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FIDE Candidates Tournament continues on 1st of November

FIDE Candidates Tournament continues on 1st of November

After seven rounds played at FIDE Candidates 2020 in Yekaterinburg, FIDE decided to stop the tournament on 26th March 2020 due to enhanced Covid19 prevention measures by the Government of Russia. Five months later, International Chess Federation FIDE brought a decision to continue the event from 1st November 2020 keeping the results of the first [...]

1st European Online Youth Chess Championship

1st European Online Youth Chess Championship

During the lockdown caused by pandemic of Covid19 virus, almost all chess players throughout the world were forced to turn to online chess. Many over-the-board chess events were postponed, altogether with the FIDE Olympiad and the biggest European official events. The first international Chess Organisation to stage an official event in accordance to new circumstances [...]

Pantsulaia emerges Chennai Open 2019 Champion

Pantsulaia emerges Chennai Open 2019 Champion

GM Pantsulaia Levan (Georgia) with 8.5 points emerged the Champion after the tenth and final round in the 11th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2019 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at Novotel IBIS OMR Hotel, Sholinganallur, Chennai on Friday 25th January, 2019. In the crucial final round, Pantsulaia drew with top seed [...]

Chennai Open: Akash among leaders, Harshavardhan stuns GM Rozum

Chennai Open: Akash among leaders, Harshavardhan stuns GM Rozum

Former National Champion International Master G Akash shared the lead with 4.0 points after the fourth round of the 11th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2019 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at Novotel IBIS OMR Hotel, Chennai here today. GM Norm holder Akash scored over Grandmaster Ziatdinov Raset of USA. In the [...]

Open de Portugal 2019

Open de Portugal 2019

The Portuguese Chess Federation will hold the Portugal Open from 2-10th February 2019 at the Pavilhão Casal Vistoso in Lisbon. The tournament will be a 9-round Swiss system, rated for FIDE, and valid for title norms. The tournament is included in the national Classical Chess Circuit. On 10 February, there will be an (optional) rapid [...]

Magnus Carlsen and Kateryna Lagno are World Blitz Champions!

Magnus Carlsen and Kateryna Lagno are World Blitz Champions!

The King Salman World Blitz Chess Championship concluded today in the Manege, St. Petersburg, with Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Kateryna Lagno (Russia) emerging champions of their respective sections. After missing the podium in the Rapid Championship, Magnus Carlsen played much better in the Blitz event, holding the top position from the very beginning and securing [...]

Ju Wenjun and Daniil Dubov are World Rapid Champions!

Ju Wenjun and Daniil Dubov are World Rapid Champions!

The King Salman World Rapid Championship 2018 concluded today in St.Petersburg with Russian young star Daniil Dubov claiming the gold medal with 11/15 points. The 22-years old, seeded only 25th before the start of the event, completed the race undefeated with 7 wins and 8 draws. The key game was his victory against Wang Hao [...]

Nakamura wins Grand Chess Tour Final with dramatic last-round blitz victory

Nakamura wins Grand Chess Tour Final with dramatic last-round blitz victory

American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura defeated Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the London Chess Classic and Grand Chess Tour Final by the super-slim margin of 15-13 – the win of a single blitz game – after a nail-biting sequence of seven draws. After several rapid and blitz games where the difference between the two players hardly ever [...]

Gawain Jones wins 2018 British Knockout Championship

Gawain Jones wins 2018 British Knockout Championship

Gawain Jones on Monday ensured his victory in the British Knockout Championship with 2 Rapid wins over fellow English GM Luke McShane, taking him to an insurmountable 17-3 lead without any need for points in the Blitz portion of the match. In the first Rapid game, McShane – desperately needing a win to get back [...]

Vachier-Lagrave & Nakamura draw game 2, setting up Rapid and Blitz showdown

Vachier-Lagrave & Nakamura draw game 2, setting up Rapid and Blitz showdown

Accurate defensive play and good endgame technique once again featured in the second Classical Game of the London Chess Classic Final, with Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave drawing after 53 moves of an evenly-contested Ruy Lopez Berlin Wall variation. As in Game 1, Black demonstrated full equality in a well-trodden main line of the queenless [...]

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