Orbis GM and IM tournaments

Chessdom - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 20:20

The Orbis GM is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 14-20 July 2018 in Paracin, Serbia. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

The Orbis IM is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 14-20 July 2018 in Paracin, Serbia. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

More live chessDortmund Chess 2018 Live /U.S. Junior Championship 2018 /Swiss Championship 2018

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European Youth Team Championships

Chessdom - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 19:58

The European Youth Team Championships of the age groups open u18, girls u18, open u12 and girls u12 are 7-round Swiss tournaments taking place from 12-18 July 2018 in Bad Blankenburg, Germany. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Organizer is German Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union.

Thursday 12.07.2018 at 13:30 Opening Ceremony
at 14:00 1st round
Friday 13.07.2018 at 14:00 2nd round
Saturday 14.07.2018 at 14:00 3rd round
Sunday 15.07.2018 at 14:00 4th round
Monday 16.07.2018 at 14:00 5th round
Tuesday 17.07.2018 at 14:.00 6th round
Wednesday 18.07.2018 at 11:00 7th round
at 18:30 Closing ceremony

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

More live chessPolugaevsky Memorial 2018 /Swiss Championship 2018 /Baltic Zonal – Liepaja

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Polugaevsky Memorial 2018

Chessdom - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 18:45

The Lev Polugaevsky Memorial is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place in Samara, Russia from July 10-18, 2018. The event is part of the Russia Cup series. Players have 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

More live chessSwiss Championship 2018 /Baltic Zonal – Liepaja /International Tournament “Paracin 2018″

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Swiss Championship 2018

Chessdom - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 18:29

The Swiss Championship is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 12-20 July 2018 in Lenzerheide. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

More live chessBaltic Zonal – Liepaja /International Tournament “Paracin 2018″ /Norwegian Championships 2018

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List of titles approved by the 2018 2nd quarter PB in Bucharest, Romania

FIDE - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:21

FIDE publishes the list of titles approved by the 2018 2nd quarter PB in Bucharest, Romania on 8-11 July 2018.

GM FED Diermair, Andreas AUT Dragnev, Valentin AUT Santos Ruiz, Miguel ESP Poetsch, Hagen GER Praggnanandhaa R IND Goryachkina, Aleksandra RUS Petrov, Nikita RUS Zierk, Steven C USA     WGM FED Garcia Martin, Marta ESP Amina, Battsooj MGL Obolentseva, Alexandra RUS Gong, Qianyun SGP Yu, Jennifer USA     IM FED Parvanyan, Ashot ARM Blohberger, Felix AUT Horvath, Dominik AUT Marjanovic, Dejan BIH Dai, Changren CHN Fang, Yan CHN Martinez Ramirez, Lennis CUB Bjerre, Jonas Buhl DEN Diaz Camallonga, Carles ESP Merario Alarcon, Andres ESP Plazuelo Pascual, Juan ESP Bissieres, Matthieu FRA Crut, Aurelien FRA Tutisani, Noe GEO Bruedigam, Martin GER Pfreundt, Jakob GER Erigaisi Arjun IND Fenil, Shah IND Gukesh D IND Sadhwani, Raunak IND Saravana, Krishnan P. IND Vardan Nagpal IND Fitzsimmons, David IRL Drori, Saar ISR Veinberg, Nimrod ISR Nikolovski, Nikola MKD Bosman, Michiel NED Ondersteijn, Niels NED Warmerdam, Max NED Vlasenko, Alexey RUS Djordjevic, Vuk SRB Baenziger, Fabian SUI Lokander, Martin SWE Larson, Matthew W USA Rozman, Levy USA Santarius, Erik F USA Schmakel, Sam USA Khoroshev, Nikita UZB     WIM FED Divya, Deshmukh IND Varshini, V. IND Martynyuk, Elizaveta RUS Shmidt, Elena RUS Travkina, Anastasia RUS Feng, Maggie USA Yip, Carissa USA     IA FED Martis, Valentino ARU Gil Quilez, Sonia ESP Martinez Fernandez, Silverio J. ESP Redondo Arquelles, Graciela ESP Hakala, Mika FIN Khantadze, Maqvala GEO Ostermeier, Christian GER Ruetten, Michael GER Anil Kumar, Raizada IND Rao, PN IND Arnetta, Benedetto Piero ITA Bartolini, Leonardo ITA Biagioli, Marco ITA Hiebert, Yumiko JPN Prajapati, Niranjan NEP Al Wadhahi, Musallam OMA Ozel, Bilge Ibrahim TUR Kormick, Korey J. USA Oen, Grant USA Levi, Yoel ISR     FA FED Gasimov, Rahim AZE Jimenez Artaviam, Rebeca CRC Lausman, Petr CZE Mazuch, Jan CZE Haase, Carsten GER Riess, Bernhard GER Sterley, Andre GER Suprihyanto, Bambang INA Utami, Retno INA Yasin, Muh Ali INA Arun, Sing M. IND Biju, Singh Th IND Chitaranjan, Taorem IND Chockalingam, Balaji U IND Haque, Minhajul IND Karpagavalli, T. IND Kullkarni, Juily IND Nanda Jyoti, Shankar IND Narapuram Vr., Sreehari IND Sandeep, T. IND Santhi, M IND Sawant, Akshay IND Sivaranjani, S. IND Smitha,   Selvi IND Uma Maheswaran, P. IND Valliammai, Saravanan IND Delshad, Ismail Ibrahim IRQ Suad Abdulameer, Salloom Alzuabidi IRQ Violante, Domenico ITA Kangaru, James Mwangi KEN Sembei, Mutua KEN Ben Yahya, Larbi MAR El Mrabat, Adil MAR Abu, Bakar Martin B.A. MAS Ahmad Rostam, Ahmad Izzuddim MAS Kamaruzaman, Norazwan MAS Mohd Said, Azhar MAS Mohd Tamil, Emran MAS Mumba, Isaac MAW Vella, Duncan MLT Skrondal, Inge Sandstad NOR Vestby, Anniken NOR Wei, Tingling NZL Ayala Huerta, Diego Andres PER Tlaib, Hani PLE Turzynska, Grazyna POL Coman, Viktor Florin ROU Minnaar, Ricardo RSA Reyneke, Anneline RSA Schoeman, Suzette RSA Khristenko, Elena RUS Monisov, Andrey RUS Ezizov, Jumamuhammet TKM Makhlouf, Hichem TUN Mheddeb, Sarra TUN Rekik, Ghazi TUN Bodnar, Nikolay UKR Rogers, Bradley USA Vaserstein, Gregory USA Vasbutdinov, Ravil UZB Hadad Serrano, Antonio VEN Meza Boiko, Luis Miguel VEN Quach, Phuong Minh VIE     IO FED Rimestad, Arild FAI Benitez Fretes, Gualberto PAR Paredes, Julio Cesar VEN     CONDITIONAL ON RATING   IM   Pogosyan, Stefan RUS     FA   Baburin, Ivan IRL     CONDITIONAL ON INFO   IA   Yang, Ning CHN Ozel, Bilge Ibrahim TUR     FA   Fritz, Rebecca AUT Deli, Kristof HUN Gurbanov, Andrei ISR  
Download the LIST of FA TITLES from Seminars approved by the 2018 2nd quarter PB.

Download the LIST OF TRAINERS' TITLES approved by the 2018 2nd quarter PB.

Download the LIST of SI TITLES approved by the 2018 2nd quarter PB.
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Iraqi Women’s Championship

Chessdom - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:03

The Iraqi Women’s Championship is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 11-17 July 2018 in Baghdad. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

More live chessBaltic Zonal – Liepaja /International Tournament “Paracin 2018″ /Warsaw Najdorf Festival 2018

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FIDE Announces Anti-Corruption Measures

FIDE - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 09:28

The 2nd Quarter 2018 Presidential Board in Bucharest, Romania considered the forthcoming elections and unanimously resolved to ensure that they are fair and transparent. The Board noted:

FIDE is a Swiss registered organisation and its policy is clear in relation to bribery and other forms of corruption. The solicitation, the offer, the payment and/or the acceptance of inducements, in any form, is unacceptable and subject to sanction by the FIDE Ethics Commission and/or Swiss authorities. Offering or accepting bribes (‘bribery’) is a criminal offence, in Swiss law, and there are penalties, both civil and criminal, for those who undertake such offences.

The election process must not only be fair but be seen to be fair. To that end the PB resolved to create an Electoral Integrity Committee composed of independent persons, with appropriate experience and or legal expertise, who will investigate cases of alleged corruption and recommend action accordingly to the competent authorities. The members of the committee will be:

1. Dr. M. Hochatrrasser (Switzerland) - Chairman
2. Dr. M. Tebti (Algeria)
3. Dr. Rashid Anezi (Kuwait)
4. Mr. Enrique Celi (Uruguay)

No Federation Presidents, delegates or officials in FIDE of any national chess federation should accept any gifts, subsidy, inducements, financial or otherwise, or accept any hospitality from a Presidential or Continental electoral candidate, member, adviser or supporter of a Presidential ticket or electoral candidate. All Presidents, officials, delegates or candidates should immediately report any such offer to the Electoral Integrity Committee.

Officials include but are not limited to:

• Officers or any person with influence over the decision or voting processes of FIDE or any national chess federation/s including but not limited to Presidents or Delegates of such federations.
• Candidates for election to any FIDE or Continental positions
• Employees, administrators, managers, employed by FIDE or national chess federations

If, at any time, officials believe that there is any inappropriate behavior by a third party, they should contact the Electoral Integrity Committee and raise the matter for appropriate investigation and action.

FIDE rejects all political interference from governments in the conduct of the election including and not limited to: The lobbying of delegates by embassies or other governmental organisations. The Presidential Board notes this is also against the principles of the International Olympic Committee.

FIDE also advises that the details of the official travel subsidy for the Batumi Olympiad will be announced by Friday July 13th 2018. Any form of assistance, promises, inducements, or subsidy towards travel costs to the Olympiad by Candidates, advisors or supporters of any electoral candidates will be considered clearly as bribery.

The establishment of the Electoral Integrity Committee does not preclude any member of FIDE, FIDE official or the FIDE Presidential Board from referring any matter relating to the election directly to the FIDE Ethics Commission. A number of allegations of attempted bribery of delegates have already been brought to the attention of the Board.

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Hou Yifan to play Nikita Vitiugov during Russia-China chess summit in Altai

Chessdom - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:24

A traditional Russia-China Junior Match of Friendship will be held at the Siberia Sanatorium (Altai Krai, Belokurikha) from July 14th till July 18th.

The competition includes:

• A match between junior teams of Russia and China. Each team consists of 8 chess players (including at least 2 girls) born in 2004 or later.

• A grandmasters’ match between former Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan (China) and Russian Vice-Champion Nikita Vitiugov.

Team compositions:

Russia: Stefan Pogosyan, Dmitry Tsoi, Volodar Murzin, Grigori Ponomarev, Aleksey Grebnev, Alexey Grachev, Kamilla Baiburina, and Viktoriya Loskutova.

China: Chi Haoyuan, Liu Yunsong, Lu Jiahan, Shao Qiyu, Song Zihou, Yang Yuxuan, Zhang Di, and Zhang Fuhan.

The match between junior teams of Russian and China is held under the current FIDE Laws of Rapidplay (Article A.4). The competition will be held under the Swiss System in 8 rounds with fixed pairings. Time control: 15 minutes for the entire game, plus a 10-second increment per move starting from move one for each player.

The Grandmasters’ match between Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan (China) and Russian Vice-Champion Nikita Vityugov is held under the current FIDE Laws of Rapidplay (Article A.3) and Blitz (Article B.3). Rapid chess: 8 games with the time control of 15 minutes for the entire game plus a 10-second increment per move starting from move one for each player.

On July 17th, simultaneous exhibitions with Hou Yifan, Nikita Vitiugov, and Mikhail Kobalia will be held.

Tours to to the Sibirskoye Podvorye Tourist Centre, the Special Economic Zone for Tourism and Recreation Biryuzovaya Katun, and Tavdin caves will be offered for the participants.

The tournament is organized by the Russian Chess Federation and the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation with support from the Altai Region Administration and the Altai Region Chess Federation.

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America’s Rising Chess Stars Converge in Saint Louis

Chessdom - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:35

The skilled and competitive new generation of chess talent will compete for the U.S. Junior and U.S. Girls’ Junior Chess Championship titles at the Saint Louis Chess Club from July 11-21, 2018.

The two 10-player fields are filled with young prodigies who are ready to test their mettle in 9 rounds of classical chess. For many of these players, the tournament will serve as a stepping stone to achieving such lofty goals as the Grandmaster titles, elite player status, and potentially World Championship competitions.

This year’s tournament includes an exciting opponent in the 2018 Junior field, as 16-year-old WIM Annie Wang will be competing against all male opponents. She secured the wildcard position in the tournament due to her spectacular second place finish against IM Nazi Paikidze during the playoff of the 2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship in April.

Wang will be competing for the prize fund of more than $20,000 and a coveted spot in the 2019 U.S. Chess Championship, where she would compete against America’s big three: GM Wesley So, GM Hikaru Nakamura, and world championship contender, GM Fabiano Caruana. Alongside her in the field will be other talented juniors, including previous champions GM Akshat Chandra and defending champion GM Awonder Liang.

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL)

“The U.S. Junior Championships are always a great opportunity for us to see what the future of chess looks like,” says Executive Director Tony Rich. “With Annie Wang as the wildcard and all the other young, yet seasoned players, the future of American chess is brighter than ever.”

The U.S. Girls’ Junior section also promises to offer exciting battles with previous U.S. Women’s Championship players FM Maggie Feng, WIM Emily Nguyen, and WIM Jennifer Yu.

For many of these players, the tournament is an opportunity to improve their rating and prepare for future major tournaments. Although this tournament is fairly new, it has produced many players who have gone on to shine at major national and international tournaments, while others have taken the skills learned from chess to study at elite universities like Agata Bykovtsev at MIT. Along with winning the title, players will be up for the chance to win a piece of the more than $10,000 prize fund.

Covering all the action will be the expert commentary team of WGM Tatev Abrahamyan and GM Robert Hess. The team will be providing game analysis daily starting at 1 p.m.


GM Ruifeng Li 2686 Rating Plano, TX
GM Awonder Liang 2653 2017 U.S. Junior Champion Madison, WI
GM Andrew Tang 2620 Rating Plymouth, MN
GM John Michael Burke 2608 Rating Brick, NJ
GM Akshat Chandra 2593 Rating Saint Louis, MO
IM Advait Patel 2592 Rating Midwest City, OK
NM Mika Brattain 2519 Rating Lexington, MA
IM Praveen Balakrishnan 2502 2017 Denker Champion Centreville, VA
FM Alex Bian 2411 2017 U.S. Junior Open Champion Lincolnshire, IL
WIM Annie Wang 2372 Wildcard La Cañada, CA


WIM Jennifer Yu 2423 Rating Ashburn, VA
FM Maggie Feng 2355 Rating Dublin, OH
WIM-Elect Carissa Yip 2344 Rating Andover, MA
WIM Emily Nguyen 2285 Rating Austin, TX
WFM Thalia Cervantes 2259 Rating Webster Groves, MO
WCM Rochelle Wu 2217 2017 National Girls Tournament of Champions Davis, CA
WFM Martha Samadashvili 2196 Rating Albany, NY
WFM Nastassja Matus 2183 Wildcard Plymouth, MN
WFM Sanjana Vittal 2161 Rating East Windsor, NJ
Sophie Morris-Suzuki 2155 Rating New York, NY

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RCF President Andrei Filatov opens winery in France

Chessdom - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:29

A true global celebrity, architect of the Arab World Institute in Paris and the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Frenchman Jean Nouvel presented the Chateau la Grace Dieu des Prieurs reconstruction project, his latest project in Saint-Emilion (France).

Located in one of France’s most ancient wine-growing areas, the historic vineyard La Grace Dieu Des Prieurs underwent a major transformation under close supervision of Jean Nouvel. The architect, who had spent his childhood next to Saint-Emilion, managed to create a unique project bridging French winemaking traditions, modern technology and Russian art, and turning the chateau into a unique art site.

«Each project has a cultural component, which becomes particularly evident in historical places, said Jean Nouvel while presenting the project. By adding elements of modernism, we create something new, while at the same time preserving cultural traditions. Architecture does not exist by itself, it is not created by an architect out of nothing; it is born from the architect’s relationship with the surrounding world. This project was created to highlight each stage of operation of the winery throughout its life, and with each element I attempted to pay tribute to winemaking, Russian art and French traditions.»

The grand opening of Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs gathered eminent guests in Saint-Emilion, among them the Russian ambassador to France Alexei Meshkov, the Mayor of Saint-Emilion Bernard Lauret, the Abbot of Saint-Emilion Abbey Emeric de Roziere, winemakers Louis and Francois Mitjavile, and Director of the Art Russe Foundation Rena Lavery. The event was attended by Art Russe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru partners and distributors, leading French and international wine critics, and numerous representatives of the Russian and foreign media. The highlight of the ceremony was a concert of the renowned pianist Nikolai Lugansky, who performed works by Achille-Claude Debussy and Sergei Rachmaninov.

Also in attendance were owners of other Saint Emilion wineries, including Chateau Aurage, Chateau Candale, Chateau Franc Grace Dieu, Chateau La Commanderie, Chateau La Grace Dieu les Menuts, Chateau Milens, Chateau Naulet, Chateau Pindefleurs, Chateau Tertre Roteboeuf, Chateau Quintus, Clos Dubreuil and others.

The Mayor of Saint-Emilion Bernard Lauret highly appreciated the transformation project: «This is Jean Nouvel’s second project in Saint-Emilion, and I very much hope to see other projects of the great architect in our region. From the very beginning the project was very interesting and ambitious. Together we solved all the challenges that arose along the way, and the admirable result makes us proud.»

«I wish to thank everyone for the work done, said Russian Ambassador to France Alexei Meshkov. This is a large-scale project that has created many links, namely between the French soil, Russian business and wine, which is now sold all over the world. Such projects are particularly significant now, when the relations between Russia and France are entering a new phase.»

Chateau La Grace Dieu Des Prieurs was founded in 1885 and today is surrounded by such wine estates as Laroze, Chateau Figeac, La Dominique and Cheval Blanc. Its wine is bottled under the name La Grace Dieu Des Prieurs since 1958, and has always enjoyed a good reputation among connoisseurs of Bordeaux. In recent decades, however, the chateau found itself in dire need of reconstruction and process modernization. In 2014-2017, the chateau underwent a large-scale transformation aimed at preserving French winemaking traditions, while introducing innovations to achieve the highest quality of wine. To improve the winemaking process, the renowned consultant Louis Mitjavile was invited. The modernization project was carried out under the supervision of the Chateau Director Laurent Prosperi.

Jean Nouvel developed the architectural redesign project, with the overarching objective to preserve and highlight historicity of the place, while bringing modernity to the production process and the architectural ensemble. The new gravitational cellar now boasts not only the most advanced equipment, but is also a magnificent piece of modern design: the cylindrical building resembles a fermentation tank, whose wall is decorated with a fresco depicting all stages of the winemaking process. Jean Nouvel’s vision allowed transforming the chateau in Saint-Emilion into a genuine piece of art.

The new owners did not limit themselves to architectural and technological transformations. In 2017, Chateau la Grace Dieu des Prieurs and the Art Russe Foundation, which owns one of the largest collections of Russian and Soviet art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, signed an agreement under which the Art Russe brand and reproductions of paintings from its collection will be made available annually to the chateau, to design grand cru wine labels. The choice of artworks is driven by the objective to showcase a variety of trends in Russian art. Today, Art Russe Grand Cru labels display reproductions of works of Ilya Repin, Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Vrubel, Valentin Serov, Nicholas Roerich, Nikolai Fechin, Alexander Gerasimov, Viktor Popkov, Geliy Korzhev and other Russian and Soviet artists.

«For us, the project bridging the art of winemaking and the art of painting represents an opportunity to expand the audience for the programs of the Art Russe Foundation and raise awareness of Russian art in a new format. Thanks to the project, many people in Russia and around the world have discovered great French wine, and, through wine, have discovered Russian art, said Andrey Filatov, founder of the Art Russe Foundation and owner of Chateau la Grace Dieu des Prieurs.

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ECU Board meeting in Bucharest

Chessdom - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:05

The 2nd European Chess Union Board meeting in 2018 took place on the 7th of July in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting was held under excellent conditions in the Marshal Garden Hotel.

The President of the Romanian Chess federation Mr. Sorin-Αvram Iacoban and the ECU Deputy President Mr. Ion Dobronauteanu welcomed the ECU Board members to Bucharest for the second time during the last four years.

Main information and decisions:

  1. The accounting report for the year 2017 was presented to the ECU Board and will be included in the ECU GA agenda.
  2. The ECU Board decided to set as final deadline for the deposit fees for the 2019 events, the 31 st December 2018.
  3. ECU Board was informed that the criminal complaint submitted in Slovenia, concerning the shadow financial operations misusing the ECU identity, is in the phase of investigation and the Slovenian Police has already confirmed and informed officially ECU, that bank certificates were forged. ECU requests to the police authorities to complete the investigation the soonest and proceed with the necessary legal actions against the individuals involved.
  4. ECU Board was informed about the new opportunities after the meetings with the European Union officials and a number of actions are scheduled for the coming period.
  5. European Chess Union and European Chess Academy arranged a hearing in Brussels, European Parliament on 6th March 2019 about Seniors’ Chess and also the positive effect of chess in various diseases (Alzheimer, dementia..).
  6. ΕCU Board approved the candidacies for the ECU elections 2018 and discussed the details about the organisation of the ECU General Assembly scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd of October 2018 in Batumi, Georgia.

ECU Board awarded the following championships:

  1. European Individual Chess Championship 2020 was awarded to the city of Maribor, Slovenia.
  2. European Team Chess Championship 2021 was awarded to the city of Bled, Slovenia.
  3. European Amateur Championship 2020 was awarded to the city of Durres, Albania.
  4. The option to organise European Rapid and Blitz Championships 2020 was given to the city of Katowice, Poland, until the 31 st December 2018.
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Baltic Zonal – Liepaja

Chessdom - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:13


The Baltic Zonal-Liepaja is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 9-15 July 2018 in Liepaja, Latvia. This is the third of three Baltic Zonal tournaments and the overall winner qualifies for the 2019 Chess World Cup. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

More live chessInternational Tournament “Paracin 2018″ /8th Amsterdam Science Park Chess Tournament /Slovakian Championship – Open and GM

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2018 2nd quarter Presidential Board meeting

FIDE - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:14

The 2018 2nd Quarter Presidential Board has started under the auspices of the Romanian Chess Federation in the Marshal Garden Hotel in Bucharest, Romania on 9th of July 2018.

The meeting was opened by Daniel Florea, the Mayor of Bucharest, who welcomed the PB members, wished them a pleasant stay and a fruitful meeting. He stressed that chess is very important to his country and informed about the current situation with chess in schools and other chess activities in Bucharest.

Mihai Covaliu, the President of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee emphasized that chess is one of the best sports in Romania and their aim is to organise many chess events for a wide range of age groups in the future.

Mr. Sorin Avram Iacoban, the President of Romanian Chess Federation thanked the Mayor for the help in organizing the PB meeting. He also addressed his speech to PB members: “We are very honored to have you here in Bucharest and to host such an important meeting. This FIDE event is also very important for Romania because by organising this event here, we take it as an acknowledgment of our efforts to promote chess in Romania and worldwide.” FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos thanked the Mayor and the Romanian Chess Federation for the excellent organisation of the Presidential Board Meeting and then advised the Presidential Board of what had happened since the Presidential Board in Minsk.

One of the Candidates for the position of the FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich attended the Presidential Board meeting and delivered a speech to the PB members.


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46ο Ομαδικό Πρωτάθλημα Α’ Εθνικής 10-15 Ιουλίου 2018

Skakistiko - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:09

Αρχίζει την Τρίτη 10 Ιουλίου στο Ρίο της Αχαϊας η τελική φάση του πρωταθλήματος Α’ Εθνικής 2018 με συμμετοχή 34 συλλόγων από όλη τη χώρα, με δεκαμελείς συνθέσεις σε κάθε αγώνα. Θα διεξαχθούν συνολικά 7 γύροι με το ελβετικό σύστημα. Σύμφωνα με την αρχική δήλωση των συνθέσεων ισχυρότεροι σύλλογοι είναι κατά σειρά ο Φυσιολάτρης Νίκαιας, ο ΣΟ Καβάλας και η ΕΣ Θεσσαλονίκης. Ωστόσο πιο καθαρή πρακτικά εικόνα για τις συνθέσεις θα αποκτηθεί με τις δηλώσεις των παικτών για τους αγώνες του 1ου γύρου.

Ο ορισμός των συναντήσεων για τον 1ο γύρο (ώρα έναρξης 16:30):

Στα σχόλια της ανάρτησης θα δημοσιεύονται σε όλη τη διαρκεια των αγώνων πληροφορίες για όλες τις πτυχές της διοργάνωσης.

Το επίσημο σάιτ όπου θα βρείτε όλες τις πληροφορίες καθώς και υποσελίδα με ζωντανή μετάδοση των παρτίδων είναι: chessfed.gr/league2018/

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Tiviakov and Peng are the winners at the Dutch Championships

Chessdom - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:17

The Dutch Championship was an 8-player round-robin tournament taking place from 2-8 July 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

After six rounds, Sergey Tiviakov has already secured the title of Dutch Champion Chess 2018. By a convincing victory over Loek van Wely, he was 5 out of 6 and can no longer be overtaken by the competition. His victory is surprising because he had not even placed himself for this edition. It was only a week before the tournament that he was called up as a reserve after the fall of Benjamin Bok. He was in Russia at the time and had his flight booked to be in the Netherlands on time.

In 2006 and 2007 he already won the title Champion of the Netherlands twice, but now eleven years later he takes his third title. Because of this, he comes to the same level with Hein Donner.
GM Sergey Tiviakov won the Netherlands Championship with 5.5 points out of 7. Second is GM L’Ami, Erwin with 4 points and third is GM Van Foreest, Jorden with 4 points also. The defending and 8-time champion Van Wely have made only 2/7.

The Dutch Championships Women was decided in favor of Zhaoqin Peng: she won with white convincingly from Anne Haast, who therefore dropped to fourth place. Tea Lanchava won with black from Iozefina Paulet and seized second place with 5,5 points. Rosa Ratsma also played an excellent tournament, her victory over Mariska de Mie gives her a nice third place with 5 points. Lisa Hortensius and Maaike Keetman played the longest game of the day, but did not get any further than a draw.
GM Peng Zhaoqin at age 50 won her 14th Dutch Women Championship with 6 points out of 7. She was 3-time Chinese Women Champion (1987.1990,1993).

Replay the games from the Open and Women Championships

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Nyzhnyk wins World Open in Philadelphia

Chessdom - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:01

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

The 46th Annual World Open was held from July 3-8, 2018 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 9 sections.
In group A 200 players took part.
GM Illia Nyzhnyk is the winner with 7.5/9 and this is his 4th title, he beat top player Le Liem Quang in round 8. GM Lazaro Bruzon, GM Alex Shimanov, GM Aleksandr Lenderman and GM Tigran Petrosian tie for 2nd with 7 points.

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European School Chess Championship winners

Chessdom - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:49

The European School Chess Championship 2018 took place from 29th June-8th July in Krakow, Poland.
It was played in 6 age categories (open and girls): Under 7, Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17,
The winners are

girls under 7
1. LEVITAN, Liel 6 points, 2. ISMAYILOVA, Salbinaz 5 3. LAJDAMIK, Kinga 5

open under 7
1. BUYUK, Eymen Eren 8.5 points, 2. BAYRAMLI, Rafael 6.5 3. KARIMLI, Yusif 6

girls under 9
1. WCM ZAVIVAEVA, Evelina 7.5 points 2. NATOLI, Alessia 7 3. ASLAN, Roza 6.5

open under 9
1. SAMUNENKOV, Ihor 8.5 points 2. EMIR, Doruk 8 3. CM ZVEREV, Lev 6.5

girls under 11
1. MELLOR, Jessica 7.5 points 2. KOROVINA, Yana 7 3. WCM KAPICAKOVA, Lucia 6.5

open under 11
1. KOLESOV, Gordey 7.5 points 2. MEERS, Hubert 7 3. HAN, Yichen 7

girls under 13
1. KASAEVA, Sofiia 7 points 2. WCM ZAVIVAEVA, Emilia 6.5 3. TIKVESLI, Ceylin 6.5

open under 13
1. EFREMOV, Vladislav 7 points 2. CM OCHĘDZAN, Tymon 7 3. BICER, Atakan Mert 6.5

girls under 15
1. WCM ZVEREVA, Margarita 5.5 points 2. CELIK, Eylul 5.5 3. WCM SADE, Defne 5

open under 15
1. OZDEMIR, Serhan Berat 6.5 points 2. DIXA, Oskar 6.5 3. LESZKO, Bence 6

girls under 17
1. Kaczmarska, Joanna 8 points 2. Koridze, Lile 7 3. WFM Kucharska, Honorata 6

open under 17
1. Psyk, Radosław 7 points 2. FM Petriashvili, Nikoloz 7 3. CM Kesgin, Halit Kaan 6

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FIDE Newsletter June 2018

FIDE - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 12:46

World Cadet U8, U10, U12 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018

Minsk, Belarus 

21 - 25 June 2018

The 2nd FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Championships among boys and girls under 8, 10 and 12 years old took place in Minsk, Belarus from 22nd till 24th of June. More than 750 young chess players from 27 countries took part in both events.

Results of the Blitz Championship:

Boys U8:
1. Khumoyun Begmuratov (Uzbekistan) - 8.5 points out of 9, 2. Hesam Amir Jalalvand (Iran) - 8, 3. Danylo Slepchuk (Ukraine) - 7.5.

Girls U8:
1. Ekaterina Zubkovskaya (Belarus) - 8.5, 2. Rukiya Olimova (Uzbekistan) - 8, 3. Elnaz Kaliakhmet (Kazakhstan) - 7.

Boys U10:
1. Tykhon Cherniaiev (Ukraine) - 8.5, 2. Shakhrombek Karimov (Uzbekistan) - 8, 3. Dang Anh Minh (Vietnam) - 7.5.

Girls U10:
1. Afruza Khamdamova (Uzbekistan) - 7.5, 2. Yelyzaveta Marchenko (Ukraine) - 7.5, 3. Ekaterina Kirdyashkina (Russia) - 7.

Boys U12:
1. Leonid Girshgorn (Russia) - 9, 2. Bardiya Daneshvar (Iran) - 7.5, 3. Mikhail Spizharny (Belarus) - 7.5.

Girls U12:
1. Umida Omonova (Uzbekistan) - 8, 2. Anastasiia Dubovyk (Ukraine) - 7.5, 3. Margarita Zvereva (Russia) - 7.

Medals statistics: 1. Uzbekistan, 2. Russia, 3. Ukraine.


Results of the Blitz Championship:

Boys U8:
1. Khumoyun Begmuratov (Uzbekistan) - 8.5 points out of 9, 2. Aleksandr Usov - 8, 3. Platon Krasnoperov - 7.5 (both from Russia).

Girls U8:
1. Varvara Kuzmina (Russia) - 8, 2. Wiktoria Smietanska (Poland) - 7.5, 3. Alina Prochaieva (Ukraine) - 7.

Boys U10:
1. Tykhon Cherniaiev (Ukraine) - 7.5, 2. Patrik Pershin - 7.5, 3. Ivan Tokmantsev - 7.5 (both from Russia).

Girls U10:
1. Samantha Edithso (Indonesia) - 8.5, 2. Afruza Khamdamova (Uzbekistan) - 7.5, 3. Anna Shukhman (Russia) - 7.

Boys U12:
1. Bardiya Daneshvar (Iran) - 8, 2. Almas Rakhmatullaev (Uzbekistan) - 8, 3. Artsiom Strybuk (Belarus) - 7.5.

Girls U12:
1. Umida Omonova (Uzbekistan) - 7.5, 2. Veronika Shubenkova - 7, 3. Mariya Alekseenko - 7 (both from Russia).


European Amateur Chess Championship 2018

Niksic, Montenegro

13 - 21 June 2018

European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 took place from 13th-21st June in Niksic, Montenegro, with participation of more than 180 players from 18 European federations, which is the new participation record of the event. The championship had 3 different rating categories (Open and Women section): U2300, U2000 and U1700. The total prize fund of the event which was played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, was 5000 EUR. Top three players of each category were awarded with cups and medals.

Results U2300 Open
1. Sahin Ozgun (TUR, 2166)
2. Olcum Ahmet (TUR, 2281)
3. Iskos Alexandros (GRE, 2152)

WFM Zherebtsova Alexandra (RUS, 2195) with 6 points became the European Women Amateur Chess Champion 2018. Acarbay Algi (TUR, 1892) took silver medal with 4.5 points and Koljevic Nikolina (MNE, 1832) took bronze with 4 points.

Results U2000 Open

1. Krzysztynska Anna (POL, 1752)
2. Ince Safiye Oyku (TUR, 1762)
3. Bozinovic Boban (AUT, 1930)

Besides the girls who won the Open event, the best ranked women players were: Fransson Pia (SWE, 1486) with 4 points, Ruzic Pia Marie (SLO, 1737) and Rakic Tijana (MNE, 1554) with 3.5 points each.

Results U1700 Open
1. Ruzic Milos (SLO, 1653)
2. Mihciyazgan Can (TUR)
2. Kanev Evgeny (RUS, 1618)

In Women section U1700, Meremyanina Kseniya (RUS, 1581) won the event with 7.5 points. Koc Azra Ece (TUR, 1508) ended second with 7 points and Grishina Zhanna (RUS, 1585) finished the event with bronze medal and 6.5 points.

19th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships

Davao City, Philippines

18 - 28 June 2018

The 19th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championships 2018 took place at the Royal Mandaya hotel in Davao City, Philippines from 18th to 28th of June. With 366 players from 12 countries, this year’s championship is the fourth biggest in history.

Official website: http://asianchess.com/ 

VIETNAM is back as champion in the 19th ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championships. The Vietnamese did it the old-fashioned way: winning big in both the standard and rapid events and doing just enough in the blitz side of the three-part competitions.

The Vietnamese captured 70 golds, 52 silvers and 30 bronzes at the end of the week-long competition organized by Chess Events international in cooperation with the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Davao City government.

The Filipinos’ haul — 55 golds, 45 silvers and 26 bronzes.

FEU captured 17 golds, eight silvers and 2 two bronzes.  

FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos was invited to attend the closing ceremony and award the winners.

American Continental, Classical, Rapid and Blitz Championships 2018

Montevideo, Uruguay

1 - 11 June 2018

Official website: http://fuajedrez.com 

24 GMs and 20 IMs participated in the American Continental Championship. The tournament was an 11-round Swiss Open. Besides Uruguay, the countries that sent most players were Brazil (32), Argentina (28), Chile (14) and United States (14).

Final results

1 1 GM Shankland Samuel USA 2717 9 0 7 5 2552 75,5 10 10,2 2 6 GM Flores Diego ARG 2614 8,5 0 7 6 2492 72,5 10 11,3 3 27 IM Salinas Herrera Pablo CHI 2463 8 0 7 6 2296 64 10 0,5

Shankland and Flores won two of the four World Cup spots offered in the tournament.

7 players that tied after 11 rounds had to play a single round robin rapid tournament to decide who gets other two places in the World Cup.

Jorge Cori and Emilio Cordova qualified for the World Cup.

Zone 4.2 Individual Championships

Djibouti City, Djibouti

9 -18 June 2018

27 players took part in the Open championship and 5 players participated in the Women’s event.

The final results Open:
1. GM Hesham Abdelrahman EGY 8,0
2. IM Fawzy Adham EGY 7,5
3 FM Mesfin Leykun ETH 6,5

The final results women:
1. WIM Moaataz Ayah EGY 5,0
2. WIM Elansary Eman EGY 4,0
3. WCM Girmay Feven Gebremeskel ETH 2,5

18th IPCA World Individual Chess Championship 2018

Prague, Czech Republic

21 - 30 June 2018

Official website: https://ipca2018.com 

59 players took part in the 18th IPCA World Individual Chess Championship 2018 Prague, which was organized by Czech production s.r.o. and IPCA – (International Physically Disabled Chess Association).

The final results

1 1 IM Yarmonov Igor UKR 2352 7,5 41,5 434 6 2 3 IM Gurbanov Andrei ISR 2335 7 40 429 5 3 5   Nowak Lukasz POL 2293 6,5 41 420 6

Gerasimova Svetlana from Russia showed the best result among women.

Full results 

Commonwealth Chess Championship 2018

New Delhi, India

25 June - 4 July 2018

Official website: http://www.delhichess.com/ 

The Commonwealth Championships was organized by the Delhi Chess Association in New Delhi from June 26th to July 3rd. The championship tournament was held as an open tournament, with over 160 players participating. P. Karthikeyan won the gold medal, Vaibhav Suri – silver, Debashis Das – bronze.

Tania Sachdev became the best women players, M. Mahalakshmi took the silver medal and Kiran Manisha Mohanty – bronze.

FIDE events in July: World Team Chess Championship 50+, 65+ 2018 Radebeul (Dresden), Germany 7-Jul-2018 15-Jul-2018 European School Chess Championship 2018 Krakow, Poland 29-Jun-2018 8-Jul-2018 European Youth Team Chess Championship 2018 Bad Blankeburg, Thuringia, Germany 11-Jul-2018 19-Jul-2018 Central American & Caribbean Junior U20 Chess Championships 2018 Guatemala 30-Jun-2018 7-Jul-2018 Panamerican Youth Chess Championship 2018 Santiago, Chile 21-Jul-2018 29-Jul-2018 Asian Schools Chess Championship 2018 Colombo, Sri Lanka 7-Jul-2018 15-Jul-2018 African Amateur Individual Chess Championships 2018 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 13-Jul-2018 22-Jul-2018 2nd Quarter 2018 Presidential Board Bucharest, Romania 8-Jul-2018 11-Jul-2018 18th Deaf Chess Olympiad of the ICCD Manchester, England 6-Jul-2018 16-Jul-2018


43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi 2018


The Georgian Chess Federation and the Chess Olympiad Organizing Committee have the great honor to invite all FIDE member countries to the 43rd Batumi Chess Olympiad and the 89th FIDE congress to be held from 23rd of September till 6th of October 2018 in Batumi, Georgia.

Official website: batumi2018.fide.com

2018 Batumi Chess Olympiad Principals
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Warsaw Najdorf Festival 2018

Chessdom - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 00:48

The A-Open of the Najdorf Chess Festival is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place in the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre, Poland from 8-16 July. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

More live chess8th Amsterdam Science Park Chess Tournament
/International Tournament “Paracin 2018″ /Faroes Open 2018

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Slovakian Championship – Open and GM

Chessdom - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 00:35

The Slovakian Championship – Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 7-15 July 2018 in Banska Stiavnica. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

The Slovakian Championship – GM is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 7-15 July 2018 in Banska Stiavnica. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

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