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  • FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Koror, Palau | 5 days and 6 hours ago | Reads: 1
    A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 12 to 19 May 2017 in Koror, Palau, by the Palau Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Jamie Kenmure (AUS), FIDE Lecturer. The language of the Seminar will be English. The [...]
  • Levon Aronian wins GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 | 5 days and 14 hours ago | Reads: 1
    Levon Aronian ist the winner of the GRENKE Chess Classic with one round to go. The Armenian grandmaster won in the sixth round against Hou Yifan. Fabiano Caruana tried everything to win his game against Matthias Blübaum, to keep a minimal chance to tie with Aronian after seven rounds alive, but he only got a [...]
  • The Importance of Tactics Nine: Putting It All Together | 5 days and 19 hours ago | Reads: 1
    Over the last eight articles, we’ve explored basic tactical ideas and have seen how important a role tactics play in the game of chess. Of course, great chess playing requires more than simply being good at tactics. Master level players will incorporate and employ tactics in their overall plan but know that tactics alone don’t […]
  • Using Checkmate Training to Improve Your Chess | 6 days and 19 hours ago | Reads: 9
    I think sometimes people underestimate the value of studying and training checkmate patterns. Like other patterns, such as pawn structures, basic tactics, or opening moves, checkmate patterns have many benefits. Here are some of the benefits of studying and practicing checkmates. Being able to spot checkmate patterns frees your mind from the burden of having […]
  • Σε εξέλιξη τα τουρνουά Νόρμας GM, IM και το όπεν στο Ηράκλειο | 20/04/2017 16:14:03 | Reads: 7
    Με μεγάλη οργανωτική επιτυχία συνεχίζονται τα σκακιστικά τουρνουά του Ηρακλείου με τα βλέμματα να έχουν πέσει κυρίως στα δύο κλειστα τουρνουά με τις επωνυμίες “Fischer Memorial GM Norm Tournament” και “Capablanca Memorial ΙΜ Norm Tournament”...
  • Kortchnoi Open: Five players share 1st place, Eltaj emerges as winner | 20/04/2017 13:23:56 | Reads: 7
    In the 2017 Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge Master Open, five players shared 1st place after seven rounds: GM Eltaj Safarli, GM Alexander Motylev, GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov, GM Ferenc Berkes and GM Gadir Guseinov. Winner on tiebreak is the Azeri Eltaj Safarli, who drew his last round game against Gadir Guseinov and thus came ahead of [...]
  • GM Samuel Sevian wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break | 20/04/2017 12:38:04 | Reads: 8
    The 11th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter weekend from April 12-16, 2017, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. The main Open Section was a 5-day, 9-round Swiss tournament with [...]
  • Shamkir Chess 2017 LIVE! | 20/04/2017 12:14:17 | Reads: 8
    Live games with analysis
  • Vovk and Chatalbashev share first place in Fagernes International 2017 | 20/04/2017 11:46:16 | Reads: 7
    The Fagernes Chess International tournament took place from 9-16th April at the Scandic Valdres Hotel in Fagernes, Norway. The festival consisted of five events: - GM-group, also Norwegian Open Championship, a 9-round Swiss event for title holder and players rated above 2150 (above 2000 for women). Top prize was 1500 EUR. - IM-group, a 10-player [...]
  • Surya Sekhar Ganguly convincing in Doeberl Cup 2017 | 20/04/2017 11:16:55 | Reads: 9
    The 55th edition of Doeberl Cup took place from 13-17th April, 2017 in at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. The event consisted of five tournaments: - Premier Tournament, a 9-round Swiss for the players rated above FIDE 1900 or ACF 1800. Prize fund $14,550 (first place – $4,000). - Major & Minor Tournaments, [...]
  • 2nd FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow | 20/04/2017 09:25:18 | Reads: 8
    The second FIDE Grand Prix will take place from 11-22nd May at the Central Telegraph, the venue of 2016 Candidates Tournament, in Moscow, Russia. A press conference dedicated to the FIDE Grand Prix was held today in Moscow, with Ilya Merenzon, President of World Chess, Evgeny Kaspersky of the Kaspersky Lab, Mark Glukhovsky, CEO of [...]
  • Ατομικά Νεανικά Πρωταθλήματα 2017 | 20/04/2017 06:58:52 | Reads: 8
    Με την συμμετοχή περίπου 85 νεαρών σκακιστών και σκακιστριών ξεκίνησαν χθες τα ατομικά νεανικά πρωταθλήματα της ΕΣΣΠ για το 2017. Οι αγώνες ξεκινούν κάθε ημέρα στις 17.00 και θα ολοκληρωθούν την Κυριακή 23 Απριλίου...
  • British Correspondence Championships 2016-18 Update | 19/04/2017 23:00:09 | Reads: 9
    The British Correspondence Championship 2016-18 now has 77 finished games out of the 105 which started. It is still too soon to have a clear leader, as some players have finished all or most of their games while others have hardly started!  The players with the most points, so far, are Welsh IM Tony Balshaw […]
  • Ατομικό Πρωτάθλημα Ανδρών – Γυναικών 2017 | 19/04/2017 03:39:35 | Reads: 11
    Ξεκίνησε χθες στο Επιμελητήριο Αχαΐας το Ατομικό Πρωτάθλημα Ανδρών - Γυναικών με την συμμετοχή 21 σκακιστών και σκακιστριών. Οι αγώνες ξεκινούν κάθε ημέρα στις 17.00 και ο νικητής του πρωταθλήματος κερδίζει την πρόκριση...
  • Εαρινά Τουρνουά ΑΣΟ Αιγίου | 19/04/2017 00:40:20 | Reads: 0
    Ο Α.Σ.Ο. Αιγίου διοργανώνει τρία ελβετικά τουρνουά Σάββατο και Κυριακή 26-27/5/2017 στα οποία ισχύουν οι Κανονισμοί FIDE και ΕΣΟ. Δηλώσεις ενδιαφέροντος συμμετοχής έως και την ΠΕΜΠΤΗ 25/05/2017. Αναλυτικά η προκήρυξη