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London Chess Classic – Round 1

London Chess Classic – Round 1

It was a peaceful day at the Google Headquarters in London, which hosted round one of the London Chess Classic. The day started slowly with three symmetrical positions out of the opening. It seemed that the only game that had any promise of producing a decisive result was the battle between Carlsen and Caruana until [...]

Interview with World Junior Champion Zhansaya Abdumalik (Video)

Interview with World Junior Champion Zhansaya Abdumalik (Video)

I found both inspiring and interesting the behavior that IM Zhansaya Abdumalik kept from start to finish that let her win clear first the Girl section without leaving board 1.

Interview with Judit Polgar on Chess in Schools (Video)

Interview with Judit Polgar on Chess in Schools (Video)

Best female player of all times, Judit Polgar, speaks about the importance of Chess in Schools projects.

ECU School Chess Teacher Training Course in Budapest

ECU School Chess Teacher Training Course in Budapest

The 3rd ECU School Chess Teacher training course took place in PODIT Educational and Chess Center in Budapest, from 25th-26th November. The course comprised two days of interactive presentations, group discussions and practical exercises with focus on the teaching aspects of chess. Participants, after completing the course, had to pass the online test to reach [...]

Grandmaster Dana Reizniece-Ozola in bid for Eurogroup president

Grandmaster Dana Reizniece-Ozola in bid for Eurogroup president

Latvian Finance Minister and leader of the national women’s chess team GM Dana Reizniece-Ozola applied for the position of Eurogroup president on Thursday, Reuters reported. The president of the group is referred to as the “President of the eurozone”. Reizniece-Ozola, 36, is expected to be one of several candidates for the key European post that [...]

Interview with GM Vladimir Potkin (Video)

Interview with GM Vladimir Potkin (Video)

Vladimir has been European Individual Champion in 2011, surpassing on tiebreak Wojtaszek, Polgar and Moiseenko. He has worked for a few years with Levon Aronian, helping him to win the Linares International Chess Tournament in 2006, he has been the coach of Ian Nepomniachtchi and he’s been Sergey Karjakin’s second during last year’s World Championship Match against Magnus Carlsen.

European Fischer Random Cup 2018

European Fischer Random Cup 2018

The Icelandic Chess Federation and the European Chess Union are organizing the European Fischer Random Cup 2018 during the Reykjavik Chess Open. The event will take place on Bobby Fischer’s birthday 9th March at Harpa in Reykjavik. The tournament is open for everyone, but the highest ranked European player will be European Champion in Fischer [...]

Pro Blitz Cup (live games and video)

Pro Blitz Cup (live games and video)

Live games with analysis

FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2018 in London

FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2018 in London

FIDE and World Chess announced today that the 2018 World Chess Championship Match will take place in London in November 2018. The world’s most prestigious chess tournament is to be the climax of a season of high-profile activity to extend the sport’s appeal among global audiences – and make 2018 the Year of Chess in [...]

Russian Championship Superfinals starting

Russian Championship Superfinals starting

The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship will take place on December 2-15 at the State Museum of Political History of Russia (2-4, Kuybysheva St., Saint Petersburg). The organizers are the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, the State Museum of Political History of Russia, Chess Federation [...]

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