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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 Chionship

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 …

Armenian chess Grandmaster ensures clear first for himself at GRENKE Chess Classic

Armenian chess Grandmaster ensures clear first for himself at GRENKE Chess Classic

Armenian chess Grandmaster Levon Aronian won his game against Hou Yifan at Round 6 of GRENKE Chess Classic. Thus, with a fourth win in a row, Aronian became unreachable for his opponents ahead of the final …

Muslim televangelist who urged to replace chess with praying acquitted in Istanbul

Muslim televangelist who urged to replace chess with praying acquitted in Istanbul

The Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office ruled against trying a Muslim televangelist who said “playing chess is more sinful than gambling,” Anadolu Agency reported. Plaintiff Mücahit Bayraktar had applied to the …

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#039s World Chess Chionship 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 Chionship

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 …

Female chess players protest wearing hijab at Iran world chionship

Female chess players protest wearing hijab at Iran world championship

Some of the world's top female chess players are upset that the next world championship will be held in Iran, where players are expected to wear head scarves. The US women's champion, Nazi Paikidze-Barnes, will …

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 …

Mahir Mammadov: We have tried to make Chess Olympiad the best in history

Mahir Mammadov: "We have tried to make Chess Olympiad the best in history"

The Vice-President of the Chess Federation of Azerbaijan about the Chess Olympiad in Baku

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. …

Azerbaijani chess player wins Vugar Gashimov chess memorial

Azerbaijani chess player wins Vugar Gashimov chess memorial

Azerbaijani grand master Shahriyar Mammadyarov has become the winner of Shamkir Chess Tournament commemorating late grandmaster Vugar Gashimov in Azerbaijan's Shamkir. He and Italy`s Fabiano Caruana both scored 8 …

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 …

Russian Sergey Karyakin wins chess contenders#039 tournament

Russian Sergey Karyakin wins chess contenders' tournament

Russian Grand Master Sergey Karyakin has won the chess contenders' tournament in Moscow, defeating Fabiano Caruana from the US. The head of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated the Russian chess …

Ilyumzhinov: Azerbaijan is an exle to follow in the development of chess

Ilyumzhinov: Azerbaijan is an example to follow in the development of chess

Azerbaijan has always been an example for the development and popularization of chess among the other 186 countries from the World Chess Federation (FIDE). This was announced today in an exclusive interview for Vestnik Kavkaza by FIDE ...

Armenian President opens Candidates Chess Tournament in Moscow

Armenian President opens Candidates Chess Tournament in Moscow

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan made a symbolic first move before the start of the Candidates Chess Tournament of the World Chess Championship, which opens today at the Central Telegraph building in Moscow. The line-up …

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”

Russian women#039s team wins European Chess Chionship

Russian women's team wins European Chess Championship

Russian women's team has won the European Chess Championship, which was held in Reykjavik. During the final day of the tournament, the Russian chess team defeated Germany with a score of 3-1. …

Russian team becomes European chion in chess

Russian team becomes European champion in chess

The Russian chess team have become the winner of the European Championship, which took place in Reykjavik, Iceland.  In the final 9th round Evgeny Tomashevsky, Yan …

Mahir Mammadov: Armenian chess players don’t have and they won’t have any problems in Baku

Mahir Mammadov: "Armenian chess players don’t have and they won’t have any problems in Baku"

The Vice-President of the Chess Federation of Azerbaijan about the World Cup and the World Chess Olympiad

Chess players from 45 countries to fight at Chess World Cup 2015

Chess players from 45 countries to fight at Chess World Cup 2015

The Chess World Cup 2015 will be played in Baku on September 10. It will be a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament. Finalists from 45 countries will qualify for the 2016 Candidates Tournament. The director of the ...