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Tradewise Chess Festival underway in Gibraltar

Tradewise Chess Festival underway in Gibraltar

The 2015 Tradewise Chess Festival got underway with a simultaneous display given by IM Jovanka Houska (England) and IM Salome Melia(Georgia) on 25th January , 2015, to welcome the first arrivals at the Caleta Hotel****. The Tradewise Gibraltar Challengers and Amateur tournaments began on 26th January, with sponsors Coca Cola making the ceremonial opening move [...]

European Women’s Individual & Rapid Championships 2015

European Women’s Individual & Rapid Championships 2015

The government of Georgia, government of Adjarian Autonomous Republic and Georgian Chess Federation under the auspices of European Chess Union organize the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championships for 2015. The championship will be held in Chakvi, Adjara (13 km from Batumi) in Georgia, from May 18 (day of arrival) until May 31 (day of [...]

23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament

23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament

Chess Association of West Azerbaijan province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players from national federations to participate in the 23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournaments from 18-23 February 2015 in Urmia, Iran. The 9-round Swiss open tournament will take place at Alghadir Sport Complex located in Varzesh [...]

FIDE World Women’s Team Championship 2015

FIDE World Women’s Team Championship 2015

The Chinese Chess Federation and FIDE are inviting the qualifying federations to participate in the World Women’s Team Championship from 18-29th April, 2015, in Chengdu, China. Each team will consist of 5 athletes (4 players + 1 reserve) and one coach/captain of the team for a total of 6 persons. Full board accommodation in a [...]

Sevilla Open 2015

Sevilla Open 2015

The 40th International Open Ciudad de Sevilla is set to take place from 25th January to 1st February at the Hotel Al-Andalus Palace in Seville, Spain. The tournament is organized by the Federacion Sevillana de Ajedrez with support from Diputación de Sevilla, Turismo y Comercio Junta de Andalucía and Educación Cultura y Deporte Junta de [...]

9th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov

9th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov

The Uzbekistan Chess Federation is announcing the international chess tournament 9th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov, the first grandmaster of Uzbekistan, which will be held on 10-20th March, 2015, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The official venue of the tournament is hotel “Shodlik Palace”. The tournament is a 9-round Swiss with the time control 90 [...]

38th Cardinal Open in Columbus

38th Cardinal Open in Columbus

The 38th Cardinal Open Chess Tournament takes place 23-25th January, 2015, at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The event has five sections: Open (FIDE rated, FIDE rules), U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200. The playing format is 5-round Swiss with time control 40/120, SD/60 d5. The projected prize fund is $10,000. Open [...]

Women’s World Chess Championship 2015

Women’s World Chess Championship 2015

The FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship will be held from March 16th to April 7th in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia. The organization of the Championship was agreed during the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A total of 64 players qualified from the Women’s World Championships 2012-2013, FIDE rating lists, World Junior Championships, continental zones [...]

8th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament

8th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament

The Armenian Chess Federation is organizing an international open chess tournament, dedicated to the memory of GM Karen Asrian, which will take place on June 15-25, 2015, in the prominent resort town of Jermuk. All interested chess players can participate in the 9-round Swiss tournament. GM Karen Grigoryan was the winner of the 7th Asrian [...]

Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament 2015

Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament 2015

The Jersey Chess Federation announces the Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament which will be held on 15-20th March, 2015, in St Clement Bay, Jersey. The event consists of three tournaments: Open Tournament, Holiday Tournament and Nautilus Jersey Blitz Championship. Sponsors of the event are Polar Capital, Jersey Tourism, the One Foundation and Nautilus Trust [...]

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