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ArcticFundManagement simul with Magnus Carlsen

ArcticFundManagement simul with Magnus Carlsen

World Champion Magnus Carlsen joined his sponsor Arctic Fund Management for the Chess & Drinks event. Carlsen played a simultaneous exhibition against 24 kids and delivered 23-1 result (one loss). Photo by @arcticfunds

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017

The FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship will take place from February 10 – March 5 2017 in Tehran, Iran. The knock-out tournament will have the participation of some of the world’s top players, including the former Women’s World Champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), Anna Ushenina (Ukraine), and Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), the current Women’s World Rapid and [...]

Dmitry Gordievsky: I played in all Moscow Open editions

Dmitry Gordievsky: I played in all Moscow Open editions

Winner of the Moscow Open Men’s Cup of Russia 20-year old Dmitry Gordievsky is speaking of his success with the tournament official website correspondent Alina Bivol. – Hello, Dima. For the second year in a row you’re sharing the first place in the Moscow Open. What’s the secret of your success? – I’ve been participating [...]

Karpov and Kramnik on street signs in Paris

Karpov and Kramnik on street signs in Paris

The streets in the Paris suburb of Asnières-sur-Seine will have the names of former World Champions Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik. The city council adopted the proposal of Mayor Manuel Aeschlimann, a long time chess fan. “Russian players have always been among the best players in the world, consistently achieving brilliant victories in international tournaments [...]

Gordievsky and Gritsayeva win Moscow Open 2017

Gordievsky and Gritsayeva win Moscow Open 2017

Dmitry Gordievsky (Moscow) and Oksana Gritsayeva (Feodosia) became the winners of the XIII International RSSU Cup, 2017 Moscow Open, which was held in Moscow from January 26 to February 6, 2017. Gordievsky shared the first place with Vladislav Artemiev (Kazan), as both grandmasters scored 7.5 points. Higher tie-breaks were better for the chess player from [...]

Sergey Karjakin awarded the winners of the RSSU Cups

Sergey Karjakin awarded the winners of the RSSU Cups

World Vice-Champion, RSSU graduator Sergey Karjakin took part in the Award Ceremony of the winners and medalists of the Scool Champions’ and Student tournaments, held within the frames of the XIII International RSSU Chess Cup, 2017 Moscow Open. The Moscow Chess Federation first Vice-President Nikita Kim and the RSSU Rector Natalya Pochinok took part in [...]

European Individual Chess Championship 2017

European Individual Chess Championship 2017

The European Individual Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Minsk, Belarus, from 29th May to 11th June 2017, in the Sports Palace, which will be the official venue of the Championship. The event is organized by the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic [...]

Moscow Open: Tran Tuan Minh and Thang Minh Tran

Moscow Open: Tran Tuan Minh and Thang Minh Tran

“Moscow is the best place for chess players from all over the world, including me. Usually strong players participate in Russian tournaments, here we can gain some experience. Besides, I always spend great time in Moscow, we have many friends here.”

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura won the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters for a third consecutive year after defeating David Antón Guijarro (Spain) in a tense two-game speed playoff. In the regular part of the tournament Antón Guijarro, Nakamura and Yu Yangyi shared the first place with 8,0/10 points each in the field of 255 players. Ju Wenjun from China [...]

Hou Yifan gives away her final round in five moves

Hou Yifan gives away her final round in five moves

Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan from China has apologised for giving away her game against Lalith Babu M R from India in the last round of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival within five moves. In an exclusive interview with the Festival press team Hou Yifan tells Tania Sachdev she apologised to chess players, to her [...]

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