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    ECF direct members vote – 11 Aug 2020

    The direct members of the English Chess Federation are invited to vote their representatives online based on the election addresses of the candidates.

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    Jobs in chess listed on ChessTech – 11 Aug 2020

    24 open positions, all related to IT, many of them allowing to work remotely from home, are listed on our brandnew jobs page. We want to list IT and other jobs in chess that are open to qualified international applicants. Contact gm@chesstech.org

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    FIDE call for game viewer – 10 Aug 2020

    FIDE is planning a comprehensive new platform “Chess ID” to give every player a unique reference code and profile, and to provide a consolidated database and other services. A first element shall be a game viewer to display live and recorded games. Developers are invited to apply until 24 August.

  • Prague Summer Open tournament hall on Saturday

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    Prague open without visible restrictions – 09 Aug 2020

    The Prague Summer Open that has started on Saturday with 278 participants in two groups looks like any tournament hall before the pandemic.

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    World Open online version profitable – 08 Aug 2020

    The 48th edition of the World Open takes place online this weekend with 954 participants who paid between $78 and $180 to register. 31 grandmasters take part in the Open Section. $20,000 in cash prizes plus $5,000 in memberships and videos by host ICC have tempted some to cheat in spite of obligatory Zoom surveillance and strict fairplay rules. Most of those caught in the early rounds are under 16.

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