The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years. About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent around the globe. With such a large player-base and cultural acceptance, there is no doubt that there are several excellent chess cities in the world. But which ones are the very best? Chess.com’s experts, including reporter Peter Doggers and IM Daniel Rensch, considered chess culture, events, history,...

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The largest chess club in the World in Sharjah (UAE)

A világ legnagyobb sakk-klubja Sharjah városban (Egyesült Arab Emírségek) létesült. A fő csarnokban 500-an játszhatnak egyszerre, egy másik teremben 200-an. Mondhatjuk, hogy ebben az országban mindenre van pénz, és ez szinte mindig gigantomániába torkollik, de azért irigylem őket ezért a létesítményért. Egyénként az Emírségekben 6-12 éves kor között kötelező a sakk oktatása! A lányoknak külön sakk-klub épül, bár a versenyeken játszhatnak fiúkkal is kacsintás Az Emírségek legjobb játékosának élője sem éri el a 2600-at, de az iskolai oktatás jó...

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13th WUC Chess – Final Day

KATOWICE - This Sunday 24 August saw the ending of the 13th WUC Chess after six days of competition, during which nine rounds took place on the sixth floor of the Park Hotel Diament. In the women’s competition, the winner was known since Saturday, Klaudia Kulon (POL) being ensured of her title, but she did her best to perform at her highest level until the end defeating during this 9th round the Chinese player Zhang Xiaowen (WGM – Elo 2375) to finish on an almost perfect score of 8.5, remaining undefeated this week. Behind her, three players concluded the week with the same score of...

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King talks with Kirsan

King talks with Kirsan Just one day before the FIDE presidential elections, Daniel King caught up with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for an interview. In it, the FIDE President explains the status of the 2014 World Championship, his plans for office if re-elected, and the zero tolerance rule for all events. We also discover that among those lobbying for Kirsan votes are Russian embassies all over the world. Daniel King - Could you tell us about this agreement you just signed? Kirsan Ilyumzhinov - This is a good proposal by the president of the Russian Chess Federation, Andrei Filatov, to...

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2014 Chess Olympiad: Round #7 Hungary – Results – Games

Round 7 on 2014/08/09 at 14:00 Team pairings - Open Armenia 2 : 2 Hungary Eredmények GM Aronian, L. (3) 2805 1-0 GM Leko, Peter (3) 2740 GM Sargissian (5) 2686 0-1 GM Balogh, Csaba (2½) 2637 GM Movsesian, S. (4) 2672 ½-½ GM Rapport, R. (0) 2704 GM Akopian, V. (4½) 2655 ½-½ GM Polgar, Judit (1) 2676 your web browser and/or your host do not support iframes as required to display the chessboard Round 7 on 2014/08/09 at 14:00 Team pairings - Women Hungary 2½ : 1½ Romania Eredmények GM Hoang, T. T. (3½) 2485 ½-½ IM Peptan, C....

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