IM Oladapo Adu from Nigeria qualifies for FIDE World Cup in Baku

IM Oladapo Adu from Nigeria qualifies for FIDE World Cup in Baku   The FIDE Zone 4.4 Individual Championships 2015 were organized by the Togo Chess Federation under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation (ACC) from 13-22nd March in Lome, Togo. The Championships gathered 36 players from 7 federations: Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo, in Open and Women’s sections. International Master Oladapo Adu, elo 2199 from Nigeria, won the Open section with 8 points from 9 rounds and qualified for the 2015 FIDE World Cup in...

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Another 64 seconds with Amy Lee – Founder of Millionaire Chess

Another 64 seconds with Amy Lee – Founder of Millionaire Chess Susan Polgar, Chairperson of FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM), conducted a follow up interview with Amy Lee, the woman behind Millionaire Chess. Read also the first “64 seconds with Amy Lee” interview Susan Polgar: With 7 days left before the March 31 deadline for lower entry fees, about 25 GMs with ratings over 2600 already registered. There are many big names such as Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Le Quang Liem, Alexey Dreev, Evgeniy Najer (who just won the European...

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„A szabad életet választottam és hazajöttem”

„A szabad életet választottam és hazajöttem” Horváth József interjúja Rigó Jánossal Üdvözöllek, János, kérlek, beszélj a kezdetekről! 1948. október 28-án születtem Budapesten. A sakkozással viszonylag későn, 14-15 éves koromban ismerkedtem meg. Mivel a családunk 1956-tól a Kulich Gyula tér 18. szám alatt lakott, kissrácként „belebotlottam” az ottani sakkozókba. Mára már legendássá vált ez a sakkozói közösség. Szirmai Eduárd és Faragó Iván is említették az interjúban, hogy – gyakorlatilag – ott kezdték pályájukat. Te hogyan...

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GM Wojtaszek winner of the 3rd Polish-Hungarian friendship tournament

GM Wojtaszek winner of the 3rd Polish-Hungarian friendship tournament   After two days of struggle we know the winners in Katowice (3rd Polish-Hungarian friendship tournament). GM Radosław Wojtaszek (POL) won the tournament (8 points), second place got GM Zbigniew Pakeza (POL), the third player was GM Kacper Piorun (POL). In women’s classification the first place went to WIM Klara Varga (HUN). WIM Anna Gasik (POL) got the second place, the third place occupied WGM Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska (POL). Katowice hosted 843 players, among them many Grandmasters and International...

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Caruana wins New In Chess Yearbook Novelty of the Year Award

Fabiano Caruana is the winner of the New In Chess Yearbook Novelty of the Year Award 2014 for his dazzling move 14.Rc1! in the Poisoned Pawn Variation of the Advance Caro-Kann. The Italian World #2 beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in St. Louis, as part of his amazing seven-games winning streak. His novelty got 32% of the vote. The 2014 award was the sixth edition of the contest, organized by The Chess Player’s Guide to Opening News. Earlier winners were Vishy Anand (twice), Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian and Daniel Stellwagen. Among the voters, all readers of the Yearbook, were grandmasters...

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