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European School and European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

European School and European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

Montenegro Chess Federation announced the official invitations for the European School Chess Championship and the 17th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship, both to be organized in June 2017 in Budva, Montenegro. Schools Championship will take place from 10 June (arrival) to 20 June (departure), while the Rapid & Blitz competition follows from 19 June [...]

Ju Wenjun wins Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix, qualifies for Women’s World Championship Match

Ju Wenjun wins Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix, qualifies for Women’s World Championship Match

The winner of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series 2015/16 is announced in Khanty-Mansiysk. Magnus Carlsen has proved that he is a real chess king by winning the WCCM on the tie-break against Sergey Karjakin thus defending the title of world chess champion and world No. 1. Meanwhile Ju Wenjun of China has showed a [...]

Sochi welcomes the World Schools Individual Championships

Sochi welcomes the World Schools Individual Championships

The World Schools Individual Championships starts on December 2, 2016 in Sochi. More than 400 young chess players from 30 countries will take part in the event, for the first time ever hosted in Russia. The opening ceremony will take place in the concert hall of the Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina in Sochi and is expected [...]

European Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016 – Registration Deadline Extended

European Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016 – Registration Deadline Extended

The 2016 European Individual Rapid & Blitz Championships are organized by the Estonian Chess Federation under the auspices of European Chess Union.

Four leaders at FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansisyk

Four leaders at FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansisyk

After the 8th round the situation with the leaders of the GP Series hasn’t changed: 1. Ju Wenjun – 375,8 cumulative points, 2. Humpy Koneru – 335, 3. Alexandra Kosteniuk – 317,5.

3rd Etna Chess Festival

3rd Etna Chess Festival

After two very successful editions, the Etna International Chess Festival returns to Hotel Biancaneve in Nicolosi, on the slopes of the volcano, for the third event that will take place from 3-9th December. No doubt players and guests will be treated to a memorable chess and tourist experience knowing that the organiser of the highly [...]

Nino Batsiashvili strikes back, regains the lead

Nino Batsiashvili strikes back, regains the lead

After the rest day, the players resumed fighting with new energy, but nevertheless the 5th round turned out to be one of the most peaceful affairs so far. Only Nino Batsiashvili and Bela Khotenashvili, who had visited the hockey match on a rest day, were successful today. Nino Batsiashvili recovered after the 4th round’s loss having won against [...]

Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

The super-tournament Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 is scheduled to take place from 12-17th April in Zurich, Switzerland. The first leg will be all-play-all with the time control 45 min + 30 sec per player. The win will bring 2 points and draw 1 point. The second leg will be with the rapid time control [...]

Fuengirola to host EUSA Bridge and Chess Championships 2017

Fuengirola to host EUSA Bridge and Chess Championships 2017

Spanish coastal city of Fuengirola near Malaga will host the European Universities Bridge and Chess Championships – EUSA mind sports – from September 20-24, 2017. Preparations are well underway, and the event will be organised in cooperation of European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the local organising committee, with the support of the European Bridge [...]

Nino Batsiashvili with perfect score in Khanty-Mansiysk

Nino Batsiashvili with perfect score in Khanty-Mansiysk

In the third round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk the sole leader was determined. Nino Batsiashvili gained the third victory in a row having outplayed Alexandra Kosteniuk. The opponents discussed the Nimzo-Indian with 4. Qc2. After the game Nino said the fight had been very hard and complicated, but up to some [...]

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