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News ‘December, 2017’

World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017- Russia gallops on

World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017- Russia gallops on

The fifth round of the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 was something the pundits were looking forward to, with saliva dropping from their mouth. First up was the Russia vs. Uzbekistan clash on the top table. IM Semen Lamasov, rated 2516, the Russian trump card on the top board lived up to his billing and [...]

Stockfish sole leader of TCEC Season 10 rapid

Stockfish sole leader of TCEC Season 10 rapid

After 16 rounds

Russia dismantles India in World Youth Chess Olympiad

Russia dismantles India in World Youth Chess Olympiad

Nihal and Praggnanandhaa walked into the tournament hall together. The young duo of India Greens is clearly the talk of the tournament hall. A young boy and his mother, playing for one of the South-East Asian teams walked up to them and requested for a photo with her son. That was the beginning. Players young [...]

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 starts

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 starts

Everything is set for the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship for 2017 which starts tomorrow in “Spodek” Sport and Entertainment Centre, in city of Katowice, Poland. The first on the schedule is European Blitz Chess Championship which will be played on 15th of December. 1138 players coming from 37 European federations registered for the [...]

Zhansaya Abdulmalik: I think this has been my first major achievement

Zhansaya Abdulmalik: I think this has been my first major achievement

Jamie Kenmure: Firstly, congratulations on winning the World Junior Girls Championship. We know it is a tough tournament to win so tell me how you felt after winning the event or when you found out that you won? Zhansaya Abdulmalik: Thank you! I’m very glad that I finally managed to win this Championship! Honestly, I [...]

Russia and India Green leading World Youth Chess Olympiad

Russia and India Green leading World Youth Chess Olympiad

Two rounds were played on the second day of the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 being held at the Karnavati Club in Ahmedabad. After a comfortable first day for all the top seeds, the second day already witnessed some surprising turnarounds. In the second round, the top seeds India Green successfully fended off the Turkish [...]

ECU School Chess Teacher training course in Budapest

ECU School Chess Teacher training course in Budapest

The 4th ECU School Chess Teacher training course took place from 2nd-3rd December in PODIT Educational and Chess Center in Budapest, Hungary. The course comprised of two days of interactive presentations, group discussions and practical exercises with focus on the teaching aspects of chess. Participants, after completing the course, had to pass the online test [...]

Andrey Filatov about FIDE elections

Andrey Filatov about FIDE elections

Four or five candidates may run for President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in the election to be held at the General Assembly of the organization in 2018, the President of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) Andrey Filatov told R-Sport.

Fabiano Caruana wins London Chess Classic

Fabiano Caruana wins London Chess Classic

The overall winner of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour was none other than World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who won a clutch game with black pieces against Levon Aronian. This is his second Grand Chess Tour win.

WYOC 2017: A minor upset amidst clean sweeps in round 1

WYOC 2017: A minor upset amidst clean sweeps in round 1

The World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 was off to a clean start for all the top seeds. With an average rating of 2509, India Green is clearly the strongest on paper but there was a minor flutter on the first board when the only Grandmaster of the tournament was held to a draw by a [...]

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