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Sergey Karjakin awarded the winners of the RSSU Cups

Sergey Karjakin awarded the winners of the RSSU Cups

World Vice-Champion, RSSU graduator Sergey Karjakin took part in the Award Ceremony of the winners and medalists of the Scool Champions’ and Student tournaments, held within the frames of the XIII International RSSU Chess Cup, 2017 Moscow Open. The Moscow Chess Federation first Vice-President Nikita Kim and the RSSU Rector Natalya Pochinok took part in [...]

European Individual Chess Championship 2017

European Individual Chess Championship 2017

The European Individual Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Minsk, Belarus, from 29th May to 11th June 2017, in the Sports Palace, which will be the official venue of the Championship. The event is organized by the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic [...]

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2017″

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2017″

Lviv will host round robin title tournaments for GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms from 21-26th March at the NTON Hotel in Lviv, Ukraine. Grandmaster Tournament (GM-group), average rating 2401-2475 (former category 7-9 FIDE) GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms possible 10-12 players – round robin 9-11 rounds, or 6-7 players – double robin 10-12 rounds International [...]

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura won the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters for a third consecutive year after defeating David Antón Guijarro (Spain) in a tense two-game speed playoff. In the regular part of the tournament Antón Guijarro, Nakamura and Yu Yangyi shared the first place with 8,0/10 points each in the field of 255 players. Ju Wenjun from China [...]

Moscow Open – Round 4

Moscow Open – Round 4

Dmitry Gordievsky, Semen Lomasov, Boris Grachev (all from Moscow) and Ramil Faizrakhmanov (Kazan) top the table in the men’s competitions. Ramil managed to win over the ranking favorite Sanan Sjugirov (Kazan) in the fourth round. Nine chess players scored 3,5 points.

Young players set the fashion in Moscow Open

Young players set the fashion in Moscow Open

Three rounds have been played in the main tournament of the RSSU Cup, 2017 Moscow Open. The sole leaders will appear not so soon, and participants are trying to score the maximum number of points in the starting games. It’s worth saying, there are many very young chess players among the leaders. Seven players keep [...]

2017 Grand Chess Tour – Participants and Event Allocations

2017 Grand Chess Tour – Participants and Event Allocations

The Grand Chess Tour is pleased to announce the event allocations for the nine tour participants of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. All invited players accepted their invitations except for GM Vladimir Kramnik, who has been replaced by GM Levon Aronian. The 9 tour participants will all compete in the 2017 Sinquefield Cup and the [...]

Ballarat Begonia Festival 2017

Ballarat Begonia Festival 2017

The traditional Ballarat Begonia Chess Tournament will once again – for the 51st time – take place over the Victoria Labour Day weekend from 11-13 March 2017. The playing venue will be the modern facilities at Ballarat Clarendon College in Ballarat, 120 km from Melbourne. The 7-round Swiss event will offer a minimum prize fund [...]

RSSU Cup 2017 – Opening Ceremony

RSSU Cup 2017 – Opening Ceremony

The grand Ceremony Opening of the XIII International RSSU Cup, 2017 Moscow Open traditionally was held in the assembly hall of the Russian State Social University main building. The program started with the Russia dance performance by show-ballet of Irina Knyazeva. Head of the sport and tourism department of Moscow Nikolay Gulyaev, the RSSU Rector, [...]

SPICE Cup 2017

SPICE Cup 2017

The 2017 SPICE Cup Open, sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, is scheduled to take place on 21-26th October at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss tournament is open to the players rated over 2100 FIDE and will provide opportunity for GM/IM norms. Time Control: G/90 [...]

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