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Sveshnikov – Karpov 2015 LIVE!

Sveshnikov – Karpov 2015 LIVE!

Two chess legends will meet in a rapid chess match in Riga, Latvia from July 7 to July 9. 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov (Russia) will meet the renowned chess theoretician Evgeny Sveshnikov (Latvia) in a 6 game match. The games start at 2pm UTC (16:00 CET, 10:00 EST) on July 7 and 8, [...]

GM Salem A.R. Saleh and GM Dimitri Komarov score rare sweep to dominate the Dubai Cup Blitz Chess Team Tournament

GM Salem A.R. Saleh and GM Dimitri Komarov score rare sweep to dominate the Dubai Cup Blitz Chess Team Tournament

GM Salem A.R. Saleh of the UAE and GM Dimitri Komarov of Ukraine score rare sweep to dominate the Dubai Cup Blitz Chess Team Tournament. GM tandem win all their games to rule the tournament with a perfect score ahead of 51 other teams. Dubai, UAE – Grandmaster (GM) Salem A.R. Saleh of the UAE and [...]

Ikaros 2015 – Greek Open Championships starting this week

Ikaros 2015 – Greek Open Championships starting this week

The 38th International Chess Tournament “Ikaros” 2015 will be held from Saturday 11th till Sunday 19th of July at Aghios Kirykos, the capital town of Ikaria, Greece. The Men and Women Greek Open Championships 2015 are integrated with the Chess Festival. The top prize in the main tournament is 800 EUR. Read the full Regulations [...]

WGMs Gvetadze, Sukandar, Videnova enter FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship

WGMs Gvetadze, Sukandar, Videnova enter FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship

Grandmasters Sofio Gvetadze (Georgia), Irene Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia) and Iva Videnova (Bulgaria) are signed up to take part in the 2nd qualifying tournament of the FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 that is taking place 9th July on the official FIDE Online Arena. The 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is a [...]

Chess prodigy Alexander Donchenko joins Rilton Cup: Brief interview

Chess prodigy Alexander Donchenko joins Rilton Cup: Brief interview

GM Alexander Donchenko is а 17-years-old chess prodigy with Elo rating 2567. The young German Grandmaster has already taken a 2700′s scalp when he defeated Arkadij Naiditsch in May. The next target for him is to crush the 2600 barrier. It may be the German super promise to do in 45th Rilton Cup Chess Festival, where he [...]

IM Narayanan Srinath wins rapid tournament in Paracin

IM Narayanan Srinath wins rapid tournament in Paracin

Former Asian Junior Champion IM Narayanan Srinath (India) edged IM Maksim Vavulin (Russia) on tie-break to take the winner’s trophy in the 11th Uros Dinic Memorial. Narayanan and Vavulin finished on 7,5/9 points each in the field of 136 players. The 11th Uros Dinic Memorial was held on 5th July at the Hotel Petrus in [...]

GM Arturs Neiksans tops 49th Ilmar Raud Memorial 2015

GM Arturs Neiksans tops 49th Ilmar Raud Memorial 2015

The 49th Ilmar Raud Memorial was organized by Viljandi CC Fellin from June 29 to July 5, 2015, at the Viljandi Sports Center in Viljandi, a town in southern Estonia. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ X 40 moves + 15′ + 30″. Latvian GM Arturs Neiksans emerged a sole winner at 7/9 points, [...]

Fabiano Caruana winner of Dortmund Sparkassen Meeting 2015

Fabiano Caruana winner of Dortmund Sparkassen Meeting 2015

Fabiano Caruana, who is back again on the U.S. rating list, emerged a convincing winner of the 43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Meeting elite chess tournament, which took place from June 27 to July 5, at the NRW Orchestra Centre in Dortmund, Germany. Caruana scored 5.5/7 points, leaving the nearest followers 1.5 point behind. He started with [...]

Russian Superfinal Championships 2015

Russian Superfinal Championships 2015

The 2015 Russian Championship Superfinal for men and women will be held in Chita on August 8-21. The fields are completed after the conclusion of the Higher League in Kaliningrad. The event is sponsored by RCF, Timchenko Charitable Foundation, Zabaykalsky Krai government and chess federation, and Norilsk Nikel. The following players have the right to [...]

6th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament (Update)

6th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament (Update)

After a very successful first edition of International Etna tournament in Nicolosi (CT), in December, a new event – 6th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament will be organized this summer by Alessandro Monaco and his chess club “Amici della Scacchiera” (Chessboard Friends) on the west side of the Sicily island in Erice. Three Opens, A [...]

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