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  • 5th Iberoamerican Individual Chess Championship 2014 LIVE! | 8 hours and 9 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    The 5th Iberoamerican Individual Chess Championship is taking place on 22-30rd July 2014 in Linares, a city located in the Andalusian Province of Jaen, Spain. The event is a 9-round Swiss, that gathers 82 players from 20 different eligible countries, including 15 GMs, 19 IMs, 2 WGMs and 2 WIMs. First seed is GM Axel Bachmann (Paraguay) 2652. Official website/ More [...]
  • Exclusive video interviews with Gelfand and Svidler | 13 hours and 17 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    The organizers of the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial – Gelfand vs. Svidler rapid match delivered exclusive video interview series with the chess legends GM Boris Gelfand (Vice World Champion 2012) and GM Peter Svidler (seven times Russian champion). Gilad Japhet, son of Gideon Japhet and the organizer of the Memorial tournament in honor of his father who [...]
  • Bank of Georgia supports the European Chess Union | 14 hours and 48 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    Bank of Georgia has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the European Chess Union. The Bank will financially support the establishment and popularization of chess at schools, as well as the training of prospective players, coaches and referees at chess training centres. “Chess is a sport that promotes people’s development, especially from an early age. [...]
  • Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy is VIetnam’s 8th Grandmaster | 15 hours and 9 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese chess master Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy has achieved his third Grandmaster (GM) norm after finishing supreme with 7.5 points at the fifth First Saturday – Borloy-Androvitzky Karoly Memorial, held recently in Budapest, Hungary. Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy is set to become Vietnam’s eighth Grandmaster. Huy competed in a double round robin [...]
  • Chess Olympiad 2014 – visas issues pointed again by FIDE | 15 hours and 49 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    Multiple questions have remained unanswered
  • Critical Objectivity: Part II | 22 hours and 56 minutes ago | Reads: 3
    “Find Fault … Judge with severity … … readily.” If you were with me last week, you will likely remember that the above is the phrase I suggested that every chess player should live by with regard to each game they play if they are serious about their chess and would like to improve. In […]
  • Svidler leads by one point in match vs Gelfand – PHOTOS | 1 day and 3 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 is in progress in the Israeli capital. The great chess festival in Jerusalem continues with the high-profile match Gelfand vs. Svidler. Four games of the match were played in two days. The current result is 2,5-1,5 in favor of the guest GM Peter Svidler. The only decisive game so [...]
  • Hou Yifan Video Series | 1 day and 4 hours ago | Reads: 2
    Hou Yifan fans may wish to check out her video series on her career over on Chess24. (It's available a la carte for non-members for five euros.) While presenting in English is clearly a struggle for her, her meaning is usually pretty clear and her understated style is pleasant. Not a "must see", perhaps, but I find it interesting to watch a world champion talk about his or her successes.
  • Olympiad Issues Resolved? | 1 day and 4 hours ago | Reads: 2
    Perhaps so, or at least close enough to have the Olympiad take place with all the tardy teams participating. See this article, especially the update, for more information.
  • The Daily Roundup: Vachier-Lagrave Extends His Lead In Biel; Svidler Leads Rapid Match vs. Gelfand | 1 day and 5 hours ago | Reads: 7
    Biel: Caruana won Dortmund convincingly; likewise So in Bergamo. Now it looks like Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is going to be a third straight impressive winner of an elite round-robin event. His win today over Alexander Motylev extended his lead to a point and a half over the field - pretty impressive after just seven rounds (of 10). He has 5 points; Pentala Harikrishna, Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Hou...
  • 4th International Chess Tournament Isthmia 2014 – Participants | 1 day and 7 hours ago | Reads: 2
    The Korinthia Chess Academy “Argonaftis” is organizing the 4th International Chess Tournament Isthmia 2014 on 18-25th August at the Alkyon Hotel in Vrachati, Korinthia, Greece. Prefecture of Peloponnisos, Municipality of Velo Vocha, Municipality of Korinth and Regional Unity of Korinthia are supporting the event. The tournament will be held over 9 rounds of Swiss system [...]
  • 11th Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational | 1 day and 8 hours ago | Reads: 2
    The 11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational chess tournament, held July 10-15 at Webster University, wrapped up on Tuesday, July 15, in an unprecedented three-way tie. The co-champions include top-seeded Kimberly Ding of New Jersey, Natasha Morales Santos of Puerto Rico and Neeshmy Nunez Gonzales of Costa Rica. Ultimately, rules of FIDE, the International Chess [...]
  • Dutch Open Chess Championship 2014 LIVE! | 1 day and 10 hours ago | Reads: 2
    The 2014 Dutch Open Chess Championship is taking place on 21-31st July 2014 at the Sports Hall at Grand Café-theater halls center Theo Thorne in the Netherlands. The event is a 9-round Swiss, open to players rated more than 2100. Top prizes are 2.500 €/ 1.750 €/ 1.000 €. The preliminary list of players includes 61 players from [...]
  • Lithuania and Saint Petersburg win gold medals in FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014 | 1 day and 11 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014 took place on 13-21st July at the Vilnius Town Hall, Didžioji g. 31, LT-01128 Vilnius, Lithuania. The Championship consisted of two sections: - Section 1 with 18 teams: Open tournament for teams with players 50+, including women’s teams with players 50+ which have separate ranking and prizes [...]
  • GM Daniel Semcesen tops Schack-SM 2014 | 1 day and 12 hours ago | Reads: 2
    The 2014 edition of Schack-SM was hosted by the town of Borlange, situated in Dalarna County, Sweden from 11-20th July, 2014. GM Daniel Semcesen was a sole winner of the tournament with 6/9 points, leaving the runner-up GM Erik Blomqvist half a point behind. Third place was shared by GM Pontus Carlsson and GM Emanuel Berg on 5 [...]