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London Chess Classic – Round 4

London Chess Classic – Round 4

After four rounds, there is finally a clear leader! Fabiano Caruana spilled first blood by defeating Sergey Karjakin in a complicated Sicilian. At the beginning of London Chess Classic, Caruana said he would be happy to come out unscathed after four games as he had three games with the black pieces. He now stands in [...]

World School Chess Championships 2018

World School Chess Championships 2018

The World Schools Individual Championships 2018 will be held from 20th to 29th April 2018 in Durres, on the Adriatic coast of Albania, under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Albanian Chess Federation. All member national federations of FIDE and eligible players are invited to participate in the World School Chess [...]

Italian Chess Championship 2017

Italian Chess Championship 2017

The 77th edition of the Italian Chess Championship takes place in Cosenza, Italy, from 28th November to 11th December and consist of three simultaneously played events: – Italian Chess Championship – Italian Chess Championship for Women – Italian Junior Chess Championship All events are played in Presso Italiana Hotels, as the playing venue of the [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 3

London Chess Classic – Round 3

Round three of the London Chess Classic did not bring any decisive results, but it was not for the lack of effort. Levon Aronian gave everyone hope by predicting that in an effort to win, at one point, someone will play something complicated, blunder and lose their game. It could have very well been him [...]

Field for Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018 complete

Field for Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018 complete

Reigning European champion Maxim Matlakov (Russia) and his countryman Dmitry Gordievsky will participate in the 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in January. Matlakov will participate in the Tata Steel Masters and Gordievsky in the Tata Steel Challengers. They have earned their invitations because of their ranking in the ACP competition. The field [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 2

London Chess Classic – Round 2

No blood was spilled during round two of the London Chess Classic, however, many of the games were combative. Early in the round there were several enterprising middlegame positions which looked promising; yet, bringing the full point home is an extremely daunting task as all the players are extremely good defenders. The fighting spirit the [...]

Russian Championship Superfinals Start in Saint Petersburg

Russian Championship Superfinals Start in Saint Petersburg

The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship are taking place on December 2-15 at the State Museum of Political History of Russia (2-4, Kuybysheva St., Saint Petersburg). The organizers are the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, the State Museum of Political History of Russia, Chess Federation [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 1

London Chess Classic – Round 1

It was a peaceful day at the Google Headquarters in London, which hosted round one of the London Chess Classic. The day started slowly with three symmetrical positions out of the opening. It seemed that the only game that had any promise of producing a decisive result was the battle between Carlsen and Caruana until [...]

European Fischer Random Cup 2018

European Fischer Random Cup 2018

The Icelandic Chess Federation and the European Chess Union are organizing the European Fischer Random Cup 2018 during the Reykjavik Chess Open. The event will take place on Bobby Fischer’s birthday 9th March at Harpa in Reykjavik. The tournament is open for everyone, but the highest ranked European player will be European Champion in Fischer [...]

FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2018 in London

FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2018 in London

FIDE and World Chess announced today that the 2018 World Chess Championship Match will take place in London in November 2018. The world’s most prestigious chess tournament is to be the climax of a season of high-profile activity to extend the sport’s appeal among global audiences – and make 2018 the Year of Chess in [...]

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