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San Salvador Chess Open 2014

San Salvador Chess Open 2014

San Salvador Chess Open is scheduled to take part on 5-11 December 2014 at the FSA Playing Hall of INDES in San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador and one of the largest urban centers in the Central America isthmus. The tournament will be played in a 9-round Swiss format, valid for FIDE rating [...]

World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad

World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad

The Hungarian Chess Federation (HCF) will organize the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad for teams in Győr (Hungary) from 12th December (arrival) to 22nd December (departure). The U-16 Youth Olympiad will be conducted under the auspices of FIDE. The tournament venue is located in the University of Győr (Nyugat- Magyarorszagi Egyetem), Liszt Ferenc út 42. [...]

World Chess Elite in Bilbao 2014

World Chess Elite in Bilbao 2014

The 30th European Club Cup and the 7th Masters Final will be held simultaneously in Bilbao, turning the city into the world capital of chess thanks to the number of participants as well as their very high level.

Portuguese Absolute Championship 2014 – Video

Portuguese Absolute Championship 2014 – Video

The final stage of the Portuguese Chess Championship 2014 is taking place from 7th to 13th September at the Hotel AS in Lisbon, the capital and the largest city of Portugal. See the full list of participants here. GM Antonio Fernandes is leading with 3,5/4 points, leaving the nearest followers full point behind. FM Viktor Ulyanovskyy and IM Jorge Viterbo [...]

FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015: Participants

FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015: Participants

FIDE is announcing the calendar and participants for the FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015, which will give qualification for the winner and second placed player to the next FIDE Candidates Tournament. The Grand Prix Series will consist of four tournaments to be held over two years (2014-2015). 16 top players are selected in accordance to [...]

IM Mikkel Antonsen leads Skovbo GM Tournament 2014

IM Mikkel Antonsen leads Skovbo GM Tournament 2014

The Skovbo GM tournament (KKSA) is taking place from 5th to 14th September at the Borup Kulturhus, Møllevej 2, 4140 Borup, Denmark. The 9-round Swiss event with a time control 90′ + 30″ has attracted 52 participants. The Danish player IM Mikkel Djernæs Antonsen (2459) is a sole leader after 4 rounds with perfect 4/4 score. The top seeded [...]

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014

Polonia Wroclaw Chess Club, under the patronage of the European Chess Union and the Polish Chess Federation, organizes the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014, from 19-21 December, 2014, in Wroclaw, Poland. The Championship will be held under the auspices of Rafa Dutkiewicz – the President of the city of Wroclaw and will bear [...]

4th Mohamed Slama Memorial – Photo Report

4th Mohamed Slama Memorial – Photo Report

The 4th edition of Mohamed Slama Memorial is in progress at the luxurious Hotel Monastir Center****, situated in the center of the splendid touristic city of Monastir, Tunisia and adjoining a beautiful sandy beach. The Festival is organized by Chess Club La Tour Blanche – Ksibet El Mediouni in a 9-round Swiss format. The hefty prize fund in the amount of [...]

World Schools Chess Championships 2014

World Schools Chess Championships 2014

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), the Brazilian Chess Federation (CBX), the Minas Gerais Chess Federation (FMX), the System X Schools Chess and Degraus Education System have the honor to announce the X World Schools Chess Championships 2014 (Individual) to be held in Brazil, in the city of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, between November [...]

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

The 14th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships (U8-U18) are set to take place on 12-17th November at the Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia. The organizers of the Championship are the European Chess Union and Estonian Chess Federation. Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It is an internationally [...]

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