FIDE Online Arena has just announced the regulations of the 1st FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship and the 1st FIDE World Online Junior Blitz Championship. For each competition a total prize fund of 4250 USD will be distributed to the winners. Both Championships consist of a qualifying phase, a semi-final and a final tournament. [...]
The world’s most prestigious, international chess events are combining efforts to establish a gold standard for the inaugural Grand Chess Tour, an annual competitive circuit for ten of the world’s top grandmasters. The announcement was made today at a press conference held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. The Grand Chess [...]
New In Chess magazine 2015#3 has a 16-page article about Bobby Fischer. Editor-in-chief Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam examines a new book about the American World Champion.
Sea and mountain, nature, history, delicious food and hospitality! These are the key words of the International Festival “Nebrodi in bianco e nero” that will take place from 28th of May to 2nd of June, 2015, in the historical chambers of the Abbazia di San Filippo in Frazzanò (ME), a cozy village in the Province of [...]
Margaret Murphy is the President of the US Virgin Islands Chess Federation and served as member of the Appeals Committee for the FIDE Women’s World Championship in Sochi. In the first part of the interview she shared her impressions about the championship, the venue, the visit of Russian Prime Minister, and involvement of women in [...]
India’s biggest television network Doordarshan will telecast four exclusive Highlights of the Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 on its DD Sports Channel from 27-30th April. Filmed and Produced by Vijay Kumar the 30 minutes highlights of each episode will be telecast as under: 1st Episode on 27th April 2015 from 11 to 11.30 pm (GMT 17:30hrs) [...]
Cuba defeated Egypt in round four of the FIDE World Team Chess Championship to remain on the top of the crosstable with 7 match points. China and Ukraine won against Armenia and Israel respectively to maintain close distance one point behind the leader. The host Armenia and defending champion Russia (without Vladimir Kramnik) are struggling [...]
Less than two weeks after hosting the 2015 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) will host representatives from across the world for a special press conference to announce the establishment of a new international chess circuit of the world’s leading professional chess players. Date: Friday, [...]
The 78th edition of Tata Steel Chess Tournament is set to take place 15-31st January, 2016, in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands.
The 4th European Small Nations Tournament is currently in progress in Les Cotils, Guernsey. The event is a 9-round team tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″ and an average Elo rating of 2088. The teams of 10 different countries participate in the competition: Andorra, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, [...]