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  • GM Bela Khotenashvili leads Erfurt Woman Grandmaster Tournament 2014 | 19 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    The 3. International Erfurt Women Grandmaster Tournament takes place on 24-31st August 2014 at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Erfurt, a capital city of the German Federal State of Thuringia. Georgian GM Bela Khotenashvili is a sole leader with 4,5 points out of 6 rounds. She won against GM Monika Socko (Poland), IM Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska (Germany) [...]
  • GM Ivan Sokolov VIDEO commentaries on Abu Dhabi Masters | 6 hours and 51 minutes ago | Reads: 2
    The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament was held on 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. Grandmasters Yuriy Kuzubov (UKR 2667) and Tigran Petrosian (ARM 2641) shared the first place, but Kuzubov took the winner’s trophy thanks to the slightly better tie-break score. You can see the round 9 video, presented by Vijay...
  • Clash of the Titans | 11 hours and 46 minutes ago | Reads: 3
    OK, both my opponent and I are experts, not yet masters. Still, this chess game was hard fought by our chess engines! We both were posting our analysis on the server. I could see what he was analyzing with Stockfish 5.0 SE and he could see what I was analyzing with Houdini and Deep Fritz. […]
  • FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R4 – Ju Wenjun in the lead | 13 hours and 17 minutes ago | Reads: 3
    In the dramatic fourth round Ju Wenjun beat Elina Danielian to take the solo lead with 3,5 points in the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE. In the battle of the two top seeds, Hou Yifan, playing black, defeated Humpy Koneru, who unexpectedly lost the drawish endgame. Tatiana Kosintseva had winning position against Nafisa [...]
  • New Chessbet quiz for the Sinquefield Cup (daily!) | 19 hours and 21 minutes ago | Reads: 3
    Can you predict the outcome of next rounds?
  • 1st International Etna Tournament | 23 hours and 43 minutes ago | Reads: 4
    Sicily is on its way of becoming an important meeting point for international chess enthusiasts. The island abounds with nature beauty spots and a rich cultural and historical heritage. Adding to that a well organised chess tournament is bound to attract chess amateurs and professionals alike. After a very successful summer tournament ‘Terre degli Elimi’ [...]
  • Νέα από την Βέρνη, (5), Πέμπτη | 1 day ago | Reads: 4
    Σήμερα, πολύ καλοκαιρινή μέρα, πήγαμε εκδρομή. Κατεβήκαμε για πρωινό όλοι μαζί, το προσωπικό του ξενοδοχείου έτρεχε και δεν έφτανε, έγινε μια μεγάλη ουρά αναμονής για να προλάβουμε με την μπουκιά στο στόμα να είμαστε...
  • Fressinet and Maisuradze are second time champions of France | 1 day and 1 hour ago | Reads: 4
    The 89th French Individual Chess Championship for men and women took place on 17-28th August 2014 in Nimes, a city located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains in Southern France. Twenty-four of the best French chess players (12 men and 12 women) participated in round-robin tournaments to decide the 2014 champions of France. GM Laurent Fressinet [...]
  • 16. International Chess Festival of Trieste 2014 | 1 day and 7 hours ago | Reads: 4
    The 16th International Chess Festival of Trieste is scheduled to take place from 30th August to 6th September 2014 in the city of Trieste, Italy. The event is split into two main tournaments – Open-A “Master” for players rated over 1799 and Open-B Libero and Zora Polojaz 9. Trophy for players rated lower than 2100. The [...]
  • 56th International Chess Festival of Imperia | 1 day and 10 hours ago | Reads: 4
    The 56th International Chess Festival of Imperia will be held from 31st August to 7th September at the Palazzetto dello Sport, Località San Lazzaro, in Imperia, Italy. One of the longest running open events will consist of four sections: Group A (9 round Swiss for players rated over 1950), Group B (8 round Swiss, U2000), [...]
  • What Not To Do If You Have The Isolated Pawn | 1 day and 13 hours ago | Reads: 4
    A typical introduction to positional principles in chess covers the advantages and disadvantages of having an isolated Pawn, a Pawn that has no Pawns on the files adjacent to it and therefore cannot be protected by another Pawn. (In particular, the most common isolated Pawn is the isolated d-Pawn.) Since it is easiest to understand […]
  • Sinquefield Cup, Round 1: Caruana Wins, Leads | 1 day and 14 hours ago | Reads: 3
    All three games from round 1 of this year's Sinquefield Cup were interesting, but only one had a winner. Veselin Topalov played very aggressively, as is his wont, and in this case it was more self-destructive than anything else. Fabiano Caruana played very well and took advantage of Topalov's concessions to start the event with a win, and with the black pieces at that. The world champion (at...
  • Ian Nepomniachtchi convincing in Yaroslavl | 1 day and 17 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 5th International Chess Festival “Yaroslav the Wise” featured a tournament of six European Chess Champions in the period 2009-2014. The double round robin rapid event with the time control 15′+10” was held on 26-27th August at the Yaroslavl State Historical and Architectural Museum. Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi, European Champion in 2010, won the competition with...
  • African Zonal 4.1 Championships | 1 day and 17 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The Royal Moroccan Federation of Chess has the honor to invite all Chess Federations in Zone 4.1 affiliated to FIDE, to participate in the 2014 Zone 4.1 Open and Women Championships. The Championships will be held from the 16 to the 23h September 2014 in Sidi Slimane, Morocco, under the auspices of African Chess Confederation. [...]
  • Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 7 and 8 Video | 1 day and 18 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament is taking place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival is Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. Heading into the final round Indian Grandmasters [...]