China-Russia Challenge Match (Part 1)

China-Russia Challenge Match (Part 1) China – Russia Chess Challenge 2015, 29 Jul – 2 Aug 2015, Fuyuan (China) Ding Liren, Karjakin, Tomashevsky, Wei Yi, Andreikin, Yu Yangyi, Ni Hua, Morozevich, Nepomniachtchi Web China and Russia will play a new match starting on the 28th July, named the Hei Xia Zi (Bolshoy Ussuriysky) Island Cup for the exotic venue on the Chinese/Russian Border. Karjakin heads the Russian team alongside Tomashevsky and Morozevich, while the Chinese play with the line-up that won the 2014 Olympiad: Wei Yi, Ding Liren, Wang Yue, Ni Hua and Yu Yangyi. The...

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2015 Biel Chess Festival | GM Tournament Biel 09

Grandmaster Tournament We are pleased to announce the six participants of the Grandmaster Tournament: Michael Adams, ENG, 44 years, Elo 2740, FIDE #17 Radoslaw Wojtaszek, POL, 28 years, Elo 2733, FIDE #24 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, FRA, 25 years, Elo 2731, FIDE #26 David Navara, CZE, 30 years, Elo 2724, FIDE #28, Vice European champion 2015 Pavel Eljanov, UKR, 32 years, Elo 2723, FIDE #31 Richard Rapport, HUN, 19 years, Elo 2671, FIDE #69, Junior #2 The tournament has an average of 2720 Elo points (category 19) and will be held according to the Double Round Robin System. GMT Ranking...

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2015 Biel Chess Festival | Master Tournament R07

2015 Biel Chess Festival | Master Tournament Erdös Viktor Standings (after 7...

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FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships 2015

The FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships 2015 (open and girls under 20) will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, from the 31st of August -1st of September (arrival) till the 16th of September (departure) 2015. The Championships will be organized and held by Ugra Chess Federation under the auspices of Russian Chess Federation and FIDE. The Ugra Chess Federation has organized a number of prestigious international events, most recently the final FIDE Grand Prix tournament. Each National Federation has a right to send one (1) player born on or after the 1st of January 1995 for both categories...

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Enos Grant Memorial Blitz in Jamaica

Enos Grant Memorial Blitz in Jamaica Attorney-at-law Enos Grant was the founder of the Jamaica Chess Federation in 1969, which he served as President for nineteen straight years. Recently the JCF and the Kasparov Chess Foundation staged an inaugural Blitz tournament in memory of the “founding father” of Jamaican chess, an event full of controversy, excitement, spills and thrills. Ian Wilkinson reports.   Honouring the founding father of Jamaican chess The inaugural Enos Grant Memorial Open Blitz chess tournament Like the Starship Enterprise, Jamaican Chess soared to new...

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