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Timur Gareyev challenging Blindfold Chess World Record – LIVE

Timur Gareyev challenging Blindfold Chess World Record – LIVE

Chess grandmaster Timur Gareyev, also known as the Blindfold King will set a new world record for Blindfold Chess in Las Vegas. OFF da ROOK Entertainment along with the Las Vegas Chess Center will present a special Blindfold Chess event with the Blindfold King. GM Timur Gareyev will challenge himself to set the new world [...]

European School and European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

European School and European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

Montenegro Chess Federation announced the official invitations for the European School Chess Championship and the 17th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship, both to be organized in June 2017 in Budva, Montenegro. Schools Championship will take place from 10 June (arrival) to 20 June (departure), while the Rapid & Blitz competition follows from 19 June [...]

Ju Wenjun wins Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix, qualifies for Women’s World Championship Match

Ju Wenjun wins Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix, qualifies for Women’s World Championship Match

The winner of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series 2015/16 is announced in Khanty-Mansiysk. Magnus Carlsen has proved that he is a real chess king by winning the WCCM on the tie-break against Sergey Karjakin thus defending the title of world chess champion and world No. 1. Meanwhile Ju Wenjun of China has showed a [...]

Sochi welcomes the World Schools Individual Championships

Sochi welcomes the World Schools Individual Championships

The World Schools Individual Championships starts on December 2, 2016 in Sochi. More than 400 young chess players from 30 countries will take part in the event, for the first time ever hosted in Russia. The opening ceremony will take place in the concert hall of the Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina in Sochi and is expected [...]

European Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016 – Registration Deadline Extended

European Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016 – Registration Deadline Extended

The 2016 European Individual Rapid & Blitz Championships are organized by the Estonian Chess Federation under the auspices of European Chess Union.

In Memoriam – GM Mark Taimanov

In Memoriam – GM Mark Taimanov

Mark Evgenyevich Taimanov, an outstanding grandmaster, participant of the legendary candidates tournament of 1953, candidates cycle of 1970-1972, and Match of Century of 1970, passed away in St. Petersburg. Mark Taimanov is a USSR champion (1956), five-time Leningrad champion (1948, 1950, 1952, 1961, 1973), Chess Olympiad champion (1956), four-time European Team Champion (1957, 1961, 1965, [...]

In Memoriam – GM Urii Eliseev

In Memoriam – GM Urii Eliseev

The young Russian Grandmaster Urii Eliseev died in a tragic accident after falling from the 12th floor of apartment building in Moscow. Born in 1996, Eliseev was U16 Russian and world champion in 2012, winner of the 2013 RSGU Cup and the 2016 Moscow Open. Source: Russian Chess Federation Deepest condolences to the family and [...]

3rd Etna Chess Festival

3rd Etna Chess Festival

After two very successful editions, the Etna International Chess Festival returns to Hotel Biancaneve in Nicolosi, on the slopes of the volcano, for the third event that will take place from 3-9th December. No doubt players and guests will be treated to a memorable chess and tourist experience knowing that the organiser of the highly [...]

Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

The super-tournament Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 is scheduled to take place from 12-17th April in Zurich, Switzerland. The first leg will be all-play-all with the time control 45 min + 30 sec per player. The win will bring 2 points and draw 1 point. The second leg will be with the rapid time control [...]

Baku Chess Olympiad on DD TV

Baku Chess Olympiad on DD TV

India’s biggest television network Doordarshan will telecast four exclusive Highlights of the Baku Chess Olympiad on its DD Sports Channel from 21-24th November, 2016. Filmed and Produced by Vijay Kumar the 30 minutes highlights of each episode will be telecast as under: 1st Episode on 21st November from 8pm to 8:30pm (14:00hrs to 14:30hrs GMT) [...]

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