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Ciudad de Lorca Christmas Tournament

Ciudad de Lorca Christmas Tournament

The 5th Torneo Internacional de Navidad Ciudad de Lorca is taking place from 26-30th December at the Hotel Jardines de Amaltea in Lorca, Murcia, Spain. The event is organized by the Club Ajedrez Lorca and will be completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system. 174 players from 22 federations are signed to participate, including 15 [...]

26th North American Open

26th North American Open

The 26th Annual North American Open will be held at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250. The Open Section is a 5-day tournament (December 26-30) with FIDE norms possible. The Under [...]

35th Empire City Open

35th Empire City Open

The 35th Annual Empire City Open will be held from December 27-29, 2016, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave, New York. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1100. All sections have either a 3-day schedule (December 27-29) or 2-day schedule (December 28-29) [...]

40th Zurich Christmas Open

40th Zurich Christmas Open

The 40th Zurich Weihnachtsopen will take place from 26th to 30th December, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland. The Master Tournament (for players rated over 2000) and General Tournament (U2050) will each be played over 7 rounds of Swiss system. Currently top rated Grandmasters are GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2691, GM Laznicka [...]

FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2016

FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2016

The 2016 FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships (Open and Women) will take place in Doha, Qatar, from 25th of December (arrival) to 31st of December (departure). The Rapid event will be held over three days (26-28th December) at a time control of 15min+10s and the Blitz Championships will continue during next two days (29-30th [...]

7th HDBank Cup International Chess Open

7th HDBank Cup International Chess Open

The 7th HDBank Cup International Chess Open 2017 is set to take place from 11-18th March at the First Hotel, 18 Hoang Viet Str, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. The 9-round Swiss event organized by the Vietnam Chess Federation will have two sections: – Masters Category for players rated above 2100 and women rated above [...]

Nutcracker Generation Tournament

Nutcracker Generation Tournament

A traditional Christmas event – Nutcracker Generation Tournament – will be held on December 16-23 in the Central Chess Club in Moscow. There will be two Scheveningen matches: Kings vs. Princes and Queens vs. Princesses. The lineup of the Kings: Boris Gelfand (Israel), Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Alexei Shirov (Latvia), Alexey Dreev (Russia); Princes: Vladimir Fedoseev, [...]

European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2017

European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2017

Latvian Chess Federation, under the auspices of European Chess Union organizes the 18th European Women’s Individual Chess Championship, which will be held in Riga, Latvia, from 10th to 23rd April, 2017. Riga is a city with long lasting chess tradition, great respect for culture, sports and art and the hosts are delighted to welcome the best [...]

19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament starts registration

19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament starts registration

Dubai Chess and Culture Club has opened the registration for the 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup, which will be held from 3rd – 12th April 2017, at Dubai Chess & Culture Club (Dubai, UAE). According to the Club’s representatives, many of the world’s leading chess grandmasters have already expressed their [...]

Grand Chess Tour adds fifth event

Grand Chess Tour adds fifth event

Continuing the growth shown over the last two years, the GCT now adds a fifth event to the Tour. This new tournament, sponsored by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, will be held in Saint Louis, MO from August 13 to 20, 2017. It will follow the Sinquefield Cup, which will be [...]

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