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FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R5 – Hou Yifan catches Ju Wenjun on top

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R5 – Hou Yifan catches Ju Wenjun on top

There were two decisive games and four draws in the fifth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE. The sole leader after four rounds, Ju Wenjun, was the first one to finish the game. Her opponent Batchimeg Tuvshintugs decided not to tempt the luck today and the players repeated the moves in [...]

Zbigniew Pakleza of Poland wins Scacco Bratto Open

Zbigniew Pakleza of Poland wins Scacco Bratto Open

The 31st International Chess Festival Conca Della Presolana was held from 20-28th August at the Centro Sportivo Comunale in Castione della Presolana, Bratto, Italy. The event was organized by the “Scacchistica Milanese”, historical chess club founded in 1881, Italian Chess Federation, and ScacchiRandagi. The Festival had five sections: “Master” tournament – 9 round Swiss for [...]

World Schools Chess Championships 2014

World Schools Chess Championships 2014

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), the Brazilian Chess Federation (CBX), the Minas Gerais Chess Federation (FMX), the System X Schools Chess and Degraus Education System have the honor to announce the X World Schools Chess Championships 2014 (Individual) to be held in Brazil, in the city of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, between November [...]

Fabiano Caruana in big lead in Saint Louis

Fabiano Caruana in big lead in Saint Louis

Three rounds, three wins and a commanding lead: Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana has been unstopped in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup. The “lowest” rated players in the field, GMs Veselin Topalov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – officially, the eighth and ninth-best players on earth – earned full points in Friday’s third round, while the top-two players on the [...]

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

The 14th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships (U8-U18) are set to take place on 12-17th November at the Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia. The organizers of the Championship are the European Chess Union and Estonian Chess Federation. Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It is an internationally [...]

22nd Nikaia International Chess Open 2014

22nd Nikaia International Chess Open 2014

The 22nd Nikaia International Chess Open 2014 is taking place from 26th August to 2nd September 2014 in Nikaia suburb in the western part of the Athens-Piraeus agglomeration, in Greece. The event is dedicated to the National Resistance against the occupation forces from 1940 to 1944 and is played at the Cultural Complex “Manos Loizos” in a 9-round [...]

GM Bela Khotenashvili leads Erfurt Woman Grandmaster Tournament 2014

GM Bela Khotenashvili leads Erfurt Woman Grandmaster Tournament 2014

The 3. International Erfurt Women Grandmaster Tournament takes place on 24-31st August 2014 at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Erfurt, a capital city of the German Federal State of Thuringia. Georgian GM Bela Khotenashvili is a sole leader with 4,5 points out of 6 rounds. She won against GM Monika Socko (Poland), IM Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska (Germany) [...]

GM Ivan Sokolov VIDEO commentaries on Abu Dhabi Masters

GM Ivan Sokolov VIDEO commentaries on Abu Dhabi Masters

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament was held on 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. Grandmasters Yuriy Kuzubov (UKR 2667) and Tigran Petrosian (ARM 2641) shared the first place, but Kuzubov took the winner’s trophy thanks to the slightly better tie-break score. You can see the round 9 video, presented by Vijay Kumar [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R4 – Ju Wenjun in the lead

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R4 – Ju Wenjun in the lead

In the dramatic fourth round Ju Wenjun beat Elina Danielian to take the solo lead with 3,5 points in the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE. In the battle of the two top seeds, Hou Yifan, playing black, defeated Humpy Koneru, who unexpectedly lost the drawish endgame. Tatiana Kosintseva had winning position against Nafisa [...]

New Chessbet quiz for the Sinquefield Cup (daily!)

New Chessbet quiz for the Sinquefield Cup (daily!)

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