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TCEC to organize a Fischer Random Chess computer tournament

TCEC to organize a Fischer Random Chess computer tournament

TCEC have decided to run a Special Event – Fischer Random Chess (FRC) tournament with the 8 best engines (supporting FRC) from the season that just ended. In Fischer Random Chess (Chess960) the pieces at the starting position are placed randomly in one of the 960 possible ways. In this particular competition opening books won’t [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Lopota, Georgia

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Lopota, Georgia

The 5th tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 will take place from 18th June to 2nd July in Lopota, Georgia. Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament. The event is organized by the Georgian Ministry of Sport and Youth, FIDE and Georgian Chess Federation, and sponsored by SOCAR. The Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 [...]

7th Annual Karen Asrian Memorial

7th Annual Karen Asrian Memorial

The 7th Annual Karen Asrian Memorial is taking place from 16th to 24th June, 2014, in the prominent SPA resort of Jermuk, Armenia. The tournament will be a 9 round Swiss Open with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting [...]

18th International Voronezh Festival “Alekhine Memorial”

18th International Voronezh Festival “Alekhine Memorial”

The 18th Voronezh International Chess Festival Alekhine Memorial is taking place from 10th to 21st June, 2014 at the Voronezh Chess Club, in the city of Voronezh, Russia. The Festival is split into 6 tournaments: Chess 960 (Fischer Chess) on 10th June – 7 round Swiss with a time control 15′ + 3” and a first [...]

FIDE World Rapid & Blitz in Dubai starts with Carlsen

FIDE World Rapid & Blitz in Dubai starts with Carlsen

FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014 will take place from 15th to 21st June, 2014 in Dubai, the most populous city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The event will gather 122 of the strongest chess players in the world, including the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen. The hefty prize fund [...]

European School Chess Championships 2014

European School Chess Championships 2014

The European School Chess Championships are scheduled to take part from 13th to 27th June, 2014 in the beautiful city of Kavala, situated on the Bay of Kavala in the northern Greece. The event is starting with the 1st Individual World Schools Rapid & Blitz championships, organized by FIDE, the International Chess School Union (I.C.S.U.) [...]

8th BPB Limburg Open 2014

8th BPB Limburg Open 2014

The 8th edition of BPB Limburg Open is scheduled to take part from 6th to 9th June, 2014 at the Sporthal De Geusselt in the city of Maastricht, in the Netherlands. The Festival will be split into four groups: Group A (open to all players rated 2000 or more), Group B (open to all players rated between [...]

European Chess Club Cup 2014

European Chess Club Cup 2014

The 30th European Club Cup and the 19th European Club Cup for Women will take place on 13-21st September, 2014, at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, Spain. The championships will be held in 7 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules. This competition is offering the possibility to achieve [...]

Norway Chess 2014

Norway Chess 2014

The Norway Chess 2014 super-tournament is scheduled to take place on 2-13th June at the multiple venues, including Aarbakke AS factory at Bryne, Vågen Videregående Skole in Sandnes and Scandic Hotel Stavanger Forus. Some of the strongest Grandmasters in the world will be vying in a 10-player round robin with an impressive average rating of [...]

Nezhmetdinov Rapid Cup 2014

Nezhmetdinov Rapid Cup 2014

The 36th edition of the traditional chess festival Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov Cup is starting today in Kazan, Russia, with a 2-day Rapid Cup.The event will be a 9 round Swiss with a time control 15 minutes per player plus 6 seconds increment starting from move 1. Top seed is GM Artyom Timofeev. A total of 186 [...]

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