Ivanchuk Beats Wei Yi In Fascinating Hoogeveen Match

Ivanchuk Beats Wei Yi In Fascinating Hoogeveen Match A fascinating match in Hoogeveen between the highly experienced grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk and the Chinese rising star Wei Yi finished in a 3-3 tie, after which Ivanchuk won the blitz tiebreak. Baskaran Adhiban vs Jorden van Foreest saw the same scenario, with Van Foreest winning the blitz. A long chess tradition is kept alive in Hoogeveen, the Netherlands. For the 21st time, the Hoogeveen town hall is hosting national and international chess players for an open tournament, and also four strong grandmasters playing two six-game...

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Chigorin Memorial 2017

Chigorin Memorial 2017 2017-10-21 – 2017-10-31 The 24th Chigorin Memorial is a 9-round Swiss open taking place in the Park Hotel in St. Petersburg from 21-29 October 2017. The 1,650,000 rouble (around 24,000 euro) prize fund has attracted an international field of over 400 players. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. No draw offers are allowed until move 41. 13-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov beats GM Sethuraman at the Chigorin Memorial as he hunts a 3rd GM norm that would make him the youngest grandmaster in history...

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A chess tournament at sea

A chess tournament at sea The “Chess tournament at sea”, organised by Jörg Hickl, recently set out from Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, and is currently nearing its destination in Miami, Florida, on a route that takes it via the Azores, St. Maarten and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Among the special features, that make this seven round Swiss open unusual: the players will cover 7800 km during the tournament! German entrant Michael Dombrowsky, Elo rated 1997 (the number two seed!), sent us this “postcard”. Photo: Michael Dombrowsky   A Jörg Hickl...

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REMEK PARTIKAT HOZOTT A XIV. FEHÉRVÁR BÖLLHOFF KUPA SAKKVERSENY

REMEK PARTIKAT HOZOTT A XIV. FEHÉRVÁR BÖLLHOFF KUPA SAKKVERSENY Több mint száz sakkozó érkezett az ország minden részéből a Fehérvár Kupára, negymesterektől a legkisebb sakk palántákig. Két csoportban bonyolították a versenyt, amelynek célja a fiatalabbak számára a remek tapasztalatszerzés lehetett. Fehérvári istván, a Fehérvár SE oktatója, mesterjelölt, a verseny szervezője elmondta, Nagykanizsától Debrecenig sok helyről jöttek sakkozók, köztük nemzetközi mesterek, akik igen színvonalas partikat játszottak. Külön öröm, hogy igen sok...

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Karjakin Fiddles As Nepo Is Burned In Speed Chess Quarterfinals

Karjakin Fiddles As Nepo Is Burned In Speed Chess Quarterfinals When you type “Nepo” into the Chess.com live chat, the spell-check insists you meant “Nero.” In the sense of going down in flames, the machine is right. Instead of being the year 64, it was on the 64 squares that GM Sergey Karjakin set alight GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in the second quarterfinal of the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship. Karjakin, the reigning world blitz champion, played the best opening 10 games in the event’s history and went on to win 20-10. [Event “Live...

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