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Magnus Carlsen seizes leadership at Altibox Norway Chess

Magnus Carlsen seizes leadership at Altibox Norway Chess

With only two rounds to go, reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen overtakes the leadership at Altibox Norway Chess! Carlsen overwhelmed Aryan Tari with white pieces without giving chances for the black’s counter-play. Positional advantage turned to a mate network and brought Carlsen 3 points and the first place on the ranking list. Firouzja Alireza [...]

17-years old Alireza Firouzja topping the Altibox Norway Chess

17-years old Alireza Firouzja topping the Altibox Norway Chess

The first super grandmasters chess tournament to be organised after covid19 virus expansion is currently ongoing in Stavanger, Norway. Altibox Norway Chess 2020 gathered six world top players: Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, the 2019 World Chess Champion Challenger Caruana Fabiano, the leading Armenian chess player and world No. 9 Aronian Levon, Polish chess [...]

Susan Kantor Memorial

Susan Kantor Memorial

The Internet Chess Club (ICC) announces the 1st Annual Susan E. Kantor Memorial Online Chess Tournament to be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020. The event will be an online quick rated, seven-round event (full details at the end of the article) with all proceeds to benefit at-risk youth. After Susan Kantor’s passing on August [...]

European Corporate Chess Championship 2020

European Corporate Chess Championship 2020

European Corporate Chess Championship took place on 3rd and 4th October and was played through Tornelo Online Platform. The concept was to have a GrandPrix event, with rapid tournament played in 8 rounds on 3rd October, and blitz event played in 9 rounds on 4th October. Cumulative results of both days decided the Winner of [...]

Gibraltar Chess Festival cancelled

Gibraltar Chess Festival cancelled

Gibraltar will nevertheless contribute significantly to chess in January, 2021. An announcement will be made shortly.

Balkan Youth Online Chess Championships

Balkan Youth Online Chess Championships

Balkan Chess Federation, affiliated to FIDE, organises Balkan Youth Online Individual and Team Championships from 31st October to 1st November through Tornelo Online platform. The event will be played in 7 rounds, Swiss system, within 5 age categories: U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, open and girls separately. Each of the 10 categories will be [...]

Chess firm Play Magnus valued at $85m

Chess firm Play Magnus valued at $85m

Play Magnus Group, the tech firm founded by World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, has listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company has now gained more than 250 shareholders and is trading on Oslo’s Merkur Market. Shareholders have provided the company with NOK 300 million ($30.2m) in fresh equity, which will be used for technology [...]

Chicago Open online on ICC

Chicago Open online on ICC

The 29th Annual Chicago Open and the Chicago Blitz Open are scheduled to take place from 9-12th October online on the Internet Chess Club (ICC). The Chicago Open will have 7 rounds played over three days from 9-11th October. There will be five sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600 and Under 1300. The [...]

FIDE Candidates Tournament continues on 1st of November

FIDE Candidates Tournament continues on 1st of November

After seven rounds played at FIDE Candidates 2020 in Yekaterinburg, FIDE decided to stop the tournament on 26th March 2020 due to enhanced Covid19 prevention measures by the Government of Russia. Five months later, International Chess Federation FIDE brought a decision to continue the event from 1st November 2020 keeping the results of the first [...]

1st European Online Youth Chess Championship

1st European Online Youth Chess Championship

During the lockdown caused by pandemic of Covid19 virus, almost all chess players throughout the world were forced to turn to online chess. Many over-the-board chess events were postponed, altogether with the FIDE Olympiad and the biggest European official events. The first international Chess Organisation to stage an official event in accordance to new circumstances [...]

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