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British Knockout Championship at the 7th London Chess Classic Festival

British Knockout Championship at the 7th London Chess Classic Festival

A new high-level event is joining the extensive list of tournaments that make up the 7th London Chess Classic Festival: Eight of Britain’s best chess players, with the exception of Michael Adams, who plays in the Classic itself, will contest the inaugural British Knockout Championship. The prize fund dwarfs that available in the British Championship [...]

ACP Masters arrives in Ashdod

ACP Masters arrives in Ashdod

The strongest invitational tournament ever to be held in Israel, the ACP Masters, will be hosted by the city of Ashdod, in collaboration with the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) on December 7-10 during the Chanukah holiday. Participants: GM Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukraine 2825 GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, Russia 2821 GM Gadir Guseinov, Azerbaijan 2739 GM Richard [...]

4th Central Asia Chess Cup

4th Central Asia Chess Cup

The 4th Central Asia Chess Cup of the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is scheduled to take place from 21-29th November at the Grand Hotel Tien Shan in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The tournament is organized by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation and FIDE. Entitled to participate are chess players from the Central Asian countries – Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, [...]

European Team Chess Championship Statistics & History

European Team Chess Championship Statistics & History

The 2015 European Team Chess Championship starts today with 36 teams in Open Section and 30 teams in Women Section. The first seeds are Russia (Open) and Georgia (Women). Total number of players in Open section is 178, among whom 176 are title holders – 133 GMs, 32 IMs and 11 FMs! In Women Section [...]

CCSCSL Showdown starts in a day: Nakamura vs. Caruana and Hou vs. Negi

CCSCSL Showdown starts in a day: Nakamura vs. Caruana and Hou vs. Negi

American chess is getting stronger and is on the rise. This fall, Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, the top two players in the United States, will visit the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) and compete in a series of games over four days: Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15. A parallel match between the strongest active female [...]

Al Ain Chess Classic 2015

Al Ain Chess Classic 2015

The Al Ain Chess Club invites all FIDE rated players to participate in the 4th Al Ain Chess Classic from 22-31st December 2015. The 9-round Swiss tournament will take place at the Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel. Top prizes are $13,000 / $10,000 / $7,000 / $4,500 / $3,000 / $2,000 etc (20 regular prizes) [...]

Chess Pro-Biz Cup 2015 part of 7th London Chess Classic

Chess Pro-Biz Cup 2015 part of 7th London Chess Classic

The Pro-Biz Cup, now in its third year, gives you the opportunity of a lifetime: to team up with one of your chess heroes. To be held on Monday 14 December from 10am to 4pm at the Hilton London Olympia and broadcast live on the internet, this unique event will be a fitting conclusion to [...]

Minsk ready for European Rapid & Blitz Championships 2015

Minsk ready for European Rapid & Blitz Championships 2015

The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus and Belarus Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union organize the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2015, from 17-21 December, 2015, in Minsk, Belarus. The tournament venue will be Sports Palace,  Pr. Pobeditelei, [...]

Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona 2015

Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona 2015

The new edition of the Chess Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona is approaching. The Catalonian Chess Federation just beat its all-time record: for the first time we have reached 7.500 licenses. This big news, associated to the traditional dynamism of the Catalan chess clubs as for organizing different chess events, makes Catalonia the World´s most active [...]

Bilbao Chess 2015 starts in a day

Bilbao Chess 2015 starts in a day

The Latin American and World chess elite is called from Monday on in Bilbao to compete for the Ibero-American and the final of the Grand Slam Masters championship. Bilbao Chess 2015, held from the 26th of October and the 3rd of November, gathers four of the top ten chess players in the world for the [...]

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