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Nona Gaprindashvili wins European Chess Champion title

Nona Gaprindashvili wins European Chess Champion title

Georgia’s chess legend Nona Gaprindashvili has been crowned European Chess Champion among senior players after her performance at the tournament in Drammen, Norway earned her the title last weekend. The first-ever …

Ilyumzhinov suspended as FIDE president

Ilyumzhinov suspended as FIDE president

The Ethics Commission of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) has suspended the organization’s President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE press service reported. The commission’s meeting was held in Zurich on June …

Shahriyar Mammadyarov ranks second in Mikhail Tal Memorial

Shahriyar Mammadyarov ranks second in Mikhail Tal Memorial

Azerbaijani Grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov took the second place at the Mikhail Tal Memorial, which was held in Moscow. On the third day of the tournament, the final three rounds of fast chess were played, where …

Chess school to open in Kabardino-Balkaria

Chess school to open in Kabardino-Balkaria

Head of the Ministry of Education and Science Olga Vasilyeva and head of Kabardino-Balkaria Yuri Kokov signed an agreement on creation of the Chess school in the republic, press service of the government …

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov quits RCF presidential race

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov quits RCF presidential race

At today's election of the Russian Chess Federation president, the head of FIDE,  Kirsan Ilyumzhinov withdrew his candidacy, explaining that he intends to concentrate on working in the international federation. According to …

 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov gets into FIDE top three

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov gets into FIDE top three

The FIDE published the first rating list of 2017. World Champion Magnus Carlsen starts the year as number one with a rating of 2834. The US chess player Fabiano Caruana ranked second with 2811. …

Three-time European Chess Champions about their way to success

Three-time European Chess Champions about their way to success

The Azerbaijani men's chess team has achieved the third victory in the European Championship in recent years thanks to their skills and desire to win, and showed their best game, Azerbaijani chess players said, speaking with correspondents of …

Azerbaijani national chess team becomes European champion

Azerbaijani national chess team becomes European champion

The Azerbaijani men's chess team won the European Team Championship held in Crete island of Greece, APA reports. In the final round Azerbaijani chess players played to a draw with the team of Ukraine and finished the tournament with …

FIDE World Cup kicks off in Tbilisi

FIDE World Cup kicks off in Tbilisi

Opening ceremony of the 15th FIDE World Cup was held in Tbilisi. The event was attended by Sport Minister of Georgia Tariel Hechikishvili, president of the Georgian Chess Federation Gia Giorgadze, …

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Azerbaijan contributes to the chess world

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Azerbaijan contributes to the chess world

Contribution of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) and authorities of the republic is very important for the chess world, FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza on the sidelines of …

Levon Aronian wins Saint Louis Rapid chess tournament

Levon Aronian wins Saint Louis Rapid chess tournament

Armenian chess player Levon Aronian won the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz chess tournament, which is part of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. Aronian beat Lenier Dominguez of Cuba and won with 12 points. …

Sergey Karyakin's chess school to be opened in Artek

Sergey Karyakin's chess school to be opened in Artek

Sergey Karyakin's chess school will open in the international children center Artek. More than 30 thousand children will be able to attend classes. "This is a unique opportunity to popularize this …

 Russian female team wins World Chess Championship

Russian female team wins World Chess Championship

Russian female team has claimed a victory at the World Team Chess Championships in Russia’s Khanty Mansiysk after Alexandra Kosteniuk played a draw with Ukraine’s Anna Ushenina. Before the …

Antalya to host 88th FIDE Congress in October

Antalya to host 88th FIDE Congress in October

Another congress of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) will be held in October in Turkey. "88th FIDE Congress will be held from October 7 to 15 in Antalya," the Federation reported. …

Dzagnidze wins European Chess Championship

Dzagnidze wins European Chess Championship

Nana Dzagnidze became the champion of the European Women's Chess Championship. The tournament ended today in Riga. In the 11th round, Nana, playing with black figures, played in a draw with the Russian Natalia Pogonina and, having …