Chess On Chess : Through coaching, elite college players overcome flaws

Working on chess at higher levels is definitely a different experience than when you first experience the magic of the sport. The leaps and bounds that a beginner can make are quickly rewarded. Learning simple concepts such as common checkmating patterns, tactical


Chess Veselin Topalov: Selected Games of the Ex-World Chess Champion

Veselin Topalov: Selected Games of the Ex-World Chess Champion by Sarham Guliev Veselin Topalov is one of the best known names in global chess. One of the world’s top grandmasters, ex-FIDE World Champion Topalov has been a stable feature of elite chess for m


Chess Bulgarian Players, Arbiters and Trainers

Following the decision of the Executive Board to temporarily exclude the Bulgarian Chess Federation, the following measures are now in place.Chess players under the FIDE flag Players, arbiters, trainers etc. formerly representing the Bulgarian Chess Federation, are


Chess Chess wins three prestigious awards in Botswana

On the 7th of October 2017, the 37th annual National Sports Commission Awards took place in Botswana. It was a very successful event for the chess community as chess was nominated for 5 awards and got three of them. This came as no surprise to Botswana Sport lovers


Chess Obituary – IA Philip Haley

FIDE regret to announce the passing of Honorary Member Philip Haley of Canada, who was very active in FIDE for over thirty years. We send our condolences to his wife, Betty-June, who attended many Congresses with her husband, and the rest of his family. Philip Hal


Chess 6 Of World’s Top 10 To Play 80th Wijk aan Zee

The Tata Steel Chess tournament will be celebrating its 80th birthday by having a very strong field. Six players from the current top 10 will be playing. That includes world number one Magnus Carlsen, former world champions Vladimir Kramnik a... Source: Che


Chess Six Of World’s Top 10 In 80th Wijk aan Zee

The Tata Steel Chess tournament will be celebrating its 80th birthday by having a very strong field. Six players from the current top 10 will be playing. That includes world number one Magnus Carlsen, former world champions Vladimir Kramnik a... Source: Che


Chess Obituary – GM William Lombardy

FIDE regrets to announce the passing of GM William Lombardy in his 80th year. Whilst probably being most famous for being Bobby Fischer’s official second in the Reykjavik World Championship match against Spassky in 1972, he was also World Junior Champion in 1957,


Chess List of titles approved by the Executive Board in Antalya, Turkey

FIDE publishes the list of titles approved by the Executive Board held in Goynuk, Antalya, Turkey on 13-14 October 2017. GM  FED Martirosyan, Haik M.  ARM Mikaelyan, Arman  ARM Petrosyan, Manuel  ARM Smirnov, Anton  AUS G


Chess Congratulations to the RCF Board of Trustees Chairman Dmitry Peskov

FIDE and RCF congratulate the RCF Board of Trustees Chairman D. Peskov on his birthday Athens, 17 October 2017 Mr. D. Peskov Chairman RCF Board of Trustees Dear Mr. Peskov, On behalf of the World Chess Federation and its 188 Federations I would like to congratulat


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