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World Chess Cup 2015

World Chess Cup 2015

The FIDE Chess World Cup 2015 will be played in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 10 September to 4 October 2015. It will be a 128-player knockout chess tournament. The finalists will qualify for the 2016 Candidates Tournament. The Chess World Cup 2015 has a prize fund of 1,6 million USD. Matches consist of two games (except [...]

14th International Chess Festival Prague Open 2015

14th International Chess Festival Prague Open 2015

The 14th International Chess Festival Prague Open 2015 is taking place on 9-16th January 2015 in Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. The event is organized by AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. as a part of the Czech Tour 2014/2015 Series and will take place at the Olympik Hotel ****, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8. The Festival is [...]

International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2015″

International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2015″

The 12th International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2015″ will be held in Moscow from 28 March (the date of arrival) to 08 April 2015 (the date of departure). This major event is open to chess players of most varied qualification: from unrated to world’s top. As before, the festival is held “under the wings” of [...]

Training Camp in Gelendzhik, Russia

Training Camp in Gelendzhik, Russia

The Russian Grandmaster’s Chess School expands its geography, including Regions Stavropol, Karachay-Cherkessia and now Krasnodar! The 9th Training Camp is taking place on 3-13th January, 2015, in Gelendzhik, a resort town in the Krasnodar Region, situated on the Black Sea and well known for its pristine beaches, Dolphinarium, Oceanarium, Aquariums, Aqua Parks,  Safari Park and [...]

131st MGU Open to be held in Sofia

131st MGU Open to be held in Sofia

The 131st MGU Open 2015 is scheduled to take place on 10-11th January, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event will be organized by FA Dimitar Iliev and Chess Club “An Pasan” in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated below 2200 and it will be valid for [...]

Tata Steel Chess 2015

Tata Steel Chess 2015

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Ukrainian chess center Lviv to host numerous tournaments

Ukrainian chess center Lviv to host numerous tournaments

The splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine, will be hosting numerous chess events. The 3rd Yury Privalov Memorial 2014 had just ended, when the National finals for Men and Women kicked off. Twelve of the best Ukrainian male and female players will be guests of the 4-Star Hotel Warszawa**** from 10th to 22nd November 2014 [...]

Sochi set for Russian Team Chess Championships

Sochi set for Russian Team Chess Championships

The 2015 Russian Team Chess Championships for men, women, juniors and veterans are set to take place from 1-10th May at the legendary Grand Hotel “Zhemchuzhina” in Sochi. “Zhemchuzhina” was the host of many international chess tournaments throughout the 20th century. In 2015 the format of the team championships will be significantly changed. In the [...]

European Individual Chess Championship 2015: Players

European Individual Chess Championship 2015: Players

Jerusalem is getting ready for the 2015 European Individual Championship. The highly prestigious tournament, open to all members of European Federations, will be staged in hotel Ramada on February 23rd – March 8th 2015 by the municipality of Jerusalem and the Israeli Chess Federation under the auspices of the ECU. The prize fund was generously increased to [...]

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 [...]

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