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London Chess Classic 2016 – Pairings

London Chess Classic 2016 – Pairings

The pairings for this year’s London Chess Classic, which is fast approaching, have been published. Unlike last year, there was no need for a draw: In order to ensure an even distribution of colours over the whole Grand Chess Tour 2016, the pairings are the reverse of the Sinquefield Cup, meaning LCC wildcard Michael Adams [...]

Tal Memorial 2016 LIVE!

Tal Memorial 2016 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

World Youth Chess 2016 LIVE!

World Youth Chess 2016 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships starting in Khanty-Mansiysk

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships starting in Khanty-Mansiysk

The participants of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships have arrived to Khanty-Mansiysk, the capital of Ugra. The players and their accompanying persons were greeted in the airport in a traditional Russian way – with songs, accordion playing and local Siberian treats – nuts and cranberries. The official press-center of the tournament talked [...]

Hainan International Open 2016

Hainan International Open 2016

The 1st Hainan International Chess Open Tournament will take place from 6th to 17th December in Danzhou, Hainan, China. The event consists of the Open section for players rated over 1900 FIDE and Amateur section under 1900. Open section will be played from 6-17th December in 9 rounds according to Swiss system. 1 hour 30 [...]

World Chess Olympiad 2020 will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Ugra

World Chess Olympiad 2020 will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Ugra

The last round of 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku and the final session of FIDE General Assembly took place on 13th September. The main topic of the discussion of delegates of member countries of FIDE was choosing the city that will host the Chess Olympiad 2020. Khanty-Mansiysk was bidding as the candidate city. The [...]

Andrey Filatov: I consider my coaching debut a success

Andrey Filatov: I consider my coaching debut a success

The World Chess Olympiad in Baku concluded last week and Sport-Express published a big interview with RCF President Andrey Filatov. Russia’s men’s team won bronze medals. The women’s team, three-time Olympic champions, has ceded their title, having finished at 4th place. The President of the Russian Chess Federation, a well-known entrepreneur, has made his coaching [...]

World Chess Hall of Fame celebrates five years in Saint Louis

World Chess Hall of Fame celebrates five years in Saint Louis

Debuts Three New Exhibitions Spanning Nearly Five Centuries of Chess & Art Exhibits Open Thursday, September 29 and Feature Chess Sets from the Dr. George & Vivian Dean Collection, Highlights from the Permanent Collection and Loans from Prominent Institutions and Lenders​​ SAINT LOUIS (Sept. 16, 2016) — This month, the World Chess Hall of Fame [...]

Krishnan Sasikiran: “Why I like Stockholm as a chess city”

Krishnan Sasikiran: “Why I like Stockholm as a chess city”

The Indian GM Krishnan Sasikiran (2658) has a special feeling for Stockholm, Sweden’s capital. He played in Hasselbacken Chess Open in May. Now he returns for Rilton Cup 2016/2017. The 46th Rilton Cup will be held from 27th December 2016 to 5th January 2017 at Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Ringvägen 98, Stockholm, Sweden. Top prize in [...]

Hou Yifan and Ernesto Inarkiev in “Friendship Match”

Hou Yifan and Ernesto Inarkiev in “Friendship Match”

Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan and European Champion Ernesto Inarkiev will play a match on 17th September in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, capital of Kamchatka Krai on Russian Far East. The meeting is part of the “Friendship Match” between China and Russia, that will also include a strong tournament for children under 14 and simultaneous exhibition with GM [...]

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