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Ethereal chess engine wins the gold at TCEC Div 3

Ethereal chess engine wins the gold at TCEC Div 3

Arasan second on tiebreak

Sinquefield Cup 2018

Sinquefield Cup 2018

The Sinquefield Cup sees Magnus Carlsen and 9 more of the world’s best players compete in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from 18-27 August 2018. The event is the penultimate leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, with the tour regulars joined by wild card Magnus Carlsen. In adddition to tour [...]

2018 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Recap – Final

2018 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Recap – Final

The fate of the tournament was sealed in the penultimate round when the two frontrunners, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Hikaru Nakamura, faced off. The Azeri grandmaster was a point behind and desperately needed a win to keep his chances of winning the tournament alive. Having the white pieces put him in an ideal position to achieve [...]

French chess championship 2018

French chess championship 2018

The French chess championship will be held in Nîmes from 18 August to 26 August 2018. Nearly 1000 players from all over France are expected, with the prestigious title of French champion at stake. In fact, there are nine tournaments that will be played, each player participating in the tournament that corresponds to his level [...]

Dubov wins the 25th Abu Dhabi Masters 2018

Dubov wins the 25th Abu Dhabi Masters 2018

Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is organizing the Abu Dhabi chess festival in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan from 6-16th August in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. In Group A 158 players took part. Before the last round [...]

Ding wins the match against Topalov, breaks 2800.

Ding wins the match against Topalov, breaks 2800.

Chinese no. 1 Ding Liren returns after injury in his home city of Wenzhou with a 4-game match against former World Champion Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria. The match is accompanied by a match between former Women’s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then [...]

Agdestein,Vorotnikov,Burchardt and Gaprindashvili are the winners at European Senior Chess Championship 2018

Agdestein,Vorotnikov,Burchardt and Gaprindashvili are the winners at European Senior Chess Championship 2018

European Senior Chess Championship 2018 took place from 3rd-13th August in Drammen, Norway. The Championship was played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one, with the total prize [...]

Ethereal chess engine leads TCEC Div 3 convincingly

Ethereal chess engine leads TCEC Div 3 convincingly

Ethereal, a future star of computer chess software

St.Petersburg summer Korchnoi Memorial 2018

St.Petersburg summer Korchnoi Memorial 2018

Korchnoi Memorial will be held from August 14 till August 27in Saint-Petersburg,Russia. Around 150 players are expected to take part in the main event. The top seeded are GM Gata Kamsky, GM David Paravyan , GM Vadim Zviaginzev etc… Other supporting events are also Russian Children’s Cup tournament 14.08 – 24.08.2018; Russian Rapid Grand-Prix stage [...]

Interview with Arthur Kogan

Interview with Arthur Kogan

The captain of the Italy team GM Arthur Kogan was in Sofia and found some time to speak with our editor GM Marian Petrov. MP Hello Arthur, welcome to Sofia. You are here for the VIII World Team Chess Championship for Blind and Visually Impaired. Can you tell us more about it? AK It was [...]

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