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TCEC Season 7 – Superfinal: Komodo vs. Stockfish LIVE!

TCEC Season 7 – Superfinal: Komodo vs. Stockfish LIVE!

The TCEC – Season 7 final stage has just started and only  Stockfish, modification 141214, (3218) and Komodo 1333 (3210) made it to the Superfinal, while the rest of the engines are out of TCEC for the current season. Stockfish and Komodo are Superfinal rivals for third consecutive season. Komodo was granted the title TCEC Grand champion in the Season 5, [...]

Jerusalem getting ready for 2015 European Individual Championship

Jerusalem getting ready for 2015 European Individual Championship

“Everyone should visit this special city at least once in his lifetime” says GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili, president of the European Chess Union. “Combining it with a chess event of such standard would make this visit a unique and memorable experience!” Azmaiparashvili, accompanied by his wife, completed Sunday morning a short visit in Israel to follow [...]

SIB-CMS 52nd National Premier & Zone 3.7 Chess Championship

SIB-CMS 52nd National Premier & Zone 3.7 Chess Championship

Grandmaster SP Sethuraman of PSPB continues to remain alone at the top with 7.5 points, at the end of the eleventh round of the SIB-CMS Zone 3.7 & 52nd Indian Premier Chess Championship, organised by Kottayam Chess Academy at the college campus, today. GM Deep Sengupta of PSPB joined Sahaj Grover on the second spot [...]

129th MGU Open with brand new sponsor, Martin Metev takes the trophy

129th MGU Open with brand new sponsor, Martin Metev takes the trophy

The 129th MGU Open 2014 was held on 13-14th December, 2014, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized in honor of GM Jan Timman (born 14th December 1951 in Amsterdam, NED), in a 6-round Swiss format, open to all players rated below 2200. Martin Mitev from Chess Club “An Pasan” Sofia claimed [...]

Interview with GM Li Chao – a 2700+ planning to become a Pro chess player (“maybe”) after his students become GM

Interview with GM Li Chao – a 2700+ planning to become a Pro chess player (“maybe”) after his students become GM

INTERVIEW by IM/ WGM Anna Matnadze Official website/ 19th Magistral de Barcelona LIVE games with analysis He is a nice, candid guy, always in good spirits and full of energy. He comes from a huge chess country, is a Super – GM with 2730 elo points, playing non – stop lately and collecting titles all [...]

WMG Beijing: Grischuk repeats the gold, Hou Yifan convincingly first in blitz

WMG Beijing: Grischuk repeats the gold, Hou Yifan convincingly first in blitz

Heading for the stars, Hou Yifan faced her opponents head-on, left behind the rather “disappointing” silver medal from the Rapid and claimed the gold this time, swapping places with Valentina Gunina, who had to content herself as being the 2nd best.

Namibian Chess Federation proud to host Africa

Namibian Chess Federation proud to host Africa

“On behalf of all Namibians, I look forward to all chess players’ valued presence at this premier continental chess event. There are many stellar names and it is not easy to tell who will win,” observed Nakapunda during a tea break.

“Zambia can have two Grandmasters next week”

“Zambia can have two Grandmasters next week”

“In the last few years, Zambian chess has improved by leaps and bounds and this time around I don’t see any other African player winning the championship apart from the Zambians in the Open section,” Chumfwa said in an interview yesterday.

African Individual Chess Championship most competitive in many years

African Individual Chess Championship most competitive in many years

African Chess Confederation President Lewis Ncube said on Friday that the 2014 African Chess Championships were likely to prove very competitive due to the good prize package and other incentives.

Amid scandals Danailov wins BCF elections

Amid scandals Danailov wins BCF elections

Silvio Danailov was reelected for one more term as head of the Bulgarian Chess Federation. He won the December 13th elections despite being investigated by the Sports Ministry for financial irregularities and being suspected of votes manipulations. Silvio Danailov collected 45 out of 57 votes. He was the only candidate for the position, as his [...]

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