King Salman World Blitz and Rapid Championships

For the 1st time in Saudi Arabia, the world chess championships (Rapids and Blitz)  will start on Tuesday DEC 26 .. Where ?  The  APEX Convention Center with the participation of  over 200 international players .. Visa’s were secured for the participants of Iran and Qatar.. “FIDE would like to … Continue reading

Last 2 Qualifiers

    Last 2 Qualifiers : To participate in the  2018 Candidates Tournament –: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan, overall 340  Grand  prix points in the series) and Alexander Grischuk (Russia, 336,4 grand prix points).  The Grand Prix, a series of four Swiss-style tournaments with 24 participants,  held this year in Sharjah, … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Highlights From Round 1

Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.     [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.03”] [Round “1”] [White “Yeoh, Li Tian (MAS)”] [Black “Anand, Viswanathan (IND)”] [Result “0-1”] [PlyCount “132”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.03”] 1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 … Continue reading

GCT PARIS/Blitz Day 1

.GCT PARIS/Blitz Day 1Day one of Blitz Chess in Paris:  Game in 5/3 sec delay.. 9 roundsMagnus Carlsen leads with Hikaru Nakamura a game behind..Carlsen started out hot scoring full points through 4 rounds. He then  flagged against Alexander Grischuck in round 5 ..  Is this a Loss or Drawn Position…BothRd5 Carlsen – … Continue reading

 Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2017/Rd6

Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2017/Rd6:2nd Leg of the FIDE Grand Prix taking place in Moscow , May 12-21 2017 {Round 5 Photo Gallery}GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and GM Ding Liren tied for the lead,Nakamura wins now one of six players a half point back…Rd6 GM Nakamura (2786) – GM Nepomniachtchi (2751) 1-01. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 … Continue reading

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship/Final

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship/Final:In the final match of the World Championship in Tehran Tan Zhongyi defeated Anna Muzychuk on tie-break with 1,5 – 0,5. Congrats to Zhongyi , she is now the 16th Women’s World Chess Champion !Event “FIDE WWCC 2017”][Site “Tehran, IRI”][Date “2017.02.27”][Round “6.1”][White “Muzychuk, Anna”][Black “Tan, Zhongyi”][Result “1/2-1/2”][ECO “C10”][PlyCount “83”][EventDate “2017.02.11”]1. e4 … Continue reading