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11th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational

11th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational

The 11th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational with over $200K in prizes and scholarships will be held on July 10–15, 2014 at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Webster University will provide complimentary room and meal accommodation on campus for all qualifiers. The annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational, in its 11th year, is the [...]

Five players lead Jaen Chess Festival 2014 after four rounds

Five players lead Jaen Chess Festival 2014 after four rounds

The 2nd Jaen Chess Festival 2014 is taking place from 28th June to 2nd July, 2014 in the Andalusian city of Jaen, Spain, known as The World Capital of Olive Oil. The event is a 9 round Swiss with a total of 64 players from 5 different countries, including 4 GMs 7 IMs and 3 FMs. The [...]

IM Camilo Gomez leads Montcada Chess Festival 2014 with a perfect 4/4 score

IM Camilo Gomez leads Montcada Chess Festival 2014 with a perfect 4/4 score

Cuban IM Camilo Ernesto Gomez takes the lead in XXII edition of Montcada Chess Festival, defeating Russian FM Roman Oganisian in the 4th round of the competition. IM Camilo Gomez won a beautiful game in a sharp Dragon Variation of Sicilian Defence (replay the game here) to obtain a sole lead with 4/4 points. Second place [...]

2014 U.S. Junior Championship LIVE!

2014 U.S. Junior Championship LIVE!

Ten of the top young chess players in the United States are vying in the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship June 19-29 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). Follow live with triple engine analysis Tournament website/ More information and list of participants

Turkish Team championship – First League LIVE!

Turkish Team championship – First League LIVE!

The Turkish Team Chess Championship – First League is taking place from 23rd to 29th June, 2014 at the Rixos Hotel Konya, in the city of Konya, Turkey. The event includes 24 teams. Top players are: GM Sergey Fedorcuhk (UKR) 2655, GM Baskaran Adhiban (IND) 2624, GM Alexander Galkin (RUS) 2615, GM Viorel Iordachescu (MDA) [...]

Visma Chess Tournament LIVE!

Visma Chess Tournament LIVE!

The Visma Chess Tournament 2014 is held from 25th to 29th June, 2014 at Vaxjo Konserthus in the city of Vaxjo, Sweden. The format of the event is 10-player round robin with three groups – one GM-group and two IM-groups with a time control 90′ + 30″. Top seed in the GM-group is GM Tiger Hillarp [...]

FRC Chess960 computer tournament has started

FRC Chess960 computer tournament has started

TCEC Special event FRC (Fischer Random Chess) has just started. The reigning TCEC champion Stockfish, modification 260614, defeated Shredder 12 in the very beginning of the tournament. It won with white pieces in 69 moves. In the other game of the day Fire 3.1 won against Tornado. In Fischer Random Chess aka Chess960 the pieces at the [...]

England sets board order for Tromso Chess Olympiad

England sets board order for Tromso Chess Olympiad

England’s team captain GM Peter Wells has announced the board order for the Open Team at the Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway: 1. Michael Adams 2. Gawain Jones 3. Nigel Short 4. David Howell 5. Matthew Sadler

Ellivuori Chess Tournament 2014 LIVE!

Ellivuori Chess Tournament 2014 LIVE!

The Ellivuori International Chess Tournament is taking place from 23rd to 29th June, 2014 at the Ellivuori Hotel in the town of Ellivuori, Finland. Time control is 90 min / 40 moves + 30 min + 30 sec for every move starting from move 1. The top 3 players will be granted 1200 €, 1000 [...]

Asian Club Cup 2014 LIVE!

Asian Club Cup 2014 LIVE!

The Asian Chess Clubs Champions League is taking place from 20th to 28th June, 2014 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The list of participants includes: 1. India: PSPB – Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (2586) – GM Krishnan Sasikiran 2669, GM Lalith Babu 2561, GM S.P.Sethuraman 2576, GM Deep Sengupta 2536, GM Abhijit Kunte 2482 2. Kazakhstan: Tokkata – Kazakhstan (2534) – GM Rinat Jumabayev 2575, GM Anuar Ismagambetov [...]

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