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London Chess Classic 2016 – Pairings

London Chess Classic 2016 – Pairings

The pairings for this year’s London Chess Classic, which is fast approaching, have been published. Unlike last year, there was no need for a draw: In order to ensure an even distribution of colours over the whole Grand Chess Tour 2016, the pairings are the reverse of the Sinquefield Cup, meaning LCC wildcard Michael Adams [...]

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships starting in Khanty-Mansiysk

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships starting in Khanty-Mansiysk

The participants of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships have arrived to Khanty-Mansiysk, the capital of Ugra. The players and their accompanying persons were greeted in the airport in a traditional Russian way – with songs, accordion playing and local Siberian treats – nuts and cranberries. The official press-center of the tournament talked [...]

Hainan International Open 2016

Hainan International Open 2016

The 1st Hainan International Chess Open Tournament will take place from 6th to 17th December in Danzhou, Hainan, China. The event consists of the Open section for players rated over 1900 FIDE and Amateur section under 1900. Open section will be played from 6-17th December in 9 rounds according to Swiss system. 1 hour 30 [...]

World Chess Olympiad 2020 will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Ugra

World Chess Olympiad 2020 will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Ugra

The last round of 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku and the final session of FIDE General Assembly took place on 13th September. The main topic of the discussion of delegates of member countries of FIDE was choosing the city that will host the Chess Olympiad 2020. Khanty-Mansiysk was bidding as the candidate city. The [...]

Krishnan Sasikiran: “Why I like Stockholm as a chess city”

Krishnan Sasikiran: “Why I like Stockholm as a chess city”

The Indian GM Krishnan Sasikiran (2658) has a special feeling for Stockholm, Sweden’s capital. He played in Hasselbacken Chess Open in May. Now he returns for Rilton Cup 2016/2017. The 46th Rilton Cup will be held from 27th December 2016 to 5th January 2017 at Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Ringvägen 98, Stockholm, Sweden. Top prize in [...]

Hou Yifan and Ernesto Inarkiev in “Friendship Match”

Hou Yifan and Ernesto Inarkiev in “Friendship Match”

Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan and European Champion Ernesto Inarkiev will play a match on 17th September in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, capital of Kamchatka Krai on Russian Far East. The meeting is part of the “Friendship Match” between China and Russia, that will also include a strong tournament for children under 14 and simultaneous exhibition with GM [...]

Reykjavik Open 2017

Reykjavik Open 2017

The Reykjavik Open 2017 will be held for the 32nd time from April 19th till April 27th, 2017, in Harpa, the 28.000 sqm. concert hall, in Reykjavik, Iceland. The 2017 tournament is expected to be very strong. The total prize-fund in the 2017 edition will be €15.000, including many special prizes for various age – [...]

Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016

Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016

The 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial will be played in the Museum of Russian Impressionism (Moscow), one of the leading private museums in Russia, from 25th September to 6th October. Avtodor Group of Companies will be a co-organizer of the 10th Tal Memorial together with the Russian Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 200,000 USD. [...]

Chess Olympiad 2016 LIVE!

Chess Olympiad 2016 LIVE!

Live games with computer analysis

Serbian Open Chess Championship 2016

Serbian Open Chess Championship 2016

Chess Federation of Serbia and Novi Sad Chess Union are organizing the 2016 Serbian Open Chess Championship from 6-13th November in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Championship is supported by the Novi Sad Department for Sport and Youth and the playing venue is SPENS small hall. SPENS takes a special place in the chess history as [...]

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