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  • British Correspondence Championships 2016-18 Update | 19/04/2017 23:00:09 | Reads: 10
    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: 12
    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: 1
    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
  • Another Indian Chess Star : Nihal Sarin | 18/04/2017 23:00:15 | Reads: 15
    Let me introduce a new Indian chess star. Nihal Sarin, now an International Master, was born in 2004 and started to play chess once a week in school. He became World U10 champion in 2010 and at recent tournament, the Fagernes International 2017, he scored his first GM norm. He scored 6/9, beating GM Evgeny […]
  • Nikita Vitiugov wins GRENKE Chess Open | 18/04/2017 04:10:49 | Reads: 13
    Nikita Vitiugov emerged winner of the GRENKE Chess Open 2017 after concluding the race with 7,5/9 points and edging the opposition on tie-break. Three other players, Maxim Matlakov, Etienne Bacrot and Zdenko Kozul, scored 7,5 points as well, but due to a better Buchholz, Vitiugov clinched the title. Before the last round, Nikita Vitiugov and [...]
  • Poikovsky Karpov 2017 LIVE! | 18/04/2017 03:46:57 | Reads: 11
    Live games with analysis
  • This Is For You Mom! | 17/04/2017 23:00:00 | Reads: 22
    WGM Sabina-Francesca Foisor is the 2017 US Women’s Champion and GM Alex Yermolinsky has written a very nice piece about it HERE.  Her result is remarkable, a true tribute in the memory of her mom IM Cristina Adela Foisor who passed away in January, right before the Women’s World Championship 2017 in Tehran she qualified […]
  • Ikaros 2017 - Ikaros prepares for his 40th flight! | 17/04/2017 15:43:00 | Reads: 9
    The picturesque beach of Kerame (close to Aghios Kirykos) during sunrise.This year is special for “Ikaros” since the tournament completes 40 consecutive editions spanning over five different decades! The event that commenced as a friendly tournament between local and invited players grew to become the most traditional summer open tournament in Greece attracting every year many Greek and...
  • Ίκαρος 2017 - Ο "Ίκαρος" ετοιμάζεται φέτος για την 40η του πτήση! | 17/04/2017 14:38:00 | Reads: 8
    Το λιμάνι του Αγίου Κηρύκου από ψηλά Η φετινή χρονιά είναι ξεχωριστή για τον “Ίκαρο” καθώς φέτος οι εκδηλώσεις συμπληρώνουν 40 (!) χρόνια συνεχούς παρουσίας στα σκακιστικά δρώμενα! Οι εκδηλώσεις που ξεκίνησαν το 1978 σαν...
  • Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Zurich | 17/04/2017 14:37:52 | Reads: 8
    The winner of 2015 and 2016 is also on top in 2017 again – on the final day, the American Hikaru Nakamura again showed his outstanding class and won the Blitz tournament half a point ahead of the Indian Viswanathan Anand and a full point ahead of Ian Nepomniachtchi, who had shared first place with [...]
  • Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez de La Roda 2017 | 17/04/2017 14:10:30 | Reads: 6
    The 44th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez de La Roda was organized by the Club Polideportivo de La Roda from 12-16th April, 2017 at La Caja Blanca in La Roda, Albacete, Spain. International Masters Jose Angel Guerra Mendez (Cuba) and Juan Luis Ramiro Ovejero (Spain) excelled in the field of 263 players with 12 Grandmasters to [...]
  • Emilio Cordova wins Mexican Open 2017 | 17/04/2017 09:12:27 | Reads: 6
    The 63rd Open Chess Championship of Mexico was held from 11-16th April at the Hotel Radisson Poliforum, León, Guanajuato. More than 1300 players competed in the various age and elo sections. The main open event had 151 participants. Grandmaster Emilio Cordova from Peru emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points. Official website Final standings: 1 GM [...]
  • An Interesting Pawn Endgame | 16/04/2017 23:00:45 | Reads: 7
    Here’s a pawn endgame that I found very interesting. At first it looks as if it should be winning for Black but he doesn’t have a reserve move to get the opposition and his surviving b-pawn will not be on the 5th rank. Sam Davies
  • Karpov Poikovsky Tournament 2017 | 16/04/2017 08:09:03 | Reads: 12
    The 18th Karpov Poikovsky Tournament is set to take place from 18-27th April at the Sports School “Neptune” in Poikovsky, Nefteyugansk Ugra, Russia. The round robin tournament with ten players has the average elo of 2679. The event will be visited by Anatoly Karpov, Sergey Karjakin and Olympic boxing champion Vyacheslav Yanovsky. Participants: Ernesto Inarkiev [...]
  • Dubai Open Champion | 16/04/2017 07:34:52 | Reads: 9
    Round 2 was a good day in our family as we scored 2/2. Unfortunately in Round 3 we didn’t do so well with Gawain playing GM Alan Pichot again and I played our friend IM Lorin D’Costa, one of four English players here! There was a 750 rating points difference between my opponents between the […]