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FIDE World Cup – Semifinals started

FIDE World Cup – Semifinals started

The Semifinals of the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup started today at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, with four players that remained in the competition. Official website / Live games with analysis / Live games with chat  Previous reports: Round 1 pairings/ Round 2 tie-break/ Round 3 picturesque report/ Eljanov with six straight wins/ Andreikin defeats Kramnik in Russian derby/ Round 4 started with [...]

GM Sergey Volkov wins Beirut International Open 2015

GM Sergey Volkov wins Beirut International Open 2015

Russian Grandmaster Sergey Volkov emerged clear winner of the 8th Beirut International Open 2015 after concluding the race with 8,0/9 points, half a point ahead of GM Kirill Stupak from Belarus. The Beirut International Open was held from 19-27th September with 88 players from 14 countries. Among them were nine Grandmasters. The total prize fund [...]

GM Alberto David winner of rapid tournament in Schifflange, Luxembourg

GM Alberto David winner of rapid tournament in Schifflange, Luxembourg

The Smashing Pawns organized a rapid chess tournament on 20th September in Schifflange, Luxembourg. The tournament consisted of 104 players coming from 11 federations which is a great representation. The playing format was 9-round Swiss with the time control 15′+5”. The event is rated with FIDE. GM Alberto David, formerly of Luxembourg and now representing [...]

Poikovsky Karpov Tournament 2015

Poikovsky Karpov Tournament 2015

The Poikovsky Karpov Chess Tournament 2015, named after the former world champion Anatoly Karpov, is going to take place from 27th September to 8th October. It will be the 16th edition of the event, which once again will be a strong 10-player round robin tournament. Follow the live games with computer analysis here Participants: Alexei [...]

Peter Svidler and Sergey Karjakin qualify for FIDE World Cup Semifinal

Peter Svidler and Sergey Karjakin qualify for FIDE World Cup Semifinal

The two pairs of players who tied their round five matches with the classical time control returned to the playing hall at the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku to settle the scores in the rapid and blitz games. Official website / Live games with analysis / Live games with chat  Previous reports: Round 1 pairings/ Round 2 tie-break/ Round 3 picturesque report/ Eljanov [...]

Komodo vs Stockfish 2015, the first battle

Komodo vs Stockfish 2015, the first battle

The big match in Stage 2

Title norms tournaments in Central Serbia

Title norms tournaments in Central Serbia

The Central Serbia Chess Federation announces the GM, IM and WIM round robin tournaments for title norms to be held during November 2015. In the GM tournament at least three players with the title of GM and 4 players from other federations will be included. IM Boroljub Zlatanović has earned the right to participate, as [...]

Pavel Eljanov, Anish Giri qualify for FIDE World Cup Semifinal

Pavel Eljanov, Anish Giri qualify for FIDE World Cup Semifinal

The return games of the fifth round of the 2015 FIDE World Cup were completed in the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku. Official website / Live games with analysis / Live games with chat  Previous reports: Round 1 pairings/ Round 2 tie-break/ Round 3 picturesque report/ Eljanov with six straight wins/ Andreikin defeats Kramnik in Russian derby/ Round 4 started with 4 wins/ Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Svidler, [...]

Interview with Andrea Pasini from Premium Chess

Interview with Andrea Pasini from Premium Chess

About the FIDE Online platform

Ministry of Sport of Chile held a simul with Cristóbal Henríquez

Ministry of Sport of Chile held a simul with Cristóbal Henríquez

The Ministry of Sport of Chile enthusiastically welcomed Cristóbal Henríquez back from Azerbaijan where he participated in the 2015 FIDE World Cup. The official Facebook page of the Ministry announced that the new chess star held a simultaneous exhibition at the Fundación Cultural de Providencia. Cristóbal Henríquez caused possibly the greatest upset in the history [...]

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