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Wesley So lifts trophy in Bergamo, breaks the 2750 barrier

Wesley So lifts trophy in Bergamo, breaks the 2750 barrier

The ACP Golden Classic international chess tournament took place in Bergamo, a city in Lombardy, Italy, on 12-20th July 2014. The tournament was organized by Asd Caissa Italia and Società Scacchistica Bergamo, under the patronage and sponsorship of the Municipality of Bergamo and other commercial, industrial and non-for profit partners. The event was a part of the Association [...]

Stockfish is TCEC double champion

Stockfish is TCEC double champion

The TCEC Grand champion Stockfish, modification 260614, won another prestigious computer chess competition – the Fischer Random Chess (FRC) tournament, organized as a TCEC Season 6 Special Event. In Fischer Random Chess (Chess960) the pieces at the starting position are placed randomly in one of the 960 possible ways. In this particular competition opening books were [...]

29th International Chess Open Teteven 2014

29th International Chess Open Teteven 2014

The 29th International Chess Open Teteven is taking place on 9-17th August 2014 in Teteven, a town in north central Bulgaria, located in a mountainous area, in the foothills of the Balkan mountains. The tournament is organized in a 9-round Swiss format by Chess Club “An Pasan” and Teteven Municipality, under the auspices of the Bulgarian [...]

Andrey Filatov on decision to run for Vice President of FIDE

Andrey Filatov on decision to run for Vice President of FIDE

We have set ourselves the task of reviving the chess movement in Russia and actively promoting chess around the world, strengthening links with the national federations of other countries to jointly promote new projects. I hope the delegates of the FIDE Assembly will support our programme.

Computer Chess – Film screening at Oval Space, London

Computer Chess – Film screening at Oval Space, London

“Computer Chess is a supremely intelligent, beautifully constructed film, interweaving comedy and character, satire and subtext, and loaded with more ideas than some filmmakers manage in a lifetime.” – Time Out Synopsis: Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers circa 1980, Computer Chess transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when [...]

Exclusive video interviews with Gelfand and Svidler

Exclusive video interviews with Gelfand and Svidler

The organizers of the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial – Gelfand vs. Svidler rapid match delivered exclusive video interview series with the chess legends GM Boris Gelfand (Vice World Champion 2012) and GM Peter Svidler (seven times Russian champion). Gilad Japhet, son of Gideon Japhet and the organizer of the Memorial tournament in honor of his father who [...]

Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy is VIetnam’s 8th Grandmaster

Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy is VIetnam’s 8th Grandmaster

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese chess master Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy has achieved his third Grandmaster (GM) norm after finishing supreme with 7.5 points at the fifth First Saturday – Borloy-Androvitzky Karoly Memorial, held recently in Budapest, Hungary. Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy is set to become Vietnam’s eighth Grandmaster. Huy competed in a double round robin [...]

Svidler leads by one point in match vs Gelfand – PHOTOS

Svidler leads by one point in match vs Gelfand – PHOTOS

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 is in progress in the Israeli capital. The great chess festival in Jerusalem continues with the high-profile match Gelfand vs. Svidler. Four games of the match were played in two days. The current result is 2,5-1,5 in favor of the guest GM Peter Svidler. The only decisive game so [...]

GM Daniel Semcesen tops Schack-SM 2014

GM Daniel Semcesen tops Schack-SM 2014

The 2014 edition of Schack-SM was hosted by the town of Borlange, situated in Dalarna County, Sweden from 11-20th July, 2014. GM Daniel Semcesen was a sole winner of the tournament with 6/9 points, leaving the runner-up GM Erik Blomqvist half a point behind. Third place was shared by GM Pontus Carlsson and GM Emanuel Berg on 5 [...]

IM Arghyadip Das lifts the trophy in Leiden

IM Arghyadip Das lifts the trophy in Leiden

The 8th edition of Leiden Chess Tournament was held on 11-20th July, 2014, in Leiden, a city in the Dutch province of South Holland. The event was organized by the Stichting Denksportpromotie Nederland, a foundation for mind sports, in a 9-round Swiss format. The last-year’s tradition goes on in Leiden. After GM S. P. Sethuraman won the [...]

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