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News ‘May, 2016’

Igor Kurnosov Memorial LIVE!

Igor Kurnosov Memorial LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Komodo wins TCEC Stage 1a, Raptor joins the elite (update)

Komodo wins TCEC Stage 1a, Raptor joins the elite (update)

Starting time of Stage 2: This Thursday at…

Catalan Chess Circuit 2016

Catalan Chess Circuit 2016

The Catalan Grand Prix of International Open Chess Tournaments – Catalan Chess Circuit 2016 is a series of international open chess tournaments held from May to September. The Circuit Català is organized by the Catalan Chess Federation (FCE) and sponsored by the Catalan Sports Council of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The 23 tournaments which count [...]

Asian Continental Chess Championships 2016

Asian Continental Chess Championships 2016

The 2016 Asian Continental Chess Championships – Open and Women’s – will take place from 25th May to 5th June at the Uzbekistan Hotel in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Eligible to participate are players from FIDE Zones 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7. The tournament will be conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 [...]

Ernesto Inarkiev convincing winner of 2016 European Chess Championship

Ernesto Inarkiev convincing winner of 2016 European Chess Championship

Russian Grandmaster Ernesto Inarkiev won the 2016 European Individual Chess Championship in a convincing fashion, concluding the race with 9 points from 11 rounds. Inarkiev entered the final round with a full point advantage ahead of the chasing pack and duly drew with black pieces against Kacper Piorun to secure the title. Igor Kovalenko from [...]

Ikaros 2016: More rapid chess this year!

Ikaros 2016: More rapid chess this year!

Strong players join the Ikaros 2016 event

Anatoly Karpov celebrates 65th birthday

Anatoly Karpov celebrates 65th birthday

On May 23, Anatoly Evgenyevich Karpov, the 12th World Champion, RCF Vice-President, and Russian State Duma Deputy, turned 65. Anatoly learned chess at the age of 4, like Capablanca. At 15 he became the youngest chess master in USSR. In 1969 the 18-year-old Karpov became junior world champion, confirming his status as of the biggest [...]

Timur Gareyev vs. Sweden 9,5-0,5

Timur Gareyev vs. Sweden 9,5-0,5

Grandmaster Timur Gareyev aka. Blindfold King made an impressive score in the simultaneous blindfolded chess exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday night. He won 9 of 10 games – and the most difficult task he had to beat was the pedals on the spinning bike – because both broke during the event! Gareyev had this [...]

Caissa award for Mariya Muzychuk

Caissa award for Mariya Muzychuk

The Women’s Commission (WOM) of the World Chess Federation is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Caissa award is Ms. Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine). She is 23 years old and has already achieved a number of significant results. 2015 was a very successful year for Maria. Some of her key highlights include: – [...]

European Individual Chess Championship 2016 LIVE

European Individual Chess Championship 2016 LIVE

Live games with analysis

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