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Ilyumzhinov: Presidential Board is wasted money

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who denies announcements from FIDE that he resigned as president, said that the FIDE Presidential Board planned fo
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Israel Gelfer: FIDE with big problems because of Ilyumzhinov sanctions

Israel Gelfer: FIDE with big problems because of Ilyumzhinov sanctions | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
FIDE Vice-President Israel Gelfer stated for TASS : "I would not like to speak publicly about the situation with Ilyumzhinov, but
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Mohammad Kambouzia: This matter belongs to the General Assembly

Mohammad Kambouzia: This matter belongs to the General Assembly | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
FIDE Vice-President Mohammad Jafar Kambouzia, from Iran, stated for TASS : "I think that this is the mistake of those who maintain th
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Karpov: Ilyumzhinov's rivals in an unscrupulous struggle for power in FIDE

Karpov: Ilyumzhinov's rivals in an unscrupulous struggle for power in FIDE | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov stated for TASS : "Whe
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Dmitry Peskov supports Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

The press secretary of the Russian president Vladimir Putin and head of the Russian chess federation Supervisory Board, Dmitry Peskov
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Scandal in Montenegro – Players and clubs accuse Federation President Sakotic

Scandal in Montenegro – Players and clubs accuse Federation President Sakotic | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
Open letter by Montenegro chess clubs and national players:
The European Youth Chess Championship were opened in Budva, Montenegro, on 28th September, and will continue until 9th October.

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Scandal in Montenegro – Players and clubs accuse Federation President Sakotic

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Joshua Friedel Wins 114th United States Open Chess Championship | Chessdom

Joshua Friedel Wins 114th United States Open Chess Championship | Chessdom | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

The 114th Annual United States Open Chess Championship took place on 27 July – 4 August 2013 at the Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, in Middleton, Wisconsin.

Grandmaster Joshua Friedel won a tiebreak playoff against IM Mackenzie Molner to become the US Open Chess Champion. Friedel also qualified for the 2014 US Championship.

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Trip to South Africa

Trip to South Africa | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
Jacob Zuma vs Keagan Rowe FIDE Treasurer and Executive Director, Nigel Freeman, together with African Chess Union President, Lakhdar Mazouz, FIDE Zone 4.3 President, Tshepo Sitale and FIDE Development Secretary, Rupert Jones visited southern Africa...
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Chess News & Events: Hoang Thanh Trang is European Women’s Chess Champion

Chess News & Events: Hoang Thanh Trang is European Women’s Chess Champion | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

Hungarian Grandmaster Hoang Thanh Trang drew her last round game against the former continental champion Viktorija Cmilyte (Lithuania) to secure the first place in the tournament and claim the title of 2013 European Women’s Chess Champion.

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4th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” | Chessdom

4th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” | Chessdom | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

Again the wonderful city of Erice hosted our Festival! Erice which is situated in western Sicily (Italy) is only 15 km away from airport “Vincenzo Florio” in Trapani (Ryanair Hub) and is a true and proper tourist pearl of Sicily.

Located about 700 meters above sea level it is overlooking the Mediterranean sea and from almost every corner you can enjoy breathtaking views and even see Mount Etna in the distance.

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2nd Noel Skelton Open

2nd Noel Skelton Open | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
The 2nd Noel Skelton Open will take place from 31st August to 1st September (Labor Day Weekend) at the Crown Plaza Minneapolis West, 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, Minnesota.
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Lucas Liascovich tops Maikoova Cup 2013

Lucas Liascovich tops Maikoova Cup 2013 | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
International Master Lucas Liascovich took home the winner’s trophy at the First MAIKOOVA Cup after obtaining 7.5 points and get the title at the strongest Argentine rapid championship of the year.
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Hilton Chess Festival in Basel, Switzerland

Hilton Chess Festival in Basel, Switzerland | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

Der Verein Schachfestival Basel is organizing the Hilton Chess Festival Basel on 1-5th January 2014 at Hilton, Aeschengraben 31, in Basel, Switzerland.

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Makropoulos: "Kirsan, it's only your fault"

FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos said on Wednesday that FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov should blame himself over the recen
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Zurab Azmapiarashvili: The Board has never shown disrespect towards FIDE president

Zurab Azmapiarashvili: The Board has never shown disrespect towards FIDE president | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
I would like to draw your attention to the fact that despite the US Department of the Treasury sanctions against FIDE president i
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Kutin: The situation is ugly and incomprehensible

FIDE Vice-President FIDE Boris Kutin, from Slovenia, stated for TASS : "The situation turns out to be very ugly and incomprehensible. A
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Карякин откроет шахматную школу в Симферополе

Карякин откроет шахматную школу в Симферополе | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
Известный российский гроссмейстер Сергей Карякин откроет в Симферополе шахматную школу, где время от времени будет читать лекции. - Читайте подробнее об этой теме на сайте РИА Новости.
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Confusion over Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's position

Confusion over Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's position | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
Yesterday FIDE posted a news item  announcing Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s resignation  from the post of FIDE President. Kirsan Ilyumzhino
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Wisconsin chess player takes first in U.S. Open Chess Championship

Wisconsin chess player takes first in U.S. Open Chess Championship | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

When chess grandmaster Joshua Friedel of Brookfield resumes teaching through the Wisconsin Chess Academy this fall, he'll have quite an inspirational story to share about what he did over the summer break.

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I am just starting to learn playing chess. So far I am finding it as a good type of game as it develops both my physical and intellectual skills. But what if I will become an expert player soon? Will I also be a champion in the US Open Chess Championship? Hahaha. Why not, right? Just a thought.

 

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8th Bone Blitz Tournament in Cuprija

8th Bone Blitz Tournament in Cuprija | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
The 8th Bone Blitz tournament was played on 4th August in Cuprija, Serbia.
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Chess: Soumya Swaminathan wins National challengers’ title

Chess: Soumya Swaminathan wins National challengers’ title | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

The final day of the 40th National women’s challengers’ chess championship witnessed several battles. Not surprisingly, because there were places up for grabs in the National premier championship at Kolkata from August 25.

Leading the list of eight qualifiers will be Soumya Swaminathan, a 24-year-old from Pune with a disarming smile. She won the championship quite comfortably in the end, with a point separating her from runner-up Swati Ghate.

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Chess News & Events: Interview with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in Biel

Interview with GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, winner of the 2013 Biel Grandmaster Tournament

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Why is Magnus Carlsen not playing in the FIDE World Cup?

Why is Magnus Carlsen not playing in the FIDE World Cup? | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

Norwegian Grandmaster Leif Erlend Johannessen explains why the world ranked #1 - Magnus Carlsen - is not playing in the FIDE World Cup.

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DSK Chess Open 2013

DSK Chess Open 2013 | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

The Deutsche Schule Kapstadt was this year’s proud host of the international chess tournament – “DSK International Chess Open 2013” which ran from the 19-29 July.

Junior world champion Alexander Ipatov from Turkey played impressively to finally get 8/9 points and leave second placed Sergei Tiviakov a whole point behind.

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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins the Olivier Breisacher Memorial | Chessdom

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins the Olivier Breisacher Memorial | Chessdom | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

One of the most interesting tournaments seen in the last couple of months finished in Switzerland. The Olivier Breisacher Memorial went to tiebreaks after four players tied on first place. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took home the winner’s trophy after defeating Alexander Moiseenko in the rapid final match.

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