EUROPEAN RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS IN 2 DAYS

The European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2015 will start in two days in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The Championship kicks off with a Blitz event, which is scheduled for 18th at 11 am. Strong field of 679 participants is led by GM Stanislav Bogdanovich (UKR 2815), GM David Navara (CZE 2806), GM Rauf Mamedov (AZE 2777), etc.… Read More »

CARLSEN WINS LONDON CHESS CLASSIC & GRAND CHESS TOUR

Magnus Carlsen became the winner of this year’s London Chess Classic and the Grand Chess Tour, after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the tie-break. The final day of the London Classic had the lot – a mind-numbing, eight-hour extravaganza of chess in three different formats, brilliant moves, crazy strategies, outrageous slices of luck – and somehow you just knew… Read More »

EDINBURGH CHESS CONGRESS 2016

Edinburgh Chess Congress will take place from 8-11 April, 2016 in St Thomas of Aquin’s high school in Edinburgh/Scotland. The festival consists of 5 tournaments: Premier Challengers Major Bishops Knights The Premier Event will be FIDE rated. All entrants for the Premier Event must be a member of a National Chess Association. The East of Scotland Championship Trophy and… Read More »

VASSILY IVANCHUK DOMINATED THE ACP MASTERS IN ASHDOD

Vassily Ivanchuk from Ukraine became the winner of the ACP Masters rapid super tournament that ended on Thursday in the Israeli city of Ashdod. The Ukraine No.1 beat Frenchman Etienne Bacrot in the final match with 2.5-0.5 to take home the title and the 10.000 $ first prize. The match, initially set for 4 games, ended already after… Read More »

LONDON CHESS CLASSIC ROUND 4 REPORT

Despite today’s four draws, chess lovers from all over the world were treated to some thrilling chess and it was almost 11pm when the last two players called it a day. But before we get to the actual chess action, here’s a reminder that on Wednesday 9th December the CNN will be asking Magnus Carlsen your questions. You… Read More »

ACTIVE PART OF ECU AT LONDON CHESS CONFERENCE

London Chess Conference, as a part of the London Chess Classic program was held 4-6 December in London. The conference started on 4th December with the big attendance in the Hilton Olympia in Kensington. This year’s theme of the conference was “Chess and Society”, with the various sessions and a number of academic and chess specialist lecturers. The… Read More »

EUROPEAN CHESS UNIVERSITIES GAMES IN ZAGREB-RIJEKA 2016

The largest university sport event in Europe, the European Universities Games, also feature chess tournament next year. European university teams are invited to participate in the 3rd European Universities Games, which will be organised in Zagreb and Rijeka, Croatia in July 2016. The Games will be held in two Croatian cities, the capital Zagreb and the coastal city… Read More »

EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2016 will be held in Halkidiki, on the northern coast of Aegean Sea from 18th to 28th April 2016. The games will take place in the conference center of 5-star Anthemus Sea Resort on the Sithonia peninsula of Halkidiki, 95 km south Thessaloniki airport. Anthemus Sea is an excellent holiday destination, surrounded by a sandy beach on… Read More »

ANTOANETA STEFANOVA VISIT TO NIS DELIGHTS THE LOCAL CHESS FANS

The chess fans from Nis, Serbia, were trembling with excitement as the 10th Women’s World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova visited the city on 28th November to promote the game among the young girls. Her visit to Nis was organized and sponsored by the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM). The technical organizers were Chess Federation of Central Serbia, Nis… Read More »

MAGNUS CARLSEN TURNS 25 TODAY

The World Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen celebrates his birthday today. Carlsen became a Grandmaster in 2004, at the age of 13 years. In 2010, at the age of 19 he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1. In November 2013, Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013 to… Read More »