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Lu Shanglei and Aleksandra Goryachkina won the World Junior Chess titles! (Video)

Lu Shanglei and Aleksandra Goryachkina won the World Junior Chess titles! (Video)

Lu Shanglei of China won the World Junior Chess title by defeating Aleksander Indjic of Serbia. In the girls section Aleksandra Goryachkina had successfully defended her title with a round to spare yesterday. Intense, exciting tussles on the top boards yielded just one decisive result – Lu Shanglei of China defeating Aleksandar Indjic of Serbia, [...]

Houdini 4 vs Komodo 8: battle of titans at the Top Computer Chess Championship

Houdini 4 vs Komodo 8: battle of titans at the Top Computer Chess Championship

The big cash in TCEC is today

38th Zurich Christmas Open

38th Zurich Christmas Open

The 38th Zurich Weihnachtsopen will take place from 26th to 30th December, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland. The Master Tournament (for players rated over 2000) and General Tournament (U2050) will each be played over 7 rounds of Swiss system. Currently registered Grandmasters are Meier Georg GER 2652, Bauer Christian FRA 2637, [...]

1st Annual Cleveland Classic

1st Annual Cleveland Classic

The 1st Annual Cleveland Classic will take place on 24-26th October at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Drive, Ohio, USA. The event will have four sections: Open, U2000, U1700 and U1400. The playing format is 5-round Swiss with the time control 30/90, SD/60 d5. The prize fund is USD 6000, guaranteed. Open: $2000-650-350, [...]

Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix

Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix

The second stage of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 will take place from 20th October until 2nd November in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Back in 2012 and 2013 Tashkent hosted one of the stages of the Grand Prix series 2012-2013, as well as one of the tournaments of the Women’s Grand Prix series 2013-2014. The tournament [...]

Schachbundesliga 2014/15 LIVE!

Schachbundesliga 2014/15 LIVE!

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Alexandra Goryachkina wins World Junior Girls title with a round to spare (Video)

Alexandra Goryachkina wins World Junior Girls title with a round to spare (Video)

The Russians were not ready to be dismissed by the Chinese and rose to the occasion in the 12th and penultimate round of the LIC World Junior Chess Championship which is in the concluding stages at Hotel Hyatt in Pune. Alexandra Goryachkina scored a thumping Grand Double, successfully defending her title which she won at [...]

Barging on the Danube with Nimzowitsch

Barging on the Danube with Nimzowitsch

A new book has recently hit the market exploring, very extensively, an unknown territory in the battle against the Queen’s Indian. The Nimzowitsch Variation with 6.d5, has been used on occasions, by a few players, Shirov being its main promulgator. The line is complex and daring and has not found too large a following. But, [...]

International Open Durres 2014 – Participants (Updated)

International Open Durres 2014 – Participants (Updated)

Albanian Chess Federation is organizing the International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ on 1-8th November 2014 in the Conference Hall of the Hotel “Bleart”****  in Durres, one of the most ancient and significant cities of Albania, situated on the Adriatic Coast. More information about the tournament format and prizes here. The preliminary list of players consists of 61 players [...]

WGM Karina Ambartsumova winner of Lady Chess 2014

WGM Karina Ambartsumova winner of Lady Chess 2014

The 2014 edition Lady Chess Tournament was held on 11-18th October 2014 at the Asgård Skole, Norsvey 2 in Køge, a market town and seaport on the coast of Køge Bugt, Denmark. The event was a 10 player round-robin female tournament and Russian WGM Karina Ambartsumova emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points. She grabbed the trophy, leaving [...]

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