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TCEC Season 12 – the 12th Top Chess Engine Championship

TCEC Season 12 – the 12th Top Chess Engine Championship

Written by Guy Haworth and Nelson Hernandez Reading, UK and Maryland, USA This is the second in a new series of analytical articles on past TCEC events. The main text can be read below on this webpage, and at the bottom you will find a link to the full layouted article in pdf format, including [...]

Vladimir Kramnik ends his chess career

Vladimir Kramnik ends his chess career

Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (43) has just announced that he will end his career as a professional chess player. Kramnik was world champion from 2000 until 2007. He dethroned Garry Kasparov by beating him 8.5 – 6.5 in 2000. Kramnik didn’t lose a single game during this world championship match. He has won virtually [...]

Pantsulaia emerges Chennai Open 2019 Champion

Pantsulaia emerges Chennai Open 2019 Champion

GM Pantsulaia Levan (Georgia) with 8.5 points emerged the Champion after the tenth and final round in the 11th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2019 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at Novotel IBIS OMR Hotel, Sholinganallur, Chennai on Friday 25th January, 2019. In the crucial final round, Pantsulaia drew with top seed [...]

Chennai Open: Akash among leaders, Harshavardhan stuns GM Rozum

Chennai Open: Akash among leaders, Harshavardhan stuns GM Rozum

Former National Champion International Master G Akash shared the lead with 4.0 points after the fourth round of the 11th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2019 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at Novotel IBIS OMR Hotel, Chennai here today. GM Norm holder Akash scored over Grandmaster Ziatdinov Raset of USA. In the [...]

TCEC Cup 2 brackets and rules

TCEC Cup 2 brackets and rules

The second edition of TCEC Cup, the minor trophy of the Top Chess Engine Championship, is going to start this January 21st. It will be a knockout competition involving the 32 world’s best chess engines. See the announcement article here. TCEC Cup 2 consists of a total of 32 matches divided into sixteenth-final (aka round [...]

TCEC Cup 2 to start 17 January 2019

TCEC Cup 2 to start 17 January 2019

The second edition of TCEC Cup, the minor trophy of the Top Chess Engine Championship, is going to start this January 17th. It will be a knockout competition involving the 32 world’s best chess engines. TCEC Cup 2 consists of a total of 31 matches divided into sixteenth-final, eighth-final, quarter-final, semi-final and final. For an [...]

FIDE bank account in Spanish Caixa Bank

FIDE bank account in Spanish Caixa Bank

In a brief post FIDE announced that a bank account is opened with Caixa Bank, one of the largest banks in Spain. The normal operation is resumed 11 months after the Swiss bank UBS closed the FIDE accounts due to then FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov being on the US sanctions list. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov refused to [...]

Tata Steel 2019

Tata Steel 2019

The first super tournament of the year is about to start

Open de Portugal 2019

Open de Portugal 2019

The Portuguese Chess Federation will hold the Portugal Open from 2-10th February 2019 at the Pavilhão Casal Vistoso in Lisbon. The tournament will be a 9-round Swiss system, rated for FIDE, and valid for title norms. The tournament is included in the national Classical Chess Circuit. On 10 February, there will be an (optional) rapid [...]

GM Bai Jinshi winner of North American Open

GM Bai Jinshi winner of North American Open

The 19-years old Grandmaster Bai Jinshi from China has won the 28th Annual North American Open that was held from 26-30th December, 2018, at Bally’s Casino Resort in Las Vegas, USA. Bai Jinshi completed the event with 7,5/9 points to earn 10200 USD top prize and clear-winner bonus. IM Dionisio Aldama (Mexico) and IM Zhaozhi [...]

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