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Corina Peptan and Constantin Lupulescu are 2015 Romanian Chess Champions

Corina Peptan and Constantin Lupulescu are 2015 Romanian Chess Champions

The 2015 Romanian Chess Championships for men and women were held from 18-26th April in Calimanesti. The men’s tournament had 32 participants, while the women’s section had 24 players. Both events were completed over nine rounds of Swiss system. Grandmaster Constantin Lupulescu emerged clear winner of the men’s championship with 6,5/9 points. This is his [...]

Marija Rakic is 2015 Serbian Women’s Champion

Marija Rakic is 2015 Serbian Women’s Champion

WIM Marija Rakic justified her ranking as the top seed to win the 2015 Serbian Women’s Championship, claiming her second national title after 2012. Rakic scored 6,5/9 points, leaving the three-times champion WGM Andjelija Stojanovic half a point behind. The decisive game occurred in the 7th round when Rakic defeated Stojanovic with black pieces. The [...]

Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Video)

Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Video)

World Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the Gashimov Memorial for the second year running after concluding the event with 7 points from nine games. In the final round Carlsen defeated Rauf Mamedov, leaving the second placed Viswanathan Anand a full point behind. The remaining four games were drawn. The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial was held [...]

World Team Chess Championship 2015 LIVE!

World Team Chess Championship 2015 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

FIDE World Women’s Team Championship 2015 LIVE!

FIDE World Women’s Team Championship 2015 LIVE!

The World Women’s Team Championship is organized by the Chinese Chess Federation and FIDE from 18-29th April, 2015, in Chengdu, China. The event is a round-robin team championship with the participation of Russia, Ukraine, China, Georgia, India, Poland, Armenia, USA, Kazakhstan and Egypt. Tournament website / Live games men / Live games women More: Play online chess / Chess Arena Video Channel / Modern [...]

SPICE Cup 2015

SPICE Cup 2015

The 2015 SPICE Cup Open, sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, is scheduled to take place on 17-22nd October at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss tournament is open to the players rated over 2100 FIDE and will provide opportunity for GM/IM norms. Time Control: [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 8 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 8 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Viswanathan Anand inched closer to the leader World Champion Magnus Carlsen after defeating Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in round eight. Heading into the final round Carlsen still holds half a point advantage. Vladimir Kramnik recovered after three consecutive loses, while Michael Adams [...]

Official FIDE tournaments in FIDE Online Arena

Official FIDE tournaments in FIDE Online Arena

FIDE Online Arena has just announced the regulations of the 1st FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship and the 1st FIDE World Online Junior Blitz Championship. For each competition a total prize fund of 4250 USD will be distributed to the winners. Both Championships consist of a qualifying phase, a semi-final and a final tournament. [...]

FIDE President elected to SportAccord Council

FIDE President elected to SportAccord Council

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of FIDE and International Mind Sports Association has been voted into the SportAccord Council as the representative of the Associate Members.

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 7 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 7 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. World Champion Magnus Carlsen extended his lead to full point after defeating Vladimir Kramnik. Viswanathan Anand advanced to second place after Wesley So lost to Fabiano Caruana. Round 7 results: GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – GM Mamedov Rauf 1/2-1/2 GM Anand [...]

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