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17th Bangkok Chess Club Open

17th Bangkok Chess Club Open

The 17th Bangkok Chess Club Open is taking place from 8-16th April in the Regent Cha-am Beach Resort, Petchburi, Thailand. The event consists of two sections: Open category for all players (9-round Swiss), and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (7-round Swiss). Prizes: Open Group: 1st prize 100,000 Baht, with additional prizes [...]

Philadelphia Open 2017

Philadelphia Open 2017

The 11th Annual Philadelphia Open will be held over the Easter weekend from April 12-16, 2017, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. The Open Section is a 5-day tournament (April 12-16) with [...]

Samvel Ter-Sahakyan wins Karpos Open 2017

Samvel Ter-Sahakyan wins Karpos Open 2017

Armenian Grandmaster Samvel Ter-Sahakyan took the winner’s trophy in the 2017 Karpos Open after concluding the event with 7,5/9 points and best tie-break score. Also on 7,5 points were last-year winner GM Kiril Georgiev and Russian GMs Anton Demchenko and Boris Savchenko. The 2017 Karpos Open was held from 1-8th April at the Hotel Aleksandar [...]

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov remains President of FIDE, but with limited power (Update 5)

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov remains President of FIDE, but with limited power (Update 5)

The power in FIDE fully delegated to Makropoulos

Wesley So vs Onischuk – the battle for the US Chess 2017 title (live today)

Wesley So vs Onischuk – the battle for the US Chess 2017 title (live today)

Tiebreaks today at the US Chess Championship

European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2017 (participants)

European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2017 (participants)

The championship starts tomorrow

Vidit, Jones and Iturrizaga take the lead in Dubai Open 2017

Vidit, Jones and Iturrizaga take the lead in Dubai Open 2017

Defending champion Grandmaster (GM) Gawain Jones of the UK returned to the driver’s seat after ending the giant-killing spree of Spanish International Master (IM) Jaime Santos Latasa in Sunday’s seventh round of the 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament–Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Official website/ Live games/ Round 1 [...]

TV 2 Fagernes International 2017

TV 2 Fagernes International 2017

The Fagernes Chess International is taking place from 9-16th April at the Scandic Valdres Hotel in Fagernes, Norway. The festival consists of five events: – GM-group, which is also Norwegian Open Championship, is a 9-round Swiss event for title holder and players rated above 2150 (above 2000 for women). Top prize is 1500 EUR. – [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Sharjah, UAE – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Sharjah, UAE – Results

From 25 to 29 March 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Sharjah, UAE, by the UAE Chess Federation, in cooperation with Dubai Leader Qualification Centre, and under the auspices of FIDE. The seminar was held in the Sharjah Chess Club. The Lecturer was IA/IO Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilor and FIDE [...]

Anatoly Karpov played a simul at the UN headquarters

Anatoly Karpov played a simul at the UN headquarters

The permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations organized a simultaneous exhibition with former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov. The simul was held in the General Assembly building in front of a huge crowd. Karpov reminded that he had held a simul at the UN headquarters 46 years ago. Diplomats from Azerbaijan, [...]

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