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Team Guam heads to Tromso Chess Olympiad

Team Guam heads to Tromso Chess Olympiad

Guam Echecs, established in 2010, will send a team to the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. This will be the first participation of Guam in the most important chess event. The team includes, from left: (front row) Jun Moguel (secretary general), Leon Ryan (president and delegate), and Noly Caluag (vice president and team captain); [...]

Anand, Mamedyarov draw in Candidates Tournament R10

Anand, Mamedyarov draw in Candidates Tournament R10

The 6.h3 Naidorf Sicilian is all rage now in the FIDE World Candidates Tournament. In round 10 Viswanathan Anand again used the system, this time against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The game was similar to Anand’s match against Topalov, but this time black was more vigorous to trade the pieces, counter in the center and achieve good [...]

GM Anton Demchenko is champion of the Russian Southern Federal District

GM Anton Demchenko is champion of the Russian Southern Federal District

The Championship of Russian Southern Federal District for men concluded this weekend in Astrakhan. The playing field consisted of 42 participants, including two Grandmasters and five International Masters. Grandmaster Anton Demchenko from Novorossiysk emerged convincing winner of the tournament with 8,0/9 points, leaving the second placed GM Alexander Evdokimov (Astrakhan) a full point behind. IM [...]

Southern Class Championships 2014

Southern Class Championships 2014

The 12th Annual Southern Class Championships will be held from March 28-30, 2014, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort (renovated), 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. All sections have either 3-day (March 28-30) or 2-day (March 29-30) schedules to [...]

Candidates Tournament: Co-leaders Anand and Aronian draw in R8

Candidates Tournament: Co-leaders Anand and Aronian draw in R8

In round 8 of the FIDE Candidates Tournament Levon Aronian stunned the co-leader Viswanathan Anand with an enterprising novelty as early as move 3. Anand appreciated the strength of Qb3 in various transpositions as it was not easy for him to reach a convenient Catalan or Gruenfeld structure. He finally went for the reversed Benoni [...]

“13-year old Magnus bought every word Kramnik said”

“13-year old Magnus bought every word Kramnik said”

An interesting interview with World Champion Magnus Carlsen was posted today on NRK website. The interview was performed at the launch of the Play Carlsen app in Oslo a couple of weeks ago. Author Mads Nyborg Støstad kindly translated the quotes to English for Chessdom. – Kramnik tror at han vet alt, sier Magnus Carlsen. [...]

Long Island Open 2014

Long Island Open 2014

The 8th Annual Long Island Open will be held from March 28-30, 2014, at the Ramada Plaza Long Island MacArthur Airport Hotel, 1730 N. Ocean Ave, Holtsville, New York. The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Under 900. All sections have either 3-day (March 28-30) or 2-day (March 29-30) [...]

Training of the International Arbiters

Training of the International Arbiters

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission announces the start of the project of Training of the International Arbiters that was approved in Tallinn FIDE Congress. The project will include seven (7) workshops that will be organized in 2014 (and before July), in different places (Continents) and in different languages. The workshops will be in English language (one [...]

Nakamura skips U.S. Championship to play in Gashimov Memorial

Nakamura skips U.S. Championship to play in Gashimov Memorial

Twelve of the top chess players in the U.S. just got fantastic news: Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura will not be fighting for the title of 2014 U.S. Champion. Nakamura, currently ranked No. 8 in the world, declined his invitation citing his decision to prepare for, and compete against, only the world’s elite. This isn’t surprising, really. [...]

44th International Chess Tournament Bosna 2014

44th International Chess Tournament Bosna 2014

The 44th International Chess Tournament “Bosna 2014″ will be held in Sarajevo from 30th May to 6th June 2014. The playing venue will be in hotel Saraj, Nevjestina 5, Sarajevo. The total prize fund is 35,700 KM (national currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina) or cca 18,225 EUR. The top prize in A tournament is cca [...]

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