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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Casablanca, Morocco

Official FIDE logoA FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 1 to 4 February 2015 in Casablanca, Morocco, by the Moroccan Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE.

Planetwin 365 – All Stars 2014 LIVE!

The Planetwin 365 – All Stars 2014 Blitz Chess Tournament is taking place on 29th December 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The event is a 25-player round-robin tournament with tempo of play 3′ + 2″ and gathers Serbian champions from the last ten years.

Aeroflot Open to recommence in 2015!

As hinted on Twitter earlier, the famous Aeroflot Open will be restarted in its classical format in 2015. The last classical event was held in 2012, while the 2013-tournament was played with short time controls.

The Aeroflot Open will be held from 27th March till 7th April at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The total prize fund is 140.000 Euro.

4th Copa Latinoamericana 2014 LIVE!

The 4th Copa Latinoamericana de Ajedrez 2014 is scheduled to take place on 26-31st December at CEAR (Duran) in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament, open to all players from Latin America chess federations.

The prize fund in the amount of 20.000 USD is provided by the main tournament sponsor, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

38th Zurich Christmas Open 2014 LIVE!

The 38th Zurich Christmas Open is taking place on 26-30th December, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Master Tournament (for players rated over 2000) is played in a 7-round of Swiss format.

117 players from 17 different countries are taking part in the event. Top seed is German best player GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2731).

2014/2015 Hastings International Chess Congress LIVE!

The 2014/2015 Hastings International Chess Congress is taking place from 29th December 2014 to 6th January 2015 in Hastings, within the historic county of Sussex, on the south coast of England.

Main sponsors are Hastings Borough Council, The White Rock Hotel, Orion Energy, KC Computers and The Lansdowne Hotel.

The Hastings Masters is a 9-round accelerated Swiss Pairing tournament with first prize in the amount of £ 2.000.

Top seed is Israeli GM Maxim Rodshtein (2676).

2014 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship LIVE!

The 2014 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship is taking place on 27-30th December 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, in South Padre Island, a resort town in Texas, United States.

3nd Winter Sea Deluxe Open in Gabicce Mare

The 3nd Winter Sea Deluxe Open is set to take place from 2-6th January, 2015, in Gabicce Mare, Italy, next to the Adriatic Sea.

The first two editions had 120-130 participants and were won by the Hungarian Grandmaster Robert Ruck in 2013 and by the Bulgarian Grandmaster Vladimir Petkov in 2014, respectively.

Komodo is the new TCEC Grand Champion

TCEC Season 7 SuperfinalKomodo 1333 (3210) outplayed the TCEC – Season 6 champion Stockfish 141214 (3218) at the TCEC Season 7 Sup

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