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London Chess Classic – Round 2

London Chess Classic – Round 2

No blood was spilled during round two of the London Chess Classic, however, many of the games were combative. Early in the round there were several enterprising middlegame positions which looked promising; yet, bringing the full point home is an extremely daunting task as all the players are extremely good defenders. The fighting spirit the [...]

Russian Championship Superfinals Start in Saint Petersburg

Russian Championship Superfinals Start in Saint Petersburg

The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship are taking place on December 2-15 at the State Museum of Political History of Russia (2-4, Kuybysheva St., Saint Petersburg). The organizers are the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, the State Museum of Political History of Russia, Chess Federation [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 1

London Chess Classic – Round 1

It was a peaceful day at the Google Headquarters in London, which hosted round one of the London Chess Classic. The day started slowly with three symmetrical positions out of the opening. It seemed that the only game that had any promise of producing a decisive result was the battle between Carlsen and Caruana until [...]

European Fischer Random Cup 2018

European Fischer Random Cup 2018

The Icelandic Chess Federation and the European Chess Union are organizing the European Fischer Random Cup 2018 during the Reykjavik Chess Open. The event will take place on Bobby Fischer’s birthday 9th March at Harpa in Reykjavik. The tournament is open for everyone, but the highest ranked European player will be European Champion in Fischer [...]

FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2018 in London

FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2018 in London

FIDE and World Chess announced today that the 2018 World Chess Championship Match will take place in London in November 2018. The world’s most prestigious chess tournament is to be the climax of a season of high-profile activity to extend the sport’s appeal among global audiences – and make 2018 the Year of Chess in [...]

Russian Championship Superfinals starting

Russian Championship Superfinals starting

The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship will take place on December 2-15 at the State Museum of Political History of Russia (2-4, Kuybysheva St., Saint Petersburg). The organizers are the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, the State Museum of Political History of Russia, Chess Federation [...]

American Continental Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship

American Continental Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship

The American Continental Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship for 2017 will take place in Medellin, Colombia, from 14th-16th December. The event is organized by Colombian Chess Federation with support of the Chess League of Antioquia. The playing venue is Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex. The Championship is open to all chess players who represent the Federation [...]

Israeli players hopeful to participate in World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Saudi Arabia

Israeli players hopeful to participate in World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Saudi Arabia

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) is undertaking a huge effort to include Israeli players in the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships that take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 26th and 30th December 2017. Seven Israeli players hoping to attend the event have submitted visa requests, FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos told Reuters. [...]

8th HDBank Cup International Chess Open

8th HDBank Cup International Chess Open

The 8th HDBank Cup International Chess Open 2018 is set to take place from 9-16th March at the Army Hotel, 1A Nguyen Tri Phuong street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, 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 [...]

Russian Railways win 1st European Corporate Chess Championship

Russian Railways win 1st European Corporate Chess Championship

The Closing Ceremony of the 1st European Corporate Chess Championship took place on Saturday 25th November evening, where the President of the European Chess Union, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili awarded the Winners with main prizes, trophies, while five special prizes were awarded by the President of the French Chess Federation (FFE), Mr. Bachar Kouatly. The mayor of [...]

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