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CHESS Magazine – April 2017: Grischuk Wins Sharjah FIDE Grand Prix

Friday, March 31st, 2017

CHESS Magazine – April 2017
Grischuk Wins Sharjah FIDE Grand Prix

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UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue:

  • Unambitious Beginnings – The action from the opening leg of the FIDE Grand Prix in Sharjah
  • Learning from Dima – Determined to improve, Carl Strugnell employed Dmitri Svetushkin
  • Beer & Blitz – The Kings Head hosted another rather strong blitz tournament
  • Saunders on Chess – John enjoyed his contrasting trips to the Kings Head and RAC Club
  • Opening Trends – More success for the Reti and also the Caro-Kann
  • The Brits Rock! – Some fine attacking play from the British players at Gibraltar
  • Find the Winning Moves – Can you do as well as the players at Wijk and the 4NCL?
  • Illegal Moves – More useful advice from International Arbiter Alex Holowczak
  • Taxi! – John Henderson shares tales of cab-driving chess players
  • Know the Rules – Bill Forster has some handy advice for the tournament player

Plus all the regular features such as: How Good is Your Chess?, Saunders on Chess, Find the Winning Moves, Never Mind the Grandmasters, Studies, Home & Overseas News, Calendar and Book Reviews.

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Source: The Week in Chess

April 2017 FRL

Friday, March 31st, 2017

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FIDE publishes April 2017 FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

US Chess Championship 2017 LIVE!

Friday, March 31st, 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, the nation’s top 24 chess players will gather in Saint Louis to compete for the titles of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women’s Champion, which will be held simultaneously at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) from March 28 through April 10.

The U.S. Chess Championship field features a headline clash between the nation’s top-three players: Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So. These three players have been battling it out on their way to the top of not only American – but world – chess for the past few years.

Last year’s reigning champion, GM Caruana, is ranked #3 in the world, while GM Nakamura has won the U.S. Championships four times and recently won the prestigious Tradewise Gibraltar Open for the third time.

Follow the US Chess Championship 2017 live at Chessdom or with additional options at ChessArena.com – Watch section or at the Chess Arena mobile application

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US Women Chess 2017 LIVE!

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The 2017 U.S. Women’s Championship field will feature U.S. Women’s reigning champion IM Nazi Paikidze and seven-time U.S. Women’s Champion GM Irina Krush, who will seek to win back the title. The Women’s Championship will once again see young talents like 15-year-old WIM Jennifer Yu and 13-year-old Carissa Yip.

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Mobile chess application by Chess Arena

Friday, March 31st, 2017

ChessArena.com, the online chess playing platform by Chessdom, has launched its first mobile application for Android. The app has the full functionality of the desktop version including playing chess against real opponents, ELO ratings and leaders, achievements and medals, viewing the top events with renowned Grandmasters online – and all this for free! Download your copy of ChessArena for mobile here at the app store

From amateur to Grandmaster level, everyone is in the race for the medals and achievements

From amateur to Grandmaster level, everyone is in the race for the medals and achievements

The top tournaments from around the world will be live daily on your mobile

The top tournaments from around the world will be live daily on your mobile

You can rate the app and send your feedback, we listen to it and will implement your ideas for a continuously developing chess experience

You can rate the app and send your feedback, we listen to it and will implement your ideas for a continuously developing chess experience

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2017 March TNT has been rated by the CFC

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Please see the crosstable here.

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Zacxhary Piche

Source: Chess Manitoba

Webster University with 5th college title in a row

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The College Chess Final Four event was held on 25-26th March at the Marshall Chess Club in New York.

Webster University scored 8 points (two match wins, one tie) to claim its fifth consecutive President’s Cup.

Texas Tech is second with 6,5 points, St. Louis University third with 5 points and UT Dallas is third with 4,5 points.

Chess Final Four Video by Webster team

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World Cadets Chess Championship 2017

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

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International Chess Federation (FIDE), Confederation Chess Americas (CCA), Brazilian Chess Federation (CBX), Minas Gerais State Chess Federation, the WCCC 2017 Organizing Committee and companies participating, have the honor to invite all the FIDE member Chess Federations around the world to participate in the FIDE World Cadets Chess Championship 2017 (under 8, under 10 and under 12 years old – open and girls) which will take place in Po?os de Caldas –Minas Gerais, Brazil, between August the 21st, 2017 (arrival) and August the 31tst, 2017 (departure).

INVITATION (ENG)

INVITATION (ESP)

REGISTRATION FORMS (ENG)

REGISTRATION FORMS (ESP)

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

FIDE World Cadets Chess Championship 2017

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

International Chess Federation (FIDE), Confederation Chess Americas (CCA), Brazilian Chess Federation (CBX), Minas Gerais State Chess Federation, the WCCC 2017 Organizing Committee have the honor to invite all the FIDE member Chess Federations around the world to participate in the FIDE World Cadets Chess Championship 2017 (under 8, under 10 and under 12 years old – open and girls) which will take place in Po?os de Caldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, between August the 21st, 2017 (arrival) and August the 31tst, 2017 (departure).

The venue is the Convention Center of the Golden Park Hotel (300 meters from Thermas World Resort 160 meters from Golden Park Hotel and 120 meters from Village Inn hotel.)

The tournament will be played using the Swiss system with 9 rounds. The national rankings will not be taken into account for pairings. The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Golden Park Hotel Po?os de Caldas

Golden Park Hotel Po?os de Caldas

Participation

Each federation can register one (1) invited player in each of the categories – under 8, 10, and 12 (boys and girls). The total of six (6) invited players and one accompanying official (captain/trainer with a valid FIDE Trainer license) belonging to the national federation are invited by the Organizers. A player must not have reached his 8th, 10th, 12th birthday, respectively, before January 1st of the year 2017.

The players placed 1-3 in the previous World Cadet Championships and respective Champions of the Continental Youth Championships, shall have the personal right to participate in the World Cadet Championships of the corresponding age – category or a higher age-category if the age stipulation mentioned above is met. Such players shall also be classified as invited players and have to be registered by the national federation.

Other than invited players, players shall be classified as Additional players. All persons, besides the players or the Accompanying Officials, shall be classified as Accompanying Persons. A federation may register any number of Additional players and Accompanying Persons but only upon confirmation by the Organizing Committee.
The national Federation shall be responsible for the costs of their Additional Players and accompanying persons.

In order to provide appropriate tournament conditions, the Federations must complete carefully the official registration form (in the website and also send to National Federations) and send it back to the organizing committee by 21st June 2017. Any other form will not be accepted.

Contacts:

General Information: AI Elcio Mour?o email: wccc2017brasil@gmail.com Phone/Fax : 55 21 32586760
Accommodation: email: wccc2017brasil@gmail.com
Transportation: email: wccc2017brasil@gmail.com
Registration: email: wccc2017brasil@gmail.com

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Statement of Continental President for Europe

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Zurab-Azmaiparashvili

Statement of the Continental President for Europe
Zurab Azmaiparashvili

To: ECU Board
European National Chess Federation
Media

Dear Colleagues

I need to comment on the latest negative events that occurred in FIDE.

First of all, I would like to refer to the results, which, unfortunately, were overridden by all the turmoil regarding the Kirsan Ilyumzhinov resignation.

As you know, FIDE had unpleasant financial results in 2015. Over the last year FIDE administration, especially it’s treasurer has worked extremely successfully to improve FIDE’s financial situation up to 900 000 US dollars in 2016.

This positive development gave FIDE the means to make an important decision – that the prize fund recent Women’s World Chess Championship will be paid from FIDE’s budget. Unfortunately, this became impossible after Chess Federation of I. R. of Iran failed to transfer the required sum for the prize fund. However, the FIDE Presidential Board gave a final two-week notice to Iranian Chess Federation to pay the agreed amount to FIDE. If not the Iranian Chess federation will be suspended and all the services will be frozen.

Now let me respond to the information, which was fast spread in the media.

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that despite the US Department of the Treasury sanctions against FIDE president in November 2015, I cannot recall even one occurrence of FIDE Presidential Board demanding the resignation of FIDE president. Everything this makes it harder and harder every day for FIDE to work efficiently and herewith puts potential and not only potential sponsors off. Instead, the Presidential Board gave to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov enough time to defend himself in front of US authorities.

It is obvious that abovementioned events resulted in FIDE management crisis, which, in my opinion, was the direct outcome of Kirsan Illyumzhinov’s hesitant position. This was notable during the Presidential Board Meeting when he couple of times mentioned his intention to resign. It was only after Presidential Board Meeting when FIDE president, under strong emotional stress, verbally confirmed his resignation 3 times.

On my part, I would like to add that the Board has never shown disrespect towards FIDE president and all the fuss and rumors surrounding the subject are to be discussed during FIDE Presidential Board extraordinary meeting to resolve the matter. To clarify also that the misleading scenario appeared in the media claiming that US chess federation or Americans are behind all this. I assure you these are groundless claims.

To conclude, I believe the issue will be solved during the next upcoming Presidential Board meeting.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

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