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Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk – Opening Ceremony

Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk – Opening Ceremony

The final leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Series 2015/2016 takes place at the Ugra Chess Academy, famous for its world class competitions, including Women’s World Blitz and Rapid Championships of 2013 and 2014, 2014 Candidates tournament, final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix 2014/15. These days the Academy once again gathered renowned grandmasters, [...]

Golden Cleopatra Open 2016

Golden Cleopatra Open 2016

The Egyptian Chess Federation is organizing the Golden Cleopatra Open, which will be held in Cairo, Egypt – Mondial Hall at Eastern Company Club from 12th to 22nd December 2016, under patronage of Mr. Mohamed Osman Haroon, the Chairman of Egyptian Eastern Company. The tournament is open to all Fide-rated players with a standard rating [...]

Carlsen – Karjakin 2016, World Chess Championship

Carlsen – Karjakin 2016, World Chess Championship

Karjakin defeats Caruana and qualifies for the World Championship

European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2016

European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2016

The 2016 European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, from December 14-18, 2016. The competition venue will be Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel. The Championship, dedicated to Paul Keres 100 Memorial, is open to all players representing Chess Federations which are ECU members (FIDE zones 1.1. [...]

Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona 2016

Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona 2016

The 2016 Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona is organized by the Catalonia Chess Federation from 22-28th October in Barcelona, Spain. The 8-player round robin tournament of 14th category is sponsored by the Barcelona City Hall. Participants: GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2684) Azerbaijan GM Jan Krzysztof Duda (2678) Poland GM Vadim Zvjaginsev (2573) Russia GM David Antón [...]

Tournaments in Ireland

Tournaments in Ireland

The Limerick Open takes place from the 29-31 October, 2016 in the luxurious Savoy Hotel, Limerick, Ireland. Past winners include GM Nick Pert, GM Petr Neumann, GM Alex Baburin, and GM Gergely Szabo. In its 11th year, the Limerick Open organisers will look to add to that impressive list of winners next month. The 40th [...]

London Chess Classic 2016 – Pairings

London Chess Classic 2016 – Pairings

The pairings for this year’s London Chess Classic, which is fast approaching, have been published. Unlike last year, there was no need for a draw: In order to ensure an even distribution of colours over the whole Grand Chess Tour 2016, the pairings are the reverse of the Sinquefield Cup, meaning LCC wildcard Michael Adams [...]

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships starting in Khanty-Mansiysk

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships starting in Khanty-Mansiysk

The participants of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships have arrived to Khanty-Mansiysk, the capital of Ugra. The players and their accompanying persons were greeted in the airport in a traditional Russian way – with songs, accordion playing and local Siberian treats – nuts and cranberries. The official press-center of the tournament talked [...]

Hainan International Open 2016

Hainan International Open 2016

The 1st Hainan International Chess Open Tournament will take place from 6th to 17th December in Danzhou, Hainan, China. The event consists of the Open section for players rated over 1900 FIDE and Amateur section under 1900. Open section will be played from 6-17th December in 9 rounds according to Swiss system. 1 hour 30 [...]

World Chess Olympiad 2020 will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Ugra

World Chess Olympiad 2020 will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Ugra

The last round of 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku and the final session of FIDE General Assembly took place on 13th September. The main topic of the discussion of delegates of member countries of FIDE was choosing the city that will host the Chess Olympiad 2020. Khanty-Mansiysk was bidding as the candidate city. The [...]

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