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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 …

Vugar Gashimov chess memorial opens in Shamkir

Vugar Gashimov chess memorial opens in Shamkir

The Vugar Gashimov Memorial opened today in Azerbaijan. It will be held at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Shamkir. Among the participants are the 14th World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik, a recent contender for the title …

Women's World Chess Championship kicks off in Tehran

Women's World Chess Championship kicks off in Tehran

FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2017 started in Tehran, capital of Iran, on Friday. The competition will be held from February 10 to March 5.  The knock-out tournament will have the participation of some of the …

Pre-New Year meeting of the Diplomatic Club

Pre-New Year meeting of the Diplomatic Club

Last summer, after ten years long break, Russian Diplomatic Academy reopened Diplomatic Club, which became intellectual platform for communication in a confidential atmosphere for Russian and foreign diplomats, representatives of international …

 Karjakin beats Carlsen and leads World Championship

Karjakin beats Carlsen and leads World Championship

In round eight of the 2016 world championship, Russian Sergey Karjakin had multiple chances to ignite the match against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen. It was a tale of three one-square moves: the first played, the …

Russian chess players won bronze at World Olympiad in Baku

Russian chess players won bronze at World Olympiad in Baku

Russian men's team won bronze medals at the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in the capital of Azerbaijan. The first place was won by athletes from the United States and the second was taken by the team from Ukraine, the correspondent of …

Nona Gaprindashvili: I enjoy Chess Olympiad in Baku

Nona Gaprindashvili: I enjoy Chess Olympiad in Baku

Famous chess player, five-time world and the USSR champion, Olympic champion and winner of international tournaments, Nona Gaprindashvili, has arrived in Baku and attended matches of the sixth round of the 42-th …

World Chess Olympiad Starts In Baku

World Chess Olympiad Starts In Baku

The 42nd World Chess Olympiad started several minutes ago in Baku. The opening ceremony will last about an hour at the National gymnastics arena and the competitions will be held at the Sports and Concert Complex …

Baku presents World Chess Olympiad

Baku presents World Chess Olympiad

Today, the organizers of the World Chess Olympiad in Baku held a media tour for the press. A tour for journalists was arranged in the 'Crystal Hall', a place where chess battles will begin on September 2. …

Vugar Gashimov chess memorial opens in Shamkir

Vugar Gashimov chess memorial opens in Shamkir

The Vugar Gashimov Memorial opened today in Azerbaijan. It will be held at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Shamkir. The memorial will be held in Shamkir for the third time, it is dedicated to the memory of famous …

Chess players of the world, unite!

Chess players of the world, unite!

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: “We united the chess world; we have one champion, one federation; we are recognized by the IOC”