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International Chess Tournament “Ciutat de Lloret”

Luxurious Gran Garbí Hotel**** welcomes the participants

Luxurious Gran Garbí Hotel**** welcomes the participants

SPF National Open for Boys and Girls in Northern California

San Mateo, CaliforniaThe registration for the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open Championship for Girls and Boys is officially opened. The participants are sincerely invited  to join the SPFNO on February 27th – March 1st, 2015 in San Mateo, California.

GM Yuri Vovk tops 17th Festival “Citta di Padova”

The 17th International Chess Festival “Citta di Padova” took place on 14-21st December 2014 in Padova, Italy.

The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament, open to all players rated above 1800 FIDE Elo.

Ukrainian GM Yuri Vovk emerged a clear winner on 7/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind.

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Al Ain, UAE – Results

Official FIDE logoFrom 18 to 21 December 2014, the FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was held in Al Ain city – United Arab Emirates, in cooperation with the UAE Chess Federation, UAE Leaders Qualification Centre and under the auspices of FIDE.

WGM Wafa Shrook defends her African Women Chess Championship title

by Oliver Shalala in Windhoek, Namibia

Egypt’s taliswoman chess player WGM Wafa Shrook defended her African Chess Championship title in Windhoek, Namibia when she won her round 9 game against WCM Fisher Michelle M of South Africa to amass 7.5 points.

GM Granda Zuniga impressive in Valladolid

Julio Granda Zuniga

Julio Granda Zuniga

Al Ain Classic has started

Al Ain has already made a significant contribution to high class chess events in the Gulf region. Currently it is hosting their third international open tournament, Al Ain Classic, on 18-27 December.

Al Ain Classic had started as a side event to the 2012 World Cities Chess Team Championship. On that occasion, it had introduced a unique format: players eliminated from the knock-out team competition could join carrying over their points to the individual Swiss.

African Chess Confederation to increase publicity of and communication about chess in Africa

by Oliver Shalala in Namibia, Windhoek

African Chess Confederation (ACC) president Lewis Ncube this afternoon reiterated the need for chess programmes and activities in Africa to be highlighted to all federations in Africa and to the whole world.


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