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Italian Chess Championship 2017

Italian Chess Championship 2017

The 77th edition of the Italian Chess Championship takes place in Cosenza, Italy, from 28th November to 11th December and consist of three simultaneously played events: – Italian Chess Championship – Italian Chess Championship for Women – Italian Junior Chess Championship All events are played in Presso Italiana Hotels, as the playing venue of the [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 3

London Chess Classic – Round 3

Round three of the London Chess Classic did not bring any decisive results, but it was not for the lack of effort. Levon Aronian gave everyone hope by predicting that in an effort to win, at one point, someone will play something complicated, blunder and lose their game. It could have very well been him [...]

Field for Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018 complete

Field for Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018 complete

Reigning European champion Maxim Matlakov (Russia) and his countryman Dmitry Gordievsky will participate in the 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in January. Matlakov will participate in the Tata Steel Masters and Gordievsky in the Tata Steel Challengers. They have earned their invitations because of their ranking in the ACP competition. The field [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 2

London Chess Classic – Round 2

No blood was spilled during round two of the London Chess Classic, however, many of the games were combative. Early in the round there were several enterprising middlegame positions which looked promising; yet, bringing the full point home is an extremely daunting task as all the players are extremely good defenders. The fighting spirit the [...]

Russian Championship Superfinals Start in Saint Petersburg

Russian Championship Superfinals Start in Saint Petersburg

The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship are taking place on December 2-15 at the State Museum of Political History of Russia (2-4, Kuybysheva St., Saint Petersburg). The organizers are the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, the State Museum of Political History of Russia, Chess Federation [...]

Russian Chess Superfinal 2017 LIVE!

Russian Chess Superfinal 2017 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Russian Superfinal Women 2017 LIVE!

Russian Superfinal Women 2017 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

London Chess Classic – Round 1

London Chess Classic – Round 1

It was a peaceful day at the Google Headquarters in London, which hosted round one of the London Chess Classic. The day started slowly with three symmetrical positions out of the opening. It seemed that the only game that had any promise of producing a decisive result was the battle between Carlsen and Caruana until [...]

Interview with World Junior Champion Zhansaya Abdumalik (Video)

Interview with World Junior Champion Zhansaya Abdumalik (Video)

I found both inspiring and interesting the behavior that IM Zhansaya Abdumalik kept from start to finish that let her win clear first the Girl section without leaving board 1.

Interview with Judit Polgar on Chess in Schools (Video)

Interview with Judit Polgar on Chess in Schools (Video)

Best female player of all times, Judit Polgar, speaks about the importance of Chess in Schools projects.

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