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Chess Olympiad Brilliancy Prize

Chess Olympiad Brilliancy Prize

The NNLE and The Organizing Committee of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad are pleased to announce the special “Olympiad Brilliancy Prize” awards. The prize for the most brilliant game will be awarded after each of the 11 rounds. All players are encouraged to submit their game for consideration for the daily prize to BatumiOlympiad@gmail.com Every [...]

England supports the Presidential ticket of Georgios Makropoulos

England supports the Presidential ticket of Georgios Makropoulos

At an ECF Board meeting held on 20th September the ECF Board decided by a clear majority to support the Presidential ticket of Georgios Makropoulos in the FIDE Presidential elections to be held alongside the Chess Olympiad at Batumi on 3rd October. The Board felt it was paramount to support a strong ticket with English [...]

World Chess Championship 2018 live with a Neural Network

World Chess Championship 2018 live with a Neural Network

For the first time in history, World Championship with neural network

Vladimir Putin with Russian national chess teams

Vladimir Putin with Russian national chess teams

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with members of Russian national chess teams who are currently training in Sochi ahead of the Chess Olympiad. The President wished the players success at the upcoming 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi. They also had a short conversation about promoting chess in Russia and training a new generation of chess [...]

European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018

European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018

European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 5th-9th December 2018, in hotel Aleksandar Palace, in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia. The event will start with European Blitz Chess Championship 2018, which will take place on 6th and 7th of December, and will be played according to the Swiss system, in 11 paired rounds, with [...]

World’s Elite Chess Players Battle in Champions Showdown at the Saint Louis Chess Club

World’s Elite Chess Players Battle in Champions Showdown at the Saint Louis Chess Club

Over four days of exciting Chess 960, also known as Fischer Random, fans enjoyed watching ten of the strongest chess players in the world dazzle with their creativity and skill during 6 rapid and 14 blitz games. During the event, each player faced the same opponent in head-to-head matches, including former world champions Garry Kasparov [...]

Stockfish dominates TCEC Premier Division

Stockfish dominates TCEC Premier Division

Houdini ahead in the race for silver

M.Chigorin Memorial 2018

M.Chigorin Memorial 2018

International chess festival “M.Chigorin Memorial”, part of the Russian Cup Stage, will be held from October 26 – November 5. The venue is “Park” hotel (metro station “Krestovsky ostrov”, Severnaya doroga 12, St. Petersburg, Russia). Prize fund is 1650000 RUR. Time control: 90 minutes and 30 seconds increment per move from move 1. Last year [...]

Isle of Man International 2018

Isle of Man International 2018

It’s that time again – the Chess.com Isle of Man Chess International starts on 20 October 2018 at the Villa Marina, Douglas, and runs for nine days up to 28 October. Once again the line-up is going to be incredible… … with a couple of exceptions. Last year you will recall one of the key [...]

Maghsoodloo and Maltsevskaya are the winners at the World Junior and World Girls Championships 2018

Maghsoodloo and Maltsevskaya are the winners at the World Junior and  World Girls Championships 2018

The World Junior Championship and World Girls Chess Championship under 20 were an 11-round Swiss open which took place in Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey from 5-15 September 2018. After 10 rounds, the Iranian chess phenom GM Parham Maghsoodloo was nearly perfect! He only lost half point to GM Firouzja. With 1 round to go, he already [...]

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