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Carlsen and Anand come close to breaking the record for longest World Championship game

Carlsen and Anand come close to breaking the record for  longest World Championship game

Amazing show in Sochi

Sly Spike does it again – Press Release from Remco Invitational 2014

Sly Spike does it again – Press Release from Remco Invitational 2014

Press Release by Peter Boel, Photos by Harry Gielen Also in the final round of a Remco Heite Chess Tournament, anything can happen. And that’s what happened. Whereas everyone thought Daniel Fridman had the best chances, as he had White against the tormented Gawain Jones, there wasn’t even a playoff in it for the Latvian [...]

The tension rises in Remco Invitational 2014 – Press Release

The tension rises in Remco Invitational 2014 – Press Release

Press Release by Peter Boel, Photos by Harry Gielen Three draws in the penultimate round. Two endgames, where one defender smoothly cruised to the draw and the other had to withdraw further and further, but in the end escaped by the skin of his teeth. And on the other end, an epic fight between who [...]

Antonio Fernandes first in Leiria

Antonio Fernandes first in Leiria

The Individual Portuguese Rapid Chess Championship took place on 15th November 2014 in Leiria, a city in the Centro Region of Portugal. The event was organized by one of the latest and most dynamic clubs, Corvos dos Lis, in collaboration with the Leiria Municipality. 119 players, including 17 with international titles took part in the tournament [...]

ECU Commissions Members

ECU Commissions Members

At the meeting on 24th October in Batumi/Georgia, the ECU Board appointed the new ECU Commissions: Educational Commission, Events Commission, Arbiters Council and Women’s Commission. The Chairman of the Educational Commission is Jesper Hall from Sweden, and the Secretary is Alexander Kostyev from Russia. Other members of the Educational Commission are Ferenc Maurer (HUN), Pigasios [...]

Interview with GM Evgeny Tomashevsky

Interview with GM Evgeny Tomashevsky

Russian Grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky about Carlsen’s blunder and Anand’s loss in the 6th game of the World Chess Championship Match 2014 being played at Sochi. Produced by Vijay Kumar Carlsen – Anand game 6 blunder (Video)

Another sad end to a Jones adventure in Remco Invitational 2014 – Press Release

Another sad end to a Jones adventure in Remco Invitational 2014 – Press Release

Press Release by Peter Boel, Photos by Harry Gielen We will talk more about the tournament leaders tomorrow, I promise. There are three of them: Daniel Fridman, Dimitri Reinderman and Sipke Ernst. First we have to speak one more time about Gawain Jones, whose case is starting to become harrowing. Against Sipke Ernst he was [...]

Tigran L. Petrosian wins Mayor Cup

Tigran L. Petrosian wins Mayor Cup

The Mayor Cup Rapid Chess Tournament 2014 is taking place on 16th November 2014 in Yerevan, the capital and largest city of Armenia. Semi final game 1 Petrosian, Tigran vs Pashikian, Arman [1-0] Hovhannisyan, Robert vs Vaganian, Rafael [1-0] Semi final game 2 Pashikian, Arman vs Petrosian, Tigran [0-1] Vaganian, Rafael vs Hovhannisyan, Robert [0-1] [...]

Follow Houdini – Komodo LIVE!

Follow Houdini – Komodo LIVE!

The reigning TCEC champion Stockfish leads TCEC Season 7 – Stage 3 on 5.5/7 points, leaving the nearest follower Critter 1.5 points behind. Only Komodo (4/6 points) cam come closer if  beating Houdini in their seventh game, which is in progress. Follow “the unlimited” duel Houdini-Komodo LIVE at the official website (the engines played 111 (!) moves so far and it seems that many more are [...]

Remco Heite Invitational 2014 LIVE!

Remco Heite Invitational 2014 LIVE!

The Remco Heite Invitational Chess Tournament 2014 is taking place on 14-16th November 2014 at Hotel Holland Inn in Wolvega, a town in the Netherlands. The event will be a 6 player single round-robin tournament with the strong participation of GM Loek Van Wely, GM Gawain Jones, GM Daniel Fridman, GM Sipke Ernst, GM Dimitri Reindrman and [...]

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