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Najdorf Chess Festival 2017

Najdorf Chess Festival 2017

The Polish Chess Federation and Gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski Chess Foundation are inviting chess players to take part in the MetLife Warsaw Najdorf Chess Festival, which will be held from 8-17th July 2017, at the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre in Warsaw, Poland. The event is supported by Ministry of Sports and Tourism, Municipality of the [...]

Mongolian Chess Championships 2017

Mongolian Chess Championships 2017

The Mongolian Chess Federation is hosting the 57th Championship for Open and the 49th Championship for Women. The event is being held in the birthplace of the famous Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) in Dadal, Khentii province. Here are the participants for the Open Championship: GM Batchuluun Tsegmed 2522 IM Munkhgal Gombosuren 2468 FM Enkhnar Enkhbaatar [...]

Lviv Tradition Chess Title Tournament – March 2017

Lviv Tradition Chess Title Tournament – March 2017

The 14th and 15th issue of Lviv Tradition Chess Title Tournament is taking place from March 21-26 2017, at the Hotel Nton, in the splendid city of Lviv, Ukraine. Group “A” Rating Average = 2235 FM BURNETT ANDREW 2162 SCO KRZYWDA ANDRZEJ 2132 POL IM SEVOSTIANOV PAVEL 2248 RUS FM BYKOVSKIY OLEG 2332 UKR IM [...]

Wisconsin International Chess Festival

Wisconsin International Chess Festival

The Wisconsin International Chess Festival will take place from 13-19th June at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The 9-round Swiss tournament will offer a possibility to earn GM and IM norms. A Blitz tournament will be held on Saturday, June 17th at 7pm. The prizes are: $3,000-$2,000-$1,000-$500-$500; top u2450 $500; top [...]

Andrei Filatov, Yury Averbakh and Sergey Karyakin on “Culture” TV channel

Andrei Filatov, Yury Averbakh and Sergey Karyakin on “Culture” TV channel

President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrei Filatov, the oldest Grandmaster in the world Yury Averbakh and world vice-champion Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin participated in the TV show “Nablyudatel” (Observer) on the “Culture” channel. Culturologist Boris Lanin and the host of the program Fyokla Tolstaya were also present in the studio. The participants discussed the chess [...]

Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival 2017

Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival 2017

The 7th Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival is set to take place from 17-22nd August, 2017, at the Caleta Hotel, venue of the famous Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. The number of participants is limited and only players rated under 2300 FIDE (1st May) are eligible to compete. The Festival will have two main sections: A) [...]

International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2017

International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2017

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2017, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 2-12th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation. Grandmaster Eltaj Safarli won the previous [...]

Match Gaprindashvili – Sveshnikov in Jurmala

Match Gaprindashvili – Sveshnikov in Jurmala

A chess festival will take place in Jurmala, Latvia, on March 25-26, featuring rapid tournament for seniors (55+) and juniors (under 15), and a friendly match between former World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia) and Senior World Team Champion Evgeny Sveshnikov (Russia). The games of the match will be relayed live. Evgeny Sveshnikov will also hold [...]

1st FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2017

1st FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2017

The 1st FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2017 will be held in Minsk, Belarus, from 1st of June (arrivals) to 5th of June (departures) 2017. The championships will be held in Palace of Sport in Minsk, Belarus. Each federation can register unlimited number of players in each of the categories ‐ under [...]

The best chess player in the world arrested

The best chess player in the world arrested

A journalist investigation brings down Borislav Ivanov

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