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12th Khazar International Open

The 12th Khazar International Open Chess Tournament is set to take place on 11-18th February at the Yadegar Imam Sport Complex in Rasht, Iran.

The tournament will be played in four sections:
- Open A for players rated above 2100
- Open B for players rated under 2100
- Open C for women
- Open D for youth under 14

Top prize in Open A is around 1200 USD.

Master Class with Li Chao and Natalia Pogonina

Master Classes were given by Li Chao and Natalia Pogonina on Monday evening in the Archie Suite at the Caleta Hotel.

The classes proved very popular with Li Chao showing two of his games from his time here at the Tradewise Chess Festival this year.

Croatian Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

The Croatian Chess Championship takes place 03-13 February, 2014. The tournament is a single round robin with 12 Grandmasters, with average rating of 2569.

Games daily on Chessdom.com with triple engine analysis by Komodo, Stockfish, and Houdini.

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Andrey Filatov elected President of Russian Chess Federation

The 12th Congress of the Russian Chess Federation took place on Saturday 1st February 2014 in Moscow, with delegates from 62 regional chess federations across the country taking part.

The congress approved changes to the Statutes of the Russian Chess Federation and elected new governing bodies.

Chief Minister of Gibraltar visits Tradewise Festival

The Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo, a keen supporter of the tournament, visited the Tradewise Chess Festival today. The Chief Minister was met at the Caleta Hotel by tournament organiser Brian Callaghan, Tradewise chairman, James Humphreys, and tournament director Stuart Conquest.

FIDE Performance Indicators as collected by Development Commission

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Analysing the FIDE performance from the Development Committee point of view

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Working visit to Astana, Kazakhstan

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On January 25th the FIDE President arrived on a working visit to Astana, Kazakhstan.

President Ilyumzhinov participated in the congress of chess federation of Kazakhstan together with the President of Kazakhstan CF, Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Minister of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan, Mr. Aset Isekeshev.

FIDE President delivered his speech to the delegates and guests of the congress.

Videos from Zurich Chess 2014

Videos by the renowned producer Vijay Kumar from Zurich Chess Challenge 2014.

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Women Rule in Battle of Sexes

Saturday night will undoubtedly become one of the most memorable social events of the 10 day Tradewise International Chess Festival when the men and the women of this tournament played a friendly, yet fearsome Battle of the Sexes – a rapid match with a time limit of 10 minutes for all the moves plus an increment of 5 seconds a move.

The Women ruled the night and won by 2-0, with a third game (played at 10+0) played and won by the Men.

Chinese players on Gibraltar beach

It was down on the beach for the team from China today competing in the Gibraltar Masters of the 2014 Tradewise Chess Festival.

The crisp air and the warm radiant sunshine made it a near-perfect day in Gibraltar today. The team and their coach took some time out on Catalan Bay (the beach below the Caleta Hotel) to enjoy the sunshine just like everyone else participating in the tournament.

All said they were enjoying their time on the Rock both in and out of competition.

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