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Russian Superfinal – Round 2

Russian Superfinal – Round 2

The second round of the Russian Superfinal was played on October 17 in Novosibirsk. Dmitry Jakovenko suffered a disappointing loss in the men’s championship. Having White against Aleksey Goganov, he obtained a significant advantage out of the opening and developed it methodically. However, prior to the first control Jakovenko missed the strongest continuation, wrongly offering [...]

Russian Superfinal started in Novosibirsk

Russian Superfinal started in Novosibirsk

The first round of the Russian Superfinals was played on October 16 in Novosibirsk. Sergey Akhapov, Head of the Physical Culture and Sports Department of Novosibirsk Region, Honored master of sports in underwater swimming, made a ceremonial first move in Svidler-Inarkiev. The 7-time Russian champion, playing White, scored a victory in a nice attacking style. [...]

European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2016

European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2016

The 2016 European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, from December 14-18, 2016. The competition venue will be Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel. The Championship, dedicated to Paul Keres 100 Memorial, is open to all players representing Chess Federations which are ECU members (FIDE zones 1.1. [...]

Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona 2016

Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona 2016

The 2016 Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona is organized by the Catalonia Chess Federation from 22-28th October in Barcelona, Spain. The 8-player round robin tournament of 14th category is sponsored by the Barcelona City Hall. Participants: GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2684) Azerbaijan GM Jan Krzysztof Duda (2678) Poland GM Vadim Zvjaginsev (2573) Russia GM David Antón [...]

World Schools Chess Championship registration extended

World Schools Chess Championship registration extended

The Organizing Committee of the 2016 World Schools Championship (December 2-12, Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, Sochi, Russia) extends the deadline for submitting registration forms to October 20. All the participants shall complete the registration form which can be downloaded from the RCF website. After it is filled in, it should be sent by the National Federations [...]

Title norm tournament in Kragujevac, Serbia

Title norm tournament in Kragujevac, Serbia

For the third year in a row the Central Serbia Chess Federation organizes the round robin tournaments for title norms. The 10-player Grandmaster tournament will be held from 17-23rd November, 2016, in hotel “Sumarice” in Kragujevac. The rate of play is 90 minutes per player for 40 moves + 30 minutes to finish the game [...]

Finally time for a Swedish victory in Rilton Cup?

Finally time for a Swedish victory in Rilton Cup?

Ralf Åkesson was the last Swedish winner of the Rilton Cup, having won the event way back in 2003/2004. Is it finally time for a new Swedish victory in Rilton Cup? The new Swedish chess champion Erik Blomqvist leads the local Grandmaster force in Rilton Cup. “Evidently it’s been many years since the last Swedish [...]

Karpov vs Timman LIVE!

Karpov vs Timman LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Millionaire Chess 2016 LIVE!

Millionaire Chess 2016 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

World Youth Championships concluded in Khanty-Mansiysk

World Youth Championships concluded in Khanty-Mansiysk

Chess battles of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships are now over, it’s time to celebrate the victories! Traditionally, the closing ceremony of the event was held in the concert and theater center “Ugra-Classic”. The Chief Arbiter of the championships Carlos Oliveira Dias was the first to address the participants of the tournament [...]

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