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“Tashir” Tigran Petrosian Memorial

“Tashir” Tigran Petrosian Memorial

The 21st category super-tournament Tigran Petrosian Memorial, sponsored by Tashir Group, will be held on 3-11th November at the Hotel Novotel Moscow City. Chairman of the organizing committee is the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. The prize fund is 100 000 euros. The tournament format will be round robin with eight players: [...]

FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 LIVE!

FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 LIVE!

The First Stage of FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015 is taking place on 1-15th October 2014 in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The games will be live daily at Chessdom with the TCEC top engines Stockfish, Komodo and Houdini. Caruana, Fabiano ITA GM 2801, Grischuk, Alexander RUS GM 2789, Nakamura, Hikaru USA GM 2782, Karjakin, [...]

VIII International Chess Festival of the Central University of Bogota

VIII International Chess Festival of the Central University of Bogota

The 8th International Chess Festival of the Central University of Bogota is taking place on 9-13th October 2014 in the Colombian capital. The Festival consists of three separate tournaments: Elite Group, University Tournament and School Championship, played in a 9-round Swiss FIDE format. The time control in the School Tournament will be 30′, while the [...]

XIII International Chess Open Menton 2014

XIII International Chess Open Menton 2014

The 13th International Chess Open Menton 2014 is taking place on 19-26th October 2014 in Menton, a city in France situated on the French Riviera. The event will be a 9-round Swiss with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 20 seconds increment starting [...]

Washington Chess Congress 2014

Washington Chess Congress 2014

The Washington Chess Congress will be held from October 8-13, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia. The same venue hosted the 2014 World Open. The event has 4 sections: Premier, Under 2100, Under 1700 and Under 1300. The Premier section has either 6-day (October 8-13), 4-day (October 10-13) [...]

XVIII Mercosur Cup 2014

XVIII Mercosur Cup 2014

The 18th edition of the traditional Argentinian tournament “Mercosur Cup” will take place on 6-15th October 2014 at the Chess Circle of Villa Martelli in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. The event is a 10-player round-robin tournament, valid for GM norms. The time control is 90′ + 30″. Representatives of five countries will take part [...]

4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014

4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014

The 4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014 is scheduled to take place on 1-2nd November 2014 at Hotel Philippion**** in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and a popular tourist destination. KERAVNOS OREOKASTRO and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union organize the event in a 10-round Swiss format with a time control 15′ + [...]

21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014

21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014

The 21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014 is taking place on 5-11th October 2014 at Hotel Engiadina in Zuoz, a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The event is a 7-round Swiss FIDE tournament with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds for [...]

XI Calvia Amateur Chess Festival 2014

XI Calvia Amateur Chess Festival 2014

The 11th Calvia Amateur Chess Festival 2014 is taking place on 4-12th October 2014 at the Palmanova Hall of the Sol Katmandú Park & Resort*** in Calvia, a municipality on the island of Majorca, Spain. The event will be a 9-round Swiss event open to all players rated below 2350 who doesn’t obtain GM or IM [...]

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Soon after announcing that it had secured the TV rights for the FIDE World Chess Championship Match Carlsen-Anand, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.no got in touch with several experts to ask their opinion. Magnus Carlsen’s former trainer GM Simen Agdestein believes that – “It is more difficult for Carlsen this time. Anand is the challenger and [...]

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