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Stockfish leads in an impressive start of Premier Division

Stockfish leads in an impressive start of Premier Division

Stockfish is the sole leader of the Premier Division of the Top Chess Engines Championship. After 18 rounds Stockfish has collected 13 points – nine wins, one loss, and eight draws. This is a point more than last year’s champion Houdini – six wins and twelve draws – and two points more than Komodo. Fire [...]

Aeroflot Open 2018 begins in Moscow

Aeroflot Open 2018 begins in Moscow

The International chess festival Aeroflot Open, traditionally supported by PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, was officially opened in the Kosmos Hotel, Moscow, on February 19. The opening ceremony was led by the RCF Executive Director Mark Glukhovsky, the Executive Director of the festival Alexander Bakh, and the Chief Arbiter of the event IA Andrzej Filipowicz. [...]

Anton Kovalyov and Andrey Baryshpolets share first in Southwest Class Championships

Anton Kovalyov and Andrey Baryshpolets share first in Southwest Class Championships

The 9th Southwest Class Championships were held from February 15-19, 2018, at the DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The event featured seven rating sections, including the 9-round Swiss Master which was FIDE rated and eligible for title norms. The Master section gathered 81 players. Grandmasters Anton Kovalyov (Canada) and [...]

11th Mikhail Tal Memorial

11th Mikhail Tal Memorial

Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Daniil Dubov (all from Russia), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Viswanathan Anand (India), and Boris Gelfand (Israel).

25th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

25th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Committee has the honor of inviting the players to take part in a distinguished chess annual event, which consists of numerous FIDE registered tournaments. It will be held in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE from 6th until 16rd of August, 2018. Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is [...]

Mikhail Tal Memorial – Qualification

Mikhail Tal Memorial – Qualification

The 2018 Mikhail Tal Memorial will take place from 1-5th March at the Central Chess Club in Moscow. The qualification tournament with reigning European champion Maxim Matlakov, Daniil Dubov, Grigoriy Oparin and Andrey Esipenko is scheduled for 18th February at the same venue. The playing format will be double round robin with rapid time control [...]

Russian Team Chess Championships 2018

Russian Team Chess Championships 2018

The Russian Team Championships in classical chess among men, women, seniors, youth (boys and girls under 15), boys (under 11), and girls (under 11) are scheduled to take place from April 30 – May 11, 2018, in Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, Sochi. All events are 9-round Swiss with one rest day. Team composition: 6 boards, 2 [...]

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship 2018

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship 2018

European Chess Union (ECU) and Romanian Chess Federation have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to ECU to participate in the 18th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship which will be held from 31st July to 5th August 2018 in the city of Oradea, Romania. The 18th European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championships [...]

Aeroflot Open 2018

Aeroflot Open 2018

The 16th International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2018″ will be held in Moscow from 19th February (the date of arrival) to 2nd March 2018 (the date of departure). This major event is open to chess players of most varied qualification: from unrated to having a top rating. The festival is held “under the wings” of [...]

Tamir Nabaty leading in Moscow Open

Tamir Nabaty leading in Moscow Open

The grandmaster from Israel Tamir Nabaty is the sole leader of the 2018 Moscow Open Men’s Cup of Russia. After the victory over Nikolai Shukh from Russia in the seventh round he has 6,5 points. Young Moscow chess players Nikita Afanasiev and Semen Lomasov are sharing the second place, remaining behind the leader at a [...]

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