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FIDE Zonal Championships in Africa

FIDE Zonal Championships in Africa

FIDE Zone 4.2 had their championships at the same time as Zone 4.3 and this event was held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Match Poland-Hungary

Match Poland-Hungary

The match Poland-Hungary will be one of the many accompanying events of this year’s festival in Katowice. This is the second leg encounter after the meeting held in Budapest in 2014. Top Polish and Hungarian players will participate in the match in Katowice on 3-6 May. A day later everyone will enter the 4th Polish-Hungarian [...]

International Open Tournament Cetinje 2016 – Participants

International Open Tournament Cetinje 2016 – Participants

Montenegro Chess Federation organizes the International Chess Open Tournament Cetinje 2016, from 4 to 10 May 2016, on the occasion of 10 years of renewal of the independence of Montenegro. Cetinje, the old capital of Montenegro – the city museum, is only 30 km from Budva, the center of Montenegro’s tourism, and 30 km from [...]

Valentina Gunina convincing in Batumi Women’s Grand Prix

Valentina Gunina convincing in Batumi Women’s Grand Prix

After claiming the winner’s trophy with one round to spare, Valentina Gunina had a pressure-free game against Nino Batsiashvili. It was still an interesting encounter as black sacrificed two pawns for active play. The battle settled in a draw before the time control. In the only decided game of the day Alexandra Kosteniuk defeated Zhao Xue [...]

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016

The FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016 (open and girls) will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, from the 20th of September (arrival) till the 4th of October (departure) 2016. The Championships will be organized and held by AI “UgraMegaSport” with the assistance of the Ugra Chess Federation and under the auspices of Russian [...]

Ljilja Drljevic is new Serbian Women’s Champion

Ljilja Drljevic is new Serbian Women’s Champion

The Serbian Women’s Chess Championship took place from 20-28th April at Hotel Šumarice in Kragujevac. Ten players with the average elo 2160 competed in the round robin tournament. WIM Ljilja Drljevic, member of chess club Radnički-Bone Ćuprija, cruised to the victory and her first national title despite the loss in the first round. Final standings: [...]

Norway Chess 2016 LIVE!

Norway Chess 2016 LIVE!

Live games with computer analysis

World Amateur Chess Championships 2016 – Winners

World Amateur Chess Championships 2016 – Winners

The World Amateur Chess Championships 2016 took place from 19-27th April, 2016, in Halkidiki, Greece on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea. For the first time the Championships were held in three sections: Under-2300, Under-2000 and Under-1700. The total prize fund was 9000 EUR. The U2300 section had 43 participants. Zhuban Bigabylov (Kazakhstan) and [...]

Farrukh Amonatov winner of Agzamov Memorial

Farrukh Amonatov winner of Agzamov Memorial

Grandmaster Farrukh Amonatov from Tajikistan took the winner’s trophy in the 10th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov after edging the European Blitz Champion Rauf Mamedov on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,5/9 points each. The 10th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov was held on 18-26th April at the Shodlik Palace [...]

Changes in FIDE Grand Prix

Changes in FIDE Grand Prix

FIDE has announced on Twitter the changes in the format for the upcoming 2016-2017 Grand Prix. The series will consist of four tournaments as before, but the field will be expanded to 24 participants. Another novelty is that the each stage will be played as 9-round Swiss event. The series will be organized by AGON. [...]

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