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, [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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.
“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.
“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 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.
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 [...]