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Aeroflot Open 2017

Aeroflot Open 2017

Aeroflot Open is set to take place from 21st February to 1st March at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow, Russia. One of the richest open tournaments will offer 140,000 EUR in prizes. Traditionally, the event consists of three sections: Open A, Open B and Open C, and a blitz tournament. The prize fund allocated for [...]

European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017

European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017

The European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Monaco, from 20th to 24th October, 2017, in the Hotel Novotel, as the official venue of the events. The events are organized by the Monaco Chess federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The first on schedule is European – [...]

World top 10 in Altibox Norway Chess

World top 10 in Altibox Norway Chess

Altibox Norway Chess, the chess super tournament, has managed to gather the world’s top 10 best players for the 2017 edition. The tournament aims to be amongst the top 3 strongest chess tournaments in the world. The 2017 tournament takes place from June 5 to 17 at the Clarion Energy Hotel and at the Stavanger [...]

1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

The 1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled will take place from 22-29th June at the Park Inn Resort and Conference Center Orlando by Radisson in Orlando, USA. The official invitation to all eligible participants is approved by the FIDE Commission “Chess for the Disabled” (DIS). The FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for [...]

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017

The FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship will take place from February 10 – March 5 2017 in Tehran, Iran. The knock-out tournament will have the participation of some of the world’s top players, including the former Women’s World Champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), Anna Ushenina (Ukraine), and Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), the current Women’s World Rapid and [...]

European Individual Chess Championship 2017

European Individual Chess Championship 2017

The European Individual Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Minsk, Belarus, from 29th May to 11th June 2017, in the Sports Palace, which will be the official venue of the Championship. The event is organized by the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic [...]

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2017″

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2017″

Lviv will host round robin title tournaments for GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms from 21-26th March at the NTON Hotel in Lviv, Ukraine. Grandmaster Tournament (GM-group), average rating 2401-2475 (former category 7-9 FIDE) GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms possible 10-12 players – round robin 9-11 rounds, or 6-7 players – double robin 10-12 rounds International [...]

2017 Grand Chess Tour – Participants and Event Allocations

2017 Grand Chess Tour – Participants and Event Allocations

The Grand Chess Tour is pleased to announce the event allocations for the nine tour participants of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. All invited players accepted their invitations except for GM Vladimir Kramnik, who has been replaced by GM Levon Aronian. The 9 tour participants will all compete in the 2017 Sinquefield Cup and the [...]

Ballarat Begonia Festival 2017

Ballarat Begonia Festival 2017

The traditional Ballarat Begonia Chess Tournament will once again – for the 51st time – take place over the Victoria Labour Day weekend from 11-13 March 2017. The playing venue will be the modern facilities at Ballarat Clarendon College in Ballarat, 120 km from Melbourne. The 7-round Swiss event will offer a minimum prize fund [...]

SPICE Cup 2017

SPICE Cup 2017

The 2017 SPICE Cup Open, sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, is scheduled to take place on 21-26th October at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss tournament is open to the players rated over 2100 FIDE and will provide opportunity for GM/IM norms. Time Control: G/90 [...]

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