Shahriyar Mammadyarov wins Riga Grand Prix

Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov has won the second leg of the FIDE Grand Prix series in Riga after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with blacks in armageddon. Thanks to this triumph, Mammadyarov now …

Astana to host FIDE World Team Championships in March

The World Team Championship (Open and Women sections) will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan on March 4-15, FIDE confirms. The women section includes the teams of Russia, Armenia, Hungary, Georgia, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, China, the U.S. …

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 …

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

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. …

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. …