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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 [...]

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival concluded

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival concluded

The 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival was held from 21-27 October 2018 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The Open Tournament, sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey, was a 7-round Swiss event with 46 participants. Grandmasters Tiger Hillarp Persson from Sweden and Jean-Pierre Le Roux of France shared the first place with 6,0 points each. Hillarp Persson took [...]

Spouses win 2018 Chess.com Isle of Man

Spouses win 2018 Chess.com Isle of Man

Radoslaw Wojtaszek emerged winner of the 2018 edition of chess.com Isle of Man International Tournament, by defeating Arkady Naiditsch in a playoff match for the first place. While Wojtaszek was playing for gold, his wife, Alina Kashlinskaya, beat American Grandmaster Sevian Samuel to reach 6 points and 7.000 £ prize, reserved for the best Women [...]

Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz 2018

Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz 2018

The 12th Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz is taking place from 28th October to 4th November at the Casa do Paço in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. The 9-round Swiss tournament is organized by Assembleia Figueirense. Tournament director is António Mota Cardoso and Chief Arbiter is IA Carlos Oliveira Dias. Among 50 participants from 12 [...]

GM Idani Pouya wins 1st Goa Grandmaster Open

GM Idani Pouya wins 1st Goa Grandmaster Open

The 1st Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament was held from 13-20th October at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium Bambolim in Taleigao, Goa, India. The event was organized by the Goa Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation. The total prize fund was 52,300 USD. The event consisted of three sections: – Grandmaster [...]

Bavarian International Open Chess Championship

Bavarian International Open Chess Championship

The 22nd Bavarian International Open Chess Championship is taking place from 27th October to 4th November in “Gut Kaltenbrunn” in Gmund, Germany. The event is organized by Tegernseer Tal Tourismus GmbH and the total prize fund is 16,300 EUR. The champion will be awarded with 3000 EUR. A total of 510 players from 34 federations [...]

SPICE Cup Chess Open

SPICE Cup Chess Open

The ​2018 SPICE Cup Chess Open is taking place from 23-28th October at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The total prize fund is 16,550 USD and the event is sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss with the time control G/90 + 30 [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018

FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018

The FIDE Women’s World Championship will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk on November 2-23, 2018. 64 chess players from 28 countries will determine the new world champion according to the knock-out system. The top seed is the incumbent world champion Ju Wenjun (2561, China). Former world champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (2551, Russia), Mariya Muzychuk (2533, Ukraine), Tan [...]

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

The 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 21-27 October 2018 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The Open Tournament – Sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey A seven round, FIDE rated, Swiss competition open to all players Players with low ratings will be encouraged by the organisers to enter the Holiday tournament Time limit: 40 [...]

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