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  • The First Metal World Chess Championship | 5 days and 20 hours ago | Reads: 8
    The First Metal World Chess Championship (Fereydoon Ezzati) 2018 was held in Guilan,Rasht Iran. It was a blitz tournament with 5 minutes for game with 3 seconds increment from move 1. 226 players took part in the tournament. The winner was IM Mousavi Seyed Khalil with 8,5 out of 9, followed by Khoshkalam Seyed Mehrab [...]
  • Mikhail Tal Memorial – Qualification | 5 days and 22 hours ago | Reads: 8
    The 2018 Mikhail Tal Memorial will take place from 1-5th March at the Central Chess Club in Moscow. The qualification tournament with reigning European champion Maxim Matlakov, Daniil Dubov, Grigoriy Oparin and Andrey Esipenko is scheduled for 18th February at the same venue. The playing format will be double round robin with rapid time control [...]
  • Borko Lajthajm is the winner in Sretenje 2018 Borča | 5 days and 23 hours ago | Reads: 6
    9th Weekend Tournament Borča was held on 15th February in Beograd. It was 7 rounds with time control 15 minutes each. It was organized from chess club Borca and Serbian chess federation. It proved how popular in chess in Serbia. 167 players took part in the tournament. The winner is GM Borko Lajthajm with 6,5 [...]
  • Russian Team Chess Championships 2018 | 6 days and 1 hour ago | Reads: 6
    The Russian Team Championships in classical chess among men, women, seniors, youth (boys and girls under 15), boys (under 11), and girls (under 11) are scheduled to take place from April 30 – May 11, 2018, in Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, Sochi. All events are 9-round Swiss with one rest day. Team composition: 6 boards, 2 [...]
  • European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship 2018 | 6 days and 1 hour ago | Reads: 6
    European Chess Union (ECU) and Romanian Chess Federation have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to ECU to participate in the 18th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship which will be held from 31st July to 5th August 2018 in the city of Oradea, Romania. The 18th European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championships [...]
  • Karpov – Unzicker – Nice Olympiad 1974 | 6 days and 3 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Last time I said that Nigel advised studying Karpov – Unzicker in order to understand how to play the position I had. Here is a Youtube video by Kingscrusher that looks at the game in detail. It’s worth half an hour of your time! Dan Staples
  • O Δημήτρης Στεφάνου νικητής στην προκριματική φάση της Πάτρας για το Ατομικό Ανδρών | 6 days and 14 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Ο ...λιλιπούτειος σε φυσική εμφάνιση Δημήτρης Στεφάνου, 2 φορές πρωταθλητής Ελλάδας στην κατηγορία του, μαζί με τον αδελφό Κωνσταντίνο του χάλασαν τα σχέδια των ενηλίκων αντιπάλων τους στην προκριματική φάση της Πάτρας...
  • Georgia Chess Championship (women) 2018 | 6 days and 21 hours ago | Reads: 7
    Georgia Chess Championship for women will be held from 16 to 25 February in Tbilisi. It will be 10 players round-robin tournament. The top seeded players are IM Nino Batsiashvili, GM Bela Khotenashvili, IM Lela Javakhishvili etc… Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess [...]
  • Arab Interclub 2017 Teams Championship | 14/02/2018 09:31:14 | Reads: 7
    Arab Interclub 2017 Teams Championship was held from 6 to 13 February in Sharjah Chess Club. 9 teams took part in the tournament. Sharjah Chess And Cultural Club were the winners with better tie-break from the second team ASSN. The team of the winners was FM Alhuwar Jasem, GM Salem A.R. Saleh, IM Omar Noaman, [...]
  • 38th IndianTeam Chess Championship – 2018 | 14/02/2018 09:23:42 | Reads: 8
    38th National Team Chess Championship of India was held from 8 to 14 February in Odisha, India. 35 teams took part in the open section and 13 in the women section. The team of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board won all their matches in both men and women section. Their squad 1.GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar, 2. [...]
  • Georgia U7 – U13 championships | 14/02/2018 09:09:42 | Reads: 7
    Georgia U7 – U13 championships were held from 06 to 14 February in Tbilisi,Georgia. Winners in under 13 group are 1. Tsotsonava Elene, 2. Lomsadze Saba, 3. Adamia Jaba Winners in the group boys under 11 1. Shamatava Nikolozi, 2. Safarov Deniel, 3. Kiziria Kakhaber Winners in group girls under 11 1. Sichinava Mariam, 2. [...]
  • Carlsen Wins Fischer Random Chess Championship | 14/02/2018 08:52:33 | Reads: 7
    Magnus Carlsen is the new unofficial Fischer Random world champion after beating Hikaru Nakamura 14-10. The Fischer Random chess match between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura took place in Baerum, Norway from 9th to 13th February 2018. This is a variant of chess where one of 960 starting positions is used rather than the standard [...]
  • Esoft Arena FIDE Rating Chess Tournament Below-2000 | 14/02/2018 08:34:38 | Reads: 4
    Esoft Arena FIDE Rating Chess Tournament Below-2000 is held from 14 to 22 February in Purana Paltan Dhaka, Bangladesh . Time control is 90 minutes with 30 second increment from move 1. 133 players are taking part in the tournament. full list here 1 Husain Ejaz 2 Ahmed Feroz 3 Md Arafat Rahman 4 Gias [...]
  • Trouble for chess as Swiss bank account about to close | 14/02/2018 08:19:30 | Reads: 8
    Chess is one more time hitting mainstream media with an unpopular topic. BBC, The Telegraph, and a number of other sources quote FIDE Treasurer Dr. Adrian M. Siegel on the information that “UBS has announced that they will immediately close our [FIDE] accounts”. This is a result of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s two year presence on the [...]
  • Alexandr Fier is champion of Brazil | 14/02/2018 05:40:20 | Reads: 7
    GM Alexandr Fier is champion of Brazil after winning in the final against GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian with 2-0. The 2017 Brazilian Championship was a 16-player knockout tournament taking place from 6-15 February 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. Each Match consist of 2 classical games (90′+30″ per move), if tied a 25+10 match follows, still [...]