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News ‘October, 2014’

Match Iturrizaga vs. Shirov LIVE!

Match Iturrizaga vs. Shirov LIVE!

First Match Cup between Venezuela #1 chess player GM Eduardo Bonelli Iturrizaga (2646) and the Genius of Riga GM Alexei Shirov(2683) will take place on 6-12th November at the 5-Star Hotel Tamanaco Intercontinental***** in Caracas, the capital of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The spectacular event will be played in 6 rounds and in case of a tie additional blitz match and Armagedon [...]

Simultaneous chess exhibition by Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala

Simultaneous chess exhibition by Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala

Indian Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala (2727), the current 2nd player of India and the 23rd player in the World, held a simultaneous chess exhibition on 29th October at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade. GM Harikrishna played on 30 boards against public figures (actors, politicians, athletes, etc.), University professors, representatives of the media, children, etc. [...]

First Venezuelan Presidential Cup LIVE!

First Venezuelan Presidential Cup LIVE!

The First Venezuelan Presidential Cup is taking place on 6-12th November 2014 at the 5-Star Hotel Tamanaco Intercontinental***** in Venezuelan capital Caracas. The event is a 10-player round-robin tournament, valid for GM and IM norms. The tempo of play is 90′ + 30″. Top seed is the Russian GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov (2636). Official website

Match Carlsen-Anand: Venue, Schedule, Tickets

Match Carlsen-Anand: Venue, Schedule, Tickets

Russian Federation and the city of Sochi are hosting the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014. It will take place from November 7th to November 28th, 2014. The match is between World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and winner of the Candidates Tournament 2014 Viswanathan Anand (India). The FWCM 2014 shall be played over a maximum [...]

Komodo, Houdini and Gull lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2

Komodo, Houdini and Gull lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2

Three engines lead the Top Computer Chess Championship TCEC. Komodo, Houdini and Gull obtained 4/5 points to share first place, followed by Stockfish (3.5/5), Chiron (3/5) and Junior (3/5). The leaders won their games in the fifth round. Gull defeated Hannibal, Houdini outplayed Naum, while Komodo  won against Chiron. You can see some of the interesting fragments [...]

OIBM: Nisipeanu and Bluebaum superior after 5 rounds

OIBM: Nisipeanu and Bluebaum superior after 5 rounds

German players GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and  IM Matthias Bluebaum lead 18th OIBM Bad Wiessee Open Chess Tournament with perfect 5/5 score. They are followed by a group of no less than 19 players who obtained 4.5/5 points. Nisipeanu was much better after move 15th in his game against Graf and easily converted, while Bluebaum defeated Ukrainian GM Olekseinko in a [...]

UTDallas Fall FIDE Open

UTDallas Fall FIDE Open

The University of Texas at Dallas is organizing the 2014 UTDallas Fall FIDE Open from 21-26th November at the Embassy Suites Dallas – Park Central, 13131 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas, USA. The 9-round Swiss event with the time control G/90+30sec is open to players rated over 2000 FIDE or 2200 USCF. The event is [...]

“Shchelkunchik-2014″ battle of the generations in Moscow

“Shchelkunchik-2014″ battle of the generations in Moscow

The battle of the generations “Shchelkunchik-2014″ Chess Tournament is organized by the Russian Chess Federation, businessman Oleg Skvortsov and Chess Support Fund on 19-25th December 2014. The Pre-New Year’s tournament will be held in Moscow Central Chess House to gather “Kings” and “Princes”. The team of the “Kings” will consist of the experienced GM Peter [...]

International Open Durres 2014 – Participants (Updated)

International Open Durres 2014 – Participants (Updated)

Albanian Chess Federation is organizing the International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ on 1-8th November 2014 in the Conference Hall of the Hotel “Bleart”****  in Durres, one of the most ancient and significant cities of Albania, situated on the Adriatic Coast. More information about the tournament format and prizes here. The preliminary list of players consists of 83 players [...]

14th Sautron Open 2014 LIVE!

14th Sautron Open 2014 LIVE!

The 14th Sautron Chess Open is taking place from 25th October to 1st November 2014 in Sautron, a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in western France. The event is a 9-round Swiss with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting [...]

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