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Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament 2017

Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament 2017

The Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament 2017 was held from 28th May to 1st June at the Dubai Chess & Culture Club, UAE. The 9-round Swiss event with the rapid time control 15 min + 5 sec attracted 128 participants from 25 federations. Grandmasters Bassem Amin from Egypt and Viorel Iordachescu from Moldova shared the [...]

Samuel Sevian winner of Chicago Chess Open 2017

Samuel Sevian winner of Chicago Chess Open 2017

The 26th Annual Chicago Open was held on May 25-29, 2017, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois. The event had 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The strongest Open section with 119 participants was completed over [...]

Belaya Ladya 2017 starts in Dagomys

Belaya Ladya 2017 starts in Dagomys

More than 8000 schoolchildren under 14 years of age participated in qualification tournaments in all regions of Russia during 2016/2017 academic year.

Alexander Morozevich wins Rashid Nezhmetdinov Rapid Cup

Alexander Morozevich wins Rashid Nezhmetdinov Rapid Cup

The International chess festival “Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup” started with a rapid tournament that was held from 29-30th May at the Central Chess School in Kazan. GM Alexander Morozevich and IM Zhamsaran Tsydypov shared the first place with 8,5/11 points each. Morozevich claimed the winner’s trophy on better tie-break. The tournament format was 11-round FIDE rated [...]

European Individual Chess Championship 2017 LIVE!

European Individual Chess Championship 2017 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Saint Petersburg to Host Russian Championship Superfinals-2017

Saint Petersburg to Host Russian Championship Superfinals-2017

The Russian Chess Federation together with Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation announced the results of the bidding for the Russian Championship Superfinals 2017 as part of the Chess in Museums programme. The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship will take place in December 2017. The tournament is a part [...]

European Individual Championship 2017

European Individual Championship 2017

European Individual Chess Championship 2017 was opened today in Minsk, Belarus with participation of 400 players! The battlefield is led by Russian GM Dmitry Andreikin, followed by GM David Navara (CZE), GM Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS), GM Baadur Jobava (GEO), Yuriy Kryvoruchko (UKR), GM Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR), GM Maxim Matlakov (RUS), GM Arkadij Naiditsch (AZE), GM [...]

Capablanca Memorial 2017

Capablanca Memorial 2017

The winner of the first tournament in 1962 was Miguel Najdorf. The record with most tournament wins is held by Vassily Ivanchuk with 6 titles.

Huge turnout for Silver Lake Chess Festival 2017

Huge turnout for Silver Lake Chess Festival 2017

One month before the Silver Lake Chess Festival 2017 there are already 150 registered participants from 14 countries. Among them are 44 titled players, including 16 Grandmasters. The Organizing Committee is preparing a rich programme for all ages and playing levels: – Open “A”, tournament for players rated over 2000 FIDE – Open “B”, tournament [...]

Ding Liren wins FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow

Ding Liren wins FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow

With a win in the final round on Sunday, Ding Liren of China clinched the Moscow Grand Prix. Ding finished with 6 points, half point ahead of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan. Ding and Mamedyarov had led the tournament since Round 4. Ding beat Boris Gelfand of Israel and he did it with the Black pieces. [...]

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