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An exceptional line-up in Biel ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament

An exceptional line-up in Biel ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament

All six players of the ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament are now known. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will also face world number 3 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) in Biel. A new multi-round Fischer Random Chess Tournament will be held at the Biel Chess Festival, as well as three ACCENTUS simultaneous tournaments for 75 juniors. The organizers of the [...]

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 [...]

Tucano, the Brazilian chess engine

Tucano, the Brazilian chess engine

Interview with Alcides Schulz, developer of Tucano

2nd World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

2nd World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

The 2nd World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled will be held at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA from August 8-12, 2018. The event is organized under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), US Chess and the New Jersey Chess Federation. The main sponsors are the US Chess [...]

5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 LIVE!

5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 LIVE!

Video and live games

2018 U.S. Chess Championship LIVE!

2018 U.S.  Chess Championship LIVE!

For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018. The 2018 U.S. Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest chess players [...]

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