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Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015 – Press Conference

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015 – Press Conference

The 77th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament is set to take place from 9-25th January 2015. After this year’s success with the individual rounds in the Rijksmuseum and at the High Tech Campus, Tata Steel Masters will once again add two locations as playing venues. A press conference with tournament director Jeroen van [...]

XIII International Chess Open Menton 2014

XIII International Chess Open Menton 2014

The 13th International Chess Open Menton 2014 is taking place on 19-26th October 2014 in Menton, a city in France situated on the French Riviera. The event will be a 9-round Swiss with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 20 seconds increment starting [...]

Chess Openings 24/7: What’s New

Chess Openings 24/7: What’s New

Most readers are already familiar with CHOPIN, and its regularly updated content that stands high above all other commercially available opening encyclopedias. Don’t waste endless hours gathering information all over the Internet just to end up analyzing each move with chess engines – we have already done your homework and completed almost 75% of the [...]

Gull 3 won TCEC – Stage 1a, follow Stage 1b LIVE!

Gull 3 won TCEC – Stage 1a, follow Stage 1b LIVE!

TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1a is over and 7 engines qualified for the second stage, while the rest are out of TCEC for the current season. The invincible Gull 3 was the revelation of Stage 1a. The engine stormed through the first phase of TCEC – Season 7 with the amazing 10,5/13 points. Critter 1.6a [...]

XVIII Mercosur Cup 2014

XVIII Mercosur Cup 2014

The 18th edition of the traditional Argentinian tournament “Mercosur Cup” will take place on 6-15th October 2014 at the Chess Circle of Villa Martelli in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. The event is a 10-player round-robin tournament, valid for GM norms. The time control is 90′ + 30″. Representatives of five countries will take part [...]

4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014

4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014

The 4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014 is scheduled to take place on 1-2nd November 2014 at Hotel Philippion**** in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and a popular tourist destination. KERAVNOS OREOKASTRO and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union organize the event in a 10-round Swiss format with a time control 15′ + [...]

Portuguese Youth Rapid Team Championship

Portuguese Youth Rapid Team Championship

The 2nd National Youth Rapid Team Championship was held on 4th October at the Pavilhão Gimnodesportivo de Fazendas in Almeirim. 15 teams with more than 60 juniors competed in the two age groups U8-U12 and U14-U20 with the round robin tournament format and the time control 15′+10”. CXE Filipa de Lencastre “A” convincingly won the [...]

21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014

21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014

The 21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014 is taking place on 5-11th October 2014 at Hotel Engiadina in Zuoz, a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The event is a 7-round Swiss FIDE tournament with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds for [...]

Rapport outplays Laznicka in a playoff match

Rapport outplays Laznicka in a playoff match

Two of the most exciting Central European chess players GM Viktor Laznicka (CZE) 2666 and GM Richard Rapport (HUN) 2720 met in one-on-one match of six games, called Novoborska Sachova Corrida. The games took place at Ajeto restaurant in Nový Bor from 30th September to 5th October 2014. The young Hungarian prodigy won his first and [...]

Werle, Turov and Solodovnichenko share first place in Oslo

Werle, Turov and Solodovnichenko share first place in Oslo

The 2014 Oslo Chess International tournament was held from 28th September to 5th October at the Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion, Sognsveien 77c, Oslo, Norway. The GM-group gathered 44 players from 16 different countries (Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, India, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine). GM Jan Werle (NED), GM Maxim Turov [...]

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