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News ‘February, 2018’

Aeroflot Open 2018 begins in Moscow

Aeroflot Open 2018 begins in Moscow

The International chess festival Aeroflot Open, traditionally supported by PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, was officially opened in the Kosmos Hotel, Moscow, on February 19. The opening ceremony was led by the RCF Executive Director Mark Glukhovsky, the Executive Director of the festival Alexander Bakh, and the Chief Arbiter of the event IA Andrzej Filipowicz. [...]

Five Chess Legends Selected as 2018 Inductees to U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame to be Honored in Saint Louis

Five Chess Legends Selected as 2018 Inductees to U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame to be Honored in Saint Louis

SAINT LOUIS (February 20, 2018) — An induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA), will recognize five exceptional contributors to the game of chess as they take their places in history as members of the World and U.S. Chess Halls of Fame. The ceremony will serve [...]

Anton Kovalyov and Andrey Baryshpolets share first in Southwest Class Championships

Anton Kovalyov and Andrey Baryshpolets share first in Southwest Class Championships

The 9th Southwest Class Championships were held from February 15-19, 2018, at the DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The event featured seven rating sections, including the 9-round Swiss Master which was FIDE rated and eligible for title norms. The Master section gathered 81 players. Grandmasters Anton Kovalyov (Canada) and [...]

Aeroflot Open 2018 live

Aeroflot Open 2018 live

The 16th International Chess Festival Aeroflot Chess Open 2018 will be held in Moscow from February 19 to March 2, 2018. The Organizers of the destival are the “Aeroflot-Russian Airlines”, the Russian Chess Federation and the Association of Chess Federations and once again venue of the event is hotel “Cosmos”. This time the festival has [...]

FM Daniel Dardha is the winner in Vardaris 2018

FM Daniel Dardha is the winner in Vardaris 2018

4th International Open ‘Vardaris’ was held from 15 to 19 February in Thessaloniki. The tournament was divided in 4 groups. The winner was the young 13 years old Belgian FM Daniel Dardha with 6 out of 7, followed by IM Martin Petrov with 5,5 and FM Arben Dardha with 5 points. Martin Petrov was leading [...]

11th Mikhail Tal Memorial

11th Mikhail Tal Memorial

Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Daniil Dubov (all from Russia), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Viswanathan Anand (India), and Boris Gelfand (Israel).

2018 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships Fields Announced

2018 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships Fields Announced

For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018. The 2018 U.S. Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest chess players [...]

Dusan Popovic is the winner in Lugano 2018

Dusan Popovic is the winner in Lugano 2018

XII INTERNATIONAL CHESS OPEN OF LUGANO VICTORY OF THE GM DUSAN POPOVIC The twelfth edition of Lugano’s International Chess Open took place at the four-star Hotel De La Paix Hotel. GM Dusan Popovic, number 5 of the tournament in his first participation on the shores of Ceresio, won deservedly well with 5pt. out of 6 [...]

Robby Kevlishvili is the winner in 78th Noteboom Tournament

Robby Kevlishvili is the winner in   78th Noteboom Tournament

The 78th Noteboom Tournament was a 6-round Swiss tournament took place from 16-18 February 2018 in Oegstgeest, Netherlands. 90 players took part in the tournament. In the end 4 people made 5 points out of 6. The best tie-break had IM Robby Kevlishvili, followed by GM Benjamin Bok and GM Petar Arnaudov. All of them [...]

10th dMP Batavia Chess Tournament

10th dMP Batavia Chess Tournament

The 10th dMP Batavia Chess Tournament takes place from Thursday, February 22nd to Sunday, March 4th, 2018 in Café Batavia 1920, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The games will start each day at 14:00 hrs. The final round starts at 12.00 hrs. Wednesday, February 28th is a rest day. Admission to the playing hall in Cafe Batavia [...]

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