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Kosteniuk and Dimitrijevic share first in FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship qualifier

Kosteniuk and Dimitrijevic share first in FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship qualifier

The prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 started on Thursday with the first qualifier tournament being played on the official FIDE Online platform. The start of the race saw an impressive field with 38 players from 23 countries, including 2 Grandmasters, 9 IMs, 8 WGMs, 6 WIMs, 6 WFMs, 1 WCM and 1 [...]

Russian Chess Championship Higher League to start in Kaliningrad

Russian Chess Championship Higher League to start in Kaliningrad

The Russian Higher League, the fourth stage of the 68th Russian Men’s Chess Championship and the 65th Women’s Championship, is to take place in Kaliningrad from June 21st till July 2nd as part of the Chess in Museums international program implemented by the Russian Chess Federation together with Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation. The [...]

Serbia set for the 2015 European Team Chess Championship in Reykjavik

Serbia set for the 2015 European Team Chess Championship in Reykjavik

Captains of the Serbian national teams have announced their lineups for the 2015 European Team Chess Championship which will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on 12-22nd November. GM Slavoljub Marjanovic, captain of the men’s team, retained the players from the 2014 Chess Olympiad with one change – national champion Dejan Antic will replace GM Aleksandar [...]

ČEZ Chess Trophy 2015: Wesley So defeats David Navara 3-1

ČEZ Chess Trophy 2015: Wesley So defeats David Navara 3-1

The traditional ČEZ Chess Trophy 2015 Festival took part from June 12 through June 16, 2015, at the marvelous Michna Palace on Kampa Island, in Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. The World #9 Wesley So (2778) defeated World #14 David Navara (2751) in a match of four games. So prevailed with white pieces in rounds 2 and 4 [...]

FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship starting today!

FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship starting today!

The long anticipated FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is starting today on the official FIDE Online platform. The first stage of the Championship will be completed over eight (8) qualifier tournaments, followed by a semifinal with 64 players, and a final tournament with 10 players. A rich prize fund of 9000 USD will [...]

Las Vegas International Chess Festival 2015

Las Vegas International Chess Festival 2015

The Las Vegas International Chess Festival 2015 is taking place from 18-21st June at the Westgate Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The Festival features the National Open, the U.S Game/10 Championship, the U.S. Women’s Open and the International Youth Championship. The side events include: Grandmaster Walter Browne Simul, Youth Simul [...]

ASEAN+ Age Group Championships – Vietnam are Overall Winners!

ASEAN+ Age Group Championships – Vietnam are Overall Winners!

Vietnam are the overall champions of the 16th ASEAN+ Age-Group Championships 2015, a position they have held since the event started in Vietnam in 2000. The country with the largest delegation won the most medals and the statistics are staggering. Vietnam’s 68 Golds are more than the second to eighth ranked countries combined and their [...]

IM Jorge Ferreira claims Portuguese Masters 2015

IM Jorge Ferreira claims Portuguese Masters 2015

After three editions held in Portuguese capital Lisbon, the National Masters and Honor Tournaments returned north, taking place in Matosinhos on June 7-13th, 2015. Both events were played in a 10-player single round-robin format. The 2010/2011 champion IM Jorge Ferreira scored 6,5/9 points in the Master Section to take the trophy for second time. He was [...]

Kosteniuk, Harika leading the field in FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship

Kosteniuk, Harika leading the field in FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship

Former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and world championship semi-finalist Harika Dronavalli are leading the field of the 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 that is starting from 18th June on the official FIDE Online platform. The FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is a new attractive event in which players can participate [...]

International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra 2015

International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra 2015

The 2015 International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra is taking place on 13-20th June in Forni di Sopra, part of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park and one of the jewels of the Italian Alps. Following the tremendous success of the previous editions, which were won by GM Carlos Matamoros (2011), GM Ivan Salgado (2012), [...]

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