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Arkady Dvorkovich: “Too early for chess in Olympics”

Arkady Dvorkovich: “Too early for chess in Olympics”

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich gave his first big interview after the election to Russian agency TASS. Short summary: – Prize funds for Men & Women World Championship matches to be increased – Next World Championship match will not be in Europe – FIDE President distancing himself from World Chess / Agon – Ilyumzhinov’s plan for [...]

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival concluded

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival concluded

The 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival was held from 21-27 October 2018 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The Open Tournament, sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey, was a 7-round Swiss event with 46 participants. Grandmasters Tiger Hillarp Persson from Sweden and Jean-Pierre Le Roux of France shared the first place with 6,0 points each. Hillarp Persson took [...]

Spouses win 2018 Chess.com Isle of Man

Spouses win 2018 Chess.com Isle of Man

Radoslaw Wojtaszek emerged winner of the 2018 edition of chess.com Isle of Man International Tournament, by defeating Arkady Naiditsch in a playoff match for the first place. While Wojtaszek was playing for gold, his wife, Alina Kashlinskaya, beat American Grandmaster Sevian Samuel to reach 6 points and 7.000 £ prize, reserved for the best Women [...]

Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz 2018

Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz 2018

The 12th Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz is taking place from 28th October to 4th November at the Casa do Paço in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. The 9-round Swiss tournament is organized by Assembleia Figueirense. Tournament director is António Mota Cardoso and Chief Arbiter is IA Carlos Oliveira Dias. Among 50 participants from 12 [...]

Fidel Corrales tops the Eastern Chess Congress in New Jersey

Fidel Corrales tops the Eastern Chess Congress in New Jersey

The 22nd Annual Eastern Chess Congress was held from October 26-28, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, New Jersey. The event consisted of six sections: Premier, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500 and U1250. The playing format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The main Premier section 43 participants. [...]

GM Idani Pouya wins 1st Goa Grandmaster Open

GM Idani Pouya wins 1st Goa Grandmaster Open

The 1st Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament was held from 13-20th October at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium Bambolim in Taleigao, Goa, India. The event was organized by the Goa Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation. The total prize fund was 52,300 USD. The event consisted of three sections: – Grandmaster [...]

Bavarian International Open Chess Championship

Bavarian International Open Chess Championship

The 22nd Bavarian International Open Chess Championship is taking place from 27th October to 4th November in “Gut Kaltenbrunn” in Gmund, Germany. The event is organized by Tegernseer Tal Tourismus GmbH and the total prize fund is 16,300 EUR. The champion will be awarded with 3000 EUR. A total of 510 players from 34 federations [...]

SPICE Cup Chess Open

SPICE Cup Chess Open

The ​2018 SPICE Cup Chess Open is taking place from 23-28th October at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The total prize fund is 16,550 USD and the event is sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss with the time control G/90 + 30 [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018

FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018

The FIDE Women’s World Championship will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk on November 2-23, 2018. 64 chess players from 28 countries will determine the new world champion according to the knock-out system. The top seed is the incumbent world champion Ju Wenjun (2561, China). Former world champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (2551, Russia), Mariya Muzychuk (2533, Ukraine), Tan [...]

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

The 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 21-27 October 2018 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The Open Tournament – Sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey A seven round, FIDE rated, Swiss competition open to all players Players with low ratings will be encouraged by the organisers to enter the Holiday tournament Time limit: 40 [...]

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