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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 [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 3

London Chess Classic – Round 3

Round 3 of the London Chess Classic was relatively peaceful, as there was only one decisive result. After losing on his birthday in round 1, Hikaru Nakamura decided to return the favor by defeating Vishy Anand on his special day. After several bizarre decisions, the former world champion found himself in a lost position. The [...]

Grand Chess Tour adds fifth event

Grand Chess Tour adds fifth event

Continuing the growth shown over the last two years, the GCT now adds a fifth event to the Tour. This new tournament, sponsored by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, will be held in Saint Louis, MO from August 13 to 20, 2017. It will follow the Sinquefield Cup, which will be [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 2

London Chess Classic – Round 2

Not only did the second round of the London Chess Classic deliver exciting chess, but also a change in the world rankings. After his second win in a row, American Wesley So reached a milestone by crossing the highly coveted 2800 rating in the live rating list! He is the 12th player in history of [...]

London Chess Classic – Round 1

London Chess Classic – Round 1

The last leg of the Grand Chess Tour, the London Chess Classic, started with fireworks as the key rivals, Wesley So, in first place and Hikaru Nakamura, the closest behind him, were scheduled to face off in round 1. In a shocking turn of events, Nakamura blundered right out of the opening, gifting his opponent [...]

FIDE Grand Prix 2017 – Venues and Dates

FIDE Grand Prix 2017 – Venues and Dates

Sharjah, Moscow, Geneva and Palma De Mallorca in Spain will host the four revamped World Chess Grand Prix events in 2017. The new-look Grand Prix series will be contested by 24 players, rather than 12 as had previously been the case, with 18 players in each tournament. The dates are as follows: Sharjah, UAE: February [...]

8th London Chess Classic starting

8th London Chess Classic starting

The 2016 London Chess Classic starts on Friday, 9th December at Olympia Conference Centre in London, England. The event features all the world’s Top 10 players, except the World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. London Chess Classic is one of the four events in Grand Chess Tour series, played in 9 rounds with the [...]

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