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Zones Hold Qualifiers for Asian Juniors and Girls Online Chess Championships

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Zonals started 27th May to select qualifiers to the Asian Juniors and Girls Online Chess Championships organized by the Asian Chess Federation and Chess.com. The Finals, scheduled 3rd June for the Girls and 4th June for the Juniors, will be 9-round Swiss System tournaments. Players were proctored in a Zoom room separately for girls and … Continue reading Zones Hold Qualifiers for Asian Juniors and Girls Online Chess Championships

Asian Player Ties for First in 1st FIDE Online Cup for People with Disabilities

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Philippine disabled player Sander Severino tied for first in the 1st FIDE Online Cup for People with Disabilities held May 21 at  playchess.com. This invitational five-round Swiss tournament brought together 38 participants representing 28 national federations playing not only for the title and glory but also for a €2,200 prize fund. During a brief opening ceremony the … Continue reading Asian Player Ties for First in 1st FIDE Online Cup for People with Disabilities

Join Asian Juniors and Girls Online Chess Championships

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Download rRegulations Asian Juniors and Girls Online Chess Championships 2020 Download RegForm.2020AsianJuniorsGirlsOnlineCh  (only for national federations)

Sharp vs Wise Online Chess Match

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Chess Power (New Zealand) shall hold the Sharp vs Wise Match for both juniors and adults to participate in. It is casual, fun and will give your coaches an insight into how we run online events. It is open to juniors rated over 1000 and adults. It is free. We currently have players from NZ, … Continue reading Sharp vs Wise Online Chess Match

Abu Dhabi Slates Online Super Blitz Challenge and Stay Home Open

- ACF Media Team 06 Apr, 2020

In line with the guidance of the wise leadership of United Arab Emirates considering the threat of spread of the new Coronavirus – Covid 19, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Chess Club & Mind Games, organizes the “Abu Dhabi Super Blitz Challenge”.and Stay Home Open Chess Tournament. Download regulations: … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Slates Online Super Blitz Challenge and Stay Home Open

Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand among six Indians to compete in online chess exhibition to raise funds

- ACF Media Team 06 Apr, 2020

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand and five other leading Indian players will compete in an online chess exhibition on 11 April to raise funds for country’s fight against COVID-19. The Indians will take on players from across the world on the portal chess.com. Apart from Anand, India No 2 Vidit S Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, Baskaran … Continue reading Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand among six Indians to compete in online chess exhibition to raise funds

First Kazakhstan Online Tournament Uide Bol Cup 2020 to Start on April 11

- ACF Media Team 03 Apr, 2020

The first Kazakhstan national online blitz tournament Uide Bol (translated as Stay Home) Cup 2020 organized by Kazakhstan Chess Federation (KCF) in partnership with Kcell mobile telecom will start on April 11, 2020, on chess.com website. The registration started yesterday on the official website and will be open until April 10, 2020. Only citizens and residents … Continue reading First Kazakhstan Online Tournament Uide Bol Cup 2020 to Start on April 11

Key Decisions Approved at the 90th FIDE Congress and Extraordinary General Assembly

- ACF Media Team 25 Mar, 2020

The Asian Chess Federation recently hosted the 90th FIDE Congress and Extraordinary General Assembly in Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The congress and extraordinary general assembly took place between February 26 – 29 at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi 5*Hotel. On February 27, witnessed FIDE Commission meetings (Constitutional, Ethics, Planning and Development and Verification); and Seminar on Chess … Continue reading Key Decisions Approved at the 90th FIDE Congress and Extraordinary General Assembly

GM Barcenilla wins Online Philippine National Bullet Chess Championship

- Abundo 24 Mar, 2020

GM Barcenilla wins Online Philippine National Bullet Chess Championship   Reigning Philippine National Open champion Grandmaster Rogelio “Banjo” Barcenilla Jr. won the online 1st Philippine National Bullet Chess Championship at chess.com Monday, March 23, 2020. Barcenilla, a two-time Asian Junior champion, 1989 in India and 1990 in Dubai, and 1991 bronze medalist in the World … Continue reading GM Barcenilla wins Online Philippine National Bullet Chess Championship

Asian Chess Federation Postpones All Asian Events

- ACF Media Team 11 Mar, 2020

Asian Chess Federation is monitoring carefully the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic and consulting relevant agencies and national chess federations concerned. The novel coronavirus has infected over 116,000 cases worldwide with 4,088 deaths to this day. Our priority is the safety of players and stakeholders. Therefore, Asian Chess Federation has decided as a precautionary measure … Continue reading Asian Chess Federation Postpones All Asian Events