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Sinquefield Cup Recap – Round 4

Sinquefield Cup Recap – Round 4

Magnus Carlsen’s prediction of four draws and one long decisive game came true. While the leaders drew quickly, Fabiano Caruana’s win over his countryman Hikaru Nakamura allowed him to join the pack. There is now a five-way tie for first, an uncommon occurrence at highly contested top level events. Interestingly enough, none of the leaders [...]

Sinquefield Cup Recap – Round 3

Sinquefield Cup Recap – Round 3

The fight for first place and the ticket to the Grand Chess Tour finals in London is getting tighter as now there is a four-way tie for first place. After Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Magnus Carlsen, and Levon Aronian drew their games, the door was wide open for Alexander Grischuk to enter the leaderboard. The Russian Grandmaster [...]

Russian Championship Superfinals-2018

Russian Championship Superfinals-2018

The Superfinals of 71st Russian men’s championship and 68th Russian women’s championship will take place from 24th August till 6th September 2018 in Satka, Chelyabinsk Oblast. The venue is Magnezit Palace of Culture. The organizers are the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, Government of Chelyabinsk Oblast, and Magnezit Group. The competition [...]

Spanish Championship 2018

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 representing Spain in the European Team Championships. Players receive 90 [...]

Lu Shanglei wins the Fide World Championship Zonal 3.5 China 2018

Lu Shanglei wins the Fide World Championship Zonal 3.5 China 2018

Zonal 3.5 Chess Championship was held in Daqing from 13 to 20 August. It was 11 rounds Swiss and 43 players took part in the tournament. There was a big drama until the last game. Before the last round two players were leading with 7 points. The winner is Lu Shanglei who won his game [...]

3rd Paytakht Cup International Chess Festival 2018

3rd Paytakht Cup International Chess Festival 2018

Chess Association of “Tehran” province under the auspices of I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players of national federations to participate in the 3rd Paytakht Cup International Chess Festival which will be held in Tehran, Iran, from the 1st september (arrival) till the 9th of september (departure)2018. Tournament will be held [...]

Sinquefield Cup Round 2 Recap

Sinquefield Cup Round 2 Recap

At the end of a marathon 88-move game, Magnus Carlsen emerged as the only victor of the round, joining Mamedyarov and Aronian in a tie for first place. Four out of the five games ended in draws within the first three hours of the day, but the World Champion was determined to put his white [...]

Sinquefield Cup Round 1 Recap

Sinquefield Cup Round 1 Recap

Day one of the 2018 Sinquefield Cup produced two early leaders: Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. While Aronian is no stranger to success in Saint Louis, having won the Sinquefield Cup in 2015 and the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz in 2017, Mamedyarov is making his debut as an official player in the Grand Chess [...]

54th Rubinstein Memorial 2018

54th Rubinstein Memorial 2018

The 54th Akiba Rubinstein Memorial is taking place in Polanica Zdrój, Poland from 18-26 August 2018. The 9-round Swiss open is split into six sections, with the A group for players rated 1800 and above. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a [...]

Hermes International “Trikala Korinthia” 2018

Hermes International “Trikala Korinthia” 2018

The HERMES International Chess Tournament is a 9-round Swiss open tournament taking place in Trikala Korinthia, from August 19th to 25th, 2018. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Live game with analysis will be provided daily [...]

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