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News ‘August, 2018’

World Junior Chess Championships 2018

World Junior Chess Championships 2018

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2018 (open & girls under 20) will be held in Kocaeli-Gebze,Turkey from September 04th to 16th 2018. The venue will be Ramada Plaza Istanbul Asia Airport Hotel. Each National Federation can enter one player born on or after 1st January 1998 in each of the boys (open) and girl categories, [...]

Maghsoodloo wins Aftab Cup Open 2018

Maghsoodloo  wins Aftab Cup Open 2018

The 2nd Aftab Cup Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 25-31 August 2018 in Khomein City, Iran. In the Group A 56 players took part. The winner is GM Parham Maghsoodloo with the impressive score 8,5 out of 9. Second is GM Konstantine Shanava with 7,5 points. Third is IM Mousavi Seyed [...]

Announcing TCEC Cup 2018

Announcing TCEC Cup 2018

It has been an year since TCEC switched to league format – 32 participants in four qualification divisions with relegation and promotion, a Premier division and a Superfinal to determine the TCEC Champion. The league format has proven superior to any other stage system tried in the computer championship before, bringing balanced chess and maintaining [...]

Russia wins seven titles at the European Youth Championship 2018

Russia wins seven titles at the European Youth Championship 2018

The European Youth Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-29 August 2018 in Riga, Latvia. Players compete in six age groups from U8 to U18, with Open and Girls sections. The venue of the tournament will be International Exhibition Centre Kipsala, which is located on Kipsala Island, less than 2km from Riga [...]

Chiron and Ethereal lead TCEC First Division

Chiron and Ethereal lead TCEC First Division

After the first double round robin of TCEC’s First Division, Chiron and Ethereal are sharing the lead with a convincing lead ahead of opposition. Bot have 9,5/14, leaving Fizbo full two points behind. More about S13 of TCEC: Official website of TCEC / Test beta GUI for TCEC / Full participants list / Leela Chess [...]

Del Rio and Vega and the winners at the Spanish Championship 2018

Del Rio and Vega and the winners at the Spanish Championship 2018

The 2018 Spanish Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-28 August in Linares, Spain. The winner receives € 3,000 and the title of Spanish Champion, while the highest-scoring female player becomes the Spanish Women’s Champion. The tournament also serves as a qualifier for Spain in the European Championships. 125 players took part [...]

Sinquefield Cup Recap – Round 9

Sinquefield Cup Recap – Round 9

The tradition of no repeat winners in the Sinquefield Cup ended in the most unexpected fashion. At the end of the day, there were three winners! Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian tied for first place, while Caruana also tied for fourth place in the Grand Chess Tour standings with Wesley So. According to [...]

Wang Hao wins 15th Malaysian Chess Festival 2018

Wang Hao wins 15th Malaysian Chess Festival 2018

15th Malaysian Chess Festival was held from 17-27 August in Cititel Midvalley Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Centre (DAT Chess Centre) with endorsement from the Malaysian Chess Federation were the organizers. In the Open section 153 players took part. The winner is GM Wang Hao with 8 points out of 9. [...]

Sinquefield Cup Recap – Round 8

Sinquefield Cup Recap – Round 8

After another peaceful day in Saint Louis, American Fabiano Caruana remains half a point ahead of the field. He is still being chased by a pack of players, including World Champion Magnus Carlsen. In the final round, he will be facing off against his Olympic teammate Wesley So, while his other teammate Hikaru Nakamura will [...]

Gharamian and Guichard are the winners at the French Championships 2018

Gharamian and Guichard are the winners at the French Championships 2018

The French Chess Championship took place from August 18-26, 2018 in Nimes. 891 players took part in all the events! In the man and women championship it was 10 players round-robins. By beating Natacha Benmesbah in the last round, Pauline Guichard won her first title of champion of France! Pauline was making her comeback in [...]

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