Category Archives: Federations

CARLSEN WINS LONDON CHESS CLASSIC & GRAND CHESS TOUR

Magnus Carlsen became the winner of this year’s London Chess Classic and the Grand Chess Tour, after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the tie-break. The final day of the London Classic had the lot – a mind-numbing, eight-hour extravaganza of chess in three different formats, brilliant moves, crazy strategies, outrageous slices of luck – and somehow you just knew… Read More »

EDINBURGH CHESS CONGRESS 2016

Edinburgh Chess Congress will take place from 8-11 April, 2016 in St Thomas of Aquin’s high school in Edinburgh/Scotland. The festival consists of 5 tournaments: Premier Challengers Major Bishops Knights The Premier Event will be FIDE rated. All entrants for the Premier Event must be a member of a National Chess Association. The East of Scotland Championship Trophy and… Read More »

VASSILY IVANCHUK DOMINATED THE ACP MASTERS IN ASHDOD

Vassily Ivanchuk from Ukraine became the winner of the ACP Masters rapid super tournament that ended on Thursday in the Israeli city of Ashdod. The Ukraine No.1 beat Frenchman Etienne Bacrot in the final match with 2.5-0.5 to take home the title and the 10.000 $ first prize. The match, initially set for 4 games, ended already after… Read More »

LONDON CHESS CLASSIC ROUND 4 REPORT

Despite today’s four draws, chess lovers from all over the world were treated to some thrilling chess and it was almost 11pm when the last two players called it a day. But before we get to the actual chess action, here’s a reminder that on Wednesday 9th December the CNN will be asking Magnus Carlsen your questions. You… Read More »

ANTOANETA STEFANOVA VISIT TO NIS DELIGHTS THE LOCAL CHESS FANS

The chess fans from Nis, Serbia, were trembling with excitement as the 10th Women’s World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova visited the city on 28th November to promote the game among the young girls. Her visit to Nis was organized and sponsored by the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM). The technical organizers were Chess Federation of Central Serbia, Nis… Read More »

DRAW FOR LONDON CHESS CLASSIC PUBLISHED

The draw for the highly anticipated London Chess Classic, which is just one week away now, was performed by Tournament Director Malcolm Pein and Deputy Arbiter David Sedgwick with the pupils of Marion Richardson Primary School on Monday 23rd November. This year’s London Chess Classic promises to be the most exciting to date, as it constitutes the final… Read More »

ACP MASTERS ARRIVES IN ASHDOD

The strongest invitational tournament ever to be held in Israel will be hosted by the city of Ashdod, in collaboration with the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) on December 7-10 during the Chanukah holiday. Participants: GM Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukraine 2825 GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, Russia 2821 GM Gadir Guseinov, Azerbaijan 2739 GM Richard Rapport, Hungary 2736 GM Boris Gelfand,… Read More »

UNIQUE ACHIEVEMENT OF IM CEMIL CAN

At the recently ended European Youth Chess Championship 2015 in Porec, young and talented Turkish International Master Cemil Can Ali Marandi (2422) won gold in category Boys U18, but this wouldn’t be a big surprise, hadn’t it crowned a whole youth career. To be precise, Cemil Can won gold medals in 5 categories of European Youth Chess Championships! At the… Read More »

AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY WIN MITROPA CUP 2015

The teams of Austria in the Open section, and Hungary in Women section are the winners of Mitropa Cup 2015, which was held in Mayrhofen/Austria, 14-22 June, 2015. The host Austria triumphed despite the loss in the final round of 3.5-0.5 against Croatia, thanks to the good games shown during the whole tournament. Second place went to Slovakia… Read More »

PROJECT ‘CHESS IN SCHOOLS’ IN POLAND

The project “Education through Chess in School” is organized and guided by Polish Chess Federation in cooperation with the provincial chess unions and local authorities. It is addressed to primary schools for pupils from classes I-III. Key partners for Polish Chess Federation include Ministry of National Education and Ministry of Sport & Tourism. The idea to introduce chess… Read More »

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