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Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix

Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix

The second stage of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 will take place from 20th October until 2nd November in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Back in 2012 and 2013 Tashkent hosted one of the stages of the Grand Prix series 2012-2013, as well as one of the tournaments of the Women’s Grand Prix series 2013-2014. The tournament [...]

Schachbundesliga 2014/15 LIVE!

Schachbundesliga 2014/15 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Alexandra Goryachkina wins World Junior Girls title with a round to spare (Video)

Alexandra Goryachkina wins World Junior Girls title with a round to spare (Video)

The Russians were not ready to be dismissed by the Chinese and rose to the occasion in the 12th and penultimate round of the LIC World Junior Chess Championship which is in the concluding stages at Hotel Hyatt in Pune. Alexandra Goryachkina scored a thumping Grand Double, successfully defending her title which she won at [...]

Barging on the Danube with Nimzowitsch

Barging on the Danube with Nimzowitsch

A new book has recently hit the market exploring, very extensively, an unknown territory in the battle against the Queen’s Indian. The Nimzowitsch Variation with 6.d5, has been used on occasions, by a few players, Shirov being its main promulgator. The line is complex and daring and has not found too large a following. But, [...]

International Open Durres 2014 – Participants (Updated)

International Open Durres 2014 – Participants (Updated)

Albanian Chess Federation is organizing the International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ on 1-8th November 2014 in the Conference Hall of the Hotel “Bleart”****  in Durres, one of the most ancient and significant cities of Albania, situated on the Adriatic Coast. More information about the tournament format and prizes here. The preliminary list of players consists of 61 players [...]

WGM Karina Ambartsumova winner of Lady Chess 2014

WGM Karina Ambartsumova winner of Lady Chess 2014

The 2014 edition Lady Chess Tournament was held on 11-18th October 2014 at the Asgård Skole, Norsvey 2 in Køge, a market town and seaport on the coast of Køge Bugt, Denmark. The event was a 10 player round-robin female tournament and Russian WGM Karina Ambartsumova emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points. She grabbed the trophy, leaving [...]

World Junior Chess Championships 2014 – Round 11 Video

World Junior Chess Championships 2014 – Round 11 Video

The World Junior Chess Championships 2014 (for boys & girls under 20) are being held in Pune, India, from 6th to 19th October 2014. The Championship is organized and conducted by Maharashtra Chess Association under the auspices of AICF and FIDE. Vijay Kumar presents the round 11 video. Live games with analysis (Boys) / Live [...]

Unive Hoogeveen Matches 2014 LIVE!

Unive Hoogeveen Matches 2014 LIVE!

Live games with computer analysis

World Junior Chess Championships 2014 – Round 10 Video

World Junior Chess Championships 2014 – Round 10 Video

The World Junior Chess Championships 2014 (for boys & girls under 20) are being held in Pune, India, from 6th to 19th October 2014. The Championship is organized and conducted by Maharashtra Chess Association under the auspices of AICF and FIDE. Vijay Kumar presents the round 10 video. Live games with analysis (Boys) / Live [...]

Houdini is still perfect in TCEC – Season 7

Houdini is still perfect in TCEC – Season 7

Houdini 4 continues to impress with perfect 7/7 score in the first Stage of the strongest computer engine chess competition TCEC – Season 7. The engine is on top with the same 100% result, as the winner of TCEC – Stage 1a, Gull. Houdini’s “victims” so far were Crafty 24.1, Spark 1.1, The Baron 3.36, [...]

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