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  • Σεμινάριο Προπονητών στη Ρόδο | 58 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    O Σκακιστικός Όμιλος Ρόδου «Ιππότης» συνεχίζοντας την προσπάθεια για την εξάπλωση του σκακιού στο νησί, ανακοινώνει τη διοργάνωση σεμιναρίου προπονητών της FIDE το οποίο θα γίνει σε 3 πεντάωρες διαλέξεις, το τριήμερο 12-14...
  • Paris in the Springtime | 1 hour and 13 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    I’m lucky enough to be able to travel in my job (not as much as Ga) and this time we headed to Paris. I didn’t know what to expect as I’ve never been before – we were meant to go for my friend Larissa’s 21st  but unfortunately during this time I had my passport/visa issues […]
  • Remembering Colin Crouch | 2 hours and 27 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    I was very sad to hear of the recent death of English IM Dr Colin Crouch at the age of 58. Colin was one of the most popular members of the English chess community. He was not just a strong player but also a highly respected author and a very successful junior chess coach. We […]
  • Marija Rakic is 2015 Serbian Women’s Champion | 3 hours and 18 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    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) | 4 hours and 9 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    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 [...]
  • SPICE Cup 2015 | 18 hours and 34 minutes ago | Reads: 3
    The 2015 SPICE Cup Open, sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, is scheduled to take place on 17-22nd October at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss tournament is open to the players rated over 2100 FIDE and will provide opportunity for GM/IM norms. Time Control: [...]
  • Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 8 (Video) | 1 day and 2 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Viswanathan Anand inched closer to the leader World Champion Magnus Carlsen after defeating Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in round eight. Heading into the final round Carlsen still holds half a point advantage. Vladimir Kramnik recovered after three consecutive loses, while Michael Adams [...]
  • 2015 Lithuanian Men’s Championship LIVE! | 1 day and 6 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 2015 Lithuanian Men’s Chess Championship is taking place from 24-30th April, in Kaunas, the second-largest city in Lithuania. The event is a 10-player round-robin tournament with an average Elo rating of 2366. The participants are : GM Sulskis Sarunas 2537, GM Kveinys Aloyzas 2496, Stremavicius Titas (2435), IM Laurusas Tomas (2408), IM Sakalauskas Vaidas [...]
  • Official FIDE tournaments in FIDE Online Arena | 1 day and 10 hours ago | Reads: 4
    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. [...]
  • FIDE President elected to SportAccord Council | 1 day and 10 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of FIDE and International Mind Sports Association has been voted into the SportAccord Council as the representative of the Associate Members.
  • The Power of the Threat | 1 day and 15 hours ago | Reads: 5
    While executing an attack or promoting a pawn can lead to a winning game, beginners often do so because they think that action (attacking or promoting) is more powerful than the threat of action. Taking action, such as launching a successful attack against your opponent or promoting a pawn, certainly can lead to victory. However, […]
  • Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 7 (Video) | 1 day and 21 hours ago | Reads: 5
    The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. World Champion Magnus Carlsen extended his lead to full point after defeating Vladimir Kramnik. Viswanathan Anand advanced to second place after Wesley So lost to Fabiano Caruana. Round 7 results: GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – GM Mamedov Rauf 1/2-1/2 GM Anand [...]
  • Grand Chess Tour announced | 1 day and 22 hours ago | Reads: 5
    The world’s most prestigious, international chess events are combining efforts to establish a gold standard for the inaugural Grand Chess Tour, an annual competitive circuit for ten of the world’s top grandmasters. The announcement was made today at a press conference held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. The Grand Chess [...]
  • Facing Bobby Fischer | 2 days and 7 hours ago | Reads: 6
    New In Chess magazine 2015#3 has a 16-page article about Bobby Fischer. Editor-in-chief Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam examines a new book about the American World Champion.
  • 8th Tolyatti Cup Open | 2 days and 7 hours ago | Reads: 7
    The 8th Tolyatti Cup Open is scheduled to take place from 24th June to 2nd July at the School N4 in Tolyatti, Samara Oblast, Russia. The event will include U9, U11, U13 and U15 sections for boys and girls. The sections are valid as stages for the Russian Youth Cup. The event will also include [...]