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Wesley So signed contract for Shamkir tournament (Source)

Wesley So signed contract for Shamkir tournament (Source)

Wesley So ‘will definitely participate’ in the 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial, according to the unofficial source close to the player’s management, and it is still not clear which foreign player will be replaced. Following the recent update on the Shamkir tournament, where it was believed that Wesley So cannot travel to Azerbaijan due to participation [...]

India and China to play friendly match in Hyderabad

India and China to play friendly match in Hyderabad

India and China will face off in a Scheveningen Match on four boards at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad from March 1-10. Live games with analysis / Play free online chess China has had matches with Russia and the United States and it is the first time the Asian giants will face [...]

2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial (Update)

2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial (Update)

Champion of Azerbaijan GM Rauf Mamedov is likely to replace GM Wesley So, who is playing in the US Chess Championship until 14th April.

31st Cappelle-la-Grande Chess Open

31st Cappelle-la-Grande Chess Open

The 31st International Chess Open Cappelle-la-Grande is organized by “L’Echiquier Cappellois” from 28th February to 7th March, 2015, at the Palais des Arts in Cappelle-la-Grande, France. The tournament is registered with the French Chess Federation (FFE) and FIDE. The event will be a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. [...]

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2015″

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2015″

The splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine, will be hosting numerous chess events, part of the “Lviv Tradition 2015″ series. The first stage took place from 27th January to 1st February, 2015. Replay the games here Six new round-robin chess tournaments “Lviv tradition”, valid for IM, WGM and WIM norms will be organized in Hotel Nton  (Shevchenka [...]

Final Four of College Chess

Final Four of College Chess

The Final Four of College Chess for 2015, also known as The President’s Cup, is set to take place on 27-29th March at the New York Athletic Club. The event is open to the top four U.S. schools from the most recent Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship (Pan-Am). It is run as a fixed-roster team [...]

World Amateur Chess Championship – Participants (Updated)

World Amateur Chess Championship – Participants (Updated)

The World Amateur Chess Championships will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea. The dates are 13 April (arrivals, technical meeting) to 22 April 2015 (departures). In the first group of registered players there are applications from 29 countries. The registration deadline is 13th March. The games [...]

3rd World Senior Team Chess Championship 2015

3rd World Senior Team Chess Championship 2015

The 3rd FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship from 24th February to 4th March 2015 in Dresden is already breaking all the records for participants two months before the start. After the First World Championship 2004 on the Isle of Man (12 teams) the FIDE Congress 2013 decided in Tallinn that three test events with [...]

Match Blondes vs Brunettes at Ostankino

Match Blondes vs Brunettes at Ostankino

The traditional 5th blitz match between “Blondes” and “Brunettes” is scheduled to take place on 3rd March at the telecenter “Ostankino” in Moscow. In the earlier encounters Blondes won two matches, Brunettes were better in one, while one match was tied. The playing format will be Scheveningen with eight players in each team. Blondes: GM [...]

12th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational

12th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational

The 12th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational is scheduled to take place from 26-30th July at Webster University, Saint Louis, Missouri. The event will offer more than $200K in prizes and scholarships. Webster University will provide complimentary room and meal accommodation on campus for all qualifiers. The annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational, in its [...]

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