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Leonardo da Vinci chess player?

Leonardo da Vinci chess player?

The famous Leonardo da Vinci was a chess player? Italian architect Franco Rocco claims ‘yes’ and to verify it an interesting exhibition is going on until 30th September in Milan, Italy (91 Monte Rosa Street, PwC Space). by Adolivio Capece The exhibition is carried out by Rocco, who made in-depth studies on the matter and [...]

Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016

Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016

The 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial will be played in the Museum of Russian Impressionism (Moscow), one of the leading private museums in Russia, from 25th September to 6th October. Avtodor Group of Companies will be a co-organizer of the 10th Tal Memorial together with the Russian Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 200,000 USD. [...]

Bulgarian Chess Federation expelled from European Chess Union

Bulgarian Chess Federation expelled from European Chess Union

At the General Assembly held on 10th September in Baku, Azerbaijan, the European Chess Union voted with overwhelming majority to suspend the membership of the Bulgarian Chess Federation. The ECU Board motion against the Bulgarian Chess Federation membership was backed by 37 votes from 51 federations in attendance. 11 votes were against, 2 abstained (with [...]

USA and China take gold in Baku Chess Olympiad

USA and China take gold in Baku Chess Olympiad

The United States of America have won their first Olympic gold medals since 1976 after a grueling and exciting last round. Despite clearly outrating opponents and neighbors Canada, they could only manage a 2.5-1.5 win. This gave rivals Ukraine a chance to overtake them on tie-breaks; they did put in a spirited performance, culminating in [...]

Chess Olympiad 2016 LIVE!

Chess Olympiad 2016 LIVE!

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Serbian Open Chess Championship 2016

Serbian Open Chess Championship 2016

Chess Federation of Serbia and Novi Sad Chess Union are organizing the 2016 Serbian Open Chess Championship from 6-13th November in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Championship is supported by the Novi Sad Department for Sport and Youth and the playing venue is SPENS small hall. SPENS takes a special place in the chess history as [...]

Danailov, Stoisavljevic, Sakotic suspended by FIDE Ethics Commission

Danailov, Stoisavljevic, Sakotic suspended by FIDE Ethics Commission

The FIDE Ethics Commission during its meetings held in Baku on 6-8th September unanimously decided to suspend the former ECU President Silvio Danailov, former ECU General Secretary Sava Stoisavljevic and former ECU Executive Director Vladimir Sakotic. The cases 13/2014 and 14/2014 were related to the organization of the 2013 European Youth Chess Championship in Budva, [...]

TCEC rapid starts September 9th at 20:00 CEST

TCEC rapid starts September 9th at 20:00 CEST

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Stockfish – Houdini is the Superfinal of the Top Chess Engine Championship

Stockfish – Houdini is the Superfinal of the Top Chess Engine Championship

The strongest competition for chess software – the Top Chess Engine Championship – is ready to host the 2016 Superfinal. After three qualification stages, Stockfish and Houdini have outclassed the rest of the 32 players field to reach the final battle for the gold medal. The Stockfish – Houdini Superfinal will be a 100 games [...]

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 3 Video

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 3 Video

In the Women section the world champion Hou Yifan made a debut in this Olympiad and won her game, but this was not sufficient for the top seeded China to beat Vietnam. Thi Mai Hung Nguyen leveled the score by defeating Zhao Xue – all highlights here. Video by Vijay Kumar

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