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European Women Chess Club Cup 2018

The European Club Cup 2018 will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece.

There are 73 chess clubs, with players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for the Women section.

European Chess Club Cup 2018 LIVE!

The European Club Cup 2018 will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece.

There are 73 chess clubs, with players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for the Women section.

Norway Chess eliminates clock increment for 2019 edition

AltiboxThe Altibox Norway Chess Tournament has introduced some major changes in its competition system for the 2019 edition. Most notably, the drawn games will continue with the Armageddon to determine the winner, while the time control will be G120 without increments.

The organizers are excited about the new format, while the fans’ reaction is mixed.

European Chess Club Cup 2018

Everything is ready for the 34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup which will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece.

The playing venue of the Championships will be the Congress Center of the Porto Carras Grand Resort and the official hotel of the event will be 5 stars hotel Sithonia.

There are 73 chess clubs, with players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for the Women section.

Zurab Azmaiparashvili re-elected ECU President

Zurab Azmaiparashvili (Georgia) is re-elected President of the European Chess Union for another term of four years.

Zurab Azmaiparashvili

Zurab Azmaiparashvili

Arkady Dvorkovich elected FIDE President

Arkady Dvorkovich is elected new FIDE President at the General Assembly that took place on 3rd October in Batumi, Georgia.

Members of the Presidential Ticket of Arkady Dvorkovich are elected into office:

Bachar Kouatly – Deputy President
Sewa Enyonam Fumey – General Secretary
Mahir Mammedov – Vice President
Julio Granda Zuniga – Vice President
Zhu Chen – Treasurer

TCEC Cup 2018 brackets

Serbia suspended from voting in FIDE elections

Official FIDE logoThe FIDE Ethics Commission during the meetings held in Batumi, Georgia, made the decision regarding the Case no.

Police Report Filed in Batumi

On September 30, 2018, Georgios Makropoulos’ team filed a police report in Batumi regarding a case of alleged violence against his team.

The incident is described in the report below.

police report in Batumi

An Indian and Colombian engagement at the Batumi Olympiad

Niklesh Jain of India proposes to Angela Franco of Colombia minutes before the start of 2nd round of the Batumi Olympiad 2018!

It was a surprise for Angela, while Niklesh had planned it all! An amazing moment not just for Niklesh and Angela but the chess community in general.

A Colombian got engaged to an Indian at the biggest possible event in chess where people from 189 countries are taking part! Gens Una Sumus!

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