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Jack Mizzi places 5th in European Small Nations Chess Championship

by admin-robert • February 13, 2023

16-year old Jack Mizzi, who is the current Junior Champion (U20) has just participated in the ESNA Chess Championships held in Liechtenstein. The other participating small nations were Andorra, Cyprus, Faroes Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco and San Marino. The championship held bi-annually had 2 Grand Masters (Andorra and Monaco), 1 International Master (Luxembourg), […]


Duncan Vella – New President of Malta Chess Federation

by admin-robert • February 7, 2023

The Malta Chess Federation held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 5th February. The new council for the next 4 years was formed. Duncan Vella was appointed President and Noel Grima – Vice President. Jake Darmanin is the new General Secretary while Nina Thornton is Treasurer. Geoffrey Borg is FIDE Delegate while Jamie Farrugia, Ron […]


44th Chess Olympiad India with a captain’s eye Round 8-11

by admin-robert • February 6, 2023

44th Chess Olympiad India with a captain’s eye Round 8-11 Feb 6, 2023 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy Round 8 Sao Tome and Principe (The bad day):In the eighth round Malta Men’s team played against Sao Tome and Principe, where we were the favourites, but everything went wrong. Their average rating […]


FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich visits Malta

by Colin Pace • October 22, 2022

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich visits Malta Oct 22, 2022 FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich and Malta Chess Federation Vice President Duncan Vella and Treasurer Noel Grima held a meeting to discuss current and future affairs of the Malta Chess Federation. This was Mr. Dvorkovich’s first visit to Malta but also the 100th country he travelled to. […]


44th Chess Olympiad India with a captain’s eye Round 5-7

by admin-robert • September 21, 2022

44th Chess Olympiad India with a captain’s eye Round 5-7 Sept 10, 2022 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy Round 5 Yemen:In the fifth round Malta Men’s team played against Yemen, another strong opponent. They had 2 IMs, 1CM and their elo-rating’s average was 2255. Until this certain game we had 2 […]


44th Chess Olympiad India with a captain’s eye Round 1-4

by admin-robert • August 17, 2022

44th Chess Olympiad India with a captain’s eye Round 1-4 August 17, 2022 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy Round 1 Serbia:In the first round Malta Men’s team played against Serbia and it was a really though game. 4 GM’s, four really experienced but not old chess players with 2574 average Elo-rating. […]


ESNA Round 9 Game Analysis

by admin-robert • December 9, 2021

ESNA Round 9 Game Analysis December 09, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy In the last round Malta lost against Jersey 1-3,  Cyprus was beaten by Andorra so they were not able to reach one of the top 3 postions. And as a bonus we analyzed a game for my chess […]


ESNA Round 7-8 Game Analysis

by admin-robert • December 5, 2021

ESNA Round 7-8 Game Analysis December 05, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy Thursday and Friday rounds 7 and 8 of the ESNA tournament were held. The games are being played at the Victoria Palace Hotel in Sliema.    In the seventh round Malta beat Guernsey’s 3-1, Jake and Clarence drew, […]


ESNA Round 5-6 Game Analysis

by admin-robert • December 2, 2021

ESNA Round 5-6 Game Analysis December 02, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy Today round 5 and 6 of the ESNA tournament were held. The games are being played at the Victoria Palace Hotel in Sliema.  In the fifth round was entirely pro forma higher rated teams won except Luxemburg – Cyprus […]


ESNA Round 4 Game Analysis

by admin-robert • December 1, 2021

ESNA Round 4 game analysis December 1, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy Yesterday round 4 of the ESNA tournament were held. The games are being played at the Victoria Palace Hotel in Sliema. In the fourth round Malta missed the chance to beat Liechtenstein, and Guernsey was able to secure a […]