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Jolanta Zawadzka wins Polish Women’s Championship

Poland flagThe 2018 Budimex Polish Women’s Championship was a 10-player single round-robin taking place in the Trading Room of the Warsaw Stock Exchange from 12-20 May. The top prize was the same as for the open – 20,000 PLN (about $5,500), with the top two qualifying for the Polish team.

Jaime Santos Latasa wins 7º Open Internacional LLucmajor

LLucmajor 2018The 7th international Llucmajor is a 9-round Swiss open which took place from 13-20 May, 2018 in Llucmajor, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
138 players took part in the tournament, among them 18 GMs.

Igor Kovalenko wins Baltic Zonal – Tallinn Stage

Estonia flagThe Baltic Zonal -Tallinn Stage was a 9-round Swiss tournament which took place from 14-20 May 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. This is the first of three Baltic Zonal tournaments and the overall winner qualifies for the 2019 Chess World Cup.

Cristhian Cruz wins Open La Habana 2018

Capablanca-201353rd edition of the Capablanca Memorial Chess took place from May 9-19 in the Habana Libre Hotel in Havana, Cuba.

Sam Shankland wins 53rd Capablanca Memorial

Capablanca Memorial53rd edition of the Capablanca Memorial Chess took place from May 9-19 in the Habana Libre Hotel in Havana, Cuba.
The tournament was divided in two sections, Elite group and Open tournament.

Ju Wenjun wins Women’s World Championship Match

Y84A6235The tenth game of the Women’s World Chess Championship Match finished with a draw and with the final score 4.5-5.5.the challenger Ju Wenjun became the new Women’s World Champion.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is following closely the situation in FIDE

In a recent letter-reply to GM Kevin Spraggett, concerning the US sanctions against Kirsan Ilyumhinov, the FIDE Deputy President Mr. Georgios Makropoulos dropped a bombshell by mentioning the following:

Behgjet Pacolli still hasn’t decided to join Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket

Gazeta Express reported that Kosovo Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli “joins” Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s team for the upcoming FIDE election.

But further in the article the portal cites a slightly different statement. “Of course they have proposed my name, but I did not take any decision,” Pacolli told Express, when asked whether he was proposed by FIDE or he supports current President of FIDE for another term.

Global Chess Festival 2018 – Chess Connects Us

The 4th edition of the annual Global Chess Festival (GCF) will be held on Saturday October 13th, 2018.

This year’s festival in Budapest will take place in the breathtaking location of the Hungarian National Gallery. As in previous years, a wide range of activities will be organised, all with chess as the main theme.

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