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Canadian Closed Chess Championship 2017

Canadian Closed Chess Championship 2017

The Canadian Closed Chess Championship is taking place in Montreal from June 27 to July 1st, 2017 at the Olympic Stadium. The tournament serves as a qualifier for the 2017 World Cup and the 2018 Continental Championship. It is also taken into account in determining the Canadian team at the 2018 Chess Olympiad. The tournament [...]

GM Branko Damljanovic repeats success in Silver Lake Open

GM Branko Damljanovic repeats success in Silver Lake Open

The 11th Silver Lake Chess Festival was held from 18-25th June in Silver Lake, Veliko Gradiste, Serbia, with 256 participants from 19 countries. The Festival consisted of Open A for players rated over 2000, Open B for players rated under 2200, Open C for players rated under 1600, Silver Star Blitz and Bughouse tournament. The [...]

World Chess Open 2017

World Chess Open 2017

The 45th Annual World Open will be held from June 29-July 4, 2017 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event has 9 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, Under 900 and Unrated. The Open Section is a 9-round Swiss, 5-day tournament (June [...]

China and Russia with gold medals in World Chess Team Championships

China and Russia with gold medals in World Chess Team Championships

On June 26 in Khanty-Mansiysk games of the final 9th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played. Having defeated Poland 2.5 to 1.5, team China became men’s World Champions. Chinese chessplayers have won the title for the second time in a row. Poland won bronze medals. Team Russia walloped USA four to nothing [...]

The 1st World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

The 1st World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

Round 3 of the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled took place on June 24th, 2017. It featured a pairing between the two players, Griffin (USA) and Raphael (Germany). After a long fight of four (4) hours of play, Raphael was victorious. A nice game was played between Dorian and Paul where the [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 5

Paris Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 5

The final day of the Paris Grand Chess Tour brought all the drama and excitement that one could have hoped for. World Champion Magnus Carlsen started and finished the day ahead of the field, but the final standings can’t do justice to the roller coaster ride that was today. French chess fans were in for [...]

Team Russia leads the World Championship race

Team Russia leads the World Championship race

On June 23, the games of the 6th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s tournament the leaders, team Russia, defeated Poland 3 to 1. Ian Nepomniachtchi and Vladimir Fedoseev scored for the winner. China bested Ukraine 2.5 to 1.5 thanks to Ding Liren’s win over Ruslan Ponomariov [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 3

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 3

World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the rapid portion of the Paris Grand Chess Tour with an impressive 14/18 score. Former Blitz World Champion Alexander Grischuk had a very strong showing in day three and is only a point behind Carlsen. Both players were impressive throughout the event, playing very high level chess even during the [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2

The second day of the rapid tournament brought another series of games full of excitement, brilliancies and heartbreaks. The leaderboard completely changed, as Magnus Carlsen reminded everyone why he is considered the most dominant chess player in the world. He is now leading the tournament with 10/12. Wesley So’s luck seemed to have ran out [...]

Team Russia spends free day as a leader

Team Russia spends free day as a leader

On June 21, the games of the 5th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s championship team Russia defeated Norway 3:1 (winners were Nikita Vitiugov and Vladimir Fedoseev). Polish team beat Ukraine by the same score. Winning points were supplied by Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Grzegorz Gajewski. India won [...]

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