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Hou Yifan convincing in Khanty-Maniysk Grand Prix

Hou Yifan convincing in Khanty-Maniysk Grand Prix

The FIDE Women Grand Prix in Khanty Mansiysk came to an end, delivering two big announcements: it is official – the Chinese chess wall remained intact, as even the former women world champion, Alexandra Kosteniuk, didn’t succeed to discover its weak spot. After a fierce struggle, Hou Yifan held her position and triumphed in the [...]

Komodo – Stockfish (TCEC Season 6, Stage 3) annotated by GM Davorin Kuljasevic

Komodo – Stockfish (TCEC Season 6, Stage 3) annotated by GM Davorin Kuljasevic

Thoresen Chess Engines Competition (TCEC) Season 6 – Stage 3 is in progress. Eight engines are competing in a quad round robin format and only the top 4 will move on to Stage 4, while the rest are out of TCEC for the current season. Stockfish 4 (3135), modification 080414 leads the third Stage of [...]

Gata Kamsky wins Philadelphia Open 2014

Gata Kamsky wins Philadelphia Open 2014

The 8th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter week from April 16-20, 2014, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000/Unrated. GM Gata Kamsky won the Open Section, finishing with 7.5 points, [...]

Evgeny Postny clear first in Fagernes Chess International 2014

Evgeny Postny clear first in Fagernes Chess International 2014

GM Evgeny Postny (Israel) claims the Fagernes Chess International 2014 with 7,5/9 points, leaving the runner-up a half point behind. Second place is for GM Samuel Shankland (the USA) with 7/9, a full point ahead of the closest contenders. GM Evgeny Romanov (Russia) shares third place in a 4-way tie with GM Maxim Turov (Russia), [...]

13th Asian Continental Championships – Round 5 Video

13th Asian Continental Championships – Round 5 Video

The 13th Asian Continental Individual Open and Women’s Chess Championships are taking place 16th to 26th April 2014 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The top five from the 2014 Asian Open Championship qualify for the 2015 World Cup. The 2014 Asian Women’s champion qualifies for the 2015 Women’s World Championship. After five rounds of play [...]

GM Van den Doel and GM Khenkin share first place in Prinsenstad Weekendtoernooi Chess Tournament

GM Van den Doel and GM Khenkin share first place in Prinsenstad Weekendtoernooi Chess Tournament

The seventh edition of Prinsenstad Weekendtoernooi Chess Tournament was organized by OGD and DSC from 18th to 20th April, 2014 at the Grotius College in Delft, in the Netherlands. More information here In the main Group A the local GM Eric Van den Doel and GM Igor Khenkin from Germany shared the first place with [...]

Chess Insider becomes periodical

Chess Insider becomes periodical

Chess Insider becomes a traditional publication

FIDE Women World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2014

FIDE Women World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2014

The FIDE Women World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2014 will be held from 21st April (arrival) to 29th April (departure) at the beautiful Ugra Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The events will be both Swiss pairings tournaments and will be held over three days for Rapid (23-25th April) and three days for Blitz (26-28th April). [...]

13th Asian Continental Championships – Round 4 Video

13th Asian Continental Championships – Round 4 Video

The 13th Asian Continental Individual Open and Women’s Chess Championships are taking place 16th to 26th April 2014 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The top five from the 2014 Asian Open Championship qualify for the 2015 World Cup. The 2014 Asian Women’s champion qualifies for the 2015 Women’s World Championship. After four rounds of play [...]

Chinese players claim Asian Blitz Chess Championships

Chinese players claim Asian Blitz Chess Championships

Chinese Grandmasters Yu Yangyi and Tan Zhongyi emerged winners of the Asian Blitz Championships that were held on 20th April at the Sharjah Chess Club. Yu Yangyi won the Open section with 7,5/9 points, leaving Pentala Harikrishna and Ehsan Ghaem Maghami half a point behind. In the Women section Tan Zhongyi was very convincing by [...]

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