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A closing and opening day for World Chess Championships

Another day of media battles begins, as two ceremonies coincide (photo by Paul Truong)

Another day of media battles begins, as two ceremonies coincide (photo by Paul Truong)

Jorge Vega, Continental President for Americas, about upcoming elections

During the FIDE World Chess Championship match in Chennai, the Continental President for Americas Mr Jorge Vega spoke about the forthcoming FIDE elections in Tromso 2014.

The first topic were developments in the American continent in the past three years.

Interview with Orrin Hudson

Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, founder of Be Someone project, is attending the FIDE World Chess Championship 2013 in Chennai, India.

Be Someone Inc is a non-profit organization that teaches chess to at risk youth.

Official website of Be Someone Inc

Yelena Ankudinova and Anatoly Vaisser are FIDE World Senior Champions

The 23rd FIDE Individual World Senior Championships 2013 were held on 11-24th November, 2013, at the conference centre Tamaris in Grand Hotel 4.Opatijska Cvijeta in Opatija, Croatia.

The Championships were organized by the Chess Club “Rijeka” in agreement with FIDE and Croatian Chess Federation, under the auspices of the Mountain-littoral County, the City of Rijeka and the City of Opatija.

Interview with GM Leif Johannessen

Norwegian Grandmaster Leif Erlend Johannessen about the FIDE World Championship Match 2013 with special comment on the key victory in the 9th game.

Video by the renowned producer Vijay Kumar.

27th Belgrade Trophy

The 27th Belgrade International Open Championship (Belgrade Trophy) will be held from 24th November to 2nd December in Obrenovac, near Belgrade. The tournament is valid for international norms for FIDE titles.

The first Belgrade International Tournament was held in 1948 as a 20-players round robin. In various forms and with several breaks, the tournament continued until 1987.

From the year 2001 the event became an annual fixture in Obrenovac, under the sponsorship of Belgrade Assembly.

Aravindh Chithambaram wins Chennai GM Open 2013

14-year-old FIDE Master V R Aravindh Chithambaram emerged the champion with a whopping 9/11 after the final round of the Chennai Grandmaster International Open Chess tournament held in celebration of the FIDE World Championship Match 2013 at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today.

Komodo brilliant at the start of TCEC Superfinal

komodo-chess-engine-1The Komodo chess engine is off to a brilliant start at the TCEC Superfinal match against

FIDE World Chess Team Championship 2013


The FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2013 is going to take place November 24th – December 6th in Antalya, Turkey. Participants are Armenia, Russia, USA, Germany, Turkey, Azerbaijan, China, Ukraine, Holland, and Egypt.


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