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35th Empire City Open

35th Empire City Open

The 35th Annual Empire City Open will be held from December 27-29, 2016, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave, New York. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1100. All sections have either a 3-day schedule (December 27-29) or 2-day schedule (December 28-29) [...]

40th Zurich Christmas Open

40th Zurich Christmas Open

The 40th Zurich Weihnachtsopen will take place from 26th to 30th December, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland. The Master Tournament (for players rated over 2000) and General Tournament (U2050) will each be played over 7 rounds of Swiss system. Currently top rated Grandmasters are GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2691, GM Laznicka [...]

FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2016

FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2016

The 2016 FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships (Open and Women) will take place in Doha, Qatar, from 25th of December (arrival) to 31st of December (departure). The Rapid event will be held over three days (26-28th December) at a time control of 15min+10s and the Blitz Championships will continue during next two days (29-30th [...]

Grigoriy Oparin qualifies for Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge

Grigoriy Oparin qualifies for Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge

Kings and Princes drew 32-32 at the Nutcracker. Queens defeated Princesses 36-28. Grigoriy Oparin won the first men’s prize and will be invited to the supertournament Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge. The traditional Christmas event – Nutcracker generation tournament – ended at the Central House of Chess Player in Moscow on December 22. There were played [...]

Riazantsev, Andreikin win European Rapid & Blitz Championships

Riazantsev, Andreikin win European Rapid & Blitz Championships

The European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2016 were held from 14-18th December in Tallinn, Estonia, with a fast and very attractive chess formats. GM Alexander Riazantsev from Russia became the winner of the Rapid competition with 9.5 points after 11 rounds of play. His compatriot GM Maxim Matlakov made the same score, but his [...]

Wesley So wins London Classic & Grand Chess Tour

Wesley So wins London Classic & Grand Chess Tour

The tournament leader utilized the same strategy he employed during the Sinquefield Cup by drawing his last three games and putting the pressure on the competition to win and catch him. Once again, this strategy worked,  as Caruana failed to win against Giri with the black pieces. Wesley So went on to convincingly and deservingly [...]

7th HDBank Cup International Chess Open

7th HDBank Cup International Chess Open

The 7th HDBank Cup International Chess Open 2017 is set to take place from 11-18th March at the First Hotel, 18 Hoang Viet Str, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. The 9-round Swiss event organized by the Vietnam Chess Federation will have two sections: – Masters Category for players rated above 2100 and women rated above [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 8

London Chess Classic – Round 8

In a fascinating turn of events, the winner of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour has been crowned, while it is still unclear who will win the London Chess Classic! Going into the last leg of the tour, Nakamura needed to win clear first in London in order to catch Wesley So. After both players drew [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 7

London Chess Classic – Round 7

After a day full of fireworks, the players were quite conservative in their opening choices. Nakamura utilized Caruana’s preparation that Caruana used against him yesterday to deliver the only decisive result of the round, beating Vachier-Lagrave. The rest of the games were quite uneventful and did not affect the standings much. Wesley So decided to [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 6

London Chess Classic – Round 6

The players came back in a combative mood after the rest day as we saw the most explosive round of the 2016 London Chess Classic.Not only did this round bring the most decisive games in a single round, but the round also had the most exciting and brilliant games. The U.S. Champion startled everyone by [...]

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