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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 [...]

Tata Steel Chess India in Kolkata

Tata Steel Chess India in Kolkata

Tata Steel Chess India, which will be hosted in Kolkata from November 9-14, 2018, will witness the participation of the world’s current top Grandmasters, including Vishwanathan Anand, who has not played in a tournament of this scale in India for over two decades. A total of 11 top-ranked players will take part in the tournament, [...]

Aleksey Dreev convincing in Saint Louis

Aleksey Dreev convincing in Saint Louis

The 2018 Fall Chess Classic was held from 10-18th October at the Saint Louis Chess Club. There were two 10-player round robins for the total prize fund of $36,000. The 49-years old Russian GM Aleksey Dreev dominated the Fall Chess Classic A, finishing the event with 6,5/9 points, a full point ahead of the nearest [...]

Norway Chess eliminates clock increment for 2019 edition

Norway Chess eliminates clock increment for 2019 edition

The Altibox Norway Chess Tournament has introduced some major changes in its competition system for the 2019 edition. Most notably, the drawn games will continue with the Armageddon to determine the winner, while the time control will be G120 without increments. The organizers are excited about the new format, while the fans’ reaction is mixed. [...]

European Chess Club Cup 2018

European Chess Club Cup 2018

Everything is ready for the 34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup which will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece. The playing venue of the Championships will be the Congress Center of the Porto Carras Grand Resort and the official hotel of the event will [...]

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