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Icelandic Open 2018

Icelandic Open 2018

The Icelandic Open 2018 – Hermann Gunnarsson Memorial is scheduled to take place from 1-9th June at the Valsheimilið in Reykjavík. The 10-round Swiss event is open to all players and available for FIDE title norms. The total prize fund is 7500 EUR of which 5000 is reserved for main prizes, 1000 for Icelandic champions, [...]

TCEC Premier Division – the battle for the top begins

TCEC Premier Division – the battle for the top begins

TCEC Premier Division – the strongest round robin championship for chess software – is going to start this Wednesday, May 23rd, at 20:00 CET. The eight strongest computer chess programs in the world with over 3300 ELO will compete in the 12th edition of the highest division of the Top Chess Engine Championship. TCEC Premier [...]

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship 2018

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship 2018

European Chess Union (ECU) and Romanian Chess Federation have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to ECU to participate in the 18th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship which will be held from 31st July to 5th August 2018 in the city of Oradea, Romania. The 18th European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championships [...]

FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018

FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018

The 2nd FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018 will be held from 21 June (arrival) to 25 June (departure) 2018 at the Sports Palace in Minsk, Belarus. There is no limit of participants per federation in each of the categories ‐ U8, U10, and U12 (boys and girls). A player must not [...]

Yerevan International Open 2018

Yerevan International Open 2018

The 3rd Yerevan Open International Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place from 1-11th November at the Chess Academy of Armenia in Yerevan. The tournament is open to all Fide rated players and the format is 9 round Swiss system. The total prize fund is 20.000 USD. Main prizes are USD 4500 / 3000 / [...]

Polish Championship 2018

Polish Championship 2018

The 2018 LOTTO Polish Championship is a 10-player single round-robin taking place in the Trading Room of the Warsaw Stock Exchange from 12-20 May. The top prize is 20,000 PLN (about $5,500) with the top two qualifying for the Polish Olympiad team. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes [...]

International Open Tournament Pula 2018

International Open Tournament Pula 2018

The 32nd International Open Tournament Pula 2018 will take place 23-30th June at the Hotel Park Plaza Histria in Pula, Croatia. The 9-round Swiss event is organized by the Chess Club Pula and Croatian Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 5340 EUR. At the present 109 players from 16 countries are registered to take [...]

Women’s World Championship Match 2018

Women’s World Championship Match 2018

The 2018 Women’s World Chess Championship is an upcoming match between Tan Zhongyi, the 2017 Women’s World Chess champion, and her challenger Ju Wenjun. Ju Wenjun qualified by winning the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015–16. The match is played from 2 to 20 May 2018 and will be played in two halves, the first in [...]

Stockholm Chess Challenge 2018

Stockholm Chess Challenge 2018

Stockholm Chess Challenge will be held from 30 April to 5 May. The tournament is open for players born 1993 or later and with a minimum rating of 2200 ELO. The venue is Stockholm’s Chess Salons in Sodermalm in the centre of Stockholm. The Address is Ringvägen 9. Time control is 40 moves in 90 [...]

43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia

43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia

The official invitation for the 43rd Chess Olympiad and 89th FIDE Congress is issued by the Batumi Chess Olympiad Organizing Committee. On behalf of the Georgian Chess Federation and the Chess Olympiad Organizing Committee, it is my great honor to invite all FIDE member countries to 43rd Batumi Chess Olympiad and 89th FIDE congress, to [...]

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