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International Open Durres 2014 – Participants

International Open Durres 2014 – Participants

Albanian Chess Federation is organizing the International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ on 1-8th November 2014 in the Conference Hall of the Hotel “Bleart”****  in Durres, one of the most ancient and significant cities of Albania, situated on the Adriatic Coast. More information about the tournament format and prizes here. The preliminary list of players consists of 20 players [...]

FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 LIVE!

FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 LIVE!

The First Stage of FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015 is taking place on 1-15th October 2014 in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The games will be live daily at Chessdom with the TCEC top engines Stockfish, Komodo and Houdini. Caruana, Fabiano ITA GM 2801, Grischuk, Alexander RUS GM 2789, Nakamura, Hikaru USA GM 2782, Karjakin, [...]

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Soon after announcing that it had secured the TV rights for the FIDE World Chess Championship Match Carlsen-Anand, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.no got in touch with several experts to ask their opinion. Magnus Carlsen’s former trainer GM Simen Agdestein believes that – “It is more difficult for Carlsen this time. Anand is the challenger and [...]

Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014

Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014

The FIDE Grand Prix starts the new season 2014-2015 with the first tournament to be held in Baku (Azerbaijan) from 1-15th October 2014. FIDE Grand Prix is a stage in the FIDE World Championship cycle. The winner and second placed player overall of the GP Series will qualify for the next Candidates Tournament. Back in [...]

London Chess Classic 2014

London Chess Classic 2014

Chess in Schools and Communities announced the 6th London Chess Classic which will take place on 6-14th December at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, London. The main event is the Super Rapidplay Open on 6-7th December with the prize fund of £25,000. Top Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Michael Adams [...]

16th International Réunion Island Open

16th International Réunion Island Open

The 16th International Réunion Island Open will take place from 18th to 25th October at the Salle des Fetes de Bellepierre in Saint-Denis, Réunion Island. The tournament is organized by the Echiquier du Nord and will be held over 9 rounds of Swiss system. The prize fund is 6600 EUR, with the top seven prizes [...]

Guernsey International Chess Festival 2014

Guernsey International Chess Festival 2014

The 40th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 19-25 October 2014 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The Open Tournament – Sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey A Seven Round, FIDE rated, Swiss Competition, open to players of any grade Players with low ratings will be encouraged by the organisers to enter the Holiday tournament Time [...]

Zadar Open 2014

Zadar Open 2014

Zadar Open 2014 is scheduled to take place on 14-20th December 2014 at the Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts Borik, in Zadar, a city in Croatia, situated on the Adriatic Sea. The tournament will be organized by the Croatian Chess Federation and Chess Federation Zadar and will be split into two Groups – Open A (9-round Swiss valid [...]

Isle of Man International

Isle of Man International

The PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament is set to take place from 4-12th October at the Villa Marina, Isle of Man. The event will consist of three sections: Master (9-round Swiss), Major and Minor (7-round Swiss each). Rate of play: 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then [...]

American Continental Championships 2014

American Continental Championships 2014

The American Continental Championships 2014 are scheduled to take place from 18-26th October at the Hotel Pipa Atlântico – Convention Center on Praia da Pipa in Brazil. The participation is open to all players registered with FIDE federations of the American continent. The system of play in the Classical Championship is 11-round Swiss. Top four [...]

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