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Carlsen-Anand: Pre-Match Press Conference

Carlsen-Anand: Pre-Match Press Conference

The first press conference of the Carlsen-Anand FIDE World Championship Match was held last night at the Radisson Blu Resort in the presence of World Champion Magnus Carlsen, former Champion and Challenger Viswanathan Anand, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of Russian Chess Federation Andrey Filatov, former World Champion Anatoly Karpov and match organizer Ilya Merenzon. [...]

2014 World Chess Championship LIVE (the opening ceremony day)

2014 World Chess Championship LIVE (the opening ceremony day)

Live with detailed coverage from the opening day

Alexander Grischuk prolongs winning streak in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

Alexander Grischuk prolongs winning streak in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

On Thursday, November 6, the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan visited the International TASHIR Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian which is held at the Novotel Moscow City Hotel. He examined the photo exhibition dedicated to the 9th champion of the world with great interest, greeted the players and made a symbolic first move [...]

GMs Wei Yi and Zhao Jun qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015

GMs Wei Yi and Zhao Jun qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015

The 2014 Chess World Cup Zonal 3.5 took place from 26th October to 5th November 2014 in Zhongshan, China. The 11-round Swiss Open consisted of 54 players, including 6 GMs, 9 IMs, 4 FMs and 3 WGMs. GM Wei Yi topped the event with 8.5/11 and qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015. The second spot was taken [...]

TCEC Stage 2: Komodo and Stockfish lead with 2 more rounds to go

TCEC Stage 2: Komodo and Stockfish lead with 2 more rounds to go

Komodo and Stockfish lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2 with 8/10 points. Komodo defeated Houdini in the ninth round of the competition in a 110 move giant clash, while Stockfish outplayed Senpai to join the leader. Two more rounds to go and only eight engines will qualify for Stage 3 while the rest are out of TCEC for the [...]

WGM Rout Padmini convincing winner of 41st Indian Women Premier Championship 2014

WGM Rout Padmini convincing winner of 41st Indian Women Premier Championship 2014

The 41st Indian Individual Women Premier Chess Championship 2014 was held from 25th October to 5th November 2014 in Sangli, a city in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. The event was a round-robin tournament in eleven rounds. WGM Rout Padmini (2331) won convincingly with 9,5/11 points, leaving the nearest followers full two points behind. IM [...]

World Chess Championship 2014 (1 day left)

World Chess Championship 2014 (1 day left)

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GM Maxime Lagarde wins Sautron Open 2014

GM Maxime Lagarde wins Sautron Open 2014

The 14th Sautron Chess Open was held from 25th October to 1st November 2014 in Sautron, a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in western France. The event was a 9-round Swiss with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move [...]

FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015: Standings

FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015: Standings

The first two stages of the FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015 were held in Baku, Azerbaijan and Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Two more events will follow in Tbilisi, Georgia (February) and Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (May). Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand shared the first place in Baku Grand Prix. Russian Grandmaster Dmitry Andreikin was the sole winner of the [...]

World Chess Championship 2014 LIVE countdown (two days left)

World Chess Championship 2014 LIVE countdown (two days left)

Inspections day in Sochi

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