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Friday, November 23, 2012 20:41
In the second round of the World Chess Grand Prix in Tashkent, only Alexander Morozevich managed to win his game against top seed Fabiano Caruana. Since the other games ended in a peaceful way, it's the Russian GM who's taking an early sole lead in the capital of Uzbekistan. Tashkent Grand Prix logo | Photos courtesy of FIDE Event FIDE Grand Prix...
Thursday, November 22, 2012 22:59
On Thursday the second leg of the World Chess Grand Prix series started in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The games take place in the Gallery of Fine Art, each day at 14.00 local time. In the first round, two players managed to score a full point: Alexander Morozevich and Sergey Karjakin. Tashkent Grand Prix logo | Photos courtesy of FIDE Event FIDE Grand...
Coming soon: Corsica, Bucharest, Tashkent
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 16:53
Three interesting and strong chess events are starting soon: the annual rapid event in Corsica, the postponed Kings' Tournament and the second FIDE Grand Prix. We give dates, participants and other details. Corsica The 16th Corsica Circuit chess festival takes place October 27-31 in Bastia and Ajaccio. Alongside simuls by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave,...
Bulgarian Chess Federation sues FIDE for London 2013 bidding procedure
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 15:12
The Bulgarian Chess Federation is taking FIDE to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for the bidding procedure of the Candidates tournament that's now scheduled for March 2013 in London. The BCF seeks the annulment of the contract between FIDE and Agon, and believes that the new FIDE Statutes "jeopardise the rights to fair procedure and just...
London Grand Prix officially opened
Friday, September 21, 2012 1:38
With a modest drawing of lots followed by a big party, the London FIDE Grand Prix tournament was officially opened on Thursday night at the Somerset House, on the south side of the Strand in central London, England. The first round will be played tomorrow at 14:00 local time (15:00 CET), with the following pairings: Kasimdzhanov-Leko, Nakamura-...
A rendering of what the playing hall will look like
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 13:52
After an opening reception on Thursday night, next Friday the first of six Grand Prix tournaments will take off in London's historic Simpson's-in-the-Strand. The FIDE Grand Prix series 2012-2013 will be played over six different cities and both the winner and the runner-up of the overall series will qualify for the Candidates Tournament to be held...
2016 Olympiad to Baku (and other results of the FIDE General Assembly)
Friday, September 14, 2012 18:43
The 2016 World Chess Olympiad will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. This was the result of a vote at the FIDE General Assembly last Saturday. The FIDE Executive Board at the General Assembly | All photos courtesy of the FIDE & the Istanbul Olympiad Again, we look back and summarize the most important events of the 83rd FIDE Congress and General...
New FIDE Statutes approved; Kasparov friends with FIDE again!?
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 21:45
As is tradition, alongside the Olympiad in Istanbul the FIDE Congress was held. For a week officials and delegates got together to discuss chess related matters and vote on important projects and proposals. This week we look back and summarize the most important events of the 83rd FIDE Congress. In the first article, today we focus on the FIDE...
Suat Atalik
Friday, August 10, 2012 11:06
Responding to the ACP's recent open letter, GM Suat Atalik states that he is not going to "take part in any negotiations with these people concerning illegal decisions they have taken so far." The Turkish grandmaster points out that the President of the Greek Chess Federation, Georgios Makropoulos, and the President of the Turkish Chess Federation...
Association of Chess Professionals (ACP)
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 12:02
In an open letter directed to "FIDE and the chess community", the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) condemns the decision of the Greek Chess Federation to not allow Atalik to participate in its competitions. "Under the eyes of the chess community, and in the absence of a specific ruling in this sense by FIDE, there is no reason for Mr....