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News ‘July, 2008’

Germany announces Chess Olympiad team for Dresden 2008

Germany announces Chess Olympiad team for Dresden 2008

Arkadij Naiditsch, the current German Champion Daniel Fridman, and Jan Gustafsson. The team is completed by Igor Khenkin and David Baramidze.

Heart of Finland 2008 starting on Saturday

Heart of Finland 2008 starting on Saturday

The city of Jyväskylä will host the Heart of Finland 2008 open tournament on 12-18 July. Organizer is Jyväs-Shakki club and tournament director is Risto Nevanlinna.

GM Daniel Friedman top seeded at Vicente Sebastian Chess Memorial

GM Daniel Friedman top seeded at Vicente Sebastian Chess Memorial

GM Daniel Friedman will be top seeded at Vicente Sebastian Chess Memorial that will take place 19-20 July in Menorca, Spain. The German champion will have to play for the first place among strong competition GM Neuris Delgado Ramirez, GM Radek Kalod, GM Stefan Djuric, GM Ramon Mateo, etc.

IM Anna Zatonskih will be the top women chess player.

34th Open Internacional Villa de Stiges

34th Open Internacional Villa de Stiges

A total of 117 players will start competing at the 34th edition of Open Internacional Villa de Stiges chess tournament. The participants are from 28 countries, and among them there are 11 GMs and 20 IMs. Top seeded is GM Viktor Erdos.

36th Greek Chess league

36th Greek Chess league

Wednesday, July 9, at 9:30 CET the top Greek clubs meet in the 36th edition of Greek
League. There are 20 teams competing, each team consists of 12 players (5
with no limit, then a woman, a girl under 18, a girl under 16 and boys under
18, 16, 14 and 12.)

Ikaros Chess Festival 2008

Ikaros Chess Festival 2008

This year’s Aegean Open Championship 2008, the main event of the Ikaros Chess Festival 2008, is expected to be a quite strong and interesting tournament that will take place from 12th till 20th of July 2008 at Aghios Kirykos, the capital of Ikaria island in Greece.

9th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament

9th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament

The 9th International chess tournament in honor of former world champion Anatoly Karpov will take place on 8-18th July at the NRMU CSB “Neptune” in Bragin Poikovsky, Khanty-Mansiysk. The organizers have stated that their main objective is to popularize and develop chess in the vast territory of Siberia.

International Chess Tournament Sport Summer 2008

International Chess Tournament Sport Summer 2008

International Chess Tournament “Sport Summer 2008″, organized by the Sports Union of Paracin and chess club SFS Borac, will take place on 7-13th July in Paracin, Serbia. The invited players will form a field of average rating 2360, which is classified as 5th category event according to FIDE scale. This will be the first international chess event in the region of Pomoravlje after “Metalka Jagodina 1994″.

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