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FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2.1

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2.1

Soon Gunina sacrificed a piece, playing in style of Mikhail Tal – her sacrifice might have been unsound, but was very enterprising and led to a very sharp game.

Judit Polgar to deliver a simultaneous exhibition to French students

Judit Polgar to deliver a simultaneous exhibition to French students

The 22nd edition of EY School Chess Tournament will be organized by EY on 21-22nd March, 2015, in the Tour First, one of the La Defense skyscrapers in the French capital Paris. The prestigious event will be closed by a simultaneous exhibition delivered by the greatest female chess player ever, Judit Polgar. Although she announced her [...]

3rd Polish – Hungarian Friendship Chess Tournament

3rd Polish – Hungarian Friendship Chess Tournament

The most spectacular chess event in Poland will take place this weekend (21-22nd March, 2015) in Katowice, Southern Poland. For the third time chess players from all over the world will have a chance to fight against each other in one of the biggest halls in Europe – The International Conference Centre in Katowice. The [...]

Caruana wins New In Chess Yearbook Novelty of the Year Award

Caruana wins New In Chess Yearbook Novelty of the Year Award

Fabiano Caruana is the winner of the New In Chess Yearbook Novelty of the Year Award 2014 for his dazzling move 14.Rc1! in the Poisoned Pawn Variation of the Advance Caro-Kann. The Italian World #2 beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in St. Louis, as part of his amazing seven-games winning streak. His novelty got 32% of the [...]

European Senior Chess Championship 2015 – Participants

European Senior Chess Championship 2015 – Participants

The 15th European Senior Chess Championship for Men and Women will be held in Eretria, Greece, from 28th April to 8th May, 2015. The tournament venue is the conference center of the 4-star “Eretria Village” Hotel, near the legendary ancient city of Eretria. The Championship is open to all players representing ECU Chess Federations who [...]

Copa Latinoamericana Kirsan Ilyumzhinov LIVE!

Copa Latinoamericana Kirsan Ilyumzhinov LIVE!

Copa Latinoamericana Kirsan Ilyumzhinov 2015 is the 6th edition of the traditional South American tournament.

Vladislav Artemiev winner of Agzamov Memorial

Vladislav Artemiev winner of Agzamov Memorial

The 17-years old Russian Grandmaster Vladislav Artemiev took the winner’s trophy in the 9th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov after edging his compatriot Vladislav Tkachiev on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,0/9 points each. The 9th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov was held on 10-20th March at the Shodlik Palace [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1 Tiebreaks

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1 Tiebreaks

Following the games with the classical time control, the third day of the FIDE Women’s World Championship (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) was reserved for the tie-breaks with rapid and blitz games. As many as 11 pairs were to settle the score in this format. A reminder about the tie-break regulations: It starts with two rapid games [...]

Reykjavik Open – Round 10, Closing Ceremony, Interview with Erwin L’ami (Video)

Reykjavik Open – Round 10, Closing Ceremony, Interview with Erwin L’ami (Video)

The 2015 edition of the traditional chess tournament Reykjavik Open was held from 10-18th March at the Harpa Conference Hall. A total of 274 players from 37 countries, including 42 Grandmasters and 30 International Masters, took part in the event. Grandmaster Erwin L’ami (NED 2605) secured the overall tournament victory with a game to spare [...]

The shocking 44. Kg1!! in the Khismatullin – Eljanov game (video analysis)

The shocking 44. Kg1!! in the Khismatullin – Eljanov game (video analysis)

Video analysis by GM Davorin Kuljasevic

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