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European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

The 14th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships (U8-U18) are set to take place on 12-17th November at the Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia. The organizers of the Championship are the European Chess Union and Estonian Chess Federation. Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It is an internationally [...]

22nd Nikaia International Chess Open 2014

22nd Nikaia International Chess Open 2014

The 22nd Nikaia International Chess Open 2014 is taking place from 26th August to 2nd September 2014 in Nikaia suburb in the western part of the Athens-Piraeus agglomeration, in Greece. The event is dedicated to the National Resistance against the occupation forces from 1940 to 1944 and is played at the Cultural Complex “Manos Loizos” in a 9-round [...]

1st International Etna Tournament

1st International Etna Tournament

Sicily is on its way of becoming an important meeting point for international chess enthusiasts. The island abounds with nature beauty spots and a rich cultural and historical heritage. Adding to that a well organised chess tournament is bound to attract chess amateurs and professionals alike. After a very successful summer tournament ‘Terre degli Elimi’ [...]

16. International Chess Festival of Trieste 2014

16. International Chess Festival of Trieste 2014

The 16th International Chess Festival of Trieste is scheduled to take place from 30th August to 6th September 2014 in the city of Trieste, Italy. The event is split into two main tournaments – Open-A “Master” for players rated over 1799 and Open-B Libero and Zora Polojaz 9. Trophy for players rated lower than 2100. The [...]

56th International Chess Festival of Imperia

56th International Chess Festival of Imperia

The 56th International Chess Festival of Imperia will be held from 31st August to 7th September at the Palazzetto dello Sport, Località San Lazzaro, in Imperia, Italy. One of the longest running open events will consist of four sections: Group A (9 round Swiss for players rated over 1950), Group B (8 round Swiss, U2000), [...]

African Zonal 4.1 Championships

African Zonal 4.1 Championships

The Royal Moroccan Federation of Chess has the honor to invite all Chess Federations in Zone 4.1 affiliated to FIDE, to participate in the 2014 Zone 4.1 Open and Women Championships. The Championships will be held from the 16 to the 23h September 2014 in Sidi Slimane, Morocco, under the auspices of African Chess Confederation. [...]

Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Players

Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Players

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the strongest chess tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Round 1 pairings: Levon Aronian – Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov – Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Magnus Carlsen Live games with analysis [...]

Tournament of Champions in Yaroslavl

Tournament of Champions in Yaroslavl

The 5th International Chess Festival “Yaroslav the Wise” will feature a double round robin tournament of six European Chess Champions in the period 2009-2014. The rapid event with the time control 15′+10” will be held on 26-27th August at the Yaroslavl State Historical and Architectural Museum. The participants are: Alexander Motylev (European champion in 2014), [...]

Basque Chess and more at Chess4Fun festival in Sardinia

Basque Chess and more at Chess4Fun festival in Sardinia

Competitive chess has become all work and discipline. We have anti-cheating, anti-doping and zero tolerance. Opening theory doesn’t stand still for a single day. It has become the norm that right after a round preparations start for the next. Where’s the fun, asks chess journalist and organizer Stefan Loeffler. One event he fondly remembers is [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE

The 6th and final tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 will take place from 24th August to 7th September at the world’s largest chess club in Sharjah (UAE). Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament. The event is organized by the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club, FIDE and Global Chess MFZE. The [...]

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