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Paris Grand Chess Tour 2018

Paris Grand Chess Tour  2018

The Paris Grand Chess Tour is the 2nd of 5 stages of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, in which 9 of the world’s best players and wild cards will play for a total prize fund of $1.2 million. Wesley so won the first event in Leuven. The Paris event takes place in the studios of [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 2 Recap

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 2 Recap

“It’s a miracle, really…When I lost my game to Hikaru I was about to cry, because I thought I don’t even get to play tiebreaks”- Wesley So at the closing ceremony. After a dramatic day, Wesley So won Your Next Move, thus collecting 13 Grand Chess Tour points and $37,500 for his efforts. The American [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 1 Recap

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 1 Recap

There was a big shake up in the standings after a full day of blitz. Wesley So still leads the tournament but his lead has narrowed to only one and a half points. The 2016 World Blitz Champion Sergey Karjakin dominated the day by scoring 6.5 points out of 9. He is now tied for [...]

Arkady Dvorkovich to run for the post of FIDE President (Updated)

Arkady Dvorkovich to run for the post of FIDE President (Updated)

Chairman of the organizing committee of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Arkady Dvorkovich told RIA Novosti that he will run for the post of FIDE President. “After consulting with the country’s leadership, the Russian Chess Federation and the international chess community, I decided to nominate myself for the post of FIDE President,” Arkady Dvorkovich said. [...]

European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 live

European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 live

Montenegro Chess Federation in association with City of Niksic and under the auspices of the European Chess Union are organizing European Amateur Chess Championship 2018. It will be held from 13-21 June in Niksic, Montenegro. Venue is hotel Onogost. Prize fund is 5000 euro. The tournament is divided in 4 sections- Open under 2300, under [...]

US Olympic Teams Set: “I Like Our Chances to Repeat”

US Olympic Teams Set: “I Like Our Chances to Repeat”

The 2018 US Olympic teams are set, with a formidable Open squad featuring three of the top ten players in the World, including World Championship Challenger Fabiano Caruana. Two years ago, the team captured gold medals in Baku, for the first time since 1976. Team captain IM John Donaldson told US Chess: I like the [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2 Recap

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2 Recap

Day two of Your Next Move was all about Wesley So, as the American keeps showing excellent form and has extended his lead to two points. Levon Aronian had a strong showing and is the next closest to the leader. He is one win away from catching So and is a full point ahead of [...]

6th World Team Championship 50+ & 65+

6th World Team Championship 50+ & 65+

From the 7th to the 15th of July 2018, the chess world will be looking at Radebeul near Dresden in Germany. The 6th World Team Championship 50+ & 65+ will take place at the Radisson Blu Parkhotel, Nizzastraße 55. We can proudly announce a new participation record. Never before have there been so many teams [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 1 Recap

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 1 Recap

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 1 Recap by Tatev Abrahamyan The first leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, Your Next Move, kicked off in Lueven, Belgium today with three rapid games. After three rounds, Wesley So emerged as a clear leader with two wins and one draw. Interestingly enough, last year [...]

Sam Shankland Wins American Continental Championship 2018

Sam Shankland Wins American Continental Championship 2018

American Continental Championship was an 11-round Swiss with four places to qualify for the FIDE World Cup, and they will be four more next year. The tournament was held from 1-10 June in the Regency Way hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay. Sam Shankland won his third tournament victory in a row after U.S. Championship and the [...]

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