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Top 12 French Teams

Top 12 French Teams

The 2018 Top 12 French Team Championship is taking place from 26 May to 5 June in Brest. The 12 best French teams play a single round-robin over 11 rounds. Each match is played over 8 boards, with teams choosing from a starting list of up to 16 players. It is the strongest French team [...]

Longtou Cup Open live

Longtou Cup Open live

The 1st Longtou Cup “Belt and Road” Chess Open is a 9-round Swiss open taking place in Qinhuangdao, China from 26 May to 4 June. The time control is 90 minutes for all moves, with a 30-second increment from move. 80 players are expected. The top seeded are GM Hao Wang, GM Dmitry Gordievsky, GM [...]

Lüneburger Schachfestival 2018

Lüneburger Schachfestival 2018

Lueneburger Chess Festival will be held from 6 to 13 July at Hotel-Seminaris Lueneburg. The tournament is divided in 3 sections. A-Open (open to all) B-Open (open for players from 1200 to 1800) C-Open (open to players up to 1400) Around 100 players are expected to take part in the tournament. The top seeded players [...]

37th Zalakaros Open

37th Zalakaros Open

The 37th Zalakaros Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 25 May to 2 June, 2018 in Zalakaros, Hungary. 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 with [...]

Rheinland-Pfalz-Open Nickenich

Rheinland-Pfalz-Open Nickenich

10th Rheinland-Pfalz-Open Nickenich will be held from 31 May to 3 June in Nickenich. Around 200 players are expected to take part. The top seeded are GM Alexandre Dgebuadze, GM Viesturs Meijers etc… Starting list 1 Dgebuadze Alexandre 2 Meijers Viesturs 3 Petrisor Adrian-Marian 4 Srinath Rao S.V. 5 Barzen Pascal 6 Syrov Arkadi 7 [...]

John Paul Gomez and Catherine Secopito are the winners at Philippine National Games

John Paul Gomez and Catherine Secopito are the winners at Philippine National Games

Philippine National Games were held from 20 to 23 May. Venue was Robinson Galeria, Mandaue City, Cebu. In the Open section 66 players took part. The winner is GM John Paul Gomez with 6 points out of 7. Second is IM Paulo Bersamina with 5,5 points and third is GM Darwin Laylo also with 5,5 [...]

Kacper Piorun wins 6th edition Polish-Hungarian friendship chess tournament in Katowice

Kacper Piorun wins 6th edition Polish-Hungarian friendship chess tournament in Katowice

Polish-Hungarian friendship chess championship was held on the week-end of 5-6 May 2018. The 600 players from ten countries participated in 6th edition chess event. 9-round Rapid Swiss open took place in the International Congress Center in Katowice city in Poland. The time control was 15 minutes per player, with a 10-second increment for each [...]

Czech Olympiad Team Qualification

Czech Olympiad Team Qualification

Czech Olympiad Qualification is a double round-robin tournament of six top Czech players taking place from 25 May to 3 June in Prague. Winner of the tournament will join David Navara, Viktor Laznicka and Zbynek Hracek as fourth member of this year’s Czech Chess Olympiad team. Last, fifth player, will be selected by the team [...]

Marian Tiberiu Georgescu wins Romanian Championship

Marian Tiberiu Georgescu wins  Romanian Championship

The 2018 Romanian Championship was a 9-round Swiss tournament which took place from 14-22 May in Băile Olănești. 53 players took part in the tournament. Before the last round Marian Tiberiu Georgescu was leading with a half point and all the top boards have finished draw. After 9 rounds the winner is GM Marian Tiberiu [...]

TCEC Premier Division – the battle for the top begins

TCEC Premier Division – the battle for the top begins

TCEC Premier Division – the strongest round robin championship for chess software – is going to start this Wednesday, May 23rd, at 20:00 CET. The eight strongest computer chess programs in the world with over 3300 ELO will compete in the 12th edition of the highest division of the Top Chess Engine Championship. TCEC Premier [...]

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