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TCEC rapid starts September 9th at 20:00 CEST

TCEC rapid starts September 9th at 20:00 CEST

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Record-breaking Chess Olympiad to start in Baku

Record-breaking Chess Olympiad to start in Baku

The 42nd Chess Olympiad is scheduled to start on 1st September with a grand opening ceremony at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan. The team of 400 artists, choreographers, composers and support staff is making the final dry runs of the ceremony that is supposed to last about one hour. The designer of the [...]

SPICE Cup 2016

SPICE Cup 2016

The 2016 SPICE Cup Open, sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, is scheduled to take place on 17-22nd October at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss tournament is open to the players rated over 2100 FIDE and will provide opportunity for GM/IM norms. Time Control: [...]

Tal Memorial continues Chess in Museums project

Tal Memorial continues Chess in Museums project

The 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial will be played in the Museum of Russian Impressionism (Moscow), one of the leading private museums in Russia. The tournament will be opened on September 25, 2016, and will become the sixth event of the Chess in Museums project. Avtodor Group of Companies will be a co-organizer of the 10th [...]

Michael Adams gets wildcard for London Chess Classic 2016

Michael Adams gets wildcard for London Chess Classic 2016

The 10th and last player to join the line-up of the 8th London Chess Classic is none other than England’s number one, Michael Adams. The Cornishman has been the country’s leading player since 1999 and was once ranked number 4 in the world. Adams has consistently recorded outstanding performances and been a member of the [...]

Stockfish crushes the opposition in TCEC

Stockfish crushes the opposition in TCEC

The champion Komodo in danger

European Youth Chess Championship 2016

European Youth Chess Championship 2016

The European Youth Chess Championship 2016 is set to take place from 17-28th August at the Top Hotel Praha in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. The Championship is organized by AVE-KONTAKT Pardubice agency, Czech Chess Federation and the European Chess Union. The tournament is played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 [...]

Isle of Man International 2016

Isle of Man International 2016

The 2016 Isle of Man International Chess Tournament will be held in Douglas from 1 to 9 October 2016, sponsored by Chess.com and the Scheinberg family. The Masters event will be a 9-round Swiss open with a prize fund of £50,000, including a first prize of £12,000, and four-figure prizes down to tenth place. Five [...]

Southern Chess Congress 2016

Southern Chess Congress 2016

The 47th Annual Southern Chess Congress will be held from August 19-21, 2016, at the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (August 19-21) or 2-day [...]

1st Yerevan Open

1st Yerevan Open

The 1st Yerevan International Open Tournament is set to take place from 1-11th October, 2016, at the Chess Academy of Armenia in Yerevan. The tournament is open to all Fide rated players and the playing format is 9-round Swiss system. The entry fees range from 50-160 USD and the total prize fund is 16,000 USD. [...]

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