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World Senior Team Championships 2017

World Senior Team Championships 2017

World Senior Team Championship 2017 Category 50+ and World Senior Team Championship 2017 Category 65+ are taking place from 24th April to 2nd May at the wonderful Creta Maris Resort in Hersonissos, Greece. Entitled to participate in the category 50+ are players who were born in the year 1967 or earlier. Entitled to participate in [...]

Nana Dzagnidze is 2017 European Women’s Champion

Nana Dzagnidze is 2017 European Women’s Champion

Georgian Grandmaster Nana Dzagnidze is the winner of the 18th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship, which was held from 11-22nd April at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Riga, Latvia. In the final decisive round Dzagnidze drew with Russian Natalija Pogonina, and emerged clear winner with 8,5/11 points. Second place was shared between two Russian players [...]

Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017

Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017

The All India Chess Federation on behalf of FIDE and Commonwealth Chess Association cordially invite your Federation to participate in the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017 to be held at Hotel Park Plaza, Shahdara, New Delhi, India from 2nd-10th July 2017 organized by Delhi Chess Association. The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of [...]

MindSports World Championships 2017

MindSports World Championships 2017

The 4th MindSports World Championships 2017 will be held from 19-27th August at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in Doha, Qatar. The competitions in Scrabble, Chess, Go and Esports will offer a record prize fund of 200,000 USD. The chess programme will include: Bughouse – August 19th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Blitz [...]

Levon Aronian wins GRENKE Chess Classic 2017

Levon Aronian wins GRENKE Chess Classic 2017

Levon Aronian ist the winner of the GRENKE Chess Classic with one round to go. The Armenian grandmaster won in the sixth round against Hou Yifan. Fabiano Caruana tried everything to win his game against Matthias Blübaum, to keep a minimal chance to tie with Aronian after seven rounds alive, but he only got a [...]

European Women Chess 2017 LIVE!

European Women Chess 2017 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Kortchnoi Open: Five players share 1st place, Eltaj emerges as winner

Kortchnoi Open: Five players share 1st place, Eltaj emerges as winner

In the 2017 Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge Master Open, five players shared 1st place after seven rounds: GM Eltaj Safarli, GM Alexander Motylev, GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov, GM Ferenc Berkes and GM Gadir Guseinov. Winner on tiebreak is the Azeri Eltaj Safarli, who drew his last round game against Gadir Guseinov and thus came ahead of [...]

GM Samuel Sevian wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

GM Samuel Sevian wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

The 11th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter weekend from April 12-16, 2017, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. The main Open Section was a 5-day, 9-round Swiss tournament with [...]

Vovk and Chatalbashev share first place in Fagernes International 2017

Vovk and Chatalbashev share first place in Fagernes International 2017

The Fagernes Chess International tournament took place from 9-16th April at the Scandic Valdres Hotel in Fagernes, Norway. The festival consisted of five events: – GM-group, also Norwegian Open Championship, a 9-round Swiss event for title holder and players rated above 2150 (above 2000 for women). Top prize was 1500 EUR. – IM-group, a 10-player [...]

Surya Sekhar Ganguly convincing in Doeberl Cup 2017

Surya Sekhar Ganguly convincing in Doeberl Cup 2017

The 55th edition of Doeberl Cup took place from 13-17th April, 2017 in at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. The event consisted of five tournaments: – Premier Tournament, a 9-round Swiss for the players rated above FIDE 1900 or ACF 1800. Prize fund $14,550 (first place – $4,000). – Major & Minor Tournaments, [...]

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