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Chess school to open in Kabardino-Balkaria

Head of the Ministry of Education and Science Olga Vasilyeva and head of Kabardino-Balkaria Yuri Kokov signed an agreement on creation of the Chess school in the republic, press service of the government …

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. …

Azerbaijani national chess team becomes European champion

The Azerbaijani men's chess team won the European Team Championship held in Crete island of Greece, APA reports. In the final round Azerbaijani chess players played to a draw with the team of Ukraine and finished the tournament with …

FIDE World Cup kicks off in Tbilisi

Opening ceremony of the 15th FIDE World Cup was held in Tbilisi. The event was attended by Sport Minister of Georgia Tariel Hechikishvili, president of the Georgian Chess Federation Gia Giorgadze, …

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 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

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 …