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13. World University Championship, Katowice 2014 – Photo and Video report

13. World University Championship, Katowice 2014 – Photo and Video report

The 13th World University Chess Championship is taking place on 18-24th August 2014 in Katowice, a city in Southern Poland. The event is split into two sections – Men’s Tournament consisting of 46 players from 16 different countries and Women’s Tournament including 26 players from 18 federations. All the participants were born between 1st January 1986 and 31st [...]

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 1 Video

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 1 Video

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament is taking place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The Festival is supported by the Abu Dhabi Sport Council and consists of following sections: – Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu [...]

Videos and press conferences from the Chess Olympiad 2014 day 1

Videos and press conferences from the Chess Olympiad 2014 day 1

Including interviews with Caruana, Bachmann, Van Kampen, etc

Interviews with Carlsen, Wesley So, Ulf Andersson

Interviews with Carlsen, Wesley So, Ulf Andersson

Interviews from the airport… and a chess beer in Tromso

Chess Olympiad Preview Show: Preparations

Chess Olympiad Preview Show: Preparations

With only two days to go before the Chess Olympiad Tromsø begins, Susan Polgar reports from the scene on last-minute preparations, taking a look at the venue and artwork by the official Olympiad artist Chris Reddy. Chess Olympiad Tromsø YouTube channel

Chess Olympiad Batumi 2018 – Video

Chess Olympiad Batumi 2018 – Video

The Georgian Chess Federation is bidding to hold the Chess Olympiad 2018 and the World Cup 2017 in Batumi, a popular resort on the Black Sea. The proposed budget for both events is exceeding 20 million USD. 1,6 million USD is allocated for the travel fund for 80 Nations, while around 2 millions USD will [...]

Chess Olympiad 2014 – Opening Ceremony Video

Chess Olympiad 2014 – Opening Ceremony Video

The organizing committee of the 2014 Chess Olympiad has released a video that will be featured at the opening ceremony: “This video gives a good idea of what we want the 2014 Chess Olympiad to be all about – celebrating the game of chess, the players from 180 participating nations and what Tromsø 2014 stands [...]

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial 2014 – final VIDEO, PHOTOS

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial 2014 – final VIDEO, PHOTOS

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 took place on 16-24th July 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel, incorporating professional and amateur chess. The fascinating Rapid Chess duel between top grandmasters Boris Gelfand and Peter Svidler was the most widely recognized part of the event. The final result of the duel is 5: 3 in favor of Peter Svidler. There [...]

Gelfand and Svidler exchange blows in the third day of the “2nd Gideon Japhet” match – VIDEO and PHOTO report

Gelfand and Svidler exchange blows in the third day of the “2nd Gideon Japhet” match – VIDEO and PHOTO report

Two more games have been played in the Gelfand-Svidler match held in the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament. Gelfand won the 5th game in his favorite Gruenfeld Defence, but Svidler bounced back in the next round. The Russian Grandmaster managed to maintain the lead and the current score is 3.5:2.5 in his favor. [...]

Exclusive video interviews with Gelfand and Svidler

Exclusive video interviews with Gelfand and Svidler

The organizers of the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial – Gelfand vs. Svidler rapid match delivered exclusive video interview series with the chess legends GM Boris Gelfand (Vice World Champion 2012) and GM Peter Svidler (seven times Russian champion). Gilad Japhet, son of Gideon Japhet and the organizer of the Memorial tournament in honor of his father who [...]

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