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Check mate – clever chess charity bags innovation award
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:03
A charity which brings chess into schools and communities has won a prestigious award at the Sport and Recreation Alliance's Community Sport and Recreation Awards. Chess in Schools and Communities was presented with the Innovative Project Award sponsored by specialist insurance company Hiscox. Malcolm Pein receives the Innovative Project Award at...
Monday, June 24, 2013 14:39
The good news is that there will be a 5th edition in December, the bad news is that it won't be a regular chess tournament. Today it was announced that the 5th London Chess Classic won't see any classical chess. Instead, a very strong rapid tournament wll be held as well as "celebrity contests". The tournament runs December 7th-15th, 2013 in...
Monday, March 04, 2013 9:35
Michael Adams won the 20th Bunratty Chess Festival which took place over the weekend at the Bunratty Castle Hotel in Ireland. The English grandmaster won his first five games and then drew in the last round to finish ahead of Nigel Short and Richard Bates. Mark Hebden won the first edition of the Bunratty Masters, a 10-player GM group. Michael...
Pupils from the Liverpool’s Sacred Heart Primary School
Thursday, November 08, 2012 14:16
Like last year, the drawing of lots for the London Chess Classic has been performed in advance and the full pairings are now available. This year, instead of involving the players themselves in the draw at the opening ceremony, the honour of conducting the draw was bestowed upon Liverpool’s Sacred Heart Primary School as a reward for the boom in...
The Full English Breakfast #19: Fishing for Kronas
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Friday, March 30, 2012 13:29
Reykjavik, Chess boxing FIDE, Gawain gunning for London, Cheparinov, chess etiquette. Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #19 is out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek. ;) Origins: The Full English Breakfast started life as...
FIDE Candidates Tournament postponed until March 2013
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 16:49
The FIDE Candidates Tournament has been postponed until March 2013. The new dates were announced today on the FIDE website. Players and organizers have expressed to be happy with this new turn of events, while Andrew Paulson gives some more explanation. Earlier this month FIDE announced a 4-year schedule for two World Championship cycles, which...
Tournament organizers and players not happy with Candidates Tournament dates
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 13:32
In a recent interview, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov mentioned the dates and location for the Candidates Tournament: 23 October-13 November 2012 in London. Thus far, FIDE hasn't published an official press release which confirms this, so nobody knows for sure what is the situation. One thing is clear: the players and the organisers of the...
The Candidates' in London; is FIDE selling its World Championship cycle?
Friday, February 10, 2012 11:14
This week there were rumours about the next Candidates Tournament being held in London, as a result of a tweet by the assistant of the FIDE President. These rumours seem to have been confirmed now by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. In their own report on the recent Presidential Board meeting, FIDE only mentions that a decision on the bids...