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Russian Superfinal started in Novosibirsk

Russian Superfinal started in Novosibirsk

The first round of the Russian Superfinals was played on October 16 in Novosibirsk. Sergey Akhapov, Head of the Physical Culture and Sports Department of Novosibirsk Region, Honored master of sports in underwater swimming, made a ceremonial first move in Svidler-Inarkiev. The 7-time Russian champion, playing White, scored a victory in a nice attacking style. [...]

European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2016

European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2016

The 2016 European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, from December 14-18, 2016. The competition venue will be Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel. The Championship, dedicated to Paul Keres 100 Memorial, is open to all players representing Chess Federations which are ECU members (FIDE zones 1.1. [...]

Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona 2016

Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona 2016

The 2016 Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona is organized by the Catalonia Chess Federation from 22-28th October in Barcelona, Spain. The 8-player round robin tournament of 14th category is sponsored by the Barcelona City Hall. Participants: GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2684) Azerbaijan GM Jan Krzysztof Duda (2678) Poland GM Vadim Zvjaginsev (2573) Russia GM David Antón [...]

Title norm tournament in Kragujevac, Serbia

Title norm tournament in Kragujevac, Serbia

For the third year in a row the Central Serbia Chess Federation organizes the round robin tournaments for title norms. The 10-player Grandmaster tournament will be held from 17-23rd November, 2016, in hotel “Sumarice” in Kragujevac. The rate of play is 90 minutes per player for 40 moves + 30 minutes to finish the game [...]

World Youth Championships concluded in Khanty-Mansiysk

World Youth Championships concluded in Khanty-Mansiysk

Chess battles of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships are now over, it’s time to celebrate the victories! Traditionally, the closing ceremony of the event was held in the concert and theater center “Ugra-Classic”. The Chief Arbiter of the championships Carlos Oliveira Dias was the first to address the participants of the tournament [...]

Yerevan Open 2016

Yerevan Open 2016

The 1st Yerevan International Open Tournament is taking place from 2-10th October, 2016, at the Chess Academy of Armenia in Yerevan. The tournament is open to all Fide rated players and the playing format is 9-round Swiss system. 137 players from ten countries, including 21 Grandmasters and 10 International Masters, are competing. Of the surprising [...]

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships – Round 10

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships – Round 10

With one round to go, only one player, Semen Lomasov from Russia, is guaranteed the first place – he cannot be surpassed in the Open 14 category. A draw tomorrow would make Haik Martirosyan the Open 16 champion. The champions of other categories will be determined tomorrow. The struggle in the Girls championships will be [...]

Tournaments in Ireland

Tournaments in Ireland

The Limerick Open takes place from the 29-31 October, 2016 in the luxurious Savoy Hotel, Limerick, Ireland. Past winners include GM Nick Pert, GM Petr Neumann, GM Alex Baburin, and GM Gergely Szabo. In its 11th year, the Limerick Open organisers will look to add to that impressive list of winners next month. The 40th [...]

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships – Round 6

FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships – Round 6

Six championships bring six different and thrilling plots. There are no primary and secondary events in Khanty-Mansiysk, however the most attention is naturally paid to the elder categories. A match between the main favorites of the Open 18 championship was scheduled for today – the moment of truth, I would say. In the Girls 18 [...]

Free day at FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016

Free day at FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016

The first five rounds of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016 are now history, it means that there’s time to take a break and have some rest. Whereas grown-up chess players prefer to stand in their hotel rooms and get ready for their future rounds, children are not easy to be hold [...]

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