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Blind and “LIVE” chess combined at Ikaria

Blind and “LIVE” chess combined at Ikaria

Two GMs, the 26-year-old Gawain Jones from England and the 22-year-old Peter Prohaszka from Hungary were the protagonists in a unique event: They combined excellently blind and “live” chess at a game that took place at the large outdoor chess board at the central square of Aghios Kirykos! The game attracted the attention of many spectators. The two [...]

Pan-American Youth Chess Festival 2014

Pan-American Youth Chess Festival 2014

The 25th Pan-American Youth Chess Festival was held on 10-17th July at the Hotel Club Dorados, Oaxtepec, in the state of Morelos, Mexico. The events was organized by the Confederation of Chess for Americas (CCA), Mexico National Chess Federation (FENAMAC) and the Organizer Committee, with the support of Comisión Nacional de Cultura Física y Deporte [...]

GM Valentina Gunina is second time European Women’s Champion

GM Valentina Gunina is second time European Women’s Champion

The 15th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship was held from 5th to 18th July 2014, in Plovdiv, the second-largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest in the world. The format of the tournament was an 11-round Swiss with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of [...]

RCF to take action, issues official position (update 3)

RCF to take action, issues official position (update 3)

Update: reactions by Karpov and Filatov

FIDE with strong reaction and deadline for Olympiad OC

FIDE with strong reaction and deadline for Olympiad OC

FIDE with firm position on the case

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Chess Olympiad will be in Tromso as planned

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Chess Olympiad will be in Tromso as planned

“Chess Olympiad is for all chess players from all national federations. This is not only a competition, this is a big celebration of chess.”

37th Ikaros Chess Tournament 2014 – Press Release

37th Ikaros Chess Tournament 2014 – Press Release

Indestructible chess wings for Hungarian GM Prohazska The 22-year-old GM Prohaszka (Hungary, 2585) maintains his perfect score and leads after the 6th round of the International Open Aegean Championship “Ikaros 2014”. He’s been followed by Khairallah (Lebanon, 2296), Hookham (Scotland, 2104), Nikolaidis (Greece, 2093) all with 5/6 and Gazis (Greece, 2214), Sienczewski (Poland, 2060), Skalkotas (Greece, [...]

Tromso organizers excluding teams from the 2014 Chess Olympiad (update 9)

Tromso organizers excluding teams from the 2014 Chess Olympiad (update 9)

The decision causes a heated discussion

The list of teams excluded from Tromso Olympiad

The list of teams excluded from Tromso Olympiad

The Russian news agency Itar-Tass revealed the list of teams excluded from the 2014 Tromso Chess Olympiad. Men: Cambodia, Central African Republic, Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, Oman, Pakistan, Senegal Women: Russia, Afghanistan This makes a total of nine teams, all supporting FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in the coming elections according to the agency. Follow the developing [...]

Canadian Youth Chess Championships 2014

Canadian Youth Chess Championships 2014

The Canadian Youth Chess Championships is the most prestigious annual national youth chess tournament in Canada. The tournament is being held from July 15 to 18, 2014 at the renowned five stars hotel, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. The CYCC determines by sections, based on age and gender, the 12 Champions who will qualify to be [...]

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