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Portugal Open 2018

Portugal Open 2018

The Portuguese Chess Federation will hold the Portugal Open from 3-9th February 2018 at the Gym of Sports Complex of Casal Vistoso in Lisbon. The tournament will be a 9-round Swiss system, rated for FIDE, and valid for title norms. The tournament is included in the national Classical Chess Circuit. On 10 February, there will [...]

Pavlodar Open 2017

Pavlodar Open 2017

The 12th Pavlodar Open is taking place from 21-29th November at the Estaya St. 83 in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. The event is the 3rd stage of the Kazakhstan Cup and is organized by the Pavlodar Chess Federation and Kazakhstan Chess Federation. The playing format is 10-round Swiss and the tournament will be valid for FIDE rating [...]

GM Neuris Delgado winner of Duchamp International Open in Rio de Janeiro

GM Neuris Delgado winner of Duchamp International Open in Rio de Janeiro

The 1st Duchamp Open was organized by the Duchamp Internacional, FIDE Americas, Brazil Chess Confederation, FEXERJ and Clube de Xadrez Guanabara from 11-18th November at the South American Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Festival consisted of the Master Group, U2200 Group A, U1800 Group B, IM, Blitz and Rapid tournaments. The main [...]

Kings Island Open 2017

Kings Island Open 2017

The 26th annual Kings Island Open was held from 10-12th November at the Embassy Suites Cincinnati Northeast in Blue Ash, Ohio, USA. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1250 and Under 1000. All sections were played over five rounds of Swiss system, with the time control [...]

16th Annual Turkey Bowl

16th Annual Turkey Bowl

The 16th Annual Turkey Bowl was organized by Boca Chess from 10-12th November at the Sawgrass Grand Hotel in Sunrise, Ft.Lauderdale, USA. The tournament format was 5-round Swiss in five sections: Open, U2100, U1700, U1450 and U1100. 203 players participated in all sections and the total prize fund was 9000 USD. GMs Yuniesky Quesada Perez [...]

FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca

FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca

The fourth and final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix series will take place from 15-26th November at the Iberostar Bahía de Palma in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The tournament format is 18-player 9-round Swiss system. The event will determine the last two qualifiers for the 2018 FIDE Candidates Tournament in Berlin. The leader of [...]

No hijab or abaya – Historical agreement for King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

No hijab or abaya – Historical agreement for King Salman World Rapid & Blitz ch

There will be no need to wear a hijab or abaya during the games, this will be a first for any sporting event in Saudi Arabia.

European Individual Chess Championship 2018

European Individual Chess Championship 2018

The European Individual Chess Championship for 2018 will take place in Batumi, Georgia, from 16th-29th March, in the 5 stars Hotel “Sheraton Batumi”, which will be the official venue of the Championship. The event is organized by government of Georgia, the government of Adjara Autonomous Republic, Tbilisi City Hall and Georgian Chess Federation, under the auspices [...]

12th SPF World Open for Boys and Girls

12th SPF World Open for Boys and Girls

The 12th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation World Open for Boys and Girls is taking place on November 10-12th, 2017, at the Robert F Wagner Middle School in New York, USA. The prestigious annual event (SPFWO) was created in 2006 and is sponsored by the Susan Polgar Foundation (SPF), Chess NYC and Webster University affording young [...]

5th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship

5th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship

The 5th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship starts today in Holiday Inn Hotel, in Andorra la Vella, and will be held until 19th November. Federations participating in the event are as follows: ANDORRA CYPRUS FAROE ISLANDS GUERNSEY JERSEY LIECHTENSTEIN LUXEMBOURG MALTA MONACO SAN MARINO The Championship will be played as a 9-round robin tournament. [...]

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