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London Chess Classic also cancelled

London Chess Classic also cancelled

“Due to the practical difficulties of organising an OTB London Chess Classic this December amid the Covid-19 crisis, we have taken the unavoidable decision to cancel this year’s event. However, we’re planning an outdoor London Chess Festival in Summer 2021!” London Chess Classic website

FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2020 postponed

FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2020 postponed

FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2020 initially scheduled for the end of December 2020 are postponed to 2021. Due to present circumstances and covid-19 pandemic situation, health and logistic challenges for organisation of such event couldn’t be resolved. In view of the situation FIDE has decided to postpone the event aiming to organise [...]

Candidates Tournament silently postponed?

Candidates Tournament silently postponed?

Despite being only two weeks away from the date announced for resumption of the Chess Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) is conspicuously silent about the event. Apart from Wang Hao’s outburst of displeasure with the attitude of FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, when he also expressed strong concern over the galloping second [...]

FIDE ECU Survey on Chess in Schools

FIDE ECU Survey on Chess in Schools

Chess in Schools Programs are growing all over the Globe. ECU and FIDE have created a project which includes a survey, with aim to get an overview of statistics, methods and structure for Chess in Schools in different parts of the World. The Survey can be completed through the Chess in Schools Survey Website by [...]

Magnus Carlsen seizes leadership at Altibox Norway Chess

Magnus Carlsen seizes leadership at Altibox Norway Chess

With only two rounds to go, reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen overtakes the leadership at Altibox Norway Chess! Carlsen overwhelmed Aryan Tari with white pieces without giving chances for the black’s counter-play. Positional advantage turned to a mate network and brought Carlsen 3 points and the first place on the ranking list. Firouzja Alireza [...]

17-years old Alireza Firouzja topping the Altibox Norway Chess

17-years old Alireza Firouzja topping the Altibox Norway Chess

The first super grandmasters chess tournament to be organised after covid19 virus expansion is currently ongoing in Stavanger, Norway. Altibox Norway Chess 2020 gathered six world top players: Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, the 2019 World Chess Champion Challenger Caruana Fabiano, the leading Armenian chess player and world No. 9 Aronian Levon, Polish chess [...]

Susan Kantor Memorial

Susan Kantor Memorial

The Internet Chess Club (ICC) announces the 1st Annual Susan E. Kantor Memorial Online Chess Tournament to be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020. The event will be an online quick rated, seven-round event (full details at the end of the article) with all proceeds to benefit at-risk youth. After Susan Kantor’s passing on August [...]

European Corporate Chess Championship 2020

European Corporate Chess Championship 2020

European Corporate Chess Championship took place on 3rd and 4th October and was played through Tornelo Online Platform. The concept was to have a GrandPrix event, with rapid tournament played in 8 rounds on 3rd October, and blitz event played in 9 rounds on 4th October. Cumulative results of both days decided the Winner of [...]

Gibraltar Chess Festival cancelled

Gibraltar Chess Festival cancelled

Gibraltar will nevertheless contribute significantly to chess in January, 2021. An announcement will be made shortly.

Balkan Youth Online Chess Championships

Balkan Youth Online Chess Championships

Balkan Chess Federation, affiliated to FIDE, organises Balkan Youth Online Individual and Team Championships from 31st October to 1st November through Tornelo Online platform. The event will be played in 7 rounds, Swiss system, within 5 age categories: U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, open and girls separately. Each of the 10 categories will be [...]

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