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Carlos Torre Memorial 2014

Carlos Torre Memorial 2014

The 26th Torneo Internacional Carlos Torre Repetto In Memoriam is taking place from 18-22nd December at the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya Calle in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The event consists of seven sections: – Magistral, open to all players, 9 round Swiss – Yucatan, for elo 1700-1900 players, 7 round Swiss – Merida, for elo [...]

1st Torneo Internazionale di Scacchi Tortoreto Lido

1st Torneo Internazionale di Scacchi Tortoreto Lido

The 1st International Chess Tournament Tortoreto Lido is scheduled to take place from 26th May to 2nd June, 2015, in Villaggio Salinello, Lungomare Sirena 642, 64018 Tortoreto Lido (TE) – Italy. Open A is reserved for the players with FIDE rating over 2000. Tournament system is 9 rounds, Swiss system, 90’ x 40 moves + [...]

World Youth U-16 Olympiad 2014 LIVE!

World Youth U-16 Olympiad 2014 LIVE!

Only four months after the Chess Olympiad in Tromso where the greatest chess players of the world competed against each other it is already time to have a look at the best talents of the next generation. The Hungarian Chess Federation (HCF) is organizing the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad for teams in Győr (Hungary) on 12-22nd December 2014. [...]

Interview with Susan Polgar

Interview with Susan Polgar

Exclusive interview by Chessdom with Susan Polgar, Director or SPICE & Head Coach of the Webster University Chess Team. Hello Susan! I realize that you are very busy preparing your teams for the 2014 PanAm InterCollegiate Chess Championship. Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to do this interview. 1. The first [...]

Interview with GM Zoltan Almasi

Interview with GM Zoltan Almasi

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Zoltan Almasi visited the World Youth Chess Olympiad in Gyor. He shared his views on Olympic team spirit, high-speed cars and his coming simul challenge against the young talents of the WYCO. Official website

GM Pavel Maletin is winner of the Russian Rapid Cup

GM Pavel Maletin is winner of the Russian Rapid Cup

Grandmaster Pavel Maletin claimed the 2014 Russian Rapid Cup after beating Alexander Riazantsev 2-1 in the final match. The final Rapid Grand-Prix 2014 – Cup of Russia was held on 13-16th December in Rostov-on-Don. The format was knockout tournament with 16 qualified players. The time control was 15′+10”. Each match consisted of two games and [...]

WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan is 2014 Iranian women’s champion

WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan is 2014 Iranian women’s champion

The 2014 Iranian National Chess Championship for women was organized by the Tehran Chess Association on 7-16th December 2014 in Tehran, the capital and largest city of Iran. The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan and WIM Mitra Hejazipour tied for the first with 9.5/11 [...]

Asian Seniors and Amateur Chess Championships 2014 concluded

Asian Seniors and Amateur Chess Championships 2014 concluded

Buddhika Amarasinghe of Sri Lanka won the Asian Amateur Chess Championship 2014 convincingly with a 7.5/9 score to win by a clear margin. This event was held from December 5-12, 2014 at the beautiful Citrus Resort Hotel. It was organised by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Asian Chess Federation. Ten [...]

World Mind Games, Beijing: The unique Basque System in action

World Mind Games, Beijing: The unique Basque System in action

Text and photos: IM/ WGM Alina l’Ami Official website/ More information here/ LIVE games with analysis (m)/ LIVE games with analysis (w) Who would have ever thought that such a “static” board game like chess, will be in crying need for very “dynamic” players (literally)?! But chess and sport are not poles apart, not when it comes to [...]

TCEC Season 7 – Superfinal: Komodo vs. Stockfish LIVE!

TCEC Season 7 – Superfinal: Komodo vs. Stockfish LIVE!

The TCEC – Season 7 final stage has just started and only  Stockfish, modification 141214, (3218) and Komodo 1333 (3210) made it to the Superfinal, while the rest of the engines are out of TCEC for the current season. Stockfish and Komodo are Superfinal rivals for third consecutive season. Komodo was granted the title TCEC Grand champion in the Season 5, [...]

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