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Nigel Short announces candidacy for FIDE President 2018-2022

Nigel Short announces candidacy for FIDE President 2018-2022

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Polish Championship 2018

Polish Championship 2018

The 2018 LOTTO Polish Championship is a 10-player single round-robin taking place in the Trading Room of the Warsaw Stock Exchange from 12-20 May. The top prize is 20,000 PLN (about $5,500) with the top two qualifying for the Polish Olympiad team. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes [...]

Virtual candidate in Ilyumzhinov’s ticket? (update 3)

Virtual candidate in Ilyumzhinov’s ticket? (update 3)

FIDE elections are coming this October 3rd during the Chess Olympiad in Batumi. Despite being on the US sanctions list and responsible for the closing of the FIDE bank accounts, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is running for President again, with the official support of Silvio Danailov, who is investigated in Bulgaria for embezzlement of public funds in association with a fake “European Chess Union” created in USA.

53rd Capablanca Memorial

53rd Capablanca Memorial

The 53rd edition of the Capablanca Memorial is taking place from May 9-19 in the Habana Libre Hotel in Havana, Cuba. The elite group of 6 players honouring the Cuban Chess World Champion José Raúl Capablanca in a double round-robin with new US Champion Sam Shankland the top seed. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 [...]

43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia

43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia

The official invitation for the 43rd Chess Olympiad and 89th FIDE Congress is issued by the Batumi Chess Olympiad Organizing Committee. On behalf of the Georgian Chess Federation and the Chess Olympiad Organizing Committee, it is my great honor to invite all FIDE member countries to 43rd Batumi Chess Olympiad and 89th FIDE congress, to [...]

2018 U.S. Chess Championship LIVE!

2018 U.S.  Chess Championship LIVE!

For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018. The 2018 U.S. Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest chess players [...]

Georgios Makropoulos announces candidature for FIDE Presidency

Georgios Makropoulos announces candidature for FIDE Presidency

Mr. Makropoulos made the announcement during the FIDE Presidential Board in Minsk. He advised that he had been approached by the majority of the Presidential Board and many delegates asking him to run for President to sort out the present problems and ensure stability in FIDE.

Zurab Azmaiparashvili ticket for ECU elections

Zurab Azmaiparashvili ticket for ECU elections

Mrs Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Woman Grandmaster and Minister of Finance of the Republic of Latvia, IM Malcolm Pein, Chief Executive of Chess in Schools and Communities and the organiser of the London Chess Classic, Mr Gunnar Bjornsson, President of the Iceland Chess Federation, joining the ticket.

Interview with Sandro Mareco

Interview with Sandro Mareco

GM Sandro Mareco about his recent victories

Interview with Ivan Cheparinov

Interview with Ivan Cheparinov

The new Bulgarian champion about his future plans

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