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Rochefort Chess Festival 2017

Rochefort Chess Festival 2017

The 16th Rochefort Chess Festival was held from 18h to 24th February at the Congres Palais, in Rochefort, France. The event was a big success with 222 participants, 50 more than the former record. 71 players competed in the Masters section which was reserved for the players rated above 1900. Grandmaster Kirill Stupak (Belarus) won [...]

International Women’s Day: Blondes defeat Brunettes in a friendly match

International Women’s Day: Blondes defeat Brunettes in a friendly match

On the eve of the International Women’s Day, a traditional match between “Blondes” and “Brunettes” took place in the Moscow restaurant “Carlson”. The playing format was 8-rounds Scheveningen system with the time control 3′+2″. Blondes: Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Olga Girya, Natalia Zhukova, Alina Bivol, Maria Fominykh (founder of the event), Irina Vasilevich, Dina Drozdova and Anastasia [...]

White Rook 2017 in Dagomys

White Rook 2017 in Dagomys

Russian Chess Federation has the honour to invite young and ambitious players from all over the world to take part in the final stage of prestigious chess competition among secondary school teams Belaya Ladya, also known as White Rook, which will be held in Hotel Dagomys 4* (Sochi, Krasnodar Region) on June 1-9, 2017. Belaya [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2017

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2017

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Committee has the honor of inviting the players to take part in a distinguished chess annual event, which consists of numerous FIDE registered tournaments. It will be held in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE from 13th until 23rd of August, 2017. Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is [...]

European Corporate Chess Championship 2017

European Corporate Chess Championship 2017

The 1st European Corporate Chess Championship 2017 will take place in the Town Hall of Honour of the City of Asnières, Paris, France, 24–25 November 2017. The tournament will be played as a Swiss Open in 9 rounds, with time control 15 minutes per game + 3 seconds per move starting from move 1. Each [...]

Vladimir Fedoseev wins Aeroflot Open 2017

Vladimir Fedoseev wins Aeroflot Open 2017

The 15th Aeroflot Open took place from 21st February to 1st March at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow, Russia. The main event of the festival with 140.000 EUR in prizes attracted 98 players from 28 countries. Grandmaster Vladimir Fedoseev took a clear first place with 7 points in 9 rounds. He qualified to participate in [...]

Tan Zhongyi is the Women World Chess Champion! (update 3)

Tan Zhongyi is the Women World Chess Champion! (update 3)

Congratulations!

2017 Women World Chess Championship LIVE!

2017 Women World Chess Championship LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Sharjah Grand Prix: Alexander Grischuk takes the winner’s trophy

Sharjah Grand Prix: Alexander Grischuk takes the winner’s trophy

The ninth and final round of the FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix was played today at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Alexander Grischuk played a relatively short draw, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov used the opportunity to defeat Hou Yifan and join them on the shared first place. The final ranking was [...]

Sharjah Grand Prix: Mamedyarov wins to catch Vachier-Lagrave

Sharjah Grand Prix: Mamedyarov wins to catch Vachier-Lagrave

The fourth round of the FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix was played today at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Michael Adams in an aggressive display of the Queen’s Gambit Exchange variation. White got better out of the opening, but black has put up an inspired defence. Only in the time [...]

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