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WIM Alina Bivol is 2015 Russian Girls U20 champion

WIM Alina Bivol is 2015 Russian Girls U20 champion

The Russian Individual Chess Championship for girls was held from 21-30th April, 2015, in Loo, Russia. The event was a 10-player round-robin tournament and WIM Alina Bivol emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points, leaving the nearest followers full points behind. Bivol qualified for the 2015 World Girls Championship and 2015 Russian Women’s High League. WFM Alexandra [...]

GM Dejan Antic is 2015 Serbian Chess Champion

GM Dejan Antic is 2015 Serbian Chess Champion

The 2015 Serbian Chess Championship was held from 18-30th April in Vrbas. The average elo of the 12-player lineup was 2476.

China confirms domination, wins World Team Championship 2015

China confirms domination, wins World Team Championship 2015

The national team of China continued its global domination by securing the gold medal at the FIDE World Team Chess Championship in Tsakhkadzor, having previously won the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso. Earlier, China had three silver medals from the World Team Championships in 2005, 2011 and 2013. In 2005 they were on the brink [...]

Georgia takes gold in Women’s World Team Chess Championship

Georgia takes gold in Women’s World Team Chess Championship

Georgia concluded the 2015 FIDE Women’s World Team Chess Championship in style, by defeating the host country and three-times champion China. The decisive game of the match was Meri Arabidze’s fine victory on the second board. From the early opening stage the Georgian put a strong pressure on her opponent Shen Yang, won a pawn [...]

Arthur Ssegwanyi wins FIDE Zone 4.2, qualifies for Baku World Cup

Arthur Ssegwanyi wins FIDE Zone 4.2, qualifies for Baku World Cup

While the just ended FIDE Zone 4.2 Africa Chess Championship Open winner, IM elect Arthur Ssegwanyi was the biggest beneficiary from the event, there were many individual winners who attained titles, hefty cash prizes and others gained rating points and invaluable experience. It was therefore not a case of winner takes it all at City [...]

GM Kiril Georgiev and WIM Svetla Yordanova are 2015 Bulgarian champions

GM Kiril Georgiev and WIM Svetla Yordanova are 2015 Bulgarian champions

The 2015 Bulgarian Individual Chess Championships took place from 18-26th April, in Hotel Rostov, in Pleven, a city in Bulgaria, located in the northern part of the country. Both Men’s and Women’s events were played in a 10-player round-robin format with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. GM Kiril Georgiev emerged a [...]

Corina Peptan and Constantin Lupulescu are 2015 Romanian Chess Champions

Corina Peptan and Constantin Lupulescu are 2015 Romanian Chess Champions

The 2015 Romanian Chess Championships for men and women were held from 18-26th April in Calimanesti. The men’s tournament had 32 participants, while the women’s section had 24 players. Both events were completed over nine rounds of Swiss system. Grandmaster Constantin Lupulescu emerged clear winner of the men’s championship with 6,5/9 points. This is his [...]

Marija Rakic is 2015 Serbian Women’s Champion

Marija Rakic is 2015 Serbian Women’s Champion

WIM Marija Rakic justified her ranking as the top seed to win the 2015 Serbian Women’s Championship, claiming her second national title after 2012. Rakic scored 6,5/9 points, leaving the three-times champion WGM Andjelija Stojanovic half a point behind. The decisive game occurred in the 7th round when Rakic defeated Stojanovic with black pieces. The [...]

Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Video)

Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Video)

World Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the Gashimov Memorial for the second year running after concluding the event with 7 points from nine games. In the final round Carlsen defeated Rauf Mamedov, leaving the second placed Viswanathan Anand a full point behind. The remaining four games were drawn. The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial was held [...]

Official FIDE tournaments in FIDE Online Arena

Official FIDE tournaments in FIDE Online Arena

FIDE Online Arena has just announced the regulations of the 1st FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship and the 1st FIDE World Online Junior Blitz Championship. For each competition a total prize fund of 4250 USD will be distributed to the winners. Both Championships consist of a qualifying phase, a semi-final and a final tournament. [...]

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