24th FIDE World Senior Championships Final

The famous GMs Zurab Sturua (Georgia) and Anatoly Vaisser (France) are the new World Champions for the senior categories 50+ and 65+ respectively while WIM Svetlana Mednikova (Russia) and the legendary GM Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia) are the new World Champions for the senior women categories 50+ and 65+ respectively. In the Seniors 50+, GM Zurab Sturua tied with GM Keith Arkell by scoring 8.5 points in 11 rounds and had better tie-breaks. In the Seniors 65+, GM Anatoly Vassier scored 8 points and also had better tie-breaks over the other three tied players (GM Yuri Balashov, GM Viktor...

read more

10. Governor’s Cup Yugra 2014

10. Governor’s Cup Yugra 2014 X Кубок Губернатора Югры – этап Кубка России по шахматам (05.11.14-13.11.2014, г. Ханты-Мансийск) The 10th Governor’s Cup Yugra is taking place on 5-13th November 2014 in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. The event is a 9-round Swiss Open with prize fund in the amount of 1.210.000 RUB (nearly 22.000 €). Official...

read more

Match Iturrizaga vs. Shirov

Match Iturrizaga vs. Shirov First Match Cup between Venezuela #1 chess player GM Eduardo Bonelli Iturrizaga (2646) and the Genius of Riga GM Alexei Shirov(2683) will take place on 6-12th November at the 5-Star Hotel Tamanaco Intercontinental***** in Caracas, the capital of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The spectacular event will be played in 6 rounds and in case of a tie additional blitz match and Armagedon game will be played. Official...

read more

Sakk! Ivánka Mária, Gabor Kallai, Rapport Tamás és Zoltán Karácsonyi

Sakk! című műsorban Ivánka Mária, Gabor Kallai, Rapport Tamás és Zoltán Karácsonyi

read more

How Much Money Do World Chess Champions Make?

  Today, the very top chess players in the world can make good livings from the game. Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand, who will play this month’s world chess championship in Russia, made more than $1 million each of the past two years from chess winnings alone. The other top grandmasters in the world do pretty well, too. Fabiano Caruana, Veselin Topalov, Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, and Wesley So can earn up to half a million dollars in tournament winnings each year. The money in chess has always been...

read more