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SPICE Cup 2016

SPICE Cup 2016

The 2016 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: [...]

Tal Memorial continues Chess in Museums project

Tal Memorial continues Chess in Museums project

The 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial will be played in the Museum of Russian Impressionism (Moscow), one of the leading private museums in Russia. The tournament will be opened on September 25, 2016, and will become the sixth event of the Chess in Museums project. Avtodor Group of Companies will be a co-organizer of the 10th [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

The 23rd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2016 is taking place from 21-29th August at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. After six rounds of play Grandmasters B Adhiban, Yuriy Kuzubov, Alexandr Predke and Dragun Kamil share the lead with 5,0 points each. Round 6 video courtesy of Vijay [...]

Dutch Chess Championship 2016 LIVE!

Dutch Chess Championship 2016 LIVE!

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Robert Houdart on Houdini 5 dev in TCEC

Robert Houdart on Houdini 5 dev in TCEC

Houdini 5 dev impresses in Stage 3 of TCEC

Markus Ragger claims the trophy in Vienna Chess Open

Markus Ragger claims the trophy in Vienna Chess Open

The 20th Vienna Chess Open concluded with the victory of the Austrian top player GM Markus Ragger (2686), who was in the same time the top seed of the event. The local star drew in the last round with GM Evgeny Vorobiov (RUS 2586) and triumphed with 8,0/9 points to earn top prize of 2500 [...]

Michael Adams gets wildcard for London Chess Classic 2016

Michael Adams gets wildcard for London Chess Classic 2016

The 10th and last player to join the line-up of the 8th London Chess Classic is none other than England’s number one, Michael Adams. The Cornishman has been the country’s leading player since 1999 and was once ranked number 4 in the world. Adams has consistently recorded outstanding performances and been a member of the [...]

Jeffery Xiong and Dinara Saduakassova are 2016 World Junior Champions

Jeffery Xiong and Dinara Saduakassova are 2016 World Junior Champions

In the Open section of 2016 World Junior Championship, GM Jeffery Xiong was held to a draw in the final round by Iran’s Masoud Mosadeghpour. Xiong had dominated the competition throughout and already won the event with a round to spare. At 16, the American is amongst the youngest World Junior Champions in chess history. [...]

2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament

2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament

The Fiji Chess Federation organised the 2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament, incorporating the Oceania Seniors and Oceania Juniors Championships, which was played from the 14th of August until the 17th of August. The venue was the Radisson Blu in Denarau which is about 20 minutes from Nadi. The tournament was a 7 round championship [...]

GM Martinovic winner of Split Open 2016

GM Martinovic winner of Split Open 2016

The 6th Split Chess Open 2016, organized by the Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation, was held on 13-20th August at Hotel Zagreb in Split, Croatia. 191 players from 25 countries competed in the 9-round Swiss event with the prize fund of 7500 EUR. Local Grandmasters Saša Martinović and Zdenko Kožul [...]

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