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MindSports World Championships 2017

MindSports World Championships 2017

The 4th MindSports World Championships 2017 will be held from 19-27th August at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in Doha, Qatar. The competitions in Scrabble, Chess, Go and Esports will offer a record prize fund of 200,000 USD. The chess programme will include: Bughouse – August 19th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Blitz [...]

Levon Aronian wins GRENKE Chess Classic 2017

Levon Aronian wins GRENKE Chess Classic 2017

Levon Aronian ist the winner of the GRENKE Chess Classic with one round to go. The Armenian grandmaster won in the sixth round against Hou Yifan. Fabiano Caruana tried everything to win his game against Matthias Blübaum, to keep a minimal chance to tie with Aronian after seven rounds alive, but he only got a [...]

Shamkir Chess 2017 LIVE!

Shamkir Chess 2017 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

European Women Chess 2017 LIVE!

European Women Chess 2017 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Kortchnoi Open: Five players share 1st place, Eltaj emerges as winner

Kortchnoi Open: Five players share 1st place, Eltaj emerges as winner

In the 2017 Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge Master Open, five players shared 1st place after seven rounds: GM Eltaj Safarli, GM Alexander Motylev, GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov, GM Ferenc Berkes and GM Gadir Guseinov. Winner on tiebreak is the Azeri Eltaj Safarli, who drew his last round game against Gadir Guseinov and thus came ahead of [...]

GM Samuel Sevian wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

GM Samuel Sevian wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

The 11th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter weekend from April 12-16, 2017, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. The main Open Section was a 5-day, 9-round Swiss tournament with [...]

Vovk and Chatalbashev share first place in Fagernes International 2017

Vovk and Chatalbashev share first place in Fagernes International 2017

The Fagernes Chess International tournament took place from 9-16th April at the Scandic Valdres Hotel in Fagernes, Norway. The festival consisted of five events: – GM-group, also Norwegian Open Championship, a 9-round Swiss event for title holder and players rated above 2150 (above 2000 for women). Top prize was 1500 EUR. – IM-group, a 10-player [...]

Surya Sekhar Ganguly convincing in Doeberl Cup 2017

Surya Sekhar Ganguly convincing in Doeberl Cup 2017

The 55th edition of Doeberl Cup took place from 13-17th April, 2017 in at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. The event consisted of five tournaments: – Premier Tournament, a 9-round Swiss for the players rated above FIDE 1900 or ACF 1800. Prize fund $14,550 (first place – $4,000). – Major & Minor Tournaments, [...]

2nd FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow

2nd FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow

The second FIDE Grand Prix will take place from 11-22nd May at the Central Telegraph, the venue of 2016 Candidates Tournament, in Moscow, Russia. A press conference dedicated to the FIDE Grand Prix was held today in Moscow, with Ilya Merenzon, President of World Chess, Evgeny Kaspersky of the Kaspersky Lab, Mark Glukhovsky, CEO of [...]

Nikita Vitiugov wins GRENKE Chess Open

Nikita Vitiugov wins GRENKE Chess Open

Nikita Vitiugov emerged winner of the GRENKE Chess Open 2017 after concluding the race with 7,5/9 points and edging the opposition on tie-break. Three other players, Maxim Matlakov, Etienne Bacrot and Zdenko Kozul, scored 7,5 points as well, but due to a better Buchholz, Vitiugov clinched the title. Before the last round, Nikita Vitiugov and [...]

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