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Sharjah Grand Prix: Nakamura wins, Vachier-Lagrave in lead

Sharjah Grand Prix: Nakamura wins, Vachier-Lagrave in lead

The third round of the FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix was played today at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. The top two finishers in the four-tournament series, which will also include competitions in Moscow, Geneva and Palma de Mallorca, Spain, will qualify for the Candidates tournament next year to select a challenger for [...]

Aeroflot Open 2017

Aeroflot Open 2017

Aeroflot Open is set to take place from 21st February to 1st March at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow, Russia. One of the richest open tournaments will offer 140,000 EUR in prizes. Traditionally, the event consists of three sections: Open A, Open B and Open C, and a blitz tournament. The prize fund allocated for [...]

European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017

European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017

The European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Monaco, from 20th to 24th October, 2017, in the Hotel Novotel, as the official venue of the events. The events are organized by the Monaco Chess federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The first on schedule is European – [...]

FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix – Opening Ceremony

FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix – Opening Ceremony

The first stage in the new World Chess Championship cycle – the FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix – was opened tonight at the beautiful Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club, established in 2013. The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, head of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture, Youth, [...]

World top 10 in Altibox Norway Chess

World top 10 in Altibox Norway Chess

Altibox Norway Chess, the chess super tournament, has managed to gather the world’s top 10 best players for the 2017 edition. The tournament aims to be amongst the top 3 strongest chess tournaments in the world. The 2017 tournament takes place from June 5 to 17 at the Clarion Energy Hotel and at the Stavanger [...]

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Round 1

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Round 1

The third day of play at the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship is over and all the results of the first round are in. After the regular time control 21 matches out of 32 had been decided. The remaining 11 matches continued on Monday with quick-play tiebreaks. LIVE games with analysis Nine players were eliminated [...]

Women’s World Chess Championship – Opening Ceremony

Women’s World Chess Championship – Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the Women’s World Chess Championship took place at the Espinas Palace Hotel at 6 pm on 10th of February. The ceremony was attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the President of Moldova, President of Moldovan Chess Federation Igor Dodon and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports of Iran Masoud Soltanifar. The [...]

1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

The 1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled will take place from 22-29th June at the Park Inn Resort and Conference Center Orlando by Radisson in Orlando, USA. The official invitation to all eligible participants is approved by the FIDE Commission “Chess for the Disabled” (DIS). The FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for [...]

ArcticFundManagement simul with Magnus Carlsen

ArcticFundManagement simul with Magnus Carlsen

World Champion Magnus Carlsen joined his sponsor Arctic Fund Management for the Chess & Drinks event. Carlsen played a simultaneous exhibition against 24 kids and delivered 23-1 result (one loss). Photo by @arcticfunds

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017

The FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship will take place from February 10 – March 5 2017 in Tehran, Iran. The knock-out tournament will have the participation of some of the world’s top players, including the former Women’s World Champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), Anna Ushenina (Ukraine), and Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), the current Women’s World Rapid and [...]

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