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Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Blitz Day 4

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Blitz Day 4

Today was all about Magnus Carlsen who completely annihilated the field scoring 7.5/9 in blitz play, half a point more than his impressive score in the rapid in Paris. He is now tied for first place with Wesley So who had a very shaky day. Their last round meeting tomorrow will most likely decide the [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 3

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 3

Wesley So emerged as the winner of the rapid portion of Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour. He is now headed to the blitz portion with a two point lead over the rest of the field. In the blitz, each win is worth one point, so his competitors are two wins away from catching him. [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 2

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 2

After day two of the rapid, Wesley So increased his lead by a point. He is being closely chased by Magnus Carlsen and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave who are one move away from catching the leader. It is interesting to note that all three players recently completed the Paris leg of the Grand Chess Tour so it [...]

1st European Corporate Chess Championship – Promo

1st European Corporate Chess Championship – Promo

A launching promo event for the European Corporate Chess Championship took place in Paris on 28th of June. The 1st European Corporate Chess Championship 2017 will take place in the Town Hall of Honour of the City of Asnières, Paris, France, 24–25 November 2017. The tournament will be played as a Swiss Open in 9 [...]

Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian national women’s team

Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian national women’s team

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of greetings to the members of the Russian national women’s team and their coaches on winning the World Team Chess Championship. The President said, in particular, in his message: “Dear Alexandra, Ekaterina, Valentina, Aleksandra, and Olga! I congratulate you on your triumph at the World Team [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 1

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 1

After the grueling first leg of the Grand Chess Tour in Paris, which concluded just two days ago, Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So continued on to Leuven, Belgium to play in the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour. They are joined by Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Ian Nepomniachtchi who skipped Paris and [...]

Leuven Grand Chess Tour 2017 LIVE!

Leuven Grand Chess Tour 2017 LIVE!

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Canadian Closed Chess Championship 2017

Canadian Closed Chess Championship 2017

The Canadian Closed Chess Championship is taking place in Montreal from June 27 to July 1st, 2017 at the Olympic Stadium. The tournament serves as a qualifier for the 2017 World Cup and the 2018 Continental Championship. It is also taken into account in determining the Canadian team at the 2018 Chess Olympiad. The tournament [...]

GM Branko Damljanovic repeats success in Silver Lake Open

GM Branko Damljanovic repeats success in Silver Lake Open

The 11th Silver Lake Chess Festival was held from 18-25th June in Silver Lake, Veliko Gradiste, Serbia, with 256 participants from 19 countries. The Festival consisted of Open A for players rated over 2000, Open B for players rated under 2200, Open C for players rated under 1600, Silver Star Blitz and Bughouse tournament. The [...]

World Chess Open 2017

World Chess Open 2017

The 45th Annual World Open will be held from June 29-July 4, 2017 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event has 9 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, Under 900 and Unrated. The Open Section is a 9-round Swiss, 5-day tournament (June [...]

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