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Russian Chess Championship Higher League to start in Kaliningrad

Russian Chess Championship Higher League to start in Kaliningrad

The Russian Higher League, the fourth stage of the 68th Russian Men’s Chess Championship and the 65th Women’s Championship, is to take place in Kaliningrad from June 21st till July 2nd as part of the Chess in Museums international program implemented by the Russian Chess Federation together with Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation. The [...]

116th U.S. Open Chess Championship

116th U.S. Open Chess Championship

The 116th Annual U.S. Open Chess Championship is set to take place from 1-9th August at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss one section with Class prizes and time control 40/120, SD/60 d5. Top US player not otherwise qualified will qualify for the 2016 US Championship. Last year winner [...]

10th Edmonton International Chess Festival to take place in Canada

10th Edmonton International Chess Festival to take place in Canada

The 10th Edmonton International Chess Festival is scheduled to take place between June 19 and June 28, 2015, at the Edmonton Chess Club, in Alberta, Canada. The event promises to be a great tournament and a perfect way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Alberta’s first annual International competition. It will be played in a 10 [...]

FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship starting today!

FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship starting today!

The long anticipated FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is starting today on the official FIDE Online platform. The first stage of the Championship will be completed over eight (8) qualifier tournaments, followed by a semifinal with 64 players, and a final tournament with 10 players. A rich prize fund of 9000 USD will [...]

Las Vegas International Chess Festival 2015

Las Vegas International Chess Festival 2015

The Las Vegas International Chess Festival 2015 is taking place from 18-21st June at the Westgate Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The Festival features the National Open, the U.S Game/10 Championship, the U.S. Women’s Open and the International Youth Championship. The side events include: Grandmaster Walter Browne Simul, Youth Simul [...]

Stockholms Schacksällskap celebrates 150 years with jubilee Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016

Stockholms Schacksällskap celebrates 150 years with jubilee Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016

Stockholms Schacksällskap, one of the world’s oldest chess clubs, celebrates its 150 years jubilee with a grand tournament at the venerable Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken**** in the heart of The Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. The Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016 will be held from April 30 through May 8, 2016, in a 9-round FIDE-Swiss open format and it will be valid [...]

Kosteniuk, Harika leading the field in FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship

Kosteniuk, Harika leading the field in FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship

Former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and world championship semi-finalist Harika Dronavalli are leading the field of the 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 that is starting from 18th June on the official FIDE Online platform. The FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is a new attractive event in which players can participate [...]

45th Rilton Cup 2015

45th Rilton Cup 2015

The 45th Rilton Cup Chess Festival is scheduled to take place from 27th December, 2015 to 5th January, 2016, in Clarion Hotel Stockholm, in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic region. The Rilton Cup was initiated by a donation from Dr. Tore Rilton, and since 1985 the tournament is [...]

Norway Chess 2015: Players profile

Norway Chess 2015: Players profile

The Norway Chess 2015 super tournament kicks off this week to take part from June 15 through June 26, at Flor & Fjære (introductory blitz tournament), Hotel Scandic Stavanger Forus, Utstein Kloster Rennesøy (round 4) and Vitenfabrikken, Sandnes (rest day). You will be able to view all the Norway Chess 2015 live action on Chessdom.com with triple [...]

1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015

1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015

The 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is scheduled to start from 18th June on the official FIDE Online platform. The first stage of the Championship will be completed over eight (8) qualifier tournaments, followed by a semifinal with 64 players, and a final tournament with 10 players. The winner of the final [...]

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