Hikaru Nakamura won the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters for a third consecutive year after defeating David Antón Guijarro (Spain) in a tense two-game speed playoff. In the regular part of the tournament Antón Guijarro, Nakamura and Yu Yangyi shared the first place with 8,0/10 points each in the field of 255 players. Ju Wenjun from China [...]
Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan from China has apologised for giving away her game against Lalith Babu M R from India in the last round of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival within five moves. In an exclusive interview with the Festival press team Hou Yifan tells Tania Sachdev she apologised to chess players, to her [...]
Tradewise Gibraltar Chess is a melting pot of cultures, ages, nationalities and abilities. Watch the mood video to experience the ambience of #gibchess 2017.
“Chess is a part of my life, but it is not my whole life!”… Four-time women’s world champion, Hou Yifan, gives a candid interview at #gibchess 2017.
The 2016 European Chess Club Cup is taking place from 5-13th November in Novi Sad, Serbia. A near-record number of teams are participating – 62 in Open section and 14 in Women’s section. The live commentary is provided by the resident host IM Miodrag Perunovic, special guests IM Eric Hansen and IM Milos Stankovic.
In the Women section the world champion Hou Yifan made a debut in this Olympiad and won her game, but this was not sufficient for the top seeded China to beat Vietnam. Thi Mai Hung Nguyen leveled the score by defeating Zhao Xue – all highlights here. Video by Vijay Kumar
The long anticipated 42nd World Chess Olympiad began today at the beautiful Baku Chrystal Hall with the games of the first round. A record breaking 180 teams compete in the Open Section, while the Women Section has 140 teams participating. Video by Vijay Kumar
The 42nd Chess Olympiad was opened with a solemn but highly entertaining ceremony, held at the Baku National Gymnastics Arena, attended by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and other delegates, world chess champions as well as various state and government officials. [...]
The 23rd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2016 is taking place from 21-29th August at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. After eight rounds of play Grandmasters Alexandr Predke, Dmitry Andreikin (both Russia) and B Adhiban (India) share the lead with 6,5 points each. Trailing behind the leaders are [...]
The 23rd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2016 is taking place from 21-29th August at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. After six rounds of play Grandmasters B Adhiban, Yuriy Kuzubov, Alexandr Predke and Dragun Kamil share the lead with 5,0 points each. Round 6 video courtesy of Vijay [...]