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News ‘November, 2017’

Houdini with a six point lead near the halfway point of TCEC

Houdini with a six point lead near the halfway point of TCEC

Komodo Team Reports Compiler Glitch – Version Update Rejected

8th HDBank Cup International Chess Open

8th HDBank Cup International Chess Open

The 8th HDBank Cup International Chess Open 2018 is set to take place from 9-16th March at the Army Hotel, 1A Nguyen Tri Phuong street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam. The 9-round Swiss event organized by the Vietnam Chess Federation will have two sections: – Masters Category for players rated above 2100 and women rated above [...]

When an Amateur Challenges a ​Chess Grandmaster

When an Amateur Challenges a ​Chess Grandmaster

Self-described “obsessive learner” Max Deutsch challenged grandmaster Magnus Carlsen to a game of chess. What could possibly go wrong? Video: George Downs/WSJ.  

Russian Railways win 1st European Corporate Chess Championship

Russian Railways win 1st European Corporate Chess Championship

The Closing Ceremony of the 1st European Corporate Chess Championship took place on Saturday 25th November evening, where the President of the European Chess Union, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili awarded the Winners with main prizes, trophies, while five special prizes were awarded by the President of the French Chess Federation (FFE), Mr. Bachar Kouatly. The mayor of [...]

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Kuwait

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Kuwait

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers will be held from from 4-8th January, 2018, in Kuwait city, capital of Kuwait. Successful Seminar attendees will grant a FIDE IO Norm necessary for the FIDE IO title application. Detailed information. Schedule: 4/1/2018 (afternoon) 4:00pm to 8:00pm Seminar part1 5/1/2018 (afternoon) 4:00pm to 8:00pm Seminar part2 6/1/2018 (afternoon) 4:00pm [...]

High interest for amateurs sections of Tata Steel Chess Tournament

High interest for amateurs sections of Tata Steel Chess Tournament

Amateurs’ interest in participating in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018 is very high. Two of the three amateur groups are already complete: the Weekend-three-round events and the Nine-round events. A waiting list has been set up for these groups. There is still room for amateurs to participate in the Weekday-three-round events. Entries can be [...]

Zhansaya Abdumalik and Aryan Tari are 2017 World Junior Champions

Zhansaya Abdumalik and Aryan Tari are 2017 World Junior Champions

The FIDE World Junior Chess Champions for 2017 are proclaimed. The event for boys and girls under 20 took place in Tarvisio, Italy from 12th-26th November. In the Open section, after 13 rounds and harsh struggles, three players emerged on the top with the same score of 8.5/13. Aryan Tari from Norway took the gold [...]

FIDE confirms: Magnus Carlsen to play in World Rapid & Blitz

FIDE confirms: Magnus Carlsen to play in World Rapid & Blitz

Magnus Carlsen (Norway), the highest-rated chess player in the world and World Champion in classical chess, will take part in the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships that takes place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 26th and 30th December 2017, FIDE confirmed today. The incumbent World Rapid and Blitz Champions — Sergey Karjakin (Russia) [...]

“I’d love chess to be in Olympics” – Magnus Carlsen for NBC

“I’d love chess to be in Olympics” – Magnus Carlsen for NBC

“I think that would be tremendously exciting for all chess players and fans.”

European Corporate Chess Championship starting

European Corporate Chess Championship starting

The 1st European Corporate Chess Championship starts today in the reception hall of the Town Hall of Asnières, in Paris, France. The innovative European event aims to bring closer the Business community with Chess and the European Chess Union. The Championship will be declared opened at the Opening Ceremony with  the attendance of the Mayor [...]

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