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Nutcracker Generation Tournament

Nutcracker Generation Tournament

A traditional Christmas event – Nutcracker Generation Tournament – will be held on December 16-23 in the Central Chess Club in Moscow. There will be two Scheveningen matches: Kings vs. Princes and Queens vs. Princesses. The lineup of the Kings: Boris Gelfand (Israel), Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Alexei Shirov (Latvia), Alexey Dreev (Russia); Princes: Vladimir Fedoseev, [...]

European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2017

European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2017

Latvian Chess Federation, under the auspices of European Chess Union organizes the 18th European Women’s Individual Chess Championship, which will be held in Riga, Latvia, from 10th to 23rd April, 2017. Riga is a city with long lasting chess tradition, great respect for culture, sports and art and the hosts are delighted to welcome the best [...]

19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament starts registration

19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament starts registration

Dubai Chess and Culture Club has opened the registration for the 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup, which will be held from 3rd – 12th April 2017, at Dubai Chess & Culture Club (Dubai, UAE). According to the Club’s representatives, many of the world’s leading chess grandmasters have already expressed their [...]

Grand Chess Tour adds fifth event

Grand Chess Tour adds fifth event

Continuing the growth shown over the last two years, the GCT now adds a fifth event to the Tour. This new tournament, sponsored by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, will be held in Saint Louis, MO from August 13 to 20, 2017. It will follow the Sinquefield Cup, which will be [...]

FIDE Grand Prix 2017 – Venues and Dates

FIDE Grand Prix 2017 – Venues and Dates

Sharjah, Moscow, Geneva and Palma De Mallorca in Spain will host the four revamped World Chess Grand Prix events in 2017. The new-look Grand Prix series will be contested by 24 players, rather than 12 as had previously been the case, with 18 players in each tournament. The dates are as follows: Sharjah, UAE: February [...]

8th London Chess Classic starting

8th London Chess Classic starting

The 2016 London Chess Classic starts on Friday, 9th December at Olympia Conference Centre in London, England. The event features all the world’s Top 10 players, except the World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. London Chess Classic is one of the four events in Grand Chess Tour series, played in 9 rounds with the [...]

World Amateur Chess Championships 2017

World Amateur Chess Championships 2017

The 2017 World Amateur Chess Championships for men and women with a FIDE rating under 2300 will be held from 1-9th April in the Rocca Albornoziana in Spoleto, Italy. There will be separate championships for categories Under-2300, Under-2000 and Under-1700. In each rating section, a separate championship for women shall be organized only if there [...]

European School and European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

European School and European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

Montenegro Chess Federation announced the official invitations for the European School Chess Championship and the 17th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship, both to be organized in June 2017 in Budva, Montenegro. Schools Championship will take place from 10 June (arrival) to 20 June (departure), while the Rapid & Blitz competition follows from 19 June [...]

Sochi welcomes the World Schools Individual Championships

Sochi welcomes the World Schools Individual Championships

The World Schools Individual Championships starts on December 2, 2016 in Sochi. More than 400 young chess players from 30 countries will take part in the event, for the first time ever hosted in Russia. The opening ceremony will take place in the concert hall of the Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina in Sochi and is expected [...]

European Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016 – Registration Deadline Extended

European Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016 – Registration Deadline Extended

The 2016 European Individual Rapid & Blitz Championships are organized by the Estonian Chess Federation under the auspices of European Chess Union.

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