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Karjakin is optimistic about the World Chess Championship 2016

Karjakin is optimistic about the World Chess Championship 2016

One more obstacle for the WCC 2016 complete

Wesley So wins 2016 Sinquefield Cup

Wesley So wins 2016 Sinquefield Cup

After a very dramatic round, America’s #3 rated player, Wesley So, won the 2016 Sinquefield Cup. His road to victory was not easy, as today there were several different scenarios in which someone could have tied with him, sending them to the playoffs tomorrow; in the case he lost, someone could have passed him! Wesley [...]

Loek Van Wely winner of 20th HZ Tournament

Loek Van Wely winner of 20th HZ Tournament

The 20th Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament was organized by Stichting Schaak Walcheren from 6-13th August at the HZ University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen, Netherlands. The 9-round Swiss tournament attracted 262 players from 15 countries, including 14 Grandmasters and 21 International Masters. Local star Loek Van Wely emerged clear winner with an excellent score of 8,0/9 [...]

Southern Chess Congress 2016

Southern Chess Congress 2016

The 47th Annual Southern Chess Congress will be held from August 19-21, 2016, at the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (August 19-21) or 2-day [...]

Sinquefield Chess Cup 2016 LIVE!

Sinquefield Chess Cup 2016 LIVE!

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Andrei Istratescu clear first in Arad Open

Andrei Istratescu clear first in Arad Open

French Grandmaster Andrei Istratescu is the winner of the main event of 9th Arad International Chess Festival that was held 6-12th August in Continental Hotel in Arad, Romania. Istratescu collected 7,5 points from 9 rounds, leaving a large group of followers half a point behind. The main event Railway Bank – Astra Open had 247 [...]

1st Yerevan Open

1st Yerevan Open

The 1st Yerevan International Open Tournament is set to take place from 1-11th October, 2016, at the Chess Academy of Armenia in Yerevan. The tournament is open to all Fide rated players and the playing format is 9-round Swiss system. The entry fees range from 50-160 USD and the total prize fund is 16,000 USD. [...]

Sinquefield Cup Round 7 Report

Sinquefield Cup Round 7 Report

After a seven hour day, the standings didn’t change and all ended in a draw. Wesley So is still leading with only two rounds to go, trailed closely by Vishy Anand and Veselin Topalov, who are both half a point behind. Unlike yesterday, which saw several tumultuous games, today’s round was rather uneventful, except for [...]

Split Chess Open 2016

Split Chess Open 2016

The Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation are organizing the 6th Split Chess Open 2016 on 13-20th August at Hotel Zagreb in Split, Croatia. The tournament system is 9-round Swiss and the total prize fund is 7500 EUR with 1300 EUR reserved for the winner. Among the 192 registered players from [...]

Sinquefield Cup Round 6 Report

Sinquefield Cup Round 6 Report

The rest day was exactly what the doctor prescribed, as the players were rejuvenated and came ready to fight. After three days of quiet games, Round 6 produced five exciting games and three decisive results. The most dramatic result of the round came when Wesley So beat Veselin Topalov, surpassing him by half a point and [...]

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