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In Memoriam – GM Mark Taimanov

In Memoriam – GM Mark Taimanov

Mark Evgenyevich Taimanov, an outstanding grandmaster, participant of the legendary candidates tournament of 1953, candidates cycle of 1970-1972, and Match of Century of 1970, passed away in St. Petersburg. Mark Taimanov is a USSR champion (1956), five-time Leningrad champion (1948, 1950, 1952, 1961, 1973), Chess Olympiad champion (1956), four-time European Team Champion (1957, 1961, 1965, [...]

Meet your one-on-one chess tutor: Chessity’s teaching bots

Meet your one-on-one chess tutor: Chessity’s teaching bots

One-to-one tutoring has long been thought the most-effective approach to chess teaching, or any teaching for that matter. In many circumstances, however, this is simply not feasible. That’s where artificial intelligence comes to your aid. Teaching bots can serve as your own intelligent tutor system. Artificial intelligence is a game changer in education, experts say. [...]

Four leaders at FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansisyk

Four leaders at FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansisyk

After the 8th round the situation with the leaders of the GP Series hasn’t changed: 1. Ju Wenjun – 375,8 cumulative points, 2. Humpy Koneru – 335, 3. Alexandra Kosteniuk – 317,5.

In Memoriam – GM Urii Eliseev

In Memoriam – GM Urii Eliseev

The young Russian Grandmaster Urii Eliseev died in a tragic accident after falling from the 12th floor of apartment building in Moscow. Born in 1996, Eliseev was U16 Russian and world champion in 2012, winner of the 2013 RSGU Cup and the 2016 Moscow Open. Source: Russian Chess Federation Deepest condolences to the family and [...]

3rd Etna Chess Festival

3rd Etna Chess Festival

After two very successful editions, the Etna International Chess Festival returns to Hotel Biancaneve in Nicolosi, on the slopes of the volcano, for the third event that will take place from 3-9th December. No doubt players and guests will be treated to a memorable chess and tourist experience knowing that the organiser of the highly [...]

Nino Batsiashvili strikes back, regains the lead

Nino Batsiashvili strikes back, regains the lead

After the rest day, the players resumed fighting with new energy, but nevertheless the 5th round turned out to be one of the most peaceful affairs so far. Only Nino Batsiashvili and Bela Khotenashvili, who had visited the hockey match on a rest day, were successful today. Nino Batsiashvili recovered after the 4th round’s loss having won against [...]

How To Re-Energize Your Chess Teaching With 21st Century Tools

How To Re-Energize Your Chess Teaching With 21st Century Tools

Chessity empowers teachers to add gamification to their chess classes

Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

The super-tournament Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 is scheduled to take place from 12-17th April in Zurich, Switzerland. The first leg will be all-play-all with the time control 45 min + 30 sec per player. The win will bring 2 points and draw 1 point. The second leg will be with the rapid time control [...]

Fuengirola to host EUSA Bridge and Chess Championships 2017

Fuengirola to host EUSA Bridge and Chess Championships 2017

Spanish coastal city of Fuengirola near Malaga will host the European Universities Bridge and Chess Championships – EUSA mind sports – from September 20-24, 2017. Preparations are well underway, and the event will be organised in cooperation of European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the local organising committee, with the support of the European Bridge [...]

Baku Chess Olympiad on DD TV

Baku Chess Olympiad on DD TV

India’s biggest television network Doordarshan will telecast four exclusive Highlights of the Baku Chess Olympiad on its DD Sports Channel from 21-24th November, 2016. Filmed and Produced by Vijay Kumar the 30 minutes highlights of each episode will be telecast as under: 1st Episode on 21st November from 8pm to 8:30pm (14:00hrs to 14:30hrs GMT) [...]

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