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4th Mohamed Slama Memorial – Photo Report

4th Mohamed Slama Memorial – Photo Report

The 4th edition of Mohamed Slama Memorial is in progress at the luxurious Hotel Monastir Center****, situated in the center of the splendid touristic city of Monastir, Tunisia and adjoining a beautiful sandy beach. The Festival is organized by Chess Club La Tour Blanche – Ksibet El Mediouni in a 9-round Swiss format. The hefty prize fund in the amount of [...]

Qatar Masters Open

Qatar Masters Open

The Qatar Masters, a new mega-open chess tournament, is set to take place from 25th November to 5th December at the 5-star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The organizers are excited to have such great chess players as Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Anish Giri, Alexei Shirov, Gata Kamsky, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov [...]

Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014

Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014

The Hong Kong Chess Federation (HKCF) is pleased to invite chess players from all federations to participate in the Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014 (FIDE rated) from the 30th September 2014 (arrival) to the 6th October 2013 (departure). The organising committee for this tournament is the Hong Kong Chess Federation. The event is [...]

Reykjavik Open 2015

Reykjavik Open 2015

The 30th Reykjavik Open will take place on 10-18th March, 2015, at the familiar venue – the Harpa Conference Hall. The 2015 event falls on the same year as the 80th birthday of the legendary Icelandic Grandmaster and former FIDE President Fridrik Olafsson, who even played in the tournament two years ago. The organizers are [...]

Myanmar International Open 2014

Myanmar International Open 2014

The 2014 Myanmar International Open is set to take place on 23-30th November at the Central Hotel, Bogyoke Aung San Road in Yangon, Myanmar. This event is organized by Myanmar Chess Federation under the auspices of the Myanmar National Olympic Council and supported by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific. The event will be completed over [...]

Grischuk, Karjakin, Morozevich and Nepomniachtchi in Moscow Blitz Championship

Grischuk, Karjakin, Morozevich and Nepomniachtchi in Moscow Blitz Championship

The final event of the Moscow Blitz Chess Championship will take place on 6th September at the VDNH House of Culture. Invited Grandmasters and players qualified from five semifinal events will form the field of 20 participants. Top seeded players in the final are Ian Nepomniachtchi 2880, Alexander Grischuk 2777, Alexander Morozevich 2750, Alexey Dreev [...]

Players promote Bilbao Chess 2014

Players promote Bilbao Chess 2014

Some of the players that will compete at the European Club Cup and the Chess Masters Final, which will be held simultaneously from 14 to 20 September, have lent their image to promote Bilbao Chess 2014. The promotional advert produced by the organizers of both events in order to encourage visitors features Ukrainian GM Ruslan [...]

136th New York State Championship

136th New York State Championship

The 136th Annual New York State Championship will be held from August 29-September 1, 2014, at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY. The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500 and Under 1200. The Open section has either 4-day (August 29-September 1) or 3-day (August 30-September 1) schedules to [...]

World Schools Chess Championships 2014

World Schools Chess Championships 2014

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), the Brazilian Chess Federation (CBX), the Minas Gerais Chess Federation (FMX), the System X Schools Chess and Degraus Education System have the honor to announce the X World Schools Chess Championships 2014 (Individual) to be held in Brazil, in the city of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, between November [...]

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

The 14th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships (U8-U18) are set to take place on 12-17th November at the Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia. The organizers of the Championship are the European Chess Union and Estonian Chess Federation. Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It is an internationally [...]

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