Round 5 of the Australian Women’s Masters saw things continue as they have for the previous few rounds, with both Gu & Daulyte winning their games to move further clear of the rest of the field with all other games drawn. Both players have a 2300 opponent next round, before they meet each other in round [...]
The 39th International Open San Sebastian will take place from March 19th to March 26th 2016.
It was an intense drama in the final round of 14th Parsvnath Delhi International Chess Festival as overnight sole leader Ivan Popov suffered a shock defeat at the hands of veteran Grandmaster Valeriy Neverov of Ukraine. While it did not alter the final rankings, it counted for a thrilling day as Neverov defeated Popov in [...]
Round three of the Australian Women’s Masters which is taking place from January 14-22, 2016, in Melbourne, saw the leaders move further away from the rest of the players, with three players now clear of the rest of the field. Xiaobing Gu is outright leader with 3/3, with Deimante Daulyte in outright second with 2.5/3 & Ticia Gara [...]
From 5 to 6 January 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Stockholm, Sweden, by the Swedish Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer was IA Omar Salama (ISL), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Thór Gudmundur Sverrir (SWE). The venue of the Seminar was the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm. [...]
On 9 and 10 January 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Prague, Czech Republic, by the Chess Federation of Czech Republic and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Andrzej Filipowicz (POL), Secretary of the FIDE Technical Commission and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant lecturers were IA Jirina Prokopova (CZE) and IA [...]
The 6th Andranik Margaryan Memorial was organized by the Chess Academy of Armenia from 8th to 16th January, 2016, in Armenian capital Yerevan. The event was a 10-player single round-robin tournament, valid for GM norms. The 18-year-old Russian player IM David Paravyan emerged a convincing winner with 6.5/9 points. He finished 1.5 points ahead of the nearest [...]
Dubai Chess and Culture Club has opened the registration for the 18th Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup, which will be held from April 10-20, 2016, at the club’s Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Hall. According to Ibrahim Al Bannai, Chairman of Dubai Chess and Culture Club, many of the world’s [...]
World Champion Magnus Carlsen is reviewing the chess year 2015 in a 10-minute video recorded at the Play Magnus headquarters.
Today, Russian Sports News Agency (R-Sport) published an interview with Andrey Filatov, President of the Russian Chess Federation, where he stated that ‘talks to hold the 2016 World Chess Championship Match in the US are on hold’. Agon, which holds rights to organize the match, would like to inform the media that statement by RCF [...]