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Viktor Kupreichik Memorial in Minsk

Viktor Kupreichik Memorial in Minsk

The International Rapid Chess Tournament “Memorial tournament in honour of Viktor Kupreichik” will take place from 20-24th June 2018 in the Palace of Sports at the address: Minsk, pr. Pobediteley 4. General organisation of the tournament is carried out by Belarus Chess Federation. Direct staging of the tournament is under the responsibility of the panel [...]

Stockfish convincingly wins TCEC Season 11

Stockfish convincingly wins TCEC Season 11

Stockfish jumps from 3rd last year to convincing 1st position

U.S. Women’s Championship 2018

U.S. Women’s Championship 2018

For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018. The 2018 U.S. Women’s Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest female [...]

Diego Flores wins Dubai Open 2018

Diego Flores wins Dubai Open 2018

The 20th Dubai Open Chess Tournament was held in the Dubai Chess & Culture Club from 2-10 April. 158 players took part in the tournament. After 7 rounds GM Ganguly was leading with 6,5, points clear from the rest. But in round 8 he lost against GM Iturrizaga. In the last round GM Diego Flores [...]

European Women’s Championship 2018 live

European Women’s Championship 2018 live

Slovak Chess Federation and NR klub, under the auspices of European Chess Union are organizing the European Women’s Championship. The championship will be held in Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia from 8th of April until 18th of April 2018 . The venue of the tournament will be 4* Hotel Bellevue, which is located in the national park [...]

2nd Hersonissos International Chess Tournament

2nd Hersonissos International Chess Tournament

The 2nd Hersonissos International Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place from 17-24th June at the Lyttos Beach Hotel in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece. The event is organized by the Heraklion Chess Club, Heraklio OAA, Hersonissos Chess Academy, Candia Chess Club, and supported by the Municipality of Hersonissos and Administration of Crete. Situated next to a [...]

2nd Sharjah Masters live

2nd Sharjah Masters live

The 2018 Sharjah Masters is a 9-round Swiss Open taking place from 12-19 April at the Sharjah Chess & Culture Club in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The prize pool is $60,000, with $15,000 for first prize. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Top seeded players [...]

18th Bangkok Chess Club Open

18th Bangkok Chess Club Open

The 18th Bangkok Chess Club Open is being held in the Regent Cha-am Beach Resort from 13-21 April 2018. In total almost 350 players take part, with around 240 playing in the main 9-round open. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with [...]

Fabiano Caruana wins GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Fabiano Caruana wins GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Fabiano Caruana is the winner of the GRENKE Chess Classic 2018, barely two weeks after his success at the Berlin Candidates Tournament – a very impressive feat. The players treated fans to an exciting finish at the LA8 in Baden-Baden as both crucial games, Vitiugov-Caruana and Anand-Carlsen, were fiercely contested encounters. The first game of [...]

27 new Grandmasters approved by the Q1 Minsk Presidential Board

27 new Grandmasters approved by the Q1 Minsk Presidential Board

The chess community expanded by 27 Grandmasters, after the 1st quarter Presidential Board approved their titles in Minsk. The new Grandmasters come from Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Iceland, Peru, Russia, Slovakia, USA, and Azerbaijan. The Board approved also 48 International Masters, 2 Women Grand Masters, and 7 [...]

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