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Peter Svidler to play in Tata Steel Masters

Peter Svidler to play in Tata Steel Masters

The 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 12-28 January 2018.

FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca

FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca

The fourth and final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix series will take place from 15-26th November at the Iberostar Bahía de Palma in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The tournament format is 18-player 9-round Swiss system. The event will determine the last two qualifiers for the 2018 FIDE Candidates Tournament in Berlin. The leader of [...]

No hijab or abaya – Historical agreement for King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

No hijab or abaya – Historical agreement for King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

There will be no need to wear a hijab or abaya during the games, this will be a first for any sporting event in Saudi Arabia.

European Individual Chess Championship 2018

European Individual Chess Championship 2018

The European Individual Chess Championship for 2018 will take place in Batumi, Georgia, from 16th-29th March, in the 5 stars Hotel “Sheraton Batumi”, which will be the official venue of the Championship. The event is organized by government of Georgia, the government of Adjara Autonomous Republic, Tbilisi City Hall and Georgian Chess Federation, under the auspices [...]

5th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship

5th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship

The 5th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship starts today in Holiday Inn Hotel, in Andorra la Vella, and will be held until 19th November. Federations participating in the event are as follows: ANDORRA CYPRUS FAROE ISLANDS GUERNSEY JERSEY LIECHTENSTEIN LUXEMBOURG MALTA MONACO SAN MARINO The Championship will be played as a 9-round robin tournament. [...]

TCEC Season 11 press release

TCEC Season 11 press release

TCEC is bringing the competition to the next level

2 Million USD for FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships

2 Million USD for FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships

FIDE is pleased to announce that, under the aegis of the General Sports Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between the 26th and 30th December 2017. The first two Rapid Championships (Open and Women) will be on [...]

Reykjavík Open 2018

Reykjavík Open 2018

The GAMMA Reykjavík Open 2018, set for 6-14th March, will be a very special event as this edition will be dedicated to the chess king Bobby Fischer. An Icelandic citizen in his last years, Robert James Fischer was born on March 9th 1943. That means he would have turned 75 years old during GAMMA Reykjavik [...]

London Chess Classic 2017 – The Players

London Chess Classic 2017 – The Players

The ninth London Chess Classic kicks off at the DeepMind Google HQ on 1 December 2017 and will continue at the Olympia Conference Centre from 3 to 11 December 2017. It is the concluding leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour and features a prize fund of $300,000. Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2826 Levon Aronian (Armenia) [...]

State Museum of Political History of Russia to host Russian Superfinals

State Museum of Political History of Russia to host Russian Superfinals

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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