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2018 Candidates Tournament

2018 Candidates Tournament

The 2018 Candidates Chess Tournament will take place 10-28 March in Berlin. The prize fund will total €420,000, or an estimated $500,000 at the current exchange rate. In addition to €420,000, the prize will also include 10% of the pay-per-view revenues from the event. The winner will get a chance to fight for the World [...]

17th International Chess Festival Rochefort

17th International Chess Festival Rochefort

17th International Chess Festival Rochefort will be held from 17th to 23th February. The venue will be Palais des Congrès. The tournament is divided in 2 sections. In the masters group are expected around 70 participants. The top players are GM Anton Demchenko, GM Andrey Sumets, GM Nikita Majorov, GM Momchil Nikolov etc… Last year [...]

Pfalz Open 2018

Pfalz Open 2018

9th international chess tournament Pfalz Open will be held from 09.02.-13.02 in Neustadt. The tournament will be divided in 3 sections. Around 600 people are expected to take part in all sections. Top seeded players are GM Ferenc Berkes, GM Daniel Fridman, Daniel Sadzikowski, Jinshi Bai etc… starting list Pfalz section A 1 GM Berkes [...]

16th Khazar Cup

16th Khazar Cup

The 16th Khazar Cup, International Chess Festival, will be organised from 27 February to 6 March 2018 in Anzali, Iran.The tournament is divided in 5 categories. The venue will be Anzali free zone. Top seeded players are GM Gadir Guseinov, GM Eltaj Safarli, GM Sergey Volkov, GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy etc.. live game with analysis will [...]

18th “Mediterranean flower” closed WGM tournament

18th “Mediterranean flower” closed WGM tournament

18th “Mediterranean flower” closed WGM tournament will be held from 24 February to 3 march in Rijeka. It will be 10 players round-robin tournament. Top seeded players are WIM Elena Tomilova, WGM Evgeniya Doluhanova, WGM Keti Tsatsalshvili etc… live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top [...]

Bunratty International Chess Festival

Bunratty International Chess Festival

Bunratty International Chess Festival will be held from 23 to 25 February. The venue will be Bunratty Castle Hotel. It will be divided in 4 sections. Masters over 2000, Challengers 1600 to 1999, Major 1200 to 1599, Minor under 1200. Top seeded are GM Nigel Short,GM Gawain Jones, GM Luke Mcshane, GM Sergey Tiviakov etc.. [...]

7 International Villach Open

7 International Villach Open

The seventh International Villach Open will be held from 10 to 17 February in Villach, Austria. Around 100 participants are expected. The top seeded players are GM Rui Gao, IM Jadranco Plenca, WGM Shigun Ni, etc… Starting rank No. Name Rtg 1 GM Gao Rui 2545 2 IM Plenca Jadranko 2463 3 WGM Ni Shiqun [...]

Aeroflot Open 2018

Aeroflot Open 2018

The 16th International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2018″ will be held in Moscow from 19th February (the date of arrival) to 2nd March 2018 (the date of departure). This major event is open to chess players of most varied qualification: from unrated to having a top rating. The festival is held “under the wings” of [...]

Brazilian Championship 2018 live

Brazilian Championship 2018 live

The 2018 Brazilian Championship is a 16-player knockout tournament taking place from 6-15 February 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. Each Match consist of 2 classical games (90′+30″ per move), if tied a 25+10 match follows, still tied another 3+2 match and finally an Armageddon game (5 vs. 4). With almost double the highest prize from [...]

11th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament

11th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament

The Armenian Chess Federation is organizing an international open chess tournament, dedicated to the memory of GM Karen Asrian, which will take place on June 20-30, 2018, in the prominent resort town of Jermuk. All interested chess players can participate in the 9-round Swiss tournament. The total prize fund is increased and amounts to AMD [...]

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