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World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017- Russia gallops on

World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017- Russia gallops on

The fifth round of the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 was something the pundits were looking forward to, with saliva dropping from their mouth. First up was the Russia vs. Uzbekistan clash on the top table. IM Semen Lamasov, rated 2516, the Russian trump card on the top board lived up to his billing and [...]

Russia dismantles India in World Youth Chess Olympiad

Russia dismantles India in World Youth Chess Olympiad

Nihal and Praggnanandhaa walked into the tournament hall together. The young duo of India Greens is clearly the talk of the tournament hall. A young boy and his mother, playing for one of the South-East Asian teams walked up to them and requested for a photo with her son. That was the beginning. Players young [...]

Russia and India Green leading World Youth Chess Olympiad

Russia and India Green leading World Youth Chess Olympiad

Two rounds were played on the second day of the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 being held at the Karnavati Club in Ahmedabad. After a comfortable first day for all the top seeds, the second day already witnessed some surprising turnarounds. In the second round, the top seeds India Green successfully fended off the Turkish [...]

Andrey Filatov about FIDE elections

Andrey Filatov about FIDE elections

Four or five candidates may run for President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in the election to be held at the General Assembly of the organization in 2018, the President of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) Andrey Filatov told R-Sport.

WYOC 2017: A minor upset amidst clean sweeps in round 1

WYOC 2017: A minor upset amidst clean sweeps in round 1

The World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 was off to a clean start for all the top seeds. With an average rating of 2509, India Green is clearly the strongest on paper but there was a minor flutter on the first board when the only Grandmaster of the tournament was held to a draw by a [...]

Grandmaster Dana Reizniece-Ozola in bid for Eurogroup president

Grandmaster Dana Reizniece-Ozola in bid for Eurogroup president

Latvian Finance Minister and leader of the national women’s chess team GM Dana Reizniece-Ozola applied for the position of Eurogroup president on Thursday, Reuters reported. The president of the group is referred to as the “President of the eurozone”. Reizniece-Ozola, 36, is expected to be one of several candidates for the key European post that [...]

Magnus Carlsen: From Hamburg to St. Louis

Magnus Carlsen: From Hamburg to St. Louis

This week I was in Hamburg for our annual Play Live Challenge for Play Magnus.

Magnus Carlsen picks white in FIDE World Cup

Magnus Carlsen picks white in FIDE World Cup

The opening ceremony of the FIDE World Cup took place at the Funicular restaurant in Tbilisi on 2nd September 2017. The players and guests were greeted by the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia Tariel Khechikashvili, the ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the President of Georgian Chess Federation George Giorgadze and the FIDE Deputy [...]

FIDE World Cup starts in Tbilisi

FIDE World Cup starts in Tbilisi

The FIDE World Cup will be held from 2nd to 27th of September in Hualing Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia. The final will take place in the Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi from 23rd till 27th of September. 128 player Knock Out tournament brings together the strongest players in the world, as well as qualifiers from every region [...]

Artur Pomar International Open

Artur Pomar International Open

An open tournament dedicated to legendary Grandmaster Artur Pomar will take place from 20-26th November at the Hotel Horizonte in Palma de Mallorka, Spain. The event will be held concurrently with the final leg of FIDE World Chess Grand Prix. The organizers are Federacio Balear d’Escacs and Chess Mallorca. The tournament format is 7-round Swiss [...]

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