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2014 Chess World Cup Zonal 3.5 LIVE!

2014 Chess World Cup Zonal 3.5 LIVE!

The 2014 Chess World Cup Zonal 3.5 is taking place from 26th October to 5th November 2014 in Zhongshan, China. The event is an 11-round Swiss Open, consisting of 54 players. Six of them are GMs, nine IMs, 4 FMs and 3 WGMs. Top seeded are GM Bu Xiangzhi (2710), GM Wei Yi (2641), WGM Ju [...]

GM Granda Zuniga is 2014 American Continental champion

GM Granda Zuniga is 2014 American Continental champion

The American Continental Chess Championship 2014 took place on 18-26th October 2014 at the Hotel Pipa Atlântico – Convention Center on Praia da Pipa in Brazil. The event was an 11-round Swiss Open with a prize fund in the amount of 20,000 USD. The first place was split in a six-way tie by GM Granda Zuniga Julio (Peru), GM [...]

American Continental Championship 2014 LIVE!

American Continental Championship 2014 LIVE!

The American Continental Chess Championship 2014 is taking place on 18-26th October 2014 at the Hotel Pipa Atlântico – Convention Center on Praia da Pipa in Brazil. Top four (4) finishers qualify for the FIDE World Cup 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. In case of a tie, additional rapid/blitz games will be played. The total prize fund is 20,000 USD. [...]

Chess lessons with GMs Kuljasevic, Chatalbashev, Arnaudov

Chess lessons with GMs Kuljasevic, Chatalbashev, Arnaudov

If you love chess and you want to train with top coaches, if you are tired of losing games right from the opening, if you need professional chess players for guidance, all you need to do is join our Online Chess Academy. Let our team help you improve! Send your inquiry and reserve your classes here! [...]

FIDE Grand Prix in Baku – Svidler defeats Dominguez in round 8

FIDE Grand Prix in Baku – Svidler defeats Dominguez in round 8

Peter Svidler defeated Leinier Dominguez while the other five games were drawn in the 8th round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Baku. Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand remain tied on the top with 5 points each and Svidler moved ahead to the shared third place. Saturday 11th October is the second rest day. Replay [...]

FIDE Grand Prix in Baku – Dmitry Andreikin defeats Fabiano Caruana

FIDE Grand Prix in Baku – Dmitry Andreikin defeats Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana’s impressive run has been put to a halt in round 7 of the FIDE Grand Prix in Baku when he was defeated by the tail-ender Dmitry Andreikin. This was Caruana’s first loss since the Chess Olympiad in Tromso. Boris Gelfand joined the Italian on the shared first place with 4,5 points each after [...]

VIII International Chess Festival of the Central University of Bogota

VIII International Chess Festival of the Central University of Bogota

The 8th International Chess Festival of the Central University of Bogota is taking place on 9-13th October 2014 in the Colombian capital. The Festival consists of three separate tournaments: Elite Group, University Tournament and School Championship, played in a 9-round Swiss FIDE format. The time control in the School Tournament will be 30′, while the [...]

Interview with Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation

Interview with Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation

Mr Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation since 2005, has kindly agreed to an interview with Chessdom.com. Q: In the recent weeks Fabiano Caruana has had a string of fantastic results. How do you comment on this? A: I am really happy. But before speaking about Caruana, let me thank the Chessdom staff for [...]

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Soon after announcing that it had secured the TV rights for the FIDE World Chess Championship Match Carlsen-Anand, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.no got in touch with several experts to ask their opinion. Magnus Carlsen’s former trainer GM Simen Agdestein believes that – “It is more difficult for Carlsen this time. Anand is the challenger and [...]

Russian Chess Museum

Russian Chess Museum

The first Russian Chess Museum was opened on 25th September in the renovated halls of the historic mansion on Gogol Boulevard in Moscow. The new capital Museum will be the successor to the chess Museum facilities, which were situated at the Central House of Chess in the 80s of the 20th century. The basic collection [...]

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