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IMs Anwesh and Shkuran lead May Lviv Tradition 2015

IMs Anwesh and Shkuran lead May Lviv Tradition 2015

The May Lviv Tradition (IM Group) round-robin tournament is currently in progress at the Hotel Nton, in the splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine. The event is an eleven-round tournament with the participation of 12 players from 6 different countries. IM Upadhyaya Anwesh from India and Ukrainian player IM Daniil Shkuran take the lead with 4/5 points each, leaving [...]

Fabiano Caruana: Qualification system is pretty objective

Fabiano Caruana: Qualification system is pretty objective

I don’t know whether it is a coincidence that more or less highest rated players qualified from the Grand Prix series.

Pawn Sacrifice Official Trailer (Video)

Pawn Sacrifice Official Trailer (Video)

The first official trailer for the movie “Pawn Sacrifice” has been released. Pawn Sacrifice, a movie about the legendary chess champion Bobby Fischer, premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Edward Zwick (Legends of the Fall, The Last Samurai), and starring Tobey Maguire (as Bobby Fischer) and Liev Schreiber (as Boris Spassky), [...]

Asian Schools Chess Championships 2015 – Participants

Asian Schools Chess Championships 2015 – Participants

The 11th Asian Schools Chess Championships to be held from 30 May to 8 June 2015 in Singapore is all set to go and welcome 365 players from 20 countries.

Russia’s Blitz Tournament Champion Dmitry Bocharov: “Chess is the best job”

Russia’s Blitz Tournament Champion Dmitry Bocharov: “Chess is the best job”

The 19th Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015 will be held from 10-20th June at the Voronezh Chess Club, in Voronezh, Russian Federation. A well-known Russian GM Dmitry Bocharov is coming to Voronezh again, but not for the first time. This year, however, he comes as Russia’s champion in both team and blitz tournaments, winning the latter with [...]

Egypt’s GM Bassem Amin, UAE’s GM Salem AR Saleh lead opening-round winners at Arab Elite Chess Championship 2015

Egypt’s GM Bassem Amin, UAE’s GM Salem AR Saleh lead opening-round winners at Arab Elite Chess Championship 2015

Lowest-seeded Libyan player scores win The fancied bets asserted their supremacy to prevent any major upset during the opening round of the 3rd Arab Elite Chess Championship – Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup, the most prestigious individual chess tournament in the region, Wednesday night at the Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Hall of the Dubai Chess & [...]

Boys U18 German Youth Championship LIVE!

Boys U18 German Youth Championship LIVE!

The German Youth Championship for boys under 18 is taking place from 23-31st May, 2015, in Willingen, Germany. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. Tournament website Other sections: U18 Girls / U16 Boys / U16 Girls / U14 Boys/ U14 Girls/ U12 Boys & Girls/ U10 Boys & Girls/ Open A/ Open B

Arab Elite Chess Championship 2015 opens today at Dubai Chess Club

Arab Elite Chess Championship 2015 opens today at Dubai Chess Club

UAE’s GM Salem A.R Saleh and FM Saeed Ishaq to compete against 14 of the region’s best players The third edition of the Arab Elite Chess Championship – Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup opens today with 16 players from 15 Arab countries vying for the most prestigious individual chess title in the region. The competition kicks off [...]

President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrey Filatov awarded UNESCO medal

President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrey Filatov awarded UNESCO medal

Moscow, 27 May 2015 – Andrey Filatov, president of the Russian Chess Federation and the founder of Art Russe, has been presented with an award from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for his contribution to the international culture cooperation and for his efforts to preserve historical heritage.The ‘Five Continents’ commemorative medal [...]

Khanty Mansiysk GP: Caruana and Nakamura qualify for Candidates Tournament

Khanty Mansiysk GP: Caruana and Nakamura qualify for Candidates Tournament

In the final 11th round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura drew their respective games to take the top two spots in the overall Grand Prix standings and qualify for the 2016 FIDE Candidates Tournament. The Ugra nominee Dmitry Jakovenko was in position to fight for qualification in the [...]

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