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Vachier-Lagrave & Nakamura tie game 1 of Final

Vachier-Lagrave & Nakamura tie game 1 of Final

• France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and American Hikaru Nakamura split the honours in a keenly contested Main Line Grunfeld in Game 1 of the London Chess Classic Final, the concluding event of the Grand Chess Tour, which was played at the Olympia Conference Centre. • The result ratchets up the tension for Game 2, which will [...]

Nakamura & Vachier-Lagrave qualify for Grand Chess Tour final

Nakamura & Vachier-Lagrave qualify for Grand Chess Tour final

• Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave qualify for the London Chess Classic Final, the concluding event of the Grand Chess Tour, after a pulsating day of Rapid and Blitz, beating Fabiano Caruana and Levon Aronian, respectively. • Nakamura and MVL both take the lead in the Rapid games, then clinch their places in the Final [...]

Caruana narrowly misses #1 spot

Caruana narrowly misses #1 spot

• World Championship challenger Fabiano Caruana is held to a draw by Hikaru Nakamura in the first semi-final game of the London Chess Classic, the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour, despite coming close to a decisive kingside attack on multiple occasions. • The result leaves Caruana still just short of World Champion Magnus [...]

British Knockout Championship semi-finals

British Knockout Championship semi-finals

• England top 4 Mickey Adams, David Howell, Gawain Jones and Luke McShane all negotiate their way through a tough quarter-final stage to qualify for the British Knockout Championship semi-finals. • David Howell triumphs eventually over IM Ravi Haria in a rapid playoff, despite almost coming to grief in the first Classical game. • Semi-Finals [...]

British Knockout Chess Championship

British Knockout Chess Championship

• Gawain Jones becomes the first player in the British KO Quarter-Finals to pull ahead with a smooth victory in Game 1 over IM Alan Merry. • England No. 1 Mickey Adams is held to a draw by Simon Williams in a sharp Queen’s Gambit. • David Howell barely escapes defeat at the hands of [...]

North American Open 2018

North American Open 2018

The 28th Annual North American Open will be held from 26-30 December, 2018, at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250. The Open Section is a 5-day tournament (December 26-30) with FIDE [...]

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019

World champion Magnus Carlsen, who is currently defending his title in London, will once again participate in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament next January, the organisation announced today. Five other players of the world’s top ten grandmasters will participate: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (3), Ding Liren (4), Anish Giri (5), Vladimir Kramnik (7) and Viswanathan Anand (8). [...]

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – arrival of participants

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – arrival of participants

The land of Ugra met the participants of the Women’s World Chess Championship with bread and salt. Early in the morning today the flight from Moscow brought most of the contenders for the chess crown to the capital of Ugra. Among them were sisters Muzychuk, Antoaneta Stefanova, Chinese women’s team led by current world champion [...]

Prize fund in the Women’s World Championship to be increased

Prize fund in the Women’s World Championship to be increased

Upon the end of the official opening ceremony of the FIDE Women’s World Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich answered the questions of the mass media. The President of FIDE Arkady Dvorkovich told about the importance of Women’s World Championship. “I’m happy to attend another big chess competition in [...]

The Women’s World Championship officially starts in Khanty-Mansiysk

The Women’s World Championship officially starts in Khanty-Mansiysk

On November 2, the FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018 officially started. The Opening Ceremony of the event was held in the Organ hall of the Concert and theater center “Ugra-Classic”. Guests and participants had a chance to enjoy fairy-tale organ melodies performed by Elena Kozemirenko before the official part of the ceremony. The first part [...]

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