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Kaviska Wins Sri Lanka Youth Chess Event

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Kavishka Gimhan Laksiri (in photo) won the CFSL Online Youth Rapid Chess Championship 2021 – Under 14 Yrs convincingly by scoring a total 8.5 points out of possible 9 games. He scored 8 out of 8 points in the first 8 rounds by scoring wins against Pansilu Karunarathne, Senith Gunarathne, Rashmitha Mettanmanda, Yemith Gunaratne, Oneli … Continue reading Kaviska Wins Sri Lanka Youth Chess Event

Chess Champs Academy wins Sri Lanka Online Women’s Rapid Teams Chess Cup 2021

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

The Chess Champs Academy Team led by Thilini Koswatte (in photo above) won the the maiden CFSL Online Women’s Rapid Teams Chess Cup 2021 conducted by the Chess Federat5ion of Sri Lanka convincingly. At the grand finals, which was held in double rounds giving each layer a Black and a white, Chess Champs scored 3 … Continue reading Chess Champs Academy wins Sri Lanka Online Women’s Rapid Teams Chess Cup 2021

Sri Lanka Women’s Online Rapid Teams Chess Cup 2021 – Division A

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

The first-ever CFSL Online Women Rapid Teams Chess Cup 2021 organized by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka resumed its third level, the Div, A promising more exciting chess as it did in the other two Divisions. The Semi Finals & the Finals will be on the 24th of January 2021. All the games are … Continue reading Sri Lanka Women’s Online Rapid Teams Chess Cup 2021 – Division A

Nicolas Croad wins 2021 New Zealand Championship

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Croad receives the Silver Rook trophy from the President of NZ Chess Federation FM Nicolas Croad became the winner of the 2021 New Zealand Championship. It’s his second national title. The 9-round event (NZ Open) was a part of the 128th Congress held in Palmerston North from January 2-12. The top four boards were broadcast live throughout the event. FM … Continue reading Nicolas Croad wins 2021 New Zealand Championship

One WGM and 5 WIMs in Sri Lanka Online Women’s Rapid Team Chess Championship

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka is organizing the 1st CFSL Online Women Rapid Team Chess Championship 2021 on 14th, 16th, 17th and 24th January 2020 at the Chess.com platform. Altogether 55 teams have registered in the event from all over the country. One WGM from Kazakhstan, three WIMS from India and two WIMs from … Continue reading One WGM and 5 WIMs in Sri Lanka Online Women’s Rapid Team Chess Championship

Sanjay Kapoor elected AICF President, Bharat Chauhan retains secretary’s post

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Sanjay Kapoor was elected president of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) while Bharat Singh Chauhan retained the secretary’s post in the polls held online on Monday January 4th. Kapoor, representing Uttar Pradesh Chess Association, defeated incumbent P R Venketrama Raja in a close contest. Kapoor received 33 votes as against 31 of Raja. Chauhan … Continue reading Sanjay Kapoor elected AICF President, Bharat Chauhan retains secretary’s post

Four Sri Lankans Get FIDE Trainer and Instructor Titles

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Four Sri Lankan Trainers participated in Online Asian Trainer Seminar last December 2020 and secured their FIDE Trainer and Instructor titles. FIDE Master Rajeendra Senaka Kalugampitiya (see photo above) has become the 1st FIDE Trainer in Sri Lanka. Earlier FM Sunil Weeramantry had the title but is now a permanent resident in the US. FIDE … Continue reading Four Sri Lankans Get FIDE Trainer and Instructor Titles

Sokian’s Chess Club wins the Inaugural CFSL Online Rapid Teams Chess Cup 2020

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

The Sokian’s Chess Club from Ambalangoda won the CFSL Inaugural Online Rapid Chess Cup 2020 conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka at Chess.com after a nail biting finish yesterday. The strongest Team, Lasker Chess Club with three National Team players and The Sokian’s with an International Master from Uzbekistan with Asian Gold Medalist … Continue reading Sokian’s Chess Club wins the Inaugural CFSL Online Rapid Teams Chess Cup 2020

Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan Top 3 in Asian Universities Men’s Championship

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

IM Khalil Mousavi Seyed of Iran lived up to his top seeding as he won the Asian University Individual Chess Championship, finishing in first place alone with 7.5 points out of 9 rounds in the tournament organized by the Iran University Sports Federation under the auspices of the Asian University Sports Federation in cooperation with … Continue reading Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan Top 3 in Asian Universities Men’s Championship

Mongolia, Indonesia, Iran top 3 in Asian Universities Women’s Chess Championship

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Khulan Enksaikhan, 25, of Mongolia scored 7.5 points out of 9 rounds to win the gold medal in the individual championship and power her team to victory in the Asian University Chess Championship in Chess.com. The tournament is organized by the National University Sports Federation of Iran under the auspices of the Asian University Sports … Continue reading Mongolia, Indonesia, Iran top 3 in Asian Universities Women’s Chess Championship