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WORLD YOUTH CHESS OLYMPIAD U16 IN GYOR OPENED

The opening ceremony of the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad for teams in Gyor/Hungary was held yesterday in the National Theatre in Gyor. Mr. Miklos Sesztak, the President of the Hungarian Chess Federation and Minister of National Development greeted the participants with the words of Benjamin Franklin and confirmed: the Hungarian Federation would apply for the organization of… Read More »

THE WORLD CHAMPION TITLE REMAINS IN EUROPE

The World No. 1 Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen defeated the challenger Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand with the result 6.5 – 4.5 and retained the World Champion title gained last year in Chennai. The World Championship match was played in the Winter Olympic City of Sochi, Russia, and finished after 11 rounds. The Norwegian took the lead in the… Read More »

EUROPEAN RAPID & BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 IN WROCLAW

Polonia Wroclaw Chess Club, under the patronage of the European Chess Union and the Polish Chess Federation organizes the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014, from 19-21 December, 2014, in Wroclaw/Poland. The Championship will be held under the auspices of Rafal Dutkiewicz – the President of the city of Wroclaw and will bear the name the 23rd… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP FINISHED

The 14th European Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship for 2014 finished yesterday. One of the biggest festivals of Youth was held in Tallinn/Estonia 12-17 November, 2014. The closing ceremony took place in Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel. Prizes and the medals specially designed for this event  were handed over by Mr. Andrei Korobeinik, President of Estonian… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 OFFICIALLY STARTED

The 14 European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship 2014 was officially opened at Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn/Estonia. The opening ceremony was attended by the President of the Estonian Chess Federation, Mr. Andrei Korobeinik, Deputy President of the European Chess Uinon, Mr. Ion Dobronauteanu and speaker of the Estonian Parliament, Mr. Eiki Nestor. 298 young… Read More »

INVITATION FOR THE EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 IN JERUSALEM

European Individual Chess Championship will be held in Jerusalem – the capital of Israel, from February 23 (day of arrival) until March 9 (day of departure) 2015. The tournament will be held at the Jerusalem Ramada Hotel, which will also be its official accommodating hotel. The organizer of the Championship is Jerusalem Municipality together with the Israel Chess… Read More »

12 NEW EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONS FOR 2014

The 24th European Youth Chess Championship 2014 finished today and Europe got 12 new Youth Champions for 2014. In the Open group U18 GM Avital  Boruchovsky (ISR) 2501 became the Champion with 7.5 points. IM Daniil Yuffa (RUS) 2449 with 7.0 points. Four players with 6.5 points tied for the 3rd place, but bronze medal went to Valerii… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 IN BATUMI OFFICIALLY OPENED

The 24th European Youth Chess Championship has officially started. The competition gathered 989 young chess players from 45 European countries, divided in 12 categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, boys and girls separately. The Championship takes place in Batumi, costal town in Georgia, 18-29 October, 2014 in hotel Sheraton Batumi, and is organized by the European… Read More »

GOLD FOR SOCAR AND BATUMI AT ECC, ANAND WINS BILBAO MASTERS

Big favourite Socar from Azerbaijan confirmed this evening all the predictions, getting the overall European title this evening on the last day of Bilbao Chess 2014. Batumi from Georgia surprised those present by winning the women’s European title, even if they were not initially regarded as strong candidates. Socar started out as favourite owing to the strong lineup… Read More »

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