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White Rook 2018 starting in Dagomys

White Rook 2018 starting in Dagomys

On June 1, 2018, the 49th final tournament of the traditional all-Russian scholastic chess team event Belaya Ladya (also known as White Rook) will start in Dagomys, Sochi. Since 2015, Belaya Ladya has welcomed teams from foreign countries. This year, more than 100 teams from 78 regions of Russia and 22 countries of the world [...]

Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018

Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018

The All India Chess Federation on behalf of FIDE and Commonwealth Chess Association cordially invite your Federation to participate in the Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018 to be held at Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in New Delhi, India from 25th June to 4th July and organized by Delhi Chess Association. The tournament will be conducted as [...]

FIDE reports Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to the Ethics Commission

FIDE reports Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to the Ethics Commission

FIDE Ethics Commission is apparently set to examine the inclusion of fake person Glen Stark to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket for upcoming FIDE elections. To address inquiries and rumors that have come up in the press, FIDE Deputy President, Mr. Georgios Makropoulos, confirms that pursuant to the authorization provided by the FIDE Presidential Board by virtue [...]

Norway Chess 2018 LIVE!

Norway Chess 2018 LIVE!

Norway Chess 2018 starts with blitz chess matches on May 27th and the last round is June 7th. The 6 first rounds are played at Clarion Hotel Energy before the last 3 rounds, 5th-7th. June is played at Stavanger Concert Hall. The tournament will boast a fantastic field of players to Altibox Norway Chess 2018! [...]

American Continental Championship 2018

American Continental Championship 2018

The American Continental Championship is an 11-round Swiss tournament taking place from 1-10 June, 2018 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. 168 players are expected to take part. The top seeded are GM [...]

Huge turnout for Silver Lake Chess Festival 2018

Huge turnout for Silver Lake Chess Festival 2018

One month before the start of the Silver Lake Chess Festival 2018 there are already 220 registered participants from 23 countries. Among them are 68 titled players, including 18 Grandmasters and 21 International Masters. The Organizing Committee is preparing a rich programme for all ages and playing levels: – Open “A”, tournament for players rated over [...]

Icelandic Open 2018

Icelandic Open 2018

The Icelandic Open 2018 – Hermann Gunnarsson Memorial is scheduled to take place from 1-9th June at the Valsheimilið in Reykjavík. The 10-round Swiss event is open to all players and available for FIDE title norms. The total prize fund is 7500 EUR of which 5000 is reserved for main prizes, 1000 for Icelandic champions, [...]

Karpov Poikovsky Tournament 2018 live

Karpov Poikovsky Tournament 2018 live

The 19th Karpov International Chess Tournament is taking place in the small Siberian town of Poikovsky, Russia from 27 May to 5 June. The venue is the Sports School “Neptune” in Poikovsky, Nefteyugansk Ugra, Russia. The event is a 10-player single round-robin with the average Elo 2688. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 [...]

China-Russia match in Qinhuangdao

China-Russia match in Qinhuangdao

The traditional friendly match between China and Russia is taking place from 26th May to 1st June in Qinhuangdao, China. The match consists of one round of classical chess and two rounds of blitz. Team compositions: Men Russia: Maxim Matlakov (2704), Sanan Sjugirov (2663), Kirill Alekseenko (2625), Andrey Esipenko (2587), Alexey Sarana (2587), coach – [...]

TCEC Premier Division – the battle for the top begins

TCEC Premier Division – the battle for the top begins

TCEC Premier Division – the strongest round robin championship for chess software – is going to start this Wednesday, May 23rd, at 20:00 CET. The eight strongest computer chess programs in the world with over 3300 ELO will compete in the 12th edition of the highest division of the Top Chess Engine Championship. TCEC Premier [...]

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