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European Chess Union website

European Chess Union website

European Chess Union is creating the new official website, which is currently in a test version. The site will operate under the historic ECU domain name www.europechess.org which is in the availability of the ECU administration.

Sly Spike does it again – Press Release from Remco Invitational 2014

Sly Spike does it again – Press Release from Remco Invitational 2014

Press Release by Peter Boel, Photos by Harry Gielen Also in the final round of a Remco Heite Chess Tournament, anything can happen. And that’s what happened. Whereas everyone thought Daniel Fridman had the best chances, as he had White against the tormented Gawain Jones, there wasn’t even a playoff in it for the Latvian [...]

The tension rises in Remco Invitational 2014 – Press Release

The tension rises in Remco Invitational 2014 – Press Release

Press Release by Peter Boel, Photos by Harry Gielen Three draws in the penultimate round. Two endgames, where one defender smoothly cruised to the draw and the other had to withdraw further and further, but in the end escaped by the skin of his teeth. And on the other end, an epic fight between who [...]

Antonio Fernandes first in Leiria

Antonio Fernandes first in Leiria

The Individual Portuguese Rapid Chess Championship took place on 15th November 2014 in Leiria, a city in the Centro Region of Portugal. The event was organized by one of the latest and most dynamic clubs, Corvos dos Lis, in collaboration with the Leiria Municipality. 119 players, including 17 with international titles took part in the tournament [...]

Another sad end to a Jones adventure in Remco Invitational 2014 – Press Release

Another sad end to a Jones adventure in Remco Invitational 2014 – Press Release

Press Release by Peter Boel, Photos by Harry Gielen We will talk more about the tournament leaders tomorrow, I promise. There are three of them: Daniel Fridman, Dimitri Reinderman and Sipke Ernst. First we have to speak one more time about Gawain Jones, whose case is starting to become harrowing. Against Sipke Ernst he was [...]

Follow Houdini – Komodo LIVE!

Follow Houdini – Komodo LIVE!

The reigning TCEC champion Stockfish leads TCEC Season 7 – Stage 3 on 5.5/7 points, leaving the nearest follower Critter 1.5 points behind. Only Komodo (4/6 points) cam come closer if  beating Houdini in their seventh game, which is in progress. Follow “the unlimited” duel Houdini-Komodo LIVE at the official website (the engines played 111 (!) moves so far and it seems that many more are [...]

Jones goes down again in Remco Heite Invitational 2014 – Press Release

Jones goes down again in Remco Heite Invitational 2014 – Press Release

The Remco Heite Invitational Chess Tournament 2014 is taking place on 14-16th November 2014 at Hotel Holland Inn in Wolvega, a town in the Netherlands. Official website/ LIVE games with analysis Press Release by Peter Boel, Photos by Harry Gielen The second round had many similarities with the first. True, yesterday Black was very much OK, whereas this morning [...]

A déjà-vu for L’Ami, almost a déjà vu for Van Wely and Fridman – Press Release

A déjà-vu for L’Ami, almost a déjà vu for Van Wely and Fridman – Press Release

Press Release by Peter Boel It’s a good tradition in the Remco Heite tournament: as so often, the first round was highly spectacular in all respects. Erwin l’Ami was lucky enough to find himself in a position in which he had already shown how it should be played, and Gawain Jones didn’t find a real [...]

WALTON Home Appliance Premier Division Chess League-2014 kicked off – Photo Report

WALTON Home Appliance Premier Division Chess League-2014 kicked off – Photo Report

The WALTON Home Appliance Premier Division Chess League-2014 is taking place on 12-20th November 2014 at the Media Center of Bangladesh Olympic Association in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The highest team chess event in Bangladesh consists of 9 teams: Sreejan Chess Club, Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club, Sultana Kamal Smirity Pathagar, Bangladesh Navy Chess Team (Junior), Fire-Service & Civil Defense Sports Club, [...]

Ukrainian chess center Lviv to host numerous tournaments

Ukrainian chess center Lviv to host numerous tournaments

The splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine, will be hosting numerous chess events. The 3rd Yury Privalov Memorial 2014 had just ended, when the National finals for Men and Women kicked off. Twelve of the best Ukrainian male and female players will be guests of the 4-Star Hotel Warszawa**** from 10th to 22nd November 2014 [...]

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