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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz – Day 1

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz – Day 1

The highly anticipated Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz kicked off today and marked the return of chess legend Garry Kasparov. Chess fans gathered at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis early to once again watch the legendary World Champion at the chess board. Even though Kasparov drew all his games, the intensity [...]

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins Sinquefield Cup

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins Sinquefield Cup

The standing tradition of the Sinquefield Cup of no repeat winners remained as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave emerged as the winner of the 2017 tournament! Entering the round, the eventual winner was tied with Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian with Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin just half a point behind them. The day started off well for [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 8

Sinquefield Cup – Round 8

Round eight of the Sinquefield Cup did not bring any changes to the top of the leaderboard. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian all drew their games and remain ahead of the field by half a point. Sergey Karjakin had the only decisive result of the round and has joined Magnus Carlsen in the [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 7

Sinquefield Cup – Round 7

As we inch closer and closer to the grand finale, the competition for first place is getting close. As Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s preparation failed to bring him home the full point, he was joined by Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand, both of whom won their games. The three are leading the tournament with 4.5/7 and are [...]

European Senior Chess Championship 2017

European Senior Chess Championship 2017

The 2017 European Senior Chess Championship will be held from 11th-21st August in Sabadell, Spain. The Championship will be played in two categories: Senior 50+ and Senior 65+. The separated women’s competition will be organized only for 50+ group while women in 65+ group will play in Open competition with separate prizes. The top seed [...]

Mark Dvoretsky’s library donated to Adi Akhmad Club

Mark Dvoretsky’s library donated to Adi Akhmad Club

The chess library of a famous coach Mark Dvoretsky (1947-2016) was solemnly donated to Adi Akhmad Sports Club (Troitskoe, the Republic of Ingushetia) at the Palace of Culture of Nazran. Inna Dvoretskaya, Leonid Dvoretsky, Boris Gelfand, Ernesto Inarkiev (for many years he had been Dvoretsky’s trainee), President of ISCU Alexander Kostiev and Editor-in-chief of the [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 6

Sinquefield Cup – Round 6

The day after the rest day produced only one decisive game but quite a lot of action! Levon Aronian took advantage of Wesley So’s poor form and won the game in style, which improved his position in the standings. Magnus Carlsen, who is chasing the leader by half a point, gave his all to close [...]

Aleksandr Lenderman wins 118th US Open Chess Championship

Aleksandr Lenderman wins 118th US Open Chess Championship

Grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman is the clear winner of the 118th US Open Chess Championship after concluding the event with 8,0/9 points. 396 players competed in the single section of the Championship that took place from 29th July to 6th August at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia. Final standings: 1. GM Lenderman Aleksandr NY [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia – Results

From 11 to 15 July 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Jakarta, Indonesia, by the Indonesian Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Gunadarma University and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer was IA Bunawan Bong (INA), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Hamid Majid (MAS). The lectures were in the English [...]

FIDE Arbiters Seminar in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Results

FIDE Arbiters Seminar in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Results

From 18th to June 24th, 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, by the Mongolian Chess federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Jamie Kenmure (AUS), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant lecturers were IA Sainbayar Tserendorj (MGL) and IA K.K Chan (HKG). The lectures were given in English language [...]

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