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GRENKE Chess Open in Karlsruhe, Germany

GRENKE Chess Open in Karlsruhe, Germany

The GRENKE Chess Open will be held over the Easter holidays from 13th to 17th April at the Schwarzwaldhalle in Karlsruhe, Germany. The event will run parallel to the GRENKE Chess Classic 2017. It ranks among the strongest and largest open chess tournaments worldwide, with last year’s inaugural event drawing more than 960 participants. The [...]

GRENKE Chess Classic 2017

GRENKE Chess Classic 2017

The Easter holidays are a festive season for German chess fans. This year is no exception, with the GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 being held from 15th to 22nd April. World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who won the last GRENKE Chess Classic in 2015, will again be competing, ready to defend his title. His strongest competitors are [...]

Kortchnoi Open 2017

Kortchnoi Open 2017

The Kortchnoi Open, organized by the Schachgesellschaft Zurich, is taking place from 13-17th April, parallel to the Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017. The 7-round Swiss event will have two sections – Main and Master with 20 Grandmasters among 85 participants from 20 countries. Participants – Master: 1. GM Shirov Alexei LAT 2693 2. GM Safarli [...]

Hikaru Nakamura wins blitz opener in Zurich

Hikaru Nakamura wins blitz opener in Zurich

The Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 has had its first decisive result: The American Hikaru Nakamura won the Opening Blitz and thus made it very clear that he intends to repeat his success from 2015 and 2016 and therefore become the first player to win the tournament three times in a row. Although the American’s [...]

Asian Youth Chess Championships 2017 – Winners

Asian Youth Chess Championships 2017 – Winners

The 2017 Asian Youth Chess Championship and Asian Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships were held from 1-10th April in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan. The event was organized by the Uzbekistan Chess Federation (UCF), under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation (ACF). Indian youngsters lifted the Asian Youth Chess Championship overall trophy with [...]

European Women’s Chess Championship Started

European Women’s Chess Championship Started

The 18th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2017 started yesterday in the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel in Riga, capital of Latvia. The Championship attracted lots of attention as it is one of the strongest tournaments in history, gathering many former World and European Champions and top female chess players. The event was officially [...]

FIDE World Chess Championships 2019 – Bids

FIDE World Chess Championships 2019 – Bids

FIDE Secretariat has published the bids for the World Chess Championships 2019 received by the deadline of 31st March 2017. The bids were forwarded to the FIDE Events Commission which will decide on the technical sufficiency of the bids received according to the bid regulations and the call for bids published on the FIDE site. [...]

8th International “Terre degli Elimi” Tournament

8th International “Terre degli Elimi” Tournament

The 8th International “Terre degli Elimi” Tournament is scheduled to take place from 28th July to 4th August at the Palazzo Sales in Erice, on Sicily, Italy. As usual, the organizers will offer to chess players and their companions: cheap prices, good weather and wonderful beaches, great cooking and great chess masters to help achieving [...]

10th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament

10th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament

The Armenian Chess Federation is organizing an international open chess tournament, dedicated to the memory of GM Karen Asrian, which will take place on June 20-30, 2017, in the prominent resort town of Jermuk. All interested chess players can participate in the 9-round Swiss tournament. The total prize fund is equivalent to 22,500 US dollars. [...]

17th Bangkok Chess Club Open

17th Bangkok Chess Club Open

The 17th Bangkok Chess Club Open is taking place from 8-16th April in the Regent Cha-am Beach Resort, Petchburi, Thailand. The event consists of two sections: Open category for all players (9-round Swiss), and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (7-round Swiss). Prizes: Open Group: 1st prize 100,000 Baht, with additional prizes [...]

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