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GM Neuris Delgado winner of Duchamp International Open in Rio de Janeiro

GM Neuris Delgado winner of Duchamp International Open in Rio de Janeiro

The 1st Duchamp Open was organized by the Duchamp Internacional, FIDE Americas, Brazil Chess Confederation, FEXERJ and Clube de Xadrez Guanabara from 11-18th November at the South American Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Festival consisted of the Master Group, U2200 Group A, U1800 Group B, IM, Blitz and Rapid tournaments. The main [...]

Peter Svidler to play in Tata Steel Masters

Peter Svidler to play in Tata Steel Masters

The 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 12-28 January 2018.

Komodo – Houdini is the Superfinal of TCEC Season 10

Komodo – Houdini is the Superfinal of TCEC Season 10

Starting this Monday

Kings Island Open 2017

Kings Island Open 2017

The 26th annual Kings Island Open was held from 10-12th November at the Embassy Suites Cincinnati Northeast in Blue Ash, Ohio, USA. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1250 and Under 1000. All sections were played over five rounds of Swiss system, with the time control [...]

London Chess Conference 2017

London Chess Conference 2017

The fifth edition of the London Chess Conference will be held on 2-3rd December at the London Hilton Kensington Olympia. It coincides with the London Chess Classic tournament when the world’s top players descend on London to battle for supremacy. The theme of the conference this year is Scholastic Chess i.e. using chess for educational [...]

2017 UTD Fall FIDE Open LIVE!

2017 UTD Fall FIDE Open LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Video: Bai Jinshi v Ding Liren

Video: Bai Jinshi v Ding Liren

The recent game between the Chinese prospect Bai Jinshi and World championship candidate Ding Liren, played at Yingmei Cup 2017, caused great excitement among the chess fans. A plethora of sacrifices and tactical motifs left us watching in awe. Grandmaster Daniel King analyses this beautiful game in detail. As commented by Raghuveer Mukkamalla: “This game [...]

FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca

FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca

The fourth and final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix series will take place from 15-26th November at the Iberostar Bahía de Palma in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The tournament format is 18-player 9-round Swiss system. The event will determine the last two qualifiers for the 2018 FIDE Candidates Tournament in Berlin. The leader of [...]

VG: Magnus Carlsen plans to play in King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

VG: Magnus Carlsen plans to play in King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

“As I know there is no sports boycott against Saudi Arabia. Chess is global sport and is played all over the world.”

No hijab or abaya – Historical agreement for King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

No hijab or abaya – Historical agreement for King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

There will be no need to wear a hijab or abaya during the games, this will be a first for any sporting event in Saudi Arabia.

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