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Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 3 Video

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 3 Video

In the Women section the world champion Hou Yifan made a debut in this Olympiad and won her game, but this was not sufficient for the top seeded China to beat Vietnam. Thi Mai Hung Nguyen leveled the score by defeating Zhao Xue – all highlights here. Video by Vijay Kumar

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 1 Video

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 1 Video

The long anticipated 42nd World Chess Olympiad began today at the beautiful Baku Chrystal Hall with the games of the first round. A record breaking 180 teams compete in the Open Section, while the Women Section has 140 teams participating. Video by Vijay Kumar

Baku Chess Olympiad Opening Ceremony – Videos

Baku Chess Olympiad Opening Ceremony – Videos

The 42nd Chess Olympiad was opened with a solemn but highly entertaining ceremony, held at the Baku National Gymnastics Arena, attended by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and other delegates, world chess champions as well as various state and government officials. [...]

TCEC rapid – important information update

TCEC rapid – important information update

Update on the rules

TCEC rapid starting soon with 32 engines

TCEC rapid starting soon with 32 engines

A rapid event for Season 9 to start in September

Record-breaking Chess Olympiad to start in Baku

Record-breaking Chess Olympiad to start in Baku

The 42nd Chess Olympiad is scheduled to start on 1st September with a grand opening ceremony at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan. The team of 400 artists, choreographers, composers and support staff is making the final dry runs of the ceremony that is supposed to last about one hour. The designer of the [...]

Dmitry Andreikin crowned winner in Abu Dhabi Masters

Dmitry Andreikin crowned winner in Abu Dhabi Masters

Russian Grandmaster Dmitry Andreikin defeated his compatriot Alexandr Predke in the final round of the 23rd Abu Dhabi Masters to emerge clear winner with 7,5/9 points. On the shared second place are B Adhiban (India) and Bassem Amin (Egypt) with 7 points each. Full standings below. The 23rd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2016 was held [...]

European Youth Chess Championship 2016 – Winners

European Youth Chess Championship 2016 – Winners

The final ceremony of the European Youth Chess Championship 2016 with the participation of ECU president Zurab Azmaiparashvili was the dignified finish after ten days and 5843 games of chess. The medalists received cups, medals and material prizes. It was well deserved as they were the best of a record number of 1309 chess players. [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

The 23rd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2016 is taking place from 21-29th August at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. After eight rounds of play Grandmasters Alexandr Predke, Dmitry Andreikin (both Russia) and B Adhiban (India) share the lead with 6,5 points each. Trailing behind the leaders are [...]

London Conference: The Didactics of Chess

London Conference: The Didactics of Chess

The fourth edition of the London Chess and Education Conference will take place on 10-11 December 2016 at the Hilton Kensington Olympia. As usual it coincides with the first weekend of the London Chess Classic held at the Olympia Conference Centre. The theme of the Conference is “The Didactics of Chess”. The event is supported [...]

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