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2015 World Chess Cup (Baku, Azerbaijan) The opening ceremony of the 2015 World Chess Cup officially opened the championship qualifier. One-hundred and twenty eight players have arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan carrying their flags to compete for a chance and glory… and perhaps a chance at competing in the World Candidate’s tournament in March 2016. According to fide.com, 2015-09-11 more
FIDE World Cup 2015 The FIDE World Cup takes place in Baku 11th September to 5th October 2015. 128 players compete in this knockout event with two Candidates places at stake. 2015-09-11 more
"We Do Not Suspect Anyone" The weather was warm when I was boarding my flight in Tbilisi. When I arrived at Baku, it was hot - that's my first impression. Soon, it will be even hotter! The tournament that is about to open here in Baku is the Dream tournament - not only for Magnus Carlsen, who has proposed to fight for the World Championship title in a knockout like this, but also for those who have been looking forward to see battles between elite GMs and the "ordinary mortals". We have already watched quite a few closed round-robin events, we will watch more and more, but the most interesting thing is to see how the world stars perform against ambitious "almost-stars". 2015-09-11 more
FIDE World Chess Cup 2015 LIVE! The FIDE World Chess Cup, an integral part of the World Championship Cycle 2014-2016, is taking place from September 10 – October 5, 2015, in Baku, Azerbaijan. 2015-09-11 more
Baku World Cup Takes Off This Friday With Almost All Top GMs The Sinquefield Cup is just over, but later this week almost all its participants can be found behind the chessboard again — at the Baku World Cup. 2015-09-09 more
The Organizing Committee is developed for World Chess Cup 2015 and World Chess Olympiad 2016 to be held in Baku President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on the establishment of the Organizing Committee for World Chess Cup 2015 and World Chess Olympiad 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Azerisport.az reports that First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Republic Yagub Eyyubov was appointed as the chairman of the Organizing Committee. 2015-07-14 more
According to “Qafqazinfo” the President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov responded to journalists with further information: He spoke about Azerbaijan and the State Program on chess: "I am pleased to be in Azerbaijan. I want to thank the Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Republic and the Azerbaijan Chess Federation according to a high-level organization of the Grand Prix tournament. 2015-07-10 more
Signing was held on the regard of World Chess Cup 2015 and World Chess Olympiad 2016 Baku - APA. Official signing ceremony was held for World Chess Cup 2015 and World Chess Olympiad 2016. According to Apasport.az website, the relevant documents were signed by the President of International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the Chairman of Azerbaijan Chess Federation (ACF) Elman Rustamov and by Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Republic Azad Rahimov. 2015-07-10 more