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Bidding procedure: World Women’s Championship Match 2015

Bidding procedure: World Women’s Championship Match 2015

The FIDE Presidential Board decided to open a bidding procedure for the FIDE World Women’s Championship Match 2015.

135th MGU Open Sofia

135th MGU Open Sofia

The 135th MGU Open 2015 is scheduled to take place on 7-8th February, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event will be organized by FA Dimitar Iliev under the auspices of the University of mining and geology “St Ivan Rilski” Sofia,  Chess Club “An Pasan” and “Zora” Trading Company in a 6-round Swiss FIDE [...]

Baltimore Open 2015

Baltimore Open 2015

The 53rd Annual Baltimore Open is set to take place from 6-8th February at the Sheraton BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum, Maryland, USA. The tournament will have seven sections: Championship (FIDE rated), U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500, U1250 and U1000. All sections to be completed over 5 rounds of Swiss system with the [...]

14th Rochefort International Chess Festival

14th Rochefort International Chess Festival

The 14th Rochefort International Chess Festival is set to take place on 21-27th February, 2015, Room Colbert, at the Congress Palace, Rochefort, France. Just days before the huge 31st Cappelle-la-Grande Open, the Rochefort Open is an excellent occasion for the players to test their preparation and use this perfect training opportunity. The organizers have invested [...]

2015 U.S. Chess Championships in Saint Louis

2015 U.S. Chess Championships in Saint Louis

The recent and undeniable chess swell felt around the nation rises to serve one epic event: the fight for the American throne. In April, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will bring together one of the strongest fields ever to compete for the national title, 12 of America’s top Grandmasters who combine [...]

International Chess Open Graz 2015 – Participants

International Chess Open Graz 2015 – Participants

The International Chess Open Graz 2015 will take place on 13-20th February 2015 at the beautiful and modern Hotel Spa Novapark in Graz, the second-largest city in Austria. The event will be split into 3 tournaments: Open A (open to all), Open B (for players rated below 2000) and Open C (for participants rated under [...]

Liechtenstein Open 2015

Liechtenstein Open 2015

The 33rd International Chess Open in the Principality of Liechtenstein will take place on 8-16th May, 2015, at the Gemeindesaal Triesen. The tournament will be held under the aegis of S.D. Erbprinz Alois von und zu Liechtenstein. The prizes in the main Open event will be: 1st – CHF 2’000, 2nd – CHF 1’500, 3rd [...]

Lienz Open 2015

Lienz Open 2015

The 18th International Lienz Open will be held from 7-14th February, 2015, at the RGO-Arena Julius-Durst-Straße 6, 9900 Lienz, Austria. The biennial event is organized by the Schachklub Volksbank Lienz. There will be two sections: Group A and Group B (< 2000 Elo). Both to be completed over nine rounds of Swiss system. Social events [...]

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 – Side Events

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 – Side Events

The Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 is scheduled to take place from 13-19th February, 2015, at the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville, in Zurich, Switzerland. The supporting programme features Sergey Karjakin who will be playing a simultaneous exhibition against the sponsors at the “Zunfthaus zur Saffran” on 12th February. A real gem will be the rapid [...]

Around 1600 players to compete in Moscow Open 2015

Around 1600 players to compete in Moscow Open 2015

Grandmasters Ian Nepomniachtchi, Francisco Vallejo and Igor Lysyj are the top-seeded players in the Moscow Open main event, the 2015 Cup of Russia qualifier. More than 250 chess players are participating in this event. The Women’s Cup of Russia stage rating favorites are World Women’s Junior Champion Aleksandra Goryachkina (2451), Georgian Women’s Champion Nino Batsiashvili [...]

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