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Bangladesh Navy Chess Team winner in Dhaka

Bangladesh Navy Chess Team winner in Dhaka

The WALTON Home Appliance Premier Division Chess League-2014 was held on 12-20th November 2014 at the Media Center of Bangladesh Olympic Association in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Navy Chess Team was superior with perfect 16/16 score. The golden medalists are: FM Rahman Md. Taibur (2283), GM Abdulla Al-Rakib (2514), GM Hossain Enamul (2420), IM Minhazuddin Ahmed (2421), FM Ahmed Sk. Nasir (2319) [...]

Pavlodar Open 2014

Pavlodar Open 2014

The 2014 edition of Pavlodar Open is scheduled to be held from 1st to 10th December 2014 in Pavlodar, a city in northeastern Kazakhstan. The event is a 10-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from [...]

Stockfish maintains the lead in TCEC – Stage 3

Stockfish maintains the lead in TCEC – Stage 3

The reigning TCEC Grand champion Stockfish , modification 091114, maintains the lead in TCEC Season 7 – Stage 3. The leader scored 7.5/10 points, leaving the nearest follower Komodo, variation 1324, full point behind. Stockfish and Komodo are yet unbeaten. The game between them in round 10 finished equal after 58 moves. Houdini 4 and Critter 1.6a [...]

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 [...]

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