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Tournament for journalists held in Baku
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On the occasion of 22 July, the National Day of the Press, the Baku Chess Olympiad Organizing Committee has organized a chess tournament for journalists. Information about the playing rules was provided at the opening ceremony. It was indicated that the objective of the tournament was to promote chess in the run-up to the 42nd World Chess Olympiad due to be held in Baku.
Fuad Alizadeh (sputnik.az) became the winner with seven points, Jeyhun Aliyev (futbolinfo.az) finished in second place with six points and Ilkin Khalilov (ATV) in third with five points.
The winners received diplomas and gifts from the Baku Chess Olympiad Organizing Committee.

Sourse: http://bakuchessolympiad.com/news/11/80
 
Baku Chess Olympiad - information for press
Local Press
Press registration and accreditation for the 42nd Chess Olympiad
Journalists from the local and foreign media representatives, interested in covering the 42nd Chess Olympiad, held in Baku in September 1st-14th, need to register to the event. The registration is open from April 15th till June 30th.
The local journalists should provide the Organizers with the following:
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SportAccord World Mind Games 2014
sportaccord logoPlayers are invited to send in their contract, along with a copy of a passport with validity for more than six months, by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by not later than Friday 1st August 2014 for this year’s fourth edition of the Sport Accord World Mind Games. The selection has been based on the average of the player’s three ratings for classical, blitz and rapid.

Download Competitor's Commitment

Reserves are also requested to send in a signed contract by the above date.


The events will be the following :

• Rapid Events
• 16 male players – 16 female players (separate event for male/female)
• two days with seven rounds Swiss events;
• time control 20 mins each side plus 10 secs increment

• Blitz Events
• 16 male players – 16 female players (separate event for male/female)
• Three days with double round robin events (10 games per day);
• time control 3 mins each side plus 2 secs increment

• Basque Events
• 16 male players – 16 female players (separate event for male/female)
• two days with five rounds Swiss events;
• each player plays two games simultaneously per round with white and black pieces
• time control 20 mins each side plus 10 secs increment per game
 
Webster University Nurtures the Future of Women's Chess
coverThe 11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls Invitational began on Thursday July 10 at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri USA. The event, which drew 56 participants from over 40 US States and 7 countries, consists of group training sessions with GM Polgar followed by a 6-round tournament with prizes including college scholarships to Webster University of over $200,000. Webster University graciously also provided full accommodations for the official qualifiers from each US State and country.

Webster University is home to the Susan Polgar Institute of Chess (SPICE) program who has secured for a second consecutive year the US National Collegiate championships (4 years for SPICE program via GM Polgar's previous university).

FIDE Vice President Ali Nihat Yazici spoke during the opening ceremony and praised the leadership of Webster University for fostering the development of women's chess and for helping sow the seeds for future generations of top talent female chess players.

Of the 56 girls that competed, 14 are FIDE rated of which 5 hold FIDE titles of Woman Candidate Master, Woman FIDE Master and Woman International Master.
 
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