INTERNATIONAL CHESS DAY

Message by European Chess Union President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili Dear Chess Friends, FIDE is 95 years old. It honestly is a great age for the organization that was founded in Europe and by Europeans. Numerous developments have indeed taken place since 1924 till today. Indeed, the union of chess players has come a long way from Europe to… Read More »

GLORNEY GILBERT YOUTH CHESS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT

The Irish Chess Union, supported by the European Chess Union, Failte Ireland and the Glorney Bloodworth Trust, under the patronage of Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, organize Glorney Gilbert Youth Chess International event from 21st-24th July in the Carrickdale Hotel, Co Louth. In 1948, Cecil Parker Glorney, an Irish entrepreneur and first President of Rathmines chess club, launched and… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 CONCLUDED

European Youth Team Chess Championship 2019 concluded yesterday in Pardubice, Czech Republic. After harsh struggles Poland won double crown in U12 open and girls sections, the city of Pleven triumphed in Girls U18 category and Germany became the Winner of section Open U18. After early loss in the 3rd round, team of Germany leaped on the top of… Read More »

CZECH OPEN- Press release

PARDUBICE – The 30th International Chess and Games Festival Czech Open started on July 11th. As usually it takes place in hockey ČSOB Pojišťovna Arena in Pardubice. After seven years, the European Youth Team Chess Championship finally takes place in Pardubice, the championship is prestigious, being filled with top players from Europe. The number of participants is higher… Read More »

R4 REPORT: EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

Four rounds have been already played at European Youth Team Chess Championship 2019 in Pardubice, Czech Republic. In open and girls categories for the age U12, two teams emerged as the sole leaders, while several teams tie for the first place in sections U18. In category Open U12, team of Hungary is on the top with 7 match… Read More »

ST. PETERSBURG SUMMER 2019

International chess festival St. Petersburg Summer will take place from 13th-26th August 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at Azimut Hotel. The festival contains three events: Viktor Korchnoi Memorial (13th-23rd August), Russian Children’s Cup Tournament (13th-23rd August) and Russian Rapid Grand Prix Stage (24th-26th August). Viktor Korchnoi Memorial, one of the main events of the festival, will be played… Read More »

Golden Youth Cup concluded in Ukraine

The first Golden Youth Cup took place from 3rd-7th July in Vinnitsya, Ukraine, with a total prize fund of more than 20.000$. The event was played in 5 age categories: U6, U8, U10, U12 and U14 and gathered 648 young players from Scotland, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Moldova, Israel, Estonia, Ecuador, Belarus and Ukraine and supported by ECU and FIDE.… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 STARTS

European Youth Team Chess Championship 2019 starts tomorrow and takes place from 10th-18th July in Pardubice, Czech Republic. The event will be played in 2 age categories: U12 and U18, Open and girls separately. The playing venue of the event will be “CSOB Pojistovna Arena”. The European Youth Team Championship will be held according to Swiss system in 7 rounds, with … Read More »

SCHENGEN YOUTH “CHESS FOR PEACE” TOURNAMENT

International Youth tournament “Chess for Peace” took place in Luxembourg from 8th-12th of May in order to promote cooperation between European countries. The Chess tournament took place in the Youth Hostel Luxembourg City and 141 children from 16 countries (Luxembourg, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Roumania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Liechtenstein , even USA and… Read More »

DEAD POSITION

Everybody knows that the game immediately ends with checkmate or stalemate, provided that the move producing it was legal (see 5.1.1, 5.2.1). The so called dead position doesn’t get nearly as much attention, but it should be quite familiar to all arbiters, because its identification can change a result of a game. Article 5.2.2 states The game is… Read More »

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