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Sharjah Grand Prix: Mamedyarov wins to catch Vachier-Lagrave

Sharjah Grand Prix: Mamedyarov wins to catch Vachier-Lagrave

The fourth round of the FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix was played today at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Michael Adams in an aggressive display of the Queen’s Gambit Exchange variation. White got better out of the opening, but black has put up an inspired defence. Only in the time [...]

Sharjah Grand Prix: Nakamura wins, Vachier-Lagrave in lead

Sharjah Grand Prix: Nakamura wins, Vachier-Lagrave in lead

The third round of the FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix was played today at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. The top two finishers in the four-tournament series, which will also include competitions in Moscow, Geneva and Palma de Mallorca, Spain, will qualify for the Candidates tournament next year to select a challenger for [...]

FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix – Opening Ceremony

FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix – Opening Ceremony

The first stage in the new World Chess Championship cycle – the FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix – was opened tonight at the beautiful Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club, established in 2013. The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, head of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture, Youth, [...]

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Round 1

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Round 1

The third day of play at the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship is over and all the results of the first round are in. After the regular time control 21 matches out of 32 had been decided. The remaining 11 matches continued on Monday with quick-play tiebreaks. LIVE games with analysis Nine players were eliminated [...]

1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

The 1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled will take place from 22-29th June at the Park Inn Resort and Conference Center Orlando by Radisson in Orlando, USA. The official invitation to all eligible participants is approved by the FIDE Commission “Chess for the Disabled” (DIS). The FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for [...]

ArcticFundManagement simul with Magnus Carlsen

ArcticFundManagement simul with Magnus Carlsen

World Champion Magnus Carlsen joined his sponsor Arctic Fund Management for the Chess & Drinks event. Carlsen played a simultaneous exhibition against 24 kids and delivered 23-1 result (one loss). Photo by @arcticfunds

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017

The FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship will take place from February 10 – March 5 2017 in Tehran, Iran. The knock-out tournament will have the participation of some of the world’s top players, including the former Women’s World Champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), Anna Ushenina (Ukraine), and Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), the current Women’s World Rapid and [...]

Dmitry Gordievsky: I played in all Moscow Open editions

Dmitry Gordievsky: I played in all Moscow Open editions

Winner of the Moscow Open Men’s Cup of Russia 20-year old Dmitry Gordievsky is speaking of his success with the tournament official website correspondent Alina Bivol. – Hello, Dima. For the second year in a row you’re sharing the first place in the Moscow Open. What’s the secret of your success? – I’ve been participating [...]

Karpov and Kramnik on street signs in Paris

Karpov and Kramnik on street signs in Paris

The streets in the Paris suburb of Asnières-sur-Seine will have the names of former World Champions Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik. The city council adopted the proposal of Mayor Manuel Aeschlimann, a long time chess fan. “Russian players have always been among the best players in the world, consistently achieving brilliant victories in international tournaments [...]

Gordievsky and Gritsayeva win Moscow Open 2017

Gordievsky and Gritsayeva win Moscow Open 2017

Dmitry Gordievsky (Moscow) and Oksana Gritsayeva (Feodosia) became the winners of the XIII International RSSU Cup, 2017 Moscow Open, which was held in Moscow from January 26 to February 6, 2017. Gordievsky shared the first place with Vladislav Artemiev (Kazan), as both grandmasters scored 7.5 points. Higher tie-breaks were better for the chess player from [...]

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