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Watch Live Games of Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Tournament

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Round 9 on Saturday, 26 September starting 4pm Bangladesh time Visit chess-results.com  for pairings and results   G1 – 9: G 10 – 18: G 19 – 27 G 28 – 37:

Asian Chess Federation e-Newsletter Published

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Download the ACF Newsletter September 2020

Ranindu and Nethmi, King and Queen of Sri Lankan Chess

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

A sixteen year School boy from Ananda College, Colombo, Ranindu Liyanage (photo above) was crowned national chess champion. Ranindu who was playing excellent chess from the beginning and concluded with a total of 10 ½ points out of possible thirteen. Young Ranindu suffered an unnecessary loss to CC Weerasinghe at the penultimate round gave only … Continue reading Ranindu and Nethmi, King and Queen of Sri Lankan Chess

Ranindu is champion with 2 rounds to spare. Nethmi nears women’s title

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Anandian school boy Ranindu Liyanage will be crowned the Sri Lanka National Champion for 2020 as he has stormed off to an unbeatable lead with one more day to spare in the championship. He started the most awaited battle of the tournament so far against former National Champion FM Minul Doluweera in the morning round … Continue reading Ranindu is champion with 2 rounds to spare. Nethmi nears women’s title

Asian Online Nations Cup (and regions) Scheduled 10-25 Oct 2020

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

The Asian Chess Federation shall organize the Asian Online Nations Cup (and Regions) Chess Team Championship 10-25 October 2020 on Chess.com. The tournament will follow the traditional system of separate competitions for men’s and women’s teams. Each team is composed of 4 regular players, 1 reserve and captain. Federations should confirm entry by 25 September … Continue reading Asian Online Nations Cup (and regions) Scheduled 10-25 Oct 2020

Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Online Chess Tournament

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

The South Asian Chess Council (SACC) shall organize the Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Online Chess Tournament, 24 to 26 September 2020 in Chess.com.  The tournament is sponsored by Canadian University Bangladesh and associated by Golden Sporting Club. Download Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Online Chess Tournament 2020 Total cash prizes of 6,000 (Six Thousand) US dollars. … Continue reading Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Online Chess Tournament

Professional Chess Association of the Philippines is Born

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Abraham “Baham” Mitra will lead the introductory press conference of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) on 17 September via Google meet. The Games and Amusement Board is the government body overseeing professional sports such as pro boxing and pro basketball. Visit GAB Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GamesandAmusementsBoard/ Joining … Continue reading Professional Chess Association of the Philippines is Born

Two school kids on top at halfway mark of both Men’s and Women’s SRI Nationals

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

  CM Ranindu Liyanage of Ananda College (left photo) and Nethmi Fernando of Girls High School – Kandy (right) top the tables at the end of the 1st half of the National Chess Championships held at the Sri Lanka Chess Federation Headquarters in Colombo. The tournaments are held according to a round-robin system with 14 … Continue reading Two school kids on top at halfway mark of both Men’s and Women’s SRI Nationals

Ranindu and Nethmi Lead Sri Lanka National and Women’s Championships

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Second seed Ranindu Dilshan Liyanage (photo above) of Ananda College grabbed the lead after 4 rounds of the Sri Lanka National Chess Championships. He  held top seed Susal de Silva to draw in a double rook ending using a French defense and then went on to win against Maheesha Dabarera (photo below) of Maliyadeva College … Continue reading Ranindu and Nethmi Lead Sri Lanka National and Women’s Championships

Favorites Lead Sri Lanka National Chess Championships after 3 Rounds

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

The second day of the National/Women’s National Chess Championship organized by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka concluded with exciting results. The second round started at 9 a.m. 12th September, while the third at 3.30 p.m. in both men and women categories. There was huge enthusiasm among all the players to get themselves awarded as … Continue reading Favorites Lead Sri Lanka National Chess Championships after 3 Rounds