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Interview with Antoaneta Stefanova

Interview with Antoaneta Stefanova

The Bulgarian star received her first chess guidance from her father at the age of 4, and just three years later she already made her name by winning the Sofia Championship. In the twinkling of an eye Antoaneta’s results bore the resemblance to the snowball effect, culminating with her win of the 10th World Women [...]

Space Coast Open Chess Festival 2014

Space Coast Open Chess Festival 2014

The 21st Space Coast Open Chess Festival will take place on 25-27th April at the International Palms Resort, 1300 North Atlantic Avenue (Hwy A1A), Cocoa Beach, Florida. The event will be held over 5 rounds of Swiss system and in six sections: Master/Expert (FIDE rated), Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and U1200. [...]

Hou Yifan maintains full point lead in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Hou Yifan maintains full point lead in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Hou Yifan express keeps a steady pace forward in Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix after today’s win against Anna Ushenina, to the despair of second place, requested by Anna Muzychuk, who also won her game against Zhao Xue. Just like in yesterday’s standings, third comes the local hero, Olga Girya, with a remarkable 4.5/7, after winning [...]

Stockfish strikes back and takes the lead in TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3

Stockfish strikes back and takes the lead in TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3

The winner of TCEC Season 6 – Stage 2 Stockfish 4, modification 080414, leads TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3 with 5.5/8. The engine outplayed Komodo, version 1217 in the eighth round (you can see the game below). Stockfish strikes back, after losing the game against the reigning TCEC Grand Champion Komodo in the first [...]

Interview with GM Kiril Georgiev

Interview with GM Kiril Georgiev

Bulgarian Grandmaster Kiril Georgiev recently won the incredibly strong Karpos Open Tournament in Skopje. WGM Iva Videnova interviewed the winner for Chessdom. Chessdom: Kiril, congratulations for winning Karpos Open, one of the strongest open tournaments in Europe. Would you share your impressions? Kiril Georgiev: Thank you! This was the fourth edition of Karpos Open and [...]

Romain Edouard winner of Dubai Open (Video)

Romain Edouard winner of Dubai Open (Video)

French Grandmaster Romain Edouard convincingly won the 2014 Dubai Open after turning the tables against the top seed GM Anton Korobov in the last round. Romain escaped the grip with the black pieces to conclude the event with 8,0/9 points, leaving the nearest followers Eduardo Iturrizaga and Yuriy Kuzubov a full point behind. Video and [...]

Malakhit, Ugra take gold at the Russian Team Chess Championships 2014

Malakhit, Ugra take gold at the Russian Team Chess Championships 2014

The Russian Team Chess Championships for Men and Women took place in Loo, Russia from 7th to 13th April, 2014. The top seeded team of Malakhit took the gold medal with 12 points, leaving ShSM Moscow one point behind. Malakhit consists of eight strong Grandmasters: Karjakin Sergey RUS (2772), Grischuk Alexander RUS (2777), Leko Peter [...]

Field, Commentators Set for 2014 US Championships

Field, Commentators Set for 2014 US Championships

Next month, the top chess players in the country will meet in Saint Louis to compete for the tile of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women’s Champion. The fields are set for both the 2014 U.S. Championship and 2014 U.S. Women’s Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 7 through May 20 at the Chess Club [...]

Magnus Carlsen in Oman

Magnus Carlsen in Oman

World Champion Magnus Carlsen is currently in Oman where he prepares for the next tournament – Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Carlsen posted a video on Youtube with description “A combination of training, fun and relaxation.”

Dubai Chess Open 2014 LIVE!

Dubai Chess Open 2014 LIVE!

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