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News ‘January, 2018’

Laxman emerges as Chennai Open 2018 Champion

Laxman emerges as Chennai Open 2018 Champion

Grandmaster R R Laxman of ICF, Chennai, 8.0 points, emerged the Champion on a tie-break after the tenth and final round of the 10th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2018 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at The Vijay Park Hotel, Chennai here today. The five players sharing the podium, with 8/10 score, [...]

Women’s Moscow Open 2018 live

Women’s Moscow Open 2018 live

The Moscow Open is a huge chess festival featuring over 1500 players across multiple events. The B Open is a 9-round Swiss Open for women held in the Russian State Social University in Moscow from 27 January to 4 February. Over 100 women compete for a 200,000 roubles (over $3,000) first prize. Top seeds are [...]

FIDE elections 2018 – the story so far

FIDE elections 2018 – the story so far

In modern chess, FIDE elections always mean fireworks. You should not be surprised – chess nowadays is an influential sport, involving people around the world in the hundred millions, moving in a large financial world on its own and mixing in sectors such as tourism, politics, international art, etc. Chess matters. For its well being [...]

Andrey Filatov sues Silvio Danailov for defamation

Andrey Filatov sues Silvio Danailov for defamation

The Russian Chess Federation elections are in full swing with the main focus on the battle between Andrey Filatov, the current President of RCF, and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. The election will take place in Moscow during the XIII Congress of the Russian Chess Federation, on February 3, and as we approach the date the race gets [...]

Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018 live

Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018 live

Caleta Hotel hosts the 16th edition of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, where activities begin on Sunday, January 21st (with two simultaneous displays that evening, by GMs David Howell and Natalia Zhukova) and finish with the traditional gala dinner and prize-giving on Thursday, February 1st, 2018. For 2018 the prize fund reaches a record £200,000, [...]

Dvorkovich Memorial 2018 LIVE

Dvorkovich Memorial 2018 LIVE

Live games with analysis

16th Annual Gonzaga Charity Classic 2018

16th Annual Gonzaga Charity Classic 2018

16th Annual Gonzaga Charity Classic will be held from 26 to 28 January. Venue will be Gonzaga College SJ. The tournament is divided in 3 sections Masters: 1800+ (5 Rounds FIDE rated), Championship: 1100 – 1900 (6 rounds), Challengers: Below 1200 (6 rounds). Top seed are GM Ante Saric, FM Viacheslav Tilicheev, GM Tamas Fodor, [...]

Jonny is the winner of TCEC Div 2

Jonny is the winner of TCEC Div 2

Jonny and Laser qualify for First Division

Gareyev Timur shares the lead in Chennai Open 2018

Gareyev Timur shares the lead in Chennai Open 2018

Top seed Grandmaster Gareyev Timur of USA shared the lead with 4/4 score after the fourth round of the 10th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2018 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at The Vijay Park Hotel, Chennai here today. Gareyev, a Guinness record holder in simultaneous blindfold chess, has been playing his [...]

From Antalya to Moscow, an unexpected handshake

From Antalya to Moscow, an unexpected handshake

The political season is officially open

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