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3rd Etna Chess Festival

3rd Etna Chess Festival

After two very successful editions, the Etna International Chess Festival returns to Hotel Biancaneve in Nicolosi, on the slopes of the volcano, for the third event that will take place from 3-9th December. No doubt players and guests will be treated to a memorable chess and tourist experience knowing that the organiser of the highly [...]

Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

The super-tournament Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 is scheduled to take place from 12-17th April in Zurich, Switzerland. The first leg will be all-play-all with the time control 45 min + 30 sec per player. The win will bring 2 points and draw 1 point. The second leg will be with the rapid time control [...]

Fuengirola to host EUSA Bridge and Chess Championships 2017

Fuengirola to host EUSA Bridge and Chess Championships 2017

Spanish coastal city of Fuengirola near Malaga will host the European Universities Bridge and Chess Championships – EUSA mind sports – from September 20-24, 2017. Preparations are well underway, and the event will be organised in cooperation of European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the local organising committee, with the support of the European Bridge [...]

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 [...]

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