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Reykjavik Chess Festival 2012

Reykjavik Chess Festival 2012

In 2011, 166 players from 30 countries participated, including 27 grandmasters, 11 of which with a ELO rating of 2600 and higher. Total prizes in 2012 will be €15000, including many special prizes for various age and rating categories, in addition to the traditional top women prize.

4th Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee Memorial

4th Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee Memorial

There will be cash prizes at stake in various categories which will prompt a lot of tiny tots to bring out their best. While the major action will go on, on the top boards, the likes of IM norm holder Ankit R Rajpara of Gujarat, World Junior player CRG Krishna of Andhra Pradesh and Fide Master M B Muralidharan of Kerala have it in them to cause major upsets.

Youth Chess Tournament for Peace

Youth Chess Tournament for Peace

The event is endorsed by the World Chess Federation (FIDE). In a letter to organizers the President says that FIDE is proud to be associated with the 2011 Youth Chess Tournament for Peace, which promotes harmony amongst the people of the world.

26th Festival Internacional de Ajedrez Cidade de Ferrol

26th Festival Internacional de Ajedrez Cidade de Ferrol

65 participants are currently signed for the main 9-round Swiss tournament. Grandmasters Aleksa Strikovic and Dragan Paunovic from the nearby La Coruna, Dragan Barlov from Tenerife and a strong contingent from Cuba are among the top seeded players.

Anand – Gelfand 2012 to take place in Moscow, Russia (ALL INFO CONFIRMED)

Anand – Gelfand 2012 to take place in Moscow, Russia (ALL INFO CONFIRMED)

The World Chess Championship 2012 between the defending World Champion Viswanathan Anand and the challenger from the Candidates Matches Boris Gelfand will take place in May 2012 in Moscow, Russia. Full information and details after a second press release from FIDE.

Chess in the 2011 Summer Universiade

Chess in the 2011 Summer Universiade

The 2011 Summer Universiade is scheduled to take place from 13th to 22nd August in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. 22 sports will be contested with a total of 306 events. For the first time in the history of the FISU, Universiade is including chess as a sport.

FIDE Women Grand Prix 2011 – 2012

FIDE Women Grand Prix 2011 – 2012

The Rostov Chess Federation is one of the most active regional Federations and has already organised 64th Russian Championships – Higher League in 2011, Taganrog (near Rostov) and many other chess events.

Match Navara – Láznička in Novy Bor

Match Navara – Láznička in Novy Bor

The games will take place in a circular room in Ajeto and the viewers will be able to watch the battle from the comfort of the restaurant, which is separated by a round glass wall from the “arena”. Grandmaster Marek Vokáč along with many other guests will provide live commentary in the separate room.

World Junior Chess Championship 2011

World Junior Chess Championship 2011

The World Junior Chess Championship 2011 will take place 1-16 August in India. It is one of the strongest WJCC ever, featuring over 80 titled players among the juniors and girls.

Kavala Open Chess Tournament 2011

Kavala Open Chess Tournament 2011

A total of 263 players are signed to compete in one of the three Groups. The main Open A has 120 players from 18 countries, with 37 Grandmasters and 17 International Masters in the field.

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