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Aleksandr Lenderman wins 118th US Open Chess Championship

Aleksandr Lenderman wins 118th US Open Chess Championship

Grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman is the clear winner of the 118th US Open Chess Championship after concluding the event with 8,0/9 points. 396 players competed in the single section of the Championship that took place from 29th July to 6th August at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia. Final standings: 1. GM Lenderman Aleksandr NY [...]

Anwesh Upadhyaya wins India National Rapid

Anwesh Upadhyaya wins India National Rapid

Despite a last round defeat, 25-year old International Master Anwesh Upadhyaya of Odisha won the National Rapid Chess Championship that concluded at Kolkata on August 3, 2017. In the interesting final round, Anwesh who was leading with 9/10 lost to top seed Grand Master Laxman. Strangely, P Saravanakrishnan of Tamil Nadu who was in the [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 3

Sinquefield Cup – Round 3

Today was the most peaceful round so far with all draws, but the results don’t tell the entire story! Maxime Vachier-Lagrave had a dominating position against Peter Svidler, but one slip allowed his opponent to solve all his problems tactically. Fabiano Caruana also had great winning chances against Ian Nepomniachtchi but the position was very [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 1

Sinquefield Cup – Round 1

Day one of the first classical event of the Grand Chess Tour was full of fighting chess and decisive results. Even with slower time controls, it is clear that the players came to play. Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Sergey Karjakin started the tournament off well as they defeated their opponents in a fine manner. [...]

Sochi to host Russian Individual and Team Rapid & Blitz Championships

Sochi to host Russian Individual and Team Rapid & Blitz Championships

The Russian Individual and Team Rapid & Blitz Championships among men and women will take place from September 29 (arrival) to October 6 (departure) 2017 in Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, Sochi. Individual Championships will be held from September 29 (arrival) till October 3 (departure). The tournaments will be played according to the Swiss system: 11 rounds [...]

FIDE World Cup 2017

FIDE World Cup 2017

World Chess Champion participates in the tournament for the first time in the history of the Chess World Cup.

Paleochora Open 2017

Paleochora Open 2017

The 10th International Paleochora Open was organized by Municipality of Kandanos-Selino, Chania Chess Academy and Prefecture of Crete from 19-26th July in Paleochora, Greece. A total of 220 players from 27 countries, including 16 Grandmasters and 19 International Masters, competed in the 9-round Swiss event. Grandmasters Kirill Stupak (Belarus), Momchil Nikolov (Bulgaria) and Vitaliy Bernadskiy [...]

Russia-China Junior Match of Friendship

Russia-China Junior Match of Friendship

The Russian Chess Federation and Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation announce that the International Russia-China Junior Match of Friendship will be held on August 3-5. This year the tournament will be played in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province. The Match of Friendship will be a part of the annual Xin Rui Festival. The [...]

Kavala Open 2017

Kavala Open 2017

The 26th Kavala International Open Tournament is set to take place from 28th July to 4th August at the Foyer of Kavala Prefecture Amphitheatre. The event is organized by the Kavala Chess Club and East Macedonia & Thrace Chess Union. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss in three sections: Group A : Rtg > 1900 [...]

GM Yuniesky Quesada claims Southern Open in Orlando

GM Yuniesky Quesada claims Southern Open in Orlando

The 25th Annual Southern Open was held from July 21-23, 2017, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. There had five sections: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200, and the tournament format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. Cuban Grandmaster Yuniesky Quesada Perez took a clear first place [...]

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