Latvian Open 2014 Chess Universiade www.rtu.lv24 - 25 October, Riga Technical University, Kalķu Iela 1 - 417th (4th floor)
2014 Universiade is open to players from all Latvian universities, as well as from  other European universities. Each school is allowed to enter up to 5 men and 5 women with no lower than 1600 FIDE rating.
The competition takes place in accordance with the rules of FIDE rapid chess playing 7 rounds in the Swiss system.  Representatives from the same university shall not meet among themselves. Time control - 25 minutes until the end of the  game, each participant + 5 seconds for each move made.
The tournament will calculate rapid chess FIDE rating.


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III Sigulda District Open Rapid Chess Championship


Siguldas novadsPlace and Time
Competition was held on 4th and 5th October, 2014 at Sigulda State gymnasium, K.Barona iela 10, Sigulda, Latvia. Preliminary application until Wednesday, 1st October, 17.00.
The competition was organized and run by the Sigulda District Council Sports Department in cooperation with the Riga Chess Federation and Grandmaster Alexei Shirov. Tournament director Karina Putnina, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone +371 67970207; organizer Visvaldis Gercans, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , mob. phone +371 29277148.  The Chief Arbiter Alberts Cimins, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone +371 28804664.
System, time control
11 rounds Swiss system, FIDE rules, FIDE rapid chess rating calculation.
Time control 12 min + 5 sec/move. Chief arbiter has the right to make changes.


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Sigulda District Open Rapid Chess Championship 2013


Friendly match between Alexey Shirov and Evgeny Sveshnikov


GM Alexei Shirov vs GM Evgeny SveshnikovFriendly match between GM Alexey Shirov and GM Evgeny Sveshnikov - Riga, 26.-28.09.2014 (Time control: 50 minutes/game + 10 seconds/move.)


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Panevezys Open 2014 th International chess tournament Panevezys Open 2014
Date: 2014 09  5 – 11
Venue: Panevezys Kolegija, Laisvės square 23.
Organizer: IO Arvydas Baltrunas and Panevezys chess club
Address: Laisves sq. 25 B , LT – 35200 Panevėžys
Tournament Director: IO,FA Arvydas Baltrūnas +370 (676) 32388; +370 (688) 34262
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System and rate of play: 9 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the FIDE Laws of Chess. The playing time will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 min. to end game with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from first move. FIDE rated. Chief Arbiter IA Raimondas Paliulionis.


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X Baltic School Chess Festival - 2014


Baltijas valstu skolu šaha festivālsX Baltic School Chess Festival was held in 5 star Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, 24 Kugu street, Riga, Latvia from August 25 (day of arrival) until August 30 (day of departure) 2014. Tournament system and rate of game:
The team tournament - according to the Swiss System in 7 rounds.
Time control: 90 minutes per game per player + 30 seconds per move starting from the move 1.
(Only FIDE ratings for the pairings). Fund of individual board prizes - 1000 EUR.

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IX Baltic School Chess Festival - 2013

The Baltic Summer Chess Camp 2014

Author: Yuri Agafonov


Starptautiskā šaha nometne RīgāThe international Baltic Summer Chess Camp ( held in Riga during August 13-16. It was an intensive and enjoyable training which will invigorate the chess practice of the children and adults with ELO below 2014. Participants from Latvia, Lithuania and the UK improved their chess skills and enjoyed Riga city (charming European Capital of Culture for 2014) celebration. City tour was held and participants were able to spend time wandering around the pleasant Riga Old Town exploring its markets, cafes and museums. The event was conducted in English which provided welcome cross-cultural and language experience for the participants.

Main trainer Verner Putka used a variety of teaching methods including lectures, game analysis, memory recall, exercises, consulting and pair games, simultaneous.  Fried Liver attack against the Two Knights defence was illustrated by the topical game Shirov (Latvia) – Sulskis (Lithuania) from the recent Tromso Olympiad which Shirov won in swashbuckling style.  Ričardas Fishmanas, the Lithuanian coach, presented some rare lines in the Kings Indian Defence. On the third day, Girts Kazmins navigated through the inevitable Latvian Gambit and showed it to be a dangerous weapon against the unprepared opponent. Valentin Kirilov, trainer of 8th World Champion Mikhail Tal, told about chess Heritage and showed a lot of personal materials. Participants were able to improve international chess ratings by playing in the local tournaments, including number of .

Grateful acknowledgement is due to those who supported the UK participants including Chess in Schools and Communities for its award grant to Megan Richards (Cardiff), as CSC Pupil of the Year; the John Robinson Youth Chess Trust for its grants to Michael Green (Canterbury) and George Harman (Manchester) and for the donation of prizes. Training take place in charming chess club ROYAL BIOGRAPHY, located in the historical center of Hanseatic Riga, thank you to the owner – Dainis Deglis. The BSCC 2014 achieved what was intend, was value for the money and all participants would like to return next year.

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Organizators of BSCC2014:
John Foley, Director of Training and Education, Chess in Schools and Communities;
Dr. Yuri Agafonov, FIDE Trainer.

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www.rtuopen.lvThe IV International Chess Festival „RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OPEN 2014” - August 15-24, 2014, Riga, Latvia. Five main ELO tournaments and an additional blitz tournament; the total prize pool of the festival - 25000 EUR.
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3rd International Chess Festival “Vidzeme Summer”



3rd International Chess Festival “Vidzeme Summer” - LIMBAŽI, Latvia, July 24-27,  2014 (Children, Blitz and Open rapid tournaments)
The festival is supported by the Limbaži Region Council, Limbaži City Council and Riga Chess Federation. GM Alexei Shirov confiirmed his participation in A tournament. The venue of the tournament is administrative building of Limbaži Region, 16 Riga Street.


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Chess Festival "Liepajas rokade - 2014"


Chess Festival "Liepajas rokade - 2014": July 10 - 13, 2014, hotel "FONTAINE ROYAL" (Stūrmaņu iela 1, LIEPAJA, LATVIA). Total Prize Amount: 5 000 EUR.

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Liepajas rokade - 2013

48th Ilmar Raud Memorial Ilmar Raud Memorial - In memorial of member of the Estonian team that scored 3rd at the Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires. Organizer: Viljandi CC Fellin. The event is a part of Kodumasinad series 2014 ( held by The Estonian Chess Support Organization. Time and place: June 30-July 6 2014 in Viljandi Sports Center ( Vaksali 4 (500 meters from the bus station, by the Square of Liberty).


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