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Dubov wins the 25th Abu Dhabi Masters 2018

Dubov wins the 25th Abu Dhabi Masters 2018

Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is organizing the Abu Dhabi chess festival in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan from 6-16th August in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. In Group A 158 players took part. Before the last round [...]

Ding wins the match against Topalov, breaks 2800.

Ding wins the match against Topalov, breaks 2800.

Chinese no. 1 Ding Liren returns after injury in his home city of Wenzhou with a 4-game match against former World Champion Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria. The match is accompanied by a match between former Women’s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then [...]

Agdestein,Vorotnikov,Burchardt and Gaprindashvili are the winners at European Senior Chess Championship 2018

Agdestein,Vorotnikov,Burchardt and Gaprindashvili are the winners at European Senior Chess Championship 2018

European Senior Chess Championship 2018 took place from 3rd-13th August in Drammen, Norway. The Championship was played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one, with the total prize [...]

Ethereal chess engine leads TCEC Div 3 convincingly

Ethereal chess engine leads TCEC Div 3 convincingly

Ethereal, a future star of computer chess software

St.Petersburg summer Korchnoi Memorial 2018

St.Petersburg summer Korchnoi Memorial 2018

Korchnoi Memorial will be held from August 14 till August 27in Saint-Petersburg,Russia. Around 150 players are expected to take part in the main event. The top seeded are GM Gata Kamsky, GM David Paravyan , GM Vadim Zviaginzev etc… Other supporting events are also Russian Children’s Cup tournament 14.08 – 24.08.2018; Russian Rapid Grand-Prix stage [...]

Interview with Arthur Kogan

Interview with Arthur Kogan

The captain of the Italy team GM Arthur Kogan was in Sofia and found some time to speak with our editor GM Marian Petrov. MP Hello Arthur, welcome to Sofia. You are here for the VIII World Team Chess Championship for Blind and Visually Impaired. Can you tell us more about it? AK It was [...]

20th International Open Sants 2018

20th International Open Sants 2018

20th International Open Sants will be held from 17th August to 26th August in Barcelona. It will be one of the biggest tournament this summer. In Group A 366 players are expected to take part. The top seeded are GM Anton Demchenko, GM Dariusz Swiercz, GM Dieter Nisipeanu etc… The rate of play will be [...]

Leela Chess Zero wins the gold medal in TCEC Div 4

Leela Chess Zero wins the gold medal in TCEC Div 4

Leela and Deus X qualify for the next division

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour 2018

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour 2018

The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz is the third stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. The 10-player tournament takes place in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from 11-15 August and sees tour regulars Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Karjakin, MVL, So, Mamedyarov, Grischuk and wild card Dominguez. The prize fund is [...]

Topalov vs. Ding Liren

Topalov vs. Ding Liren

Chinese no. 1 Ding Liren returns after injury in his home city of Wenzhou with a 4-game match against former World Champion Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria. The match is accompanied by a match between former Women’s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then [...]

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