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FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017

The FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship will take place from February 10 – March 5 2017 in Tehran, Iran. The knock-out tournament will have the participation of some of the world’s top players, including the former Women’s World Champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), Anna Ushenina (Ukraine), and Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), the current Women’s World Rapid and [...]

Gordievsky and Gritsayeva win Moscow Open 2017

Gordievsky and Gritsayeva win Moscow Open 2017

Dmitry Gordievsky (Moscow) and Oksana Gritsayeva (Feodosia) became the winners of the XIII International RSSU Cup, 2017 Moscow Open, which was held in Moscow from January 26 to February 6, 2017. Gordievsky shared the first place with Vladislav Artemiev (Kazan), as both grandmasters scored 7.5 points. Higher tie-breaks were better for the chess player from [...]

Sergey Karjakin awarded the winners of the RSSU Cups

Sergey Karjakin awarded the winners of the RSSU Cups

World Vice-Champion, RSSU graduator Sergey Karjakin took part in the Award Ceremony of the winners and medalists of the Scool Champions’ and Student tournaments, held within the frames of the XIII International RSSU Chess Cup, 2017 Moscow Open. The Moscow Chess Federation first Vice-President Nikita Kim and the RSSU Rector Natalya Pochinok took part in [...]

European Individual Chess Championship 2017

European Individual Chess Championship 2017

The European Individual Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Minsk, Belarus, from 29th May to 11th June 2017, in the Sports Palace, which will be the official venue of the Championship. The event is organized by the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic [...]

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2017″

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2017″

Lviv will host round robin title tournaments for GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms from 21-26th March at the NTON Hotel in Lviv, Ukraine. Grandmaster Tournament (GM-group), average rating 2401-2475 (former category 7-9 FIDE) GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms possible 10-12 players – round robin 9-11 rounds, or 6-7 players – double robin 10-12 rounds International [...]

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura won the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters for a third consecutive year after defeating David Antón Guijarro (Spain) in a tense two-game speed playoff. In the regular part of the tournament Antón Guijarro, Nakamura and Yu Yangyi shared the first place with 8,0/10 points each in the field of 255 players. Ju Wenjun from China [...]

Moscow Open – Round 4

Moscow Open – Round 4

Dmitry Gordievsky, Semen Lomasov, Boris Grachev (all from Moscow) and Ramil Faizrakhmanov (Kazan) top the table in the men’s competitions. Ramil managed to win over the ranking favorite Sanan Sjugirov (Kazan) in the fourth round. Nine chess players scored 3,5 points.

Young players set the fashion in Moscow Open

Young players set the fashion in Moscow Open

Three rounds have been played in the main tournament of the RSSU Cup, 2017 Moscow Open. The sole leaders will appear not so soon, and participants are trying to score the maximum number of points in the starting games. It’s worth saying, there are many very young chess players among the leaders. Seven players keep [...]

2017 Grand Chess Tour – Participants and Event Allocations

2017 Grand Chess Tour – Participants and Event Allocations

The Grand Chess Tour is pleased to announce the event allocations for the nine tour participants of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. All invited players accepted their invitations except for GM Vladimir Kramnik, who has been replaced by GM Levon Aronian. The 9 tour participants will all compete in the 2017 Sinquefield Cup and the [...]

Ballarat Begonia Festival 2017

Ballarat Begonia Festival 2017

The traditional Ballarat Begonia Chess Tournament will once again – for the 51st time – take place over the Victoria Labour Day weekend from 11-13 March 2017. The playing venue will be the modern facilities at Ballarat Clarendon College in Ballarat, 120 km from Melbourne. The 7-round Swiss event will offer a minimum prize fund [...]

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