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Russia dismantles India in World Youth Chess Olympiad

Russia dismantles India in World Youth Chess Olympiad

Nihal and Praggnanandhaa walked into the tournament hall together. The young duo of India Greens is clearly the talk of the tournament hall. A young boy and his mother, playing for one of the South-East Asian teams walked up to them and requested for a photo with her son. That was the beginning. Players young [...]

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 starts

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 starts

Everything is set for the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship for 2017 which starts tomorrow in “Spodek” Sport and Entertainment Centre, in city of Katowice, Poland. The first on the schedule is European Blitz Chess Championship which will be played on 15th of December. 1138 players coming from 37 European federations registered for the [...]

Russia and India Green leading World Youth Chess Olympiad

Russia and India Green leading World Youth Chess Olympiad

Two rounds were played on the second day of the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 being held at the Karnavati Club in Ahmedabad. After a comfortable first day for all the top seeds, the second day already witnessed some surprising turnarounds. In the second round, the top seeds India Green successfully fended off the Turkish [...]

Fabiano Caruana wins London Chess Classic

Fabiano Caruana wins London Chess Classic

The overall winner of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour was none other than World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who won a clutch game with black pieces against Levon Aronian. This is his second Grand Chess Tour win.

WYOC 2017: A minor upset amidst clean sweeps in round 1

WYOC 2017: A minor upset amidst clean sweeps in round 1

The World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 was off to a clean start for all the top seeds. With an average rating of 2509, India Green is clearly the strongest on paper but there was a minor flutter on the first board when the only Grandmaster of the tournament was held to a draw by a [...]

European Women Individual Chess Championship 2018

European Women Individual Chess Championship 2018

European Women Individual Chess Championship 2018 will take place in Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia, from 7th to 20th April. The event will be held in a 4* Hotel Bellevue, located in the national park of Vysoke Tatry, as the official hotel and the playing venue of the Championship. The 19th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship is [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 8

London Chess Classic – Round 8

Round eight of the London Chess Classic started slowly with three early draws but then took a dramatic turn of events that changed the nature of the tournament. Tournament co-leader Fabiano Caruana felt comfortable with his draw believing that a plus two score is needed to at least tie for first. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who needs [...]

London Chess Classic to host 2018 Grand Chess Tour Finals

London Chess Classic to host 2018 Grand Chess Tour Finals

The 2018 Grand Chess Tour will conclude with an exciting new format at the London Chess Classic. The four top‑scoring players will contest a semi-final and final that will determine the overall winner and top 4 places in the 2018 GCT. The format change has been determined by the GCT Advisory Board and was announced [...]

Interview with Robert Houdart, author of the champion engine Houdini

Interview with Robert Houdart, author of the champion engine Houdini

Robert Houdart speaks about a possible match with AlphaZero

London Chess Classic – Round 5

London Chess Classic – Round 5

The day before the rest day saw a lot of action in London Chess Classic. Once again, only Fabiano Caruana emerged victorious and extended his lead to a full point. Magnus Carlsen’s five-and-a-half-hour struggle against Wesley So did not yield the result he was looking for, giving Caruana a full point lead over the rest [...]

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