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European Online Women’s Club Cup

European Online Women’s Club Cup

After its several tournaments successfully completed online (European Online Chess Championship, European Youth Online Chess Championship and European Corporate Online Chess Championship), the European Chess Union announces European Online Women’s Club Cup to take place online from 19 to 22 December, through Tornelo Online playing platform. The event is open to all European Chess Clubs, [...]

FIDE Grand Swiss 2021 announced

FIDE Grand Swiss 2021 announced

International Chess Federation FIDE announced the FIDE Grand Swiss 2021 to be held from 25th October – 8th November in Isle of the Man. The event will be limited to 164 participants, with 114 players in Open section and 50 players in Women section. Top 100 from the FIDE rating list, together with nine FIDE [...]

Russia setting stage to take the 2022 Chess Olympiad

Russia setting stage to take the 2022 Chess Olympiad

FIDE President and Russian CF President are campaigning through the state agency TASS to move the 2022 Chess Olympiad from Belarus to Russia. In successive interviews for the Russian agency the two officials are certain that “Russia could host the World Chess Olympiad 2022 instead of Belarus”. “Belarus refused to host the Chess Olympiad in [...]

SPICE Cup Open 2020

SPICE Cup Open 2020

The 14th Annual SPICE Cup Open is currently ongoing at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Chesterfield, Missouri, USA. The event is a single-section 9-round Swiss with the possibility of obtaining FIDE title norms and concludes on 25th October. After four rounds of play Grandmasters Illia Nyznyck (2665 UKR) and Aram Hakobian (2588 ARM) are [...]

Russian Championship Higher League 2020 concluded

Russian Championship Higher League 2020 concluded

The Higher League of the 73rd Russian Championship and 70th Russian Women’s Championship took place from 7-18 October 2020 in Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina in Sochi, Russia. The events were played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with participation of top Russian players, fighting for a total prize fund of around 50.000 euros and 5 qualifying spots [...]

U.S. Chess Championships 2020

U.S. Chess Championships 2020

The U.S. Chess Championships for 2020 are being organised online for the first time ever featuring five national events: Junior, Senior and Elite National Championship. US Junior Chess Championships concluded on 15th October and the winners are GM John Burke in the Open section and IM Carissa Yip in the Girls Section. Senior National US [...]

Altibox Norway Chess concluded

Altibox Norway Chess concluded

Altibox Norway Chess concluded yesterday in Stavanger and although the Winner was known before the last round, the games were contested for the second and third place. Firouzja Alireza won Duda-Jan Krzysztof and took the second place, lagging behind the Winner of the event for only one point. The things got more dramatic for Firouzja [...]

Candidates Tournament OFFICIALLY postponed

Candidates Tournament OFFICIALLY postponed

Would FIDE announce the reschedule, postponement or venue movement anytime soon altogether with explanations or we need to wait for player’s private social media announcements? Not much time left to be seen, the clock is ticking out and the event is supposed to be continued on 1st of November. Chessdom asked this on Wednesday. FIDE [...]

Carlsen wins Alitbox Norway

Carlsen wins Alitbox Norway

After a direct encounter between Magnus Carlsen and Firouzja Alireza in the penultimate 9th round of Altibox Norway Chess, Carlsen claimed the top and became the Winner with a round to spare! The dramatic game ended as Carlsen’s victory after Firouzja’s huge blunder in basic drawn pawn endgame 69.Kc3?? After 69… Kc5 Firouzja shook hands [...]

Chess on Norwegian TV

Chess on Norwegian TV

Play Magnus Group has entered into an agreement with NRK and TV 2 for the Norwegian broadcasting rights for the new digital chess tour The Champions Chess Tour in 2021. “Our vision is to develop chess into an international TV sport,” Arne Horvei, Tour Director in Play Magnus Group, said. “The agreement with NRK and [...]

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