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by Andreas Andreou

World champion Carlsen in Wijk aan Zee

World champion Magnus Carlsen will once again be one of the participants when the Tata Steel Chess Tournament starts in January 2021. It is the first over the board tournament in which Carlsen will participate since reaching the age of 30. And it is only the second international classical chess tournament to be held since [...]

Green Light Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

The directors of Tata Steel have announced that the 83rd edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in January. The COVID-19 crisis has led to the cancellation of many events, also in the world of chess. After thorough consultation with the Dutch Chess Association, NOC*NSF (Dutch Olympic Committee – Dutch Sports Federation) [...]

Hikaru Nakamura wins thriller to storm into Skilling Open semis

The Champions Chess Tour, launched by the Play Magnus Group, replaces the hugely-popular Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour put on earlier this year.

Italian Open, Women and Junior Championships

The Italian Chess Federation organised the Open, Women and Junior Individual Online Chess Championships in the period from 13th-23rd November 2020, and announced the respective winners: Valsecchi Alessio, Zimina Olga, Di Benedetto Edoardo and Raccanello Marianna. The event consisted of three stages: Qualification stage played within 2 groups whose winners proceeded to Semifinals and eventually [...]

Sanal Vahap defends the title of Turkish Champion

22-years old Grandmaster Sanal Vahap defended the title of the Turkish Chess Champion, in the recently played Turkish Chess Championship, which took place from 13-21 November 2020 in Kemer, Antalya. Sanal Vahap won the event convincingly, as the top seed, scoring 7 points out of 9 played games. Second place came to IM Melih Yurtseven [...]

Skilling Open line-up

The Champions Chess Tour, launched by the Play Magnus Group, replaces the hugely-popular Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour put on earlier this year.

Ukrainian Open Chess Championship 2020

Ukrainian Open Chess Championship 2020 consisting of Classical, Rapid and Blitz events, currently is ongoing in Omelnyk, Ukraine, with participation of 38 players among the Ukrainian top. The event takes place from 17th-19th November and after three played rounds, seven players tie fro the top, scoring 2.5 points each. The first on the ranking list [...]

Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities

Opening ceremony of the 1st FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities took place yesterday. FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich emphasised that he is happy to open such an event for People with Disabilities and greeted all the participants with a special message: “Chess is winning against obstacles and challenges. You already won against your challenges, [...]

Butcher The Sicilian on offer!

Serbian International master, FST Trainer and Coach of the national team of Serbia, IM Miodrag Perunovic (the Butcher) released his first book – an Opening course at a superpopular platform for chess players – chessable.com, part of the Play Magnus and chess24.com family. Chessable.com was firstly developed as a simple private opening memorisation tool, but [...]

Russian Team Chess Championships

The 27th edition of Russian Team Chess Championship and the 21st Russian Women’s Team Championship started in the Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, in Sochi, following all health protocols of Krasnodar region. The event takes place from 18-29 November, and teams of Mednyi Vsadnik from Saint Petersburg and Ugra defend the title of the Russian National Team [...]