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Levan Kipiani: I think chess has a bright future in Georgia

Levan Kipiani: I think chess has a bright future in Georgia

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, Mr.Levan Kipiani, visited the Grand Prix venue and made the honorary move in the game between Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Baadur Jobava. Mr.Kipiani kindly agreed to give a short statement for the tournament website. Q: Mr.Kipiani, you are visiting the playing venue of the FIDE Grand Prix here [...]

GM Georg Meier convincing in Vaxjo

GM Georg Meier convincing in Vaxjo

The Elite Hotels Open and Lilla Elite Hotels Open took place from 13-15th February, 2015, in Vaxjo, a city in Sweden. The events were played in an 8-round Swiss format with tempo of play 15′ + 5″ for the first 4 rounds and 90′ + 30″ for the second half of the tournament. German Olympic player GM Georg Meier won The [...]

Motylev and Potkin appointed coaches of Russian national team

Motylev and Potkin appointed coaches of Russian national team

Reigning European Champion Alexander Motylev and former European Champion Vladimir Potkin (2011) are appointed as coaches for the Russian men’s national team, RCF CEO Mark Glukhovsky confirmed for R-Sport. Motylev will be acting captain but the two experts will be equal in decision-making process. Following the poor result at the Tromso Chess Olympiad, the Russian [...]

Chess lessons with Chessdom Online Academy

Chess lessons with Chessdom Online Academy

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! [...]

Bidding procedure: World Women’s Championship Match 2015

Bidding procedure: World Women’s Championship Match 2015

The FIDE Presidential Board decided to open a bidding procedure for the FIDE World Women’s Championship Match 2015.

2015 Moscow Open B – Women’s Cup LIVE!

2015 Moscow Open B – Women’s Cup LIVE!

The 2015 Moscow Open B – Women’s Cup takes place from 29th January to 9th February, 2015, in Moscow, Russia. The total prize fund of the festival is 4,300,000 RUB (approximately 57,000 €), more information here. Top seeded are WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS (2451), WGM Lei Tingjie CHN (2429), WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska Karina POL (2415), WGM Kovanova Baira RUS (2405) and [...]

GRENKE Chess Classic – Naiditsch beats world champion Carlsen

GRENKE Chess Classic – Naiditsch beats world champion Carlsen

Top German player Arkadij Naiditsch defeated the world champion Magnus Carlsen in the third round of the GRENKE Chess Classic, that is currently ongoing in Baden-Baden. Carlsen stunned his opponent with a bold piece sacrifice on move 10. He got two pawns and compact structure in return. But Naiditsch reacted brilliantly, seizing the initiative with [...]

2015 U.S. Chess Championships in Saint Louis

2015 U.S. Chess Championships in Saint Louis

The recent and undeniable chess swell felt around the nation rises to serve one epic event: the fight for the American throne. In April, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will bring together one of the strongest fields ever to compete for the national title, 12 of America’s top Grandmasters who combine [...]

Guliskhan Nakhbayeva: Kazakhstan Is Experiencing a Chess Boom

Guliskhan Nakhbayeva: Kazakhstan Is Experiencing a Chess Boom

Guliskhan Nakhbayeva from Kazakhstan started with three victories and is one of the leaders of the Tournament B – Women’s Cup of Russia stage. Now everybody, who wanted to find out more about this chess player from Kazakhstan, will have such a chance. Q: Guliskhan, congratulations on a great start! How can you describe your [...]

Irene Kharisma Sukandar: Moscow has always been my must-visit city

Irene Kharisma Sukandar: Moscow has always been my must-visit city

The leader of the Student-Grandmasters’ Cup of RSSU in Memoriam of Alexander Pochinok came to Moscow from the distant Indonesia. After her 2nd win Irene Kharisma Sukandar kindly agreed to give a short interview to our correspondent. Q: Irene, please tell us what happened in you first and second games. A: In the first game [...]

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