Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev supported the idea of holding the World Robot Chess Championship in Russia. The head of government visited the FIDE Women’s World Championship, which is ongoing in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, and heard about the idea of organizing the World Robot Chess Championship. “The idea of holding the World Chess Championship for robots [...]
The 2015 Aeroflot Open is taking place from 27th March till 7th April at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The total prize fund is 140.000 Euro. The tournament will be played in three groups – A, B and C according to the participants’ ratings. On the 6th of April there will be a blitz tournament. [...]
The fourth round of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship started in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on March 26. Eight players continue their quest for the chess crown – Humpy Koneru and Harika Dronavalli (both from India), sisters Anna and Mariya Muzychuk (both from Ukraine), Zhao Xue (China), Natalia Pogonina (Russia), Meri Arabidze (Georgia), [...]
The Hungarian Chess Federation organizes the International Women Spring Chess Festival from 7-15th April, 2015, in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament, exclusively for women. The tempo of play is 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. The prize fund will [...]
Part 2 of the interview with Le Quang Liem, where he talks about his expectations for this year’s US College Chess Final Four and the advantages of new SPICE office at the Webster University. The interviewer is Mr. Frank Niro III, president of Chess Journalists of America.
Part 1 of the interview with Le Quang Liem, where he talks about his qualification for the World Chess Cup 2015, study at Webster University and getting back to 2700 ELO. The interviewer is Mr. Frank Niro III, president of Chess Journalists of America.
The FIDE Zone 4.1 Individual Championships 2015 are being organized by the Tunisian Chess Federation under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation (ACC) from 26-31st March in Hammamet, Tunisia. The Championships will be held at Hotel of Hammamet which is about 1 hour drive from Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia. The event will [...]
The tie-breaks of the third round of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship were played in Sochi on March 25. Six players returned to the SCC Galactica to find out who advances to the Quarterfinals. In the first rapid game Marie Sebag (France) and Natalia Pogonina (Russia) repeated the line that occurred in the Carlsen-Anand [...]
The 22nd Annual Western Class Championships were held from March 20-22, 2015, at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, California. The event was 5-round Swiss with seven sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. The main Master section had 29 participants. GM Ehsan Ghaem [...]
The Chess Federation of Norway organized chess promoting initiative on 23rd March, 2015. The reigning World chess champion Magnus Carlsen and former World champion Garry Kasparov increased chess popularity in Norway with simultaneous exhibitions and other chess activities inside the Norwegian parliament. Photo credit: Stormester & Stormester