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XVIII Mercosur Cup 2014

XVIII Mercosur Cup 2014

The 18th edition of the traditional Argentinian tournament “Mercosur Cup” will take place on 6-15th October 2014 at the Chess Circle of Villa Martelli in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. The event is a 10-player round-robin tournament, valid for GM norms. The time control is 90′ + 30″. Representatives of five countries will take part [...]

4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014

4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014

The 4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014 is scheduled to take place on 1-2nd November 2014 at Hotel Philippion**** in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and a popular tourist destination. KERAVNOS OREOKASTRO and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union organize the event in a 10-round Swiss format with a time control 15′ + [...]

21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014

21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014

The 21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014 is taking place on 5-11th October 2014 at Hotel Engiadina in Zuoz, a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The event is a 7-round Swiss FIDE tournament with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds for [...]

XI Calvia Amateur Chess Festival 2014

XI Calvia Amateur Chess Festival 2014

The 11th Calvia Amateur Chess Festival 2014 is taking place on 4-12th October 2014 at the Palmanova Hall of the Sol Katmandú Park & Resort*** in Calvia, a municipality on the island of Majorca, Spain. The event will be a 9-round Swiss event open to all players rated below 2350 who doesn’t obtain GM or IM [...]

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Soon after announcing that it had secured the TV rights for the FIDE World Chess Championship Match Carlsen-Anand, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.no got in touch with several experts to ask their opinion. Magnus Carlsen’s former trainer GM Simen Agdestein believes that – “It is more difficult for Carlsen this time. Anand is the challenger and [...]

Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014

Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014

The FIDE Grand Prix starts the new season 2014-2015 with the first tournament to be held in Baku (Azerbaijan) from 1-15th October 2014. FIDE Grand Prix is a stage in the FIDE World Championship cycle. The winner and second placed player overall of the GP Series will qualify for the next Candidates Tournament. Back in [...]

London Chess Classic 2014

London Chess Classic 2014

Chess in Schools and Communities announced the 6th London Chess Classic which will take place on 6-14th December at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, London. The main event is the Super Rapidplay Open on 6-7th December with the prize fund of £25,000. Top Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Michael Adams [...]

16th International Réunion Island Open

16th International Réunion Island Open

The 16th International Réunion Island Open will take place from 18th to 25th October at the Salle des Fetes de Bellepierre in Saint-Denis, Réunion Island. The tournament is organized by the Echiquier du Nord and will be held over 9 rounds of Swiss system. The prize fund is 6600 EUR, with the top seven prizes [...]

Guernsey International Chess Festival 2014

Guernsey International Chess Festival 2014

The 40th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 19-25 October 2014 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The Open Tournament – Sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey A Seven Round, FIDE rated, Swiss Competition, open to players of any grade Players with low ratings will be encouraged by the organisers to enter the Holiday tournament Time [...]

Zadar Open 2014

Zadar Open 2014

Zadar Open 2014 is scheduled to take place on 14-20th December 2014 at the Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts Borik, in Zadar, a city in Croatia, situated on the Adriatic Sea. The tournament will be organized by the Croatian Chess Federation and Chess Federation Zadar and will be split into two Groups – Open A (9-round Swiss valid [...]

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