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Robert Houdart on Houdini 5 dev in TCEC

Robert Houdart on Houdini 5 dev in TCEC

Houdini 5 dev impresses in Stage 3 of TCEC

Markus Ragger claims the trophy in Vienna Chess Open

Markus Ragger claims the trophy in Vienna Chess Open

The 20th Vienna Chess Open concluded with the victory of the Austrian top player GM Markus Ragger (2686), who was in the same time the top seed of the event. The local star drew in the last round with GM Evgeny Vorobiov (RUS 2586) and triumphed with 8,0/9 points to earn top prize of 2500 [...]

Michael Adams gets wildcard for London Chess Classic 2016

Michael Adams gets wildcard for London Chess Classic 2016

The 10th and last player to join the line-up of the 8th London Chess Classic is none other than England’s number one, Michael Adams. The Cornishman has been the country’s leading player since 1999 and was once ranked number 4 in the world. Adams has consistently recorded outstanding performances and been a member of the [...]

Jeffery Xiong and Dinara Saduakassova are 2016 World Junior Champions

Jeffery Xiong and Dinara Saduakassova are 2016 World Junior Champions

In the Open section of 2016 World Junior Championship, GM Jeffery Xiong was held to a draw in the final round by Iran’s Masoud Mosadeghpour. Xiong had dominated the competition throughout and already won the event with a round to spare. At 16, the American is amongst the youngest World Junior Champions in chess history. [...]

2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament

2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament

The Fiji Chess Federation organised the 2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament, incorporating the Oceania Seniors and Oceania Juniors Championships, which was played from the 14th of August until the 17th of August. The venue was the Radisson Blu in Denarau which is about 20 minutes from Nadi. The tournament was a 7 round championship [...]

GM Martinovic winner of Split Open 2016

GM Martinovic winner of Split Open 2016

The 6th Split Chess Open 2016, organized by the Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation, was held on 13-20th August at Hotel Zagreb in Split, Croatia. 191 players from 25 countries competed in the 9-round Swiss event with the prize fund of 7500 EUR. Local Grandmasters Saša Martinović and Zdenko Kožul [...]

18th Open Internacional de Sants

18th Open Internacional de Sants

The 18th International Chess Open de Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta is taking place from 19-28th August 2016 at the Auditori del Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants in Barcelona, Spain. The tournament format is 10-round Swiss. There are three playing groups: Open A (all players eligible), Open B (U2100) and Open C (U1800). [...]

Brugsemeesters 2016: Vladimir Epishin with top prize

Brugsemeesters 2016: Vladimir Epishin with top prize

The Royal Chess Club of Bruges (KBSK) organized the 2016 Brugsemeesters Open tournament from 14-18th August at the KTA in Brugge, Belgium. The 9-round Swiss event gathered 101 participants. Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Epishin emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points, leaving GM Alberto David, IM Awonder Liang and IM Steven Geirnaert half a point behind. Tournament [...]

Fidel Corrales convincing in Cleveland Open

Fidel Corrales convincing in Cleveland Open

The 9th Annual Cleveland Open was held from August 12-14, 2016, at the Marriott Cleveland Airport, 4277 W 150th Street, Cleveland, Ohio. The tournament had four sections – Open, U2100, U1700 and U1300. The format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The main Open section had 49 players. GM Fidel Corrales [...]

Stockfish crushes the opposition in TCEC

Stockfish crushes the opposition in TCEC

The champion Komodo in danger

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