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Viswanathan Anand wins Tal Memorial rapid

Viswanathan Anand wins Tal Memorial rapid

Final three rounds of the rapid tournament of Tal Memorial were played in the Museum of the Russian Impressionism in Moscow on March 4. Viswanathan Anand won the rapid part of the super tournament with 6 points out of 9. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, and Hikaru Nakamura are half a point behind. Thanks to the [...]

Andrey Sumets winner of Rochefort Masters

Andrey Sumets winner of Rochefort Masters

The 17th Rochefort Chess Festival was held from 17h to 23th February at the Congres Palais, in Rochefort, France. The event was a big success with 220 participants, 10 GM and more than 30 titled players. 76 players competed in the Masters section which was reserved for the players rated above 1900. Grandmaster Andrey Sumets [...]

Tal Memorial: Anand catches Mamedyarov on top

Tal Memorial: Anand catches Mamedyarov on top

Rounds 4-6 of the rapid tournament of Tal Memorial were played in the Museum of the Russian Impressionism in Moscow on March 3. Viswanathan Anand made draws with Peter Svidler and Vladimir Kramnik and defeated Hikaru Nakamura to catch up with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The leaders have scored 4 points each. Alexander Grischuk and Vladimir Kramnik [...]

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov leading in Tal Memorial

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov leading in Tal Memorial

The first three rounds of Tal Memorial were played in the Museum of the Russian Impressionism in Moscow. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov took the lead with 2.5 points. The Azerbaijani grandmaster defeated Viswanathan Anand and Peter Svidler and made a draw with Vladimir Kramnik. Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand and Hikaru Nakamura are half a point behind. Standings [...]

Tal Memorial Opened in the Museum of the Russian Impressionism

Tal Memorial Opened in the Museum of the Russian Impressionism

The 11th edition of the International tournament dedicated to the memory of the 8th world chess champion Mikhail Tal was officially opened in the Museum of the Russian Impressionism in Moscow on March 1. Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Arkady Dvorkovich, Chief Executive Officer of the Museum of the Russian Impressionism Yulia Petrova, grandmaster Boris [...]

Ian Nepomniachtchi wins Region Blitz Cup in Moscow

Ian Nepomniachtchi wins Region Blitz Cup in Moscow

A traditional Blitz Cup of the Group of Companies REGION took place in the Cosmos Hotel, Moscow, on March 1. The tournament is one of the most famous blitz competitions in the world. This year, the tournament’s line-up was one of the strongest in its history: among those who were fighting for the prizes were [...]

European Amateur Chess Championship 2018

European Amateur Chess Championship 2018

Montenegro Chess Federation in association with City of Niksic and under the auspices of the European Chess Union are organizing European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 which will be held from 14th-21st June in Niksic, Montenegro. The tournament will be held in Onogost hotel which will be the official playing venue of the event, as well as [...]

Vladislav Kovalev wins Aeroflot Open 2018

Vladislav Kovalev wins Aeroflot Open 2018

The 16th International Chess Festival Aeroflot Chess Open 2018 was held in Moscow from 19 to 28 February. In the A tournament 92 players took part. The winner is GM Vladislav Kovalev with 7 points out of 9 who also qualifies for Dortmund supertournament. He was leading during the whole tournament and with draw in [...]

Kovalev leading Aeroflot Open after penultimate round

Kovalev leading Aeroflot Open after penultimate round

Eight rounds of the International chess festival Aeroflot Open 2018 have been played in Moscow. In the main tournament, Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus) defeated Amin Tabatabaei (Iran) to take the sole lead with 6.5 points once again. Vladislav Artemiev, Igor Lysyj, Dmitry Gordievsky (all from Russia), Tigran L. Petrosian, Gabriel Sargissian (both from Armenia), Victor Bologan [...]

GM Alexander Shabalov wins George Washington Open

GM Alexander Shabalov wins George Washington Open

The 3rd Annual George Washington Open was held from February 23-25, 2018, at the Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike (VA-7), Falls Church, Virginia. The event featured five sections: Major, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500 and Under 1200. The Major section had 44 participants. Grandmaster Alexander Shabalov took a clear first place with 4,5/5 [...]

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