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State Museum of Political History of Russia to host Russian Superfinals

State Museum of Political History of Russia to host Russian Superfinals

The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship will take place on December 2-15 at the State Museum of Political History of Russia (2-4, Kuybysheva St., Saint Petersburg). The organizers are the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, the State Museum of Political History of Russia, Chess Federation [...]

Russia emerged leader in European Team Championship

Russia emerged leader in European Team Championship

A swift victory by Ian Nepomniachtchi was sufficient for Russia to defeat Czech Republic and assume the leading position in the Open section of the European Team Chess Championship. The other top matches, Hungary-Netherlands and Croatia-Armenia, were tied without a single decisive game. Germany ended Italy’s run by beating them 3,5-0,5 and Israel cruised past [...]

Vladimir Kramnik nominated for FIDE Candidates Tournament

Vladimir Kramnik nominated for FIDE Candidates Tournament

World Chess, the organizer of the 2018 FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament, nominated GM Vladimir Kramnik (Russian Federation) as a wildcard choice for the Candidates Tournament that will take place in Berlin, Germany on March 10-28, 2018. World Chess and FIDE have decided to issue its wildcard nomination before the final leg of the World [...]

European Team Chess Championship – Round 2

European Team Chess Championship – Round 2

The second round of the European Team Chess Championship was played today in Creta Maris resort in Greece. All the top players who sat out from the opening round have entered the arena. Among the top tables in the Open section the most effective was Hungary defeating the neighboring Romania by 3,5-0,5. Other decisive matches [...]

FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

The 1st FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships for Boys and Girls U14, U16, U18 have started in Creta Maris, Hersonissos, Greece. The Rapid Championship will have 9 rounds with time control 10′+5″, to be completed on 28-29th October. 69 players from 20 federations take part in this event. The Blitz Championship will [...]

Opening Ceremony of European Team Chess Championship

Opening Ceremony of European Team Chess Championship

The 2017 European Team Chess Championship was declared open in a ceremony that took place on 27th October in Creta Maris resort in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece. After hearing the anthems of Greece and European Chess Union, the first speaker was Mr.Ioannis Mastorakis, mayor of Hersonissos, who welcomed the players and guests and wished them pleasant [...]

European Club Cup round 2 highlights

European Club Cup round 2 highlights

Video interview with Peter Svidler

World Chess Cup 2017 LIVE!

World Chess Cup 2017 LIVE!

Live games with computer analysis

Moscow Blitz Championship in Gorbushkin Dvor

Moscow Blitz Championship in Gorbushkin Dvor

One of the main events in the chess life of the capital – the final of the Moscow Blitz Championship – will take place on Sunday, 3rd September, at the the media hall of the hypermall “Gorbushkin Dvor”. This year’s event will be the strongest women’s tournament in history with Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Lagno, Valentina [...]

European Youth Chess Championship starting soon

European Youth Chess Championship starting soon

1121 young players coming from 46 European federations registered for the European Youth Chess Championship 2017 which takes place in Mamaia, Romania, from 4th-15th September. The Championship will be played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, boys and girls separately. The top three players in each group will be awarded [...]

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