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  • Recognising the Patterns: Challenge # 5

    chessimprover.com | 1 hour and 23 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    Today’s challenge: Find the typical pattern, Morphy to move: Morphy against Duke Karl/ Count Isouard in 1858 Q: Should White win a piece with Qxe6 or is there something more? Hint: The powerful coordination of White’s rook and bishop will help you to find the move. A: The move is 15.Bxd7+, setting up a checkmate […]
  • Dates for FIDE Women’s World Championship Match set

    www.chessdom.com | 8 hours and 59 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    The dates for the FIDE Women’s World Championship Match between Mariya Muzychuk and Hou Yifan are set for 1-18th March 2016, TASS reported. The match will be held in Lviv, Ukraine. The Organizing Committee for the match held a meeting on 31st August in Kiev. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Minister of Sports and Youth Igor [...]
  • Khanty Mansiysk World U-20 Chess Championships – Opening ceremony

    www.chessdom.com | 9 hours and 36 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    The FIDE World Junior and Girls Under-20 Championships are starting tomorrow, September 2, 2015, in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The events are 13-round Swiss FIDE tournamentd and Each National Federation has a right to send one (1) player born on or after the 1st of January 1995 for both categories (open and girls), total two (2) hosted players. The FIDE time control [...]
  • GM Piorun tops 17th Open of Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta

    www.chessdom.com | 10 hours and 7 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    The 17th International Open of Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta was held from August 21-30, in Sants, Barcelona. Polish player GM Kacper Piorun won the 10-round Swiss tournament with 8.5/10 points. Piorun grabbed the first prize of 2,500 EUR, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind. The second place was shared in a seven-way tie by GM [...]
  • 2015 FIDE World Championship Boys U20 LIVE!

    www.chessdom.com | 10 hours and 23 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    The FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships is held from September 2 to September 15, 2015, in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The event is a 13-round Swiss FIDE tournament and Each National Federation has a right to send one (1) player born on or after the 1st of January 1995. The FIDE time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, [...]
  • 2015 FIDE World Championship Girls U20 LIVE!

    www.chessdom.com | 10 hours and 25 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    The FIDE World Girls Under-20 Championships is held from September 2 to September 15, 2015, in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The event is a 13-round Swiss FIDE tournament and Each National Federation has a right to send one (1) player born on or after the 1st of January 1995. The FIDE time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed [...]
  • 2015 FIDE World Championship Boys U20 LIVE!

    www.chessdom.com | 10 hours and 29 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    The FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships is held from September 2 to September 15, 2015, in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The event is a 13-round Swiss FIDE tournament and Each National Federation has a right to send one (1) player born on or after the 1st of January 1995. The FIDE time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, [...]
  • Alfil leaves TCEC Stage 1b due to “Own book”

    www.chessdom.com | 13 hours and 39 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    Crafty to take the place of Alfil for the remainder of the Season
  • Abu Dhabi Masters

    gawainjones.co.uk | 14 hours and 9 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    I’m writing this from the lobby of the Sofitel Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The tournament has just finished and at least I remembered how to play a little. Scored 6.5/9 and came 8th. Results. A big congratulations to my friend, Nils Grandelius, who had a great time and won the tournament. A cool $12,000 to […]
  • Van Delft, Ernst and De Jong share first at Atlantis Open 2015

    www.chessdom.com | 20 hours and 32 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    The 2015 Atlantis Open was held from August 27-30, in Groningen, the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. The event was 7-round Swiss open and three Dutch players tied for the first place. IM Merijn Van Delft edged GM Sipke Ernst and IM Migchiel De Jong on a superior tie-break score to clinch the title, after the whole group [...]
  • Komodo wins TCEC Stage 1a

    www.chessdom.com | 1 day ago | Reads: 2
    Stage 1b is now live
  • Grand Chess Tour – Sinquefield Cup

    chessimprover.com | 1 day and 1 hour ago | Reads: 1
    Most chess fans have probably been watching this more closely than me, but for those who haven’t there are some nice Youtube videos on this event. Here’s the introduction to the players and round one: Nigel Davies
  • Interview with Evgenij Agrest: “First we take Abu Dhabi then the chess world”

    www.chessdom.com | 1 day and 9 hours ago | Reads: 1
    When Nils Grandelius took the victory in today’s Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament 2015, it was a first milestone in training cooperation with Evgenij Agrest. Here´s an interview with trainer Agrest right after Grandelius triumph in Abu Dhabi, the biggest Swedish individual tournament success for many years. World Cup-semifinalist Pia Cramling is Sweden´s big star in [...]
  • Five players above 2800 ELO in the September rating list

    www.chessdom.com | 1 day and 11 hours ago | Reads: 1
    Five players above 2800 ELO, rating deflation in the women section
  • Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

    www.chessdom.com | 1 day and 17 hours ago | Reads: 1
    The 22nd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Festival consists of the Masters, Open, Juniors, Blitz, Family and Homeland Protectors tournaments. The main event is the 9-round Swiss Masters, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, [...]