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9th Paleochora Open

9th Paleochora Open

The 9th International Open Tournament of Paleochora is taking place from 20-27th July 2016, in Paleochora town, Crete. The tournament is organized by the Municipality of Kantanos-Selino, Chania Chess Academy, Region of Chania and Greek Chess Federation. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss and the playing venue is Paleochora Community Centre. The total prize fund [...]

Sheikh Maktoum Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup started in Dubai

Sheikh Maktoum Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup started in Dubai

Top-seed Fide Master (FM) Viktor Matviishen of Ukraine and Candidate Masters (CM) Omran Al Hosani and Sultan Al-Zaabi, the highest-rated Emirati players in the tournament, hurdled their first-round assignments on Wednesday as the rest of the top-seeded players took off to a winning start in the 14th Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament – Sheikh Maktoum Bin [...]

Stockfish vs Komodo (video analysis by GM)

Stockfish vs Komodo (video analysis by GM)

GM analysis of the key Stage 2 game

Peaceful round 7 of Bilbao Masters Final

Peaceful round 7 of Bilbao Masters Final

The seventh day of the IX Bilbao Grand Slam Masters Final has finished and Magnus Carlsen has taken one step closer to his third title in the tournament contended in Biscay’s capital. The world champion registered a draw in a marathon match lasting more than four hours against the talented young Chinese player Wei Yi, [...]

Did Carlsen have winning chances against Giri in Bilbao?

Did Carlsen have winning chances against Giri in Bilbao?

Video analysis by GM Valentin Iotov

Hovhannes Gabuzyan and Adela Velikic win European Universities Chess Games 2016

Hovhannes Gabuzyan and Adela Velikic win European Universities Chess Games 2016

GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan (Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture) and Adela Velikic (University of Belgrade) are the winners of the European Universities Chess Games, which were held in Zagreb/Croatia, 12-15 July in Pauk Hall. In the Open section GM Gabuzyan scored 8 points out of 9 games and convincingly triumphed ahead of his compatriot GM [...]

Israel and Ukraine with gold medals in European Youth Team Chess Championship

Israel and Ukraine with gold medals in European Youth Team Chess Championship

Teams of Israel in Open section and Ukraine in Girl’s section are the winners of the European Youth Team U18 Chess Championship 2016, which was held in Celje, Slovenia. Both teams dominated the competition and well deserved triumphed. In the Open event Israel defeated Austria in the final decisive round and won with 13 match [...]

Ding Liren vs Grischuk LIVE!

Ding Liren vs Grischuk LIVE!

Ding Liren and Alexander Grischuk are going to play a friendly match in Wenzhou, China, from 19-22 July 2016. The games are with classical time control and the prize fund is 30 000 USD, with 20 000 USD going for the winner of the match. This is a second preparation match for Ding Liren. He [...]

Carlsen – Karjakin 2016 (video analysis and GM commentary)

Carlsen – Karjakin 2016 (video analysis and GM commentary)

GM commentary by GM Valentin Iotov

Eastman Gent Open 2016

Eastman Gent Open 2016

Live games with analysis

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