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FIDE World Chess Grand Prix in Geneva

FIDE World Chess Grand Prix in Geneva

The gala opening of the third stage of the FIDE World Chess Grand Prix was held tonight at the Four Seasons Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland. On behalf of FIDE the tournament was officially opened by prof. dr. Adrian Siegel, FIDE Treasurer and member of the Presidential Board. President of World Chess, Mr Ilya Merenzon, and [...]

Sinquefield Cup 2017

Sinquefield Cup 2017

The world’s most elite chess players of both past and present will be facing off in the U.S. Chess Capital during the Sinquefield Cup, the most prestigious chess tournament hosted on U.S. soil. Following the Sinquefield Cup, legendary World Champion Garry Kasparov will be coming out of retirement to compete against world’s top chess talent [...]

Russian Higher League 2017

Russian Higher League 2017

Russian Higher League, the final qualifying stage for the Russian Superfinal Championship, is taking place from 1-12th July in the Olympic resort Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi. 100 players compete in two sections, men’s and women’s, through 9 rounds of Swiss system. The total prize fund is 75.000 EUR. Top five finishers from each section will [...]

Magnus Carlsen dominated Your Next Move in Leuven

Magnus Carlsen dominated Your Next Move in Leuven

The second leg of the Grand Chess Tour, Your Next Move, wrapped up today in Leuven with a complete domination by Magnus Carlsen. The World Champion earned thirteen tour points (one bonus point for winning clear first) and $37,500 for his efforts. He is now leading the tour with twenty-five points. The next stop will [...]

Stukopin and Burke tied first in Philadelphia International 2017

Stukopin and Burke tied first in Philadelphia International 2017

The 11th Philadelphia International was held from June 24-29, 2017, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. GM Andrey Stukopin from Russia and local IM John Burke shared the first place with 7,0/9 points to earn $2250 each. Burke also earned a GM norm, as well as IM Nicolas Checa (6,5 points). [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Blitz Day 4

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Blitz Day 4

Today was all about Magnus Carlsen who completely annihilated the field scoring 7.5/9 in blitz play, half a point more than his impressive score in the rapid in Paris. He is now tied for first place with Wesley So who had a very shaky day. Their last round meeting tomorrow will most likely decide the [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 3

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 3

Wesley So emerged as the winner of the rapid portion of Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour. He is now headed to the blitz portion with a two point lead over the rest of the field. In the blitz, each win is worth one point, so his competitors are two wins away from catching him. [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 2

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 2

After day two of the rapid, Wesley So increased his lead by a point. He is being closely chased by Magnus Carlsen and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave who are one move away from catching the leader. It is interesting to note that all three players recently completed the Paris leg of the Grand Chess Tour so it [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 1

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 1

After the grueling first leg of the Grand Chess Tour in Paris, which concluded just two days ago, Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So continued on to Leuven, Belgium to play in the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour. They are joined by Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Ian Nepomniachtchi who skipped Paris and [...]

Canadian Closed Chess Championship 2017

Canadian Closed Chess Championship 2017

The Canadian Closed Chess Championship is taking place in Montreal from June 27 to July 1st, 2017 at the Olympic Stadium. The tournament serves as a qualifier for the 2017 World Cup and the 2018 Continental Championship. It is also taken into account in determining the Canadian team at the 2018 Chess Olympiad. The tournament [...]

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