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Sinquefield Cup Round 3 Report

Sinquefield Cup Round 3 Report

Day three of the 2016 Sinquefield Cup was very peaceful, but not without some fireworks. Much to everyone’s surprise, Topalov blundered a simple tactic right out of the opening, but his opponent, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, did not find the most precise continuation and only drew the game.Anish Giri got extremely adventurous against Ding Liren, but the [...]

Daniil Lintchevski winner of Liepajas Rokade Super Rapid

Daniil Lintchevski winner of Liepajas Rokade Super Rapid

The 23rd International Chess Festival “Liepajas Rokade 2016″ was held from 4-7th August at the Hotel Fontaine Royal in Liepaja, Latvia. The Festival consisted of Open Rapid, Blitz, Team and Super Rapid tournaments. Eight players with the average elo 2633 competed in the round-robin Super Rapid tournament. Grandmasters Daniil Lintchevski and Arturs Neiksans shared the [...]

Arad International Chess Festival

Arad International Chess Festival

The 9th Arad International Chess Festival is taking place from 6-12th August in Continental Hotel in Arad, Romania. The Festival consists of Railway Bank – Astra Open with 247 participants, U10 Open, U8 Open and a number of side events: FIDE rated Blitz tournament, Fischer Random tournament, bughouse and blitz pairs tournaments, tennis-table tournament. The [...]

Vladimir Fedoseev stormed through Liepajas Rokade Open

Vladimir Fedoseev stormed through Liepajas Rokade Open

The 23rd International Chess Festival “Liepajas Rokade 2016″ is taking place from 4-7th August at the Hotel Fontaine Royal in Liepaja, Latvia. The Festival consists of Open Rapid, Blitz, Team and Super Rapid tournaments. The first event was Open Rapid which run on 4-5th August through 13 rounds with the time control 15 min + [...]

Michael Adams and Jovanka Houska are 2016 British Champions

Michael Adams and Jovanka Houska are 2016 British Champions

Michael Adams, the long-time highest rated English player on the FIDE rating list, has won the British Chess Championships 2016 in Bournemouth to add to his 4 previous British titles. His score of 10/11 equalled the record set by Julian Hodgson in 1992 and, given that future championships are planned to be run over 9 [...]

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow enters European Club Cup 2016

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow enters European Club Cup 2016

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow from Russia completed the registration of two teams (Open and Women) for the 2016 European Chess Club Cup. The delegation features a number of world’s top Grandmasters. SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow lineup (Women’s section): GM Kosteniuk Alexandra GM Gunina Valentina IM/WGM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina IM/WGM Kashlinskaya Alina IM/WGM Savina Anastasia IA Eletsky [...]

Italian National Youth Championship 2016

Italian National Youth Championship 2016

The Italian National U16 Youth Championship was held in Olbia from June 25th to July 2nd. The Championship was organized by Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi. 697 young players from all over Italy came to the Geovillage Sport and Resort in Sardinia to participate to one of the biggest editions ever. Along with the regular competitons, [...]

LSG IntelliMagic enters European Club Cup 2016

LSG IntelliMagic enters European Club Cup 2016

LSG IntelliMagic from the Netherlands completed the registration for the 2016 European Chess Club Cup. In their own words: “LSG (Leidsch Schaakgenootschap) was founded in 1895. We participated in the European Club Cup in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Our best performance was last year with a 9th place. We are [...]

Samuel Shankland wins Biel Master Tournament

Samuel Shankland wins Biel Master Tournament

The 2016 Biel Master Tournament took place from 25th July to 3rd August, as part of the 49th Biel International Chess Festival. The 9-round Swiss open gathered 112 participants rated above 2000 elo. American Grandmaster Samuel Shankland took a clear first place with 7,5/9 points, leaving the second placed GM Eltaj Safarli half a point [...]

WFCC: Match Serbia – World

WFCC: Match Serbia – World

The 59th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 40th World Chess Solving Championship are taking place from 30th July to 6th August at Hotel Metropol in Belgrade, Serbia. The Congress and Championship are organized by the World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC) and Serbian Chess Problem Society. As one of the promotional events, the [...]

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