by the Turkish Chess Federation and Cesme Municipality. The tempo of play [...]

Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015

Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015

The 7th Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2015 for boys & girls under 20 will be held in Chania on Crete, Greece from 26th August (arrival) to 3rd September 2015 (departure). The tournament is being sponsored by Kydon Sports Club and Krommydakis Group of companies. The playing venue is Atlantica Caldera Creta Paradise Hotel. The co-organizers [...]

Russian Higher League 2015

Russian Higher League 2015

The 2015 Higher League for the 68th Russian Men’s Championship and 65th Russian Women’s Championship is scheduled to take place from 21st June to 2nd July at the Hotel Baltica in Kaliningrad. Both sections will be completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system. Draw offers are not allowed before black’s 40th move. The total prize [...]

13th World’s Youth Stars – Vanya Somov’s Memorial

13th World’s Youth Stars – Vanya Somov’s Memorial

The 13th World’s Youth Stars tournament, dedicated to the memory of Vanya Somov, is taking place from 19-30th May at the Palace of Culture KINEF in Kirishi, Leningrad region, Russia. The tournament is a 12-player, single round-robin event, according to the acting rules of FIDE. The tournament is valid for IM-norms. Participants: Chigaev Maksim IM [...]

Chicago Open 2015

Chicago Open 2015

The 24th Annual Chicago Open will be held from 21-25 May, 2015, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois. The event has 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The Open section will be played over 9 rounds [...]

FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015 kicked off in Muscat, Oman

FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015 kicked off in Muscat, Oman

The FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015 kicked off in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The event is organized by the Oman Chess Federation from 17-24th May, 2015 and it was inaugurated by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. The FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship for men is a 9-round Swiss tournament, headed by Iranian player GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami (2558), while the [...]

European Amateur Chess Championship 2015

European Amateur Chess Championship 2015

The European Amateur Chess Championship will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, from August 8 (day of arrival) through August 17 (day of departure) 2015. The tournament will be held in the Palace of Army Officers (Mickeviciaus str. 19, Kaunas, Lithuania). The official accommodating hotels will be Daniela Hotel (4*) and Kaunas Hotel (4*). The Championship [...]

Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015

Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015

The 19th Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015 will be held from 10-20th June at the Voronezh Chess Club, F.Engels str. 34, in Voronezh, Russian Federation. The festival program includes following events: 1. Chess 960 (Fischer chess) – 10.06 (Wednesday). Start at 11:00. 7 rounds Swiss, 15 minutes + 3 seconds per move. 2. Rapid tournament [...]

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