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2015-06-29
Permanent veteran spot at Tata Steel Chess Tournament
General News  -  Author:  Tata
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In cooperation with the ACP, the professional chess players’ union, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament has decided to reserve a spot for a veteran player (45+) in the Tata Steel Challengers for the 2016 and 2017 editions. For the 78th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament this will be awarded to Russian Alexey Dreev (46), who won the tournament in Wijk aan Zee in 1995. The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016 will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 15 - 31 January 2016.

’Wild cards’ revisited


This step is an extension of last year’s cooperation with the ACP. Just like in the 2015 edition the highest ranked player of the ACP Tour (of the players who had a rating of or below 2750 on 1 January 2015) on 1 December 2015 will be invited to participate in the Tata Steel Masters. At the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015 that was Radoslaw Wojtaszek (Poland). His performance was strong and he surprised everybody with his wins against world champion Magnus Carlsen and the world’s number two, Fabiano Caruana. He ended 9th (of 14 participants). In the Tata Steel Challengers there will once again be a ticket for the highest placed of the ACP Women’s Tour on 1 December 2015. In this year’s edition that spot went to Valentina Gunina (Russia), who also ended 9th.

Tournament director Jeroen van den Berg: “Especially Wojtaszek’s strong performance was a pleasant surprise during the last edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. A player like him doesn’t very often get the chance to prove himself during a top tournament. I think that awarding a ticket to a veteran player in the Tata Steel Challengers can also bring an element of surprise to our tournament.”
2015-06-25
31th Open International Chess Tournament of Geraardsbergen
Tournaments  -  Author:  Lucien Deschuyteneer
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The 31th Open International Chess Tournament of Geraardsbergen is coming soon. This year it takes place from Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23th August.

There are already more than forty registrations. Many participants come back each year because of the exceptionally beautiful location. Our best publicity are the photographs of the earlier editions, which you can see on the website http://users.skynet.be/vptd/. Take a look at the French website. There you can see the location on the homepage.

You can register online on the website on which there is also a voluminous topic Accommodation. Don't wait too long with booking for in the summer many accommodations in Geraardsbergen can be full. Geraardsbergen is indeed situated in the region which is called the Flemish Ardennes with the famous summit De Muur of the cyclist Tour of Flanders. For further information you can mail to or tel. 032 (0) 55 42 21 38 or mobile 0032 (0) 488 22 99 01. This number can also be contacted during the tournament.

Our Open also means conviviality. The results are not taken into account for rating. You can ask two times for a bye until round 7 and you receive each time a half point for it. So you can rest or walk a bit.

This year there is an additional attraction. The twenty-years-old local lad, Tanguy Ringoir, has just become an international grandmaster and at this occasion he will play a simultaneous chess game on 30 boards. This simultaneous game will take place on the Open's eve, Tuesday 18th August at 7 p.m. Participants of the Open who are already on the spot that evening may play free, naturally as long as there are available places. So let us know quickly if you wish to participate.
2015-06-23
Milan, young champions at "Expo Chess"
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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MILAN, June 23, 2015 - Fabbrica del Vapore (Steam Factory) was packed with young people last Sunday when the venue of Expo Milan Chess Move hosted the 2015 U16 team championship of Lombardia. 38 teams – for a total amount of more than 150 young chessplayers coming from all over the region – took part in the event.

Teams from Milan ruled the roost and “A” team from Accademia Scacchi Milano (Milan Chess Academy) took the title – Accademia Scacchi Milano is one of the organizer of “Expo Milan Chess Move” together with Chess Projects Asd.
The champions won five matches out of six (one draw) with a score of 11/12 leaving six teams two points behind. Here is the rank based on tie break: Società scacchistica Milanese “Pedoni”, Società scacchistica Milanese “Alfieri”, Excelsior “A” from Bergamo, Accademia Milano “Giovanissimi”, Torre & Cavallo “1” from Sarezzo (Brescia) and Famiglia Legnanese “A” (Milan).

These teams qualified for the Final of Italian U16 team championship together with five other teams, Castelletto “A” Milano, Como “Alfieri”, Accademia Milano “Cadetti”, Accademia Milano “Allievi” and Mantova.
Besides the U16 championship Expo Milan Chess Move hosts the chess festival, which started on June 20th and which includes three sections: international – played daily untill June 28th –, national and regional – played only during weekends –. The field includes 48 players from 7 countries.
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2015-06-21
Mitropa Cup 2015 Round 7
Tournaments  -  Author:  News about Chess
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2015-06-19
Gibraltar 2015 Junior Festival
Tournaments  -  Author:  Stuart Conquest
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2015-06-03
15th CZECH TOUR 2015 / 2016
General News  -  Author:  Jan Mazuch
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2015-05-31
The French Top 12 club championship
General News  -  Author:  News about Chess
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2015-04-26
Don't even start cheating
General News  -  Author:  News about Chess
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2015-04-25
Round 7: Kramnik and Carlsen
General News  -  Author:  News about Chess
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2015-04-24
INAUGURAL GRAND CHESS TOUR UNVEILED IN SAINT LOUIS
General News  -  Author:  The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
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2015-04-23
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2015-04-19
Top 10 Health Benefits of Chess
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Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. While Chess Grandmaster Bobby Fischer made it popular in the 1950s and 1960s, the game is still widely played around the world today among participants of all ages, from the young to the elderly.
2015-04-13
Bangkok Open 2015 Live
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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Follow Nigel Short.
2015-04-13
Dubai Open 2015
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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2015-04-13
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After two weeks of intense competition, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) crowned Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, 27, the 2015 U.S. Chess Champion and Grandmaster Irina Krush, 31, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion. Krush hails from Brooklyn, N.Y. and Nakamura calls Saint Louis home.
2015-04-12
Videos about the US Championships 2015
General News  -  Author:  News About Chess
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2015-04-09
Battle of the Legends: Garry Kasparov vs. Nigel Short
General News  -  Author:  Saint Louis Chess Club
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2015-04-06
2015 US Chess Championship
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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After two weeks of intense competition, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) crowned Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, 27, the 2015 U.S. Chess Champion and Grandmaster Irina Krush, 31, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion. See all the games.
2015-04-06
The new World Champion's press conference
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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2015-03-30
Skopje Open 2015
General News  -  Author:  GM Ventzislav Inkiov
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2015-03-06
Three at the lead in Jerusalem by Yochanan Afek
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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2015-03-05
Nepomnianchtchi is a sole leader
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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2015-03-04
A crowded lead in the European championship
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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2015-03-03
The lead is overtaken in the European Championship
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The European championship is half way to go and business start warming up with not less than four decisive games on the top five boards. Moreover, the proud Ukrainian leader Anton Korobov was finally beaten falling victim to an excellent preparation of his opponent, the former European champion Ian Nepomniachtchi.
2015-03-02
Major upsets in the European championship
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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Three major upsets were scored in the fifth round of the European championship when three experienced grandmasters were beaten once again by young Israeli players. Israeli Alex Khuzman by Omer Reshef, another Israeli Dan Zoler by Matan Gorodetsky (more than 300 Elo points lower) and Russian Mikhail Antipov by Jonathan Bakalchuk (more than 250 points lower)
2015-03-01
Murmansk winner 1st Basamro Chess Match
General News  -  Author:  Website organisation
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Centrale Bibliotheek Rotterdam. After a heavy fight and some technical improvisations the Murmansk-team decisively won the 1st Basamro internetmatch
2015-03-01
What's Your Dream Team
General News  -  Author:  YouTube
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US Chess Scoop at the World Amateur: What's Your Dream Team
2015-03-01
A Sole Leader after four rounds
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The special guest of the fourth round in the European chess championship in Jerusalem was yesterday no other than Mikhael Tal who was given the honor to hit the gong for starting the games.
2015-02-27
Five at the lead in the European championship
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The second round of the European chess championship in Jerusalem already brought together a great deal of the 112 participating grandmasters and therefore no sensational upsets were witnessed, at least not of the kind we saw in round one. In the end of round two 25 GMs and a single IM were on perfect score. Russian GM Alexander Motylev, the current European champion, won both his games by then however the other six past champions already dropped half a point each.
2015-02-25
A Stunning opening in Jerusalem Opening and Round one report
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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As expected, the highest rated players in such a field already met fairly strong opposition as early as in the first round. While the first four favourites in the initial rating list (Navara, Vitiugov, Eljanov and Nepomniatchi) managed to score a first full point, the remaining two 2700+ players, Spain’s No.1 Vllejo-Pons and France No.2 Bacrot had to settle for a draw against former Israeli champion GM Yehuda Grunfeld and Swiss IM Richard Forster respectively.

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