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Wesley So wins London Classic & Grand Chess Tour

Wesley So wins London Classic & Grand Chess Tour

The tournament leader utilized the same strategy he employed during the Sinquefield Cup by drawing his last three games and putting the pressure on the competition to win and catch him. Once again, this strategy worked,  as Caruana failed to win against Giri with the black pieces. Wesley So went on to convincingly and deservingly [...]

7th HDBank Cup International Chess Open

7th HDBank Cup International Chess Open

The 7th HDBank Cup International Chess Open 2017 is set to take place from 11-18th March at the First Hotel, 18 Hoang Viet Str, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. The 9-round Swiss event organized by the Vietnam Chess Federation will have two sections: – Masters Category for players rated above 2100 and women rated above [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 8

London Chess Classic – Round 8

In a fascinating turn of events, the winner of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour has been crowned, while it is still unclear who will win the London Chess Classic! Going into the last leg of the tour, Nakamura needed to win clear first in London in order to catch Wesley So. After both players drew [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 7

London Chess Classic – Round 7

After a day full of fireworks, the players were quite conservative in their opening choices. Nakamura utilized Caruana’s preparation that Caruana used against him yesterday to deliver the only decisive result of the round, beating Vachier-Lagrave. The rest of the games were quite uneventful and did not affect the standings much. Wesley So decided to [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 6

London Chess Classic – Round 6

The players came back in a combative mood after the rest day as we saw the most explosive round of the 2016 London Chess Classic.Not only did this round bring the most decisive games in a single round, but the round also had the most exciting and brilliant games. The U.S. Champion startled everyone by [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 5

London Chess Classic – Round 5

The fifth round of the London Chess Classic was an important day for chess theory, as several of the players showcased their world class preparation.Caruana, Anand, and Giri surprised their opponents in the opening, with the last two playing important novelties and opening ideas that caught their opponents off guard and allowed them to draw [...]

World Schools Chess Championship 2016 – Medal Winners

World Schools Chess Championship 2016 – Medal Winners

The World Schools Individual Championship was held from December 2 till December 12 in Sochi. More than 400 young chess players from 30 countries took part in the event, for the first time ever hosted in Russia. In the spring of 2016, the Presidential Board of FIDE unanimously supported the bid made by Russian Chess [...]

Nutcracker Generation Tournament

Nutcracker Generation Tournament

A traditional Christmas event – Nutcracker Generation Tournament – will be held on December 16-23 in the Central Chess Club in Moscow. There will be two Scheveningen matches: Kings vs. Princes and Queens vs. Princesses. The lineup of the Kings: Boris Gelfand (Israel), Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Alexei Shirov (Latvia), Alexey Dreev (Russia); Princes: Vladimir Fedoseev, [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 4

London Chess Classic – Round 4

Just like in round 3 of London Chess Classic, Hikaru Nakamura was the only player to deliver a decisive result. After playing a novelty in the opening, Nakamura went on to win a very topsy turvy game. He has now recovered from his tough round 1 loss to Wesley So and still maintains chances to [...]

European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2017

European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2017

Latvian Chess Federation, under the auspices of European Chess Union organizes the 18th European Women’s Individual Chess Championship, which will be held in Riga, Latvia, from 10th to 23rd April, 2017. Riga is a city with long lasting chess tradition, great respect for culture, sports and art and the hosts are delighted to welcome the best [...]

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