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Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Players

Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Players

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the strongest chess tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Round 1 pairings: Levon Aronian – Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov – Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Magnus Carlsen Live games with analysis [...]

Sinquefield Cup 2014 LIVE!

Sinquefield Cup 2014 LIVE!

Live games with computer analysis

Tournament of Champions in Yaroslavl

Tournament of Champions in Yaroslavl

The 5th International Chess Festival “Yaroslav the Wise” will feature a double round robin tournament of six European Chess Champions in the period 2009-2014. The rapid event with the time control 15′+10” will be held on 26-27th August at the Yaroslavl State Historical and Architectural Museum. The participants are: Alexander Motylev (European champion in 2014), [...]

Basque Chess and more at Chess4Fun festival in Sardinia

Basque Chess and more at Chess4Fun festival in Sardinia

Competitive chess has become all work and discipline. We have anti-cheating, anti-doping and zero tolerance. Opening theory doesn’t stand still for a single day. It has become the norm that right after a round preparations start for the next. Where’s the fun, asks chess journalist and organizer Stefan Loeffler. One event he fondly remembers is [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE

The 6th and final tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 will take place from 24th August to 7th September at the world’s largest chess club in Sharjah (UAE). Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament. The event is organized by the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club, FIDE and Global Chess MFZE. The [...]

Saint Petersburg summer – 2014 International Chess Festival

Saint Petersburg summer – 2014 International Chess Festival

The International Chess Festival “Saint Petersburg summer – 2014″ is held from 21st August to 1st September 2014 at Park Hotel Krestovskiy in Saint Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia. The Festival is split into many tournaments: Tournament A – Rapid Tournament with a hefty prize fund in the amount of 550.000 RUB (nearly 11.500 €) Tournament [...]

FIDE Grand Prix 2014-2015

FIDE Grand Prix 2014-2015

FIDE announces the full details of the Grand Prix 2014-2015, from which the first two (2) winners will qualify to the Candidates Tournament of the World Chess Championship Cycle 2014-2016. The schedule of the four events is the following: a) 1-15 October 2014: Baku, Azerbaijan b) 20 October – 3 November 2014: Tashkent, Uzbekistan c) [...]

Open Internacional de Sants 2014

Open Internacional de Sants 2014

The 16th Open Internacional de Sants, Hostafrancs & Bordeta is set to take place on 22-30th August at the Auditoridel Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants, 79 Sants St in Barcelona, Spain. The 10-round Swiss event consists of two sections: – Group A: open to all players, regardless of their rating, with a FIDE [...]

9th Indianapolis Open

9th Indianapolis Open

The 9th Annual Indianapolis Open will be held from August 22-24, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport, 2501 S. High School Rd (off I-465 & Airport Expwy), Indianapolis, Indiana. The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500 and Under 1200. All sections have either 3-day (August 22-24) or 2-day (August [...]

21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament will take place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The Festival is supported by the Abu Dhabi Sport Council and consists of following sections: – Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu [...]

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