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Reykjavík Open 2018

Reykjavík Open 2018

The GAMMA Reykjavík Open 2018, set for 6-14th March, will be a very special event as this edition will be dedicated to the chess king Bobby Fischer. An Icelandic citizen in his last years, Robert James Fischer was born on March 9th 1943. That means he would have turned 75 years old during GAMMA Reykjavik [...]

ETCC R8: Russia secures gold in Women’s section, Azerbaijan leading Open

ETCC R8: Russia secures gold in Women’s section, Azerbaijan leading Open

Russia crushed Turkey to claim another team gold medal in the Women’s section of the European Team Chess Championship, and all this with a round to spare. At the same time the nearest follower Georgia stumbled in the match against Poland. Wins by Jolanta Zawadzka and Karina Szczepkowska secured overall 3-1 for Polish ladies. Italy [...]

ETCC R7: Russia leading in both sections

ETCC R7: Russia leading in both sections

Russia restored the top position in the Open section of the European Team Chess Championship after defeating the earlier leader Croatia. Nikita Vitiugov and Daniil Dubov were successful with white pieces. Azerbaijan helped the Russia’s cause by beating Hungary 3-1, with full points from Arkadij Naiditsch and Rauf Mamedov. After the shaky start Azerbaijan surged [...]

ETCC R6: Hungary and Russia surge ahead in Open section

ETCC R6: Hungary and Russia surge ahead in Open section

After the short leisure time, teams continued the struggles for the title of European Team Chess Champion. Hungary excelled in 6th round and by defeating Croatia, with a result 3.5-0.5, overtook the leadership. Defending Champion and top seeded Russia came back to the top of the list with same match points but lower tie-breaks than [...]

London Chess Classic 2017 – The Players

London Chess Classic 2017 – The Players

The ninth London Chess Classic kicks off at the DeepMind Google HQ on 1 December 2017 and will continue at the Olympia Conference Centre from 3 to 11 December 2017. It is the concluding leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour and features a prize fund of $300,000. Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2826 Levon Aronian (Armenia) [...]

FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships – Winners

FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships – Winners

The 1st FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships for Boys and Girls U14, U16, U18 concluded in Creta Maris, Hersonissos, Greece. The short but action-packed event saw tough battles across all age categories and many medals were decided by a tiebreak “photo finish”. The closing ceremony was held on Monday at the Creta [...]

ETCC R5: Russian women perfect, Croatia leading in Open

ETCC R5: Russian women perfect, Croatia leading in Open

Croatia excelled once again, defeating Germany 2,5-1,5 to move into the sole lead in the Open section. The hero, for the second day in a row, was Marin Bosiocic winning against Matthias Bluebaum. On the top board Hungary and Armenia played a peaceful tie 2-2 with four draws, thus falling one point behind the leader. [...]

State Museum of Political History of Russia to host Russian Superfinals

State Museum of Political History of Russia to host Russian Superfinals

The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship will take 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 [...]

Russia emerged leader in European Team Championship

Russia emerged leader in European Team Championship

A swift victory by Ian Nepomniachtchi was sufficient for Russia to defeat Czech Republic and assume the leading position in the Open section of the European Team Chess Championship. The other top matches, Hungary-Netherlands and Croatia-Armenia, were tied without a single decisive game. Germany ended Italy’s run by beating them 3,5-0,5 and Israel cruised past [...]

European Team Chess Championship – Round 2

European Team Chess Championship – Round 2

The second round of the European Team Chess Championship was played today in Creta Maris resort in Greece. All the top players who sat out from the opening round have entered the arena. Among the top tables in the Open section the most effective was Hungary defeating the neighboring Romania by 3,5-0,5. Other decisive matches [...]

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