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Successful FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Tashkent

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

On May 07-10, 2021, the Uzbekistan Chess Federation, under the auspices of the FIDE Events Commission (EVE) and the Asian Chess Federation, held a seminar for International Organizers concurrently with the Zone 3.4 Open Championships that took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This event was made possible due to financial support from FIDE and the Asian … Continue reading Successful FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Tashkent

Lexie Grace Hernandez wins PSC-NCFP Selection Women’s Semi-Finals

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

by Marlon Bernardino. MANILA, Philippines—Philippine chess wunderkind Lexie Grace Hernandez pocketed top honors in the PSC-NCFP Selection – Semi-Finals (Women) online tournament held last May 11 to 13, 2021 on Tornelo platform. The 15-year-old Hernandez, a grade 9 student of Holy Angel University in Angeles City, Pampanga collected 5.5 points on four wins and three … Continue reading Lexie Grace Hernandez wins PSC-NCFP Selection Women’s Semi-Finals

IM Angelo Young Joins Zamboanga Sultans in Professional Chess Association of the Philippines

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

by Marlon Bernardino. It’s official. The Zamboanga Sultans acquired the service of International Master Angelo Abundo Young, an 8-time Illinois State Champion and over-all 8th in the 2019 World Senior Chess Championship in Bucharest, Romania. Young came back from Chicago, USA for more than 2 decades to pursue his dream to become national champion. He … Continue reading IM Angelo Young Joins Zamboanga Sultans in Professional Chess Association of the Philippines

Singaporean Siew Kai Xin, Filipino Robert Suelo to play in PCAP chess league

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

  by Marlon Bernardino. Singaporean Siew Kai Xin (above left) and Filipino Robert Suelo Jr. (above right) will be put to the test as they lead the Quezon City Simba’s Tribe in the upcoming GM Wesley So Cup which kicks off on May 15, 2021. Siew will serve as import while Suelo will be part … Continue reading Singaporean Siew Kai Xin, Filipino Robert Suelo to play in PCAP chess league

Manalang, Cubangbang register podium finishes in OLOPSC chess tournament

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

by Marlon Bernardino. Mervin Sebastian Manalang and Gerome Benedict Cubangbang continue to reap honors as they finished first and second in the 3rd edition of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour’s (OLOPSC) “Surfin D’ Board” Online Chess Tournament last May 8, 2021 at lichess.org. Manalang collected 6 points on six wins and one loss in seven outings … Continue reading Manalang, Cubangbang register podium finishes in OLOPSC chess tournament

Russian FIDE Arbiters Seminar Held in Tashkent

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

A Russian FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized from 10th May 2021 to 12th May 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, by the Uzbekistan Chess Federation and Zone 3.4 FIDE President under the auspices of FIDE and Asian Chess Federation. The Seminar gathered a record number of 32 participants from Zone 3.4 FIDE countries — Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, … Continue reading Russian FIDE Arbiters Seminar Held in Tashkent

Asia Leads the FIDE Trainer Awards 2021 with Six Winners!

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

No less than six Asians are winners of the FIDE Trainer Awards 2021, dominating an awards recognising excellence in chess training n 2019 and 2020, and which has now expanded to nine categories. China took the largest number of awards with three, Ye Jiangchuan receiving the Tigran Petrosian Award for Trainer Education, Xie Jun receiving the Yuri … Continue reading Asia Leads the FIDE Trainer Awards 2021 with Six Winners!

Arabic FIDE Arbiters Seminar Concluded

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

The 99th Internet Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was held from 7th to 11th April 2021. It was organized by the Asian Chess Federation, and under the auspices of FIDE Arbiters Commission. The Lecturer was IA/IO Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE) FIDE Lecturer, Chairman of FIDE RC & ACF Arbiters Commission. The Organizer was Hisham Al Taher (UAE) … Continue reading Arabic FIDE Arbiters Seminar Concluded

Introduction  of Grand Prix Series, First Time in Pakistan

- haunress 01 Jan, 1970

The Balochistan Chess Association under the umbrella of the Chess Federation of Pakistan (CFP) is on track to introduce and establish a chess culture on the provincial as well as National-level. After Successful organization of three Classical FIDE-rated tournaments in just 50 days of BCA establishment, which is a record, yielding 22 FIDE rated players … Continue reading Introduction  of Grand Prix Series, First Time in Pakistan

Oneli Vithanawasam wins CFSL Online Under 18Yrs Girls Youth Rapid Chess Championship 2021

- Abundo 01 Jan, 1970

Oneli Vithanawasam (photo above) of Lyceum International School Wattala who was sharing the lead yesterday with 4 points out of 4 games, played exceptionally well to win the event by scoring 6 out of possible 7 games. She beat the other overnight leader Prasansa Premanath in the 5th round and drew with Esandi Newansa and … Continue reading Oneli Vithanawasam wins CFSL Online Under 18Yrs Girls Youth Rapid Chess Championship 2021