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Maksim Vavulin and Sergei Zhigalko winners of European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships

Maksim Vavulin and Sergei Zhigalko winners of European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships

The final European event for 2017, European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships, concluded yesterday in Katowice, Poland. “Spodek” Sport and Entertainment Centre, as the official playing venue, hosted both Championships. The blitz event gathered 1086 players, while rapid championship brought together nearly 1200 competitors coming from 41 European federations. Participants of different ages, professionals, amateurs, [...]

Russia wins World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 with a round to spare

Russia wins World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 with a round to spare

The way things were moving, it should not come as a surprise at all. They came, they saw, they conquered. Russia has scored the maximum possible 16 match points in 8 matches (2 match points per win) to stake claim on the first spot. Before the start of the event, the Russian coach had mentioned [...]

World Youth Chess Olympiad – India Green and Iran fight for second place

World Youth Chess Olympiad – India Green and Iran fight for second place

It was another match of demolition for Russia in the seventh round of the World Youth Chess Olympiad. This time the victim was Team Turkey. While the first board saw a quick draw between IM Sergei Lobanov and FM Deniz Ozen. On the fourth board, too, there was a not so special draw. On the [...]

Peter Svidler and Aleksandra Goryachkina are 2017 Russian Champions

Peter Svidler and Aleksandra Goryachkina are 2017 Russian Champions

The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship took place on December 2-14 at the State Museum of Political History of Russia (2-4, Kuybysheva St., Saint Petersburg). In the open event, Peter Svidler and Nikita Vitiugov scored 7 points out of 11 and had to play a tie-break for the 1st [...]

World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017- Russia gallops on

World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017- Russia gallops on

The fifth round of the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 was something the pundits were looking forward to, with saliva dropping from their mouth. First up was the Russia vs. Uzbekistan clash on the top table. IM Semen Lamasov, rated 2516, the Russian trump card on the top board lived up to his billing and [...]

Russia dismantles India in World Youth Chess Olympiad

Russia dismantles India in World Youth Chess Olympiad

Nihal and Praggnanandhaa walked into the tournament hall together. The young duo of India Greens is clearly the talk of the tournament hall. A young boy and his mother, playing for one of the South-East Asian teams walked up to them and requested for a photo with her son. That was the beginning. Players young [...]

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 starts

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 starts

Everything is set for the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship for 2017 which starts tomorrow in “Spodek” Sport and Entertainment Centre, in city of Katowice, Poland. The first on the schedule is European Blitz Chess Championship which will be played on 15th of December. 1138 players coming from 37 European federations registered for the [...]

Russia and India Green leading World Youth Chess Olympiad

Russia and India Green leading World Youth Chess Olympiad

Two rounds were played on the second day of the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 being held at the Karnavati Club in Ahmedabad. After a comfortable first day for all the top seeds, the second day already witnessed some surprising turnarounds. In the second round, the top seeds India Green successfully fended off the Turkish [...]

Fabiano Caruana wins London Chess Classic

Fabiano Caruana wins London Chess Classic

The overall winner of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour was none other than World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who won a clutch game with black pieces against Levon Aronian. This is his second Grand Chess Tour win.

WYOC 2017: A minor upset amidst clean sweeps in round 1

WYOC 2017: A minor upset amidst clean sweeps in round 1

The World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 was off to a clean start for all the top seeds. With an average rating of 2509, India Green is clearly the strongest on paper but there was a minor flutter on the first board when the only Grandmaster of the tournament was held to a draw by a [...]

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