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Chicago Open 2017

Chicago Open 2017

The 26th Annual Chicago Open will be held over Memorial Day weekend from May 25-29, 2017, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois. The event has 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The Open Section is a [...]

New Laws of Chess and Swiss Rules lecture on Internet

New Laws of Chess and Swiss Rules lecture on Internet

After the approval by the 1st quarter 2017 FIDE Presidential Board of the New Laws of Chess and the New Swiss Rules to be in effect from 1 July 2017, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Rules Commission and the FIDE Systems of Pairings and Programs Commission, organized a lecture, in order [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Results

From 3 to 6 May 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, by the Uzbekistan Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), Chairman of the FIDE Rules Commission and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant lecturer was IA Husan Turdialiev (UZB). The venue of the Seminar [...]

David Navara and Kristýna Havlíková are Czech Chess Champions

David Navara and Kristýna Havlíková are Czech Chess Champions

The 2017 Czech Chess Championships for men and women were held from 29th April to 7th May at the Culture Palace in Ostrava. Both events were incorporated into single open section with 58 participants, organized by Ostrava Chess z.s. Top seed David Navara took a clear first place with 7,5/9 points to claim his eighth [...]

Nakhchivan Chess Open 2017 LIVE!

Nakhchivan Chess Open 2017 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

GCT Paris Rapid to be broadcast on CANAL+ SPORT channel

GCT Paris Rapid to be broadcast on CANAL+ SPORT channel

The Grand Chess Tour is very pleased to announce that the 2017 GCT Rapid tournament in Paris will be broadcast on the CANAL+ SPORT channel in France. The show will feature a daily highlights package of the best games from each the five days play. Each show will last for one hour and will be [...]

French Top 12 Chess 2017 (women) LIVE!

French Top 12 Chess 2017 (women) LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Wei Yi and Lei Tingjie are 2017 Chinese Chess Champions

Wei Yi and Lei Tingjie are 2017 Chinese Chess Champions

The 2017 Chess Championships of China for men and women were held from 23rd April to 4th May in Xinghua Jiangsu China. Both events were 12-player round robins. In each section four players singled out on the top leaving the rest of respective fields far behind. In the men’s championship the top seed Wei Yi [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Budva, Montenegro

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Budva, Montenegro

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 15 to 19 June 2017 in Budva, Montenegro, by the Montenegro Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Slovenska Plaza Hotel in Budva. The Lecturers will be IA Branislav Suhartovic (SRB) and IA Zoran Bojovic (SRB), [...]

Diana Mirza wins first world title for Ireland

Diana Mirza wins first world title for Ireland

The sixteen-year-old Diana Mirza from Limerick, Ireland was victorious in the World Schools Under-17 Chess Championship that was held from 21-30th April in Iasi, Romania. This is the first world chess title for Ireland and definitely a huge encouragement for the many talented young players emerging from chess schools across the country. President of Ireland [...]

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