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Biel ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament 2018

Biel ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament 2018

The Accentus GM tournament of this year’s Biel International Chess Festival is a 6-player double round-robin tournament taking place from 22 July to 1 August 2018 in Biel, Switzerland featuring the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, David Navara and local hero Nico Georgiadis. Players receive 100 minutes for 40 [...]

Hou Yifan to play Nikita Vitiugov during Russia-China chess summit in Altai

Hou Yifan to play Nikita Vitiugov during Russia-China chess summit in Altai

A traditional Russia-China Junior Match of Friendship will be held at the Siberia Sanatorium (Altai Krai, Belokurikha) from July 14th till July 18th. The competition includes: • A match between junior teams of Russia and China. Each team consists of 8 chess players (including at least 2 girls) born in 2004 or later. • A [...]

America’s Rising Chess Stars Converge in Saint Louis

America’s Rising Chess Stars Converge in Saint Louis

The skilled and competitive new generation of chess talent will compete for the U.S. Junior and U.S. Girls’ Junior Chess Championship titles at the Saint Louis Chess Club from July 11-21, 2018. The two 10-player fields are filled with young prodigies who are ready to test their mettle in 9 rounds of classical chess. For [...]

7th Summer Chess Festival “Mare di Fano”

7th Summer Chess Festival “Mare di Fano”

The 7th Summer Chess Festival ‘Mare di Fano’ will take place from 30th July – 5th August, 2018, bringing together amateur and professional players. The tournament is organized by the Fano Chess Club 1988 and Dario Pedini. The club celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018. Awarded with Bronze Star by CONI. The organizing team has [...]

Georgios Makropoulos and FIDE Forward announce electoral ticket

Georgios Makropoulos and FIDE Forward announce electoral ticket

Malcolm Pein to be the candidate for Deputy President

White Rook 2018 starting in Dagomys

White Rook 2018 starting in Dagomys

On June 1, 2018, the 49th final tournament of the traditional all-Russian scholastic chess team event Belaya Ladya (also known as White Rook) will start in Dagomys, Sochi. Since 2015, Belaya Ladya has welcomed teams from foreign countries. This year, more than 100 teams from 78 regions of Russia and 22 countries of the world [...]

Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018

Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018

The All India Chess Federation on behalf of FIDE and Commonwealth Chess Association cordially invite your Federation to participate in the Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018 to be held at Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in New Delhi, India from 25th June to 4th July and organized by Delhi Chess Association. The tournament will be conducted as [...]

Huge turnout for Silver Lake Chess Festival 2018

Huge turnout for Silver Lake Chess Festival 2018

One month before the start of the Silver Lake Chess Festival 2018 there are already 220 registered participants from 23 countries. Among them are 68 titled players, including 18 Grandmasters and 21 International Masters. The Organizing Committee is preparing a rich programme for all ages and playing levels: – Open “A”, tournament for players rated over [...]

Icelandic Open 2018

Icelandic Open 2018

The Icelandic Open 2018 – Hermann Gunnarsson Memorial is scheduled to take place from 1-9th June at the Valsheimilið in Reykjavík. The 10-round Swiss event is open to all players and available for FIDE title norms. The total prize fund is 7500 EUR of which 5000 is reserved for main prizes, 1000 for Icelandic champions, [...]

TCEC Premier Division – the battle for the top begins

TCEC Premier Division – the battle for the top begins

TCEC Premier Division – the strongest round robin championship for chess software – is going to start this Wednesday, May 23rd, at 20:00 CET. The eight strongest computer chess programs in the world with over 3300 ELO will compete in the 12th edition of the highest division of the Top Chess Engine Championship. TCEC Premier [...]

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