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

The 2016 Tradewise Chess Festival

The 2016 Tradewise Chess Festival Jan 25-Feb 4 2016LIVE games start, Tuesday 26 January, 15.00 CEThttp://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/live2016/masters.htmPairings are up11GMNakamura Hikaru 27870 0IMBellin Robert 23501322129FMShachar Ehud 23530 0GMVachier-Lagrave Maxime 2785233GMAnand Viswanathan 27840 0IMLazarne Vajda Szidonia 23591274134FMTate Alan 23450 0GMHarikrishna P. 2755455GMLi Chao B 27510 0IMWemmers Xander 23521306128IMVuilleumier Alexandre 23560 0GMYu Yangyi 2747677GMJakovenko Dmitry 27320 0WGMVojinovic Jovana 23521318133GMArakhamia-Grant Ketevan 23460 0GMWojtaszek … Continue reading

2014 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship

For the sixth consecutive year, the best chess players in the U.S. will gather in Saint Louis to fight for the title of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women’s Champion.GM Gata Kamsky will defend his title at the 2014 U.S. Championship while recently anointed Grandmaster Irina Krush will look for her … Continue reading

World Team Championship 2013 /Rd6

World Team Championship 2013 Antalya:  26th Nov 2013 – 5th Dec 2013 6/9 RoundsRkTeamGms+–=MptsBptsTB1TB21Ukraine65101014½058.502Russia6411914½051.003Netherlands6420814040.504China6420813½046.005United States of America6330613½033.006Armenia6222612033.257Germany6330611½026.508Azerbaijan6231512028.009Turkey61502806.5010Egypt606006½00.00 Dutch Team Photo/ Turkish Chess Federation Rd6 GM Korobov(2713)- GM Van Wely(2678) 0-1        The  Dutch  score 2.5-1.5 win over tournament leader Ukraine.The Ukrainian team suffers their first loss, as the  Netherlands  move up .Team USA still in the hunt..Good … Continue reading

World Teams Championship

 World Teams  Championship takes place 26 November – 5 December in Antalya, Turkey. It’s a single round robin among ten teams… The FIDE World Team Championship is held every two years..Qualification criteria:the previous event’s World Chess Team Champion;the three highest-placed teams in the FIDE Olympiad prior to the event;the four Continental … Continue reading

Sinquefield Cup 2013 / Round 6 / Final

Magnus Carlsen It was not easy.  Aronian (World #2) had what appeared to be an advantage during the early part of the game; Magnus was even a Pawn down.   Levon’s 50th move was a bit of self toe stepping (Diagram Below).  Carlsen spotted the lack of harmony and struck.  Soon … Continue reading

Sinquefield Cup 2013 / Round 4

Levon AronianThe World’s #2 rated player (Aronian) snapped Nakamura’s chain of success in the 4th round.  Hikaru once again attempted his King’s Indian Defense which transposed into a Benko Gambit style game.  Black attempted some activity on the 20th move (Diagram Below) which appeared to backfire.  After that the center … Continue reading