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2016-02-12
Candidates Chess 2016 – pairings
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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FIDE and Agon, its commercial partner, are organizing the Candidates Chess Tournament 2016 that will be held in Moscow from March 10 to 30, 2016. Round 1 of the competition is going to take place March 11th and the pairings are already known. The first round will see an all Russian and all American pairings, namely the matches Sergey Karjakin – Peter Svidler and Hikaru Nakamura – Fabiano Caruana. The other two encounters of the day will be Anish Giri – Levon Aronian and a reperirion of the 2010 World Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand – Veselin Topalov.

The pairings have been made today in FIDE office in Athens in the presence of the top chess arbiter Mr. Nikolopoulos and the FIDE Executive Director Mr. Freeman, following the Rules and Regulations for the Candidates Tournament of the FIDE World Championship cycle 2014-2016. Scroll down for the round by round pairings

More about the Candidates 2016

The Candidates Tournament is a chess tournament organized by FIDE since 1950, as a final tournament to determine the challenger for the World Chess Championship. The winnerof the Candidates earns the right to a match for the World Championship against the reigning World Champion, currently Magnus Carlsen. The match is supposed to be held in the United States. Tashir Group, a large real estate developer in Russia, is one of the principal sponsors. The company is run by Samvel Karapetyan, an Armenian-born businessman whose net worth is about $4.8 billion according to Forbes magazine. Read on...
2016-02-10
Grand Chess Tour announces two new tournaments added for 2016 season
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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GRAND CHESS TOUR ANNOUNCES TWO NEW TOURNAMENTS ADDED FOR 2016 SEASON
World’s top players to compete in expanded tour with new events in Paris and Brussels-Leuven
– featuring rapid and blitz

SAINT LOUIS (February 10, 2016) – The Grand Chess Tour announces two new tournaments for its second season in 2016 with the world’s top players competing for one million dollars in a mixture of traditional, rapid and blitz events in four countries.

The 2016 Grand Chess Tour season will include rapid and blitz tournaments in Paris and Brussels-Leuven in addition to the Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic. The Grand Chess Tour is further establishing itself as the premier chess circuit in the world.

The field for 2016 will be announced in the near future. The three top finishers in the 2015 Grand Chess Tour will be invited as well as the five highest average rated players in 2015. Each tournament will award one wild card invite and the Grand Chess Tour will add another wild card invite rounding out the field to ten.

The Grand Chess Tour welcomes new sponsors Colliers International France and Your Next MoveTM. Colliers International France, a commercial real estate services organization will sponsor the Paris tournament. Your Next MoveTM, a Belgian non-profit, will sponsor the Brussels-Leuven tournament.



The overall 2016 GCT winner will receive a bonus prize of $100,000 and the second placed player $50,000 prize to make the prize fund $1,050,0000 across the four events.read more...
2016-02-10
The 'Queen of Chess' who defeated Kasparov
Interviews  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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2016-02-09
2016 U.S. Championships Field is Set
Tournaments  -  Author:  Nicole Halpin
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For the eighth consecutive year, the nation’s top 24 chess players will gather in Saint Louis to compete for the titles of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women’s Champion. The 2016 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, boasting the strongest fields of American men and women ever assembled, will be held simultaneously at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) from April 13 through April 30.
2016-02-02
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2016-01-31
Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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World champion Magnus Carlsen has won the 78th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament and unbeaten as well. It is the fifth time that Carlsen has won the tournament in Wijk aan Zee, equalling the record set by Anand. Fabiano Caruana (United States) and Ding Liren (China) shared second spot.
2016-01-29
Norway Chess 2016 – participants
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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The Norway Chess 2016, sponsored by Altibox, is going to take place in Stavanger April 18-30. It is going to be a ten player single round robin event. Six of the players have been announced and they include the World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway), the ex world champions Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) and Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Anish Giri (The Nederlands), and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France).
2016-01-25
David Navara played the most spectacular game against Giri
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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David Navara played the most spectacular game of the year so far.
2016-01-24
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2016-01-07
2016 Grand Chess Tour Statement
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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2015-12-14
Wide international interest Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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2015-12-11
Ivanchuk dominated the ACP Masters in Ashdod
Tournaments  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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Vassily Ivanchuk from Ukraine is the winner of the ACP Masters rapid super tournament that ended on Thursday in the Israeli city of Ashdod. The Ukraine No.1 beat Frenchman Etienne Bacrot in the final match 2.5: 0.5 to take home the title and the 10.000 $ first prize.
2015-12-08
ACP Semifinals: Ivanchuk- Nepo and Bacrot – Gelfand!
Tournaments  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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Following two days of short, fierce and close battles the preliminary groups of the ACP Masters in Ashdod has finally reached a clear conclusion with no need for further tie-breakers.
2015-12-07
The first day
Tournaments  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The ACP Masters was opened on Monday, December 7th, in Kivoonim cultural Centre in the city of Ashdod. The players were welcomed by Moshe Slav, chairman of the Israeli chess federation and chief organizer, who said that it is in fact the strongest invitational tournament ever to be held in Israel to be transmitted to the entire world with the the modern Israeli technology of Chess Vision.
2015-12-07
Debut youngest Dutch grandmaster
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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2015-12-06
ACP Masters starts in Ashdod
Tournaments  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The ACP Masters will start on Monday, December 7th in Israel’s biggest harbour of Ashdod to be concluded on Thursday, December 10th. An official opening ceremony attended by mayor Dr. Yechiel Lasri will be held at 12.00 to be followed by the preliminary qualification games.
2015-12-06
ARVES Solving in Wijk aan Zee 2016
Tournaments  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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2015-12-01
Evgeny Tomashevsky 14th participant
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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Evgeny Tomashevsky (28) from Russia will be the 14th grandmaster in the Tata Steel Masters, thus completing the top group of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016.
2015-11-26
Pavel Eljanov particpant Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) will be the 13th participant of the Tata Steel Masters, the top group of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Eljanov (32) is gaining positions on the world list very fast at the moment. After several excellent results in the second half of this year, he has managed to reach the 13th position on that list.
2015-11-11
Much interest amateurs Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016
Tournaments  -  Author:  Kees Schrijvers
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About 1,500 amateur chess players have submitted their entries for participating in one of the amateur tournaments of the 78th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. In January they can face off behind the board at a stone’s throw from the main podium where grandmasters like world champion Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri and Michael Adams will play their rounds.
2015-10-06
New visual Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Tournaments  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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2015-09-03
36th Open International Chess Tournament of Bethune
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament orgnisation
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2015-08-19
The Top Computer Chess Championship TCEC
General News  -  Author:  Chessdom
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The Top Computer Chess Championship TCEC Season 8 is scheduled to start this August 21st. The world’s best computer chess software engines will compete through three stages and a final to decide the 2015 TCEC Grand Champion. Last season the TCEC, which was won by the Komodo engine, attracted hundreds of thousands unique viewers and hit major headlines.
2015-08-16
Jan Timman shows mind blowing endgame studies at Politiken Cup 2015
Endgame studies and problems  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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2015-08-11
Carlsen about the World Championship cycle format
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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In advance of travelling to the US to prepare for the Sinquefield Cup, I felt it important to share with you something I have been thinking about a great deal: the World Championship cycle format.
2015-08-08
Russian Chess Championship Men and Women 2015
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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2015-08-04
Turkish Isbank Chess Super League 2015 (4-8 t/ 15-8)
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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2015-08-03
SDS-Narzan 2015 (2-8 t/m 10-8)
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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The SDS-Narzan Tournament is taking place from August 2-10, 2015, in Kislovodsk, is a spa city in Stavropol Krai, Russia. The events is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. Top seed is Oleg Diviakov (2142).
2015-08-03
2015 Asian Women Continental (2-8 t/m 13/8)
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The 2015 Asian Women Continental is taking place from August 2-10, in Al Ain, UAE. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with cash prizes for the top 30 places. The women’s champion will be awarded $6,000 and will represent Asia in the FIDE Women’s World Championship. Top seed is Chinese player WGM Tan Zhongyi (2512).
2015-08-01
The 2015 HZ Chess Tournament
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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The 2015 HZ Chess Tournament is taking place from August 1-8, at the University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen, in the Netherlands. The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament that gathers 243 players from 16 different federations.
2015-08-01
Russian Junior Team Champ 2015 (2-8 t/m 11-8)
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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The Russian Junior Team Championship is taking place August 1-11 in Sankt Petersburg. Each team consists of four players, of which one should be girl. Top players among the 128 participants include GM Grogoriy Oparin, GM Kirill Alekseenko, IM Vladimir Zakhartsov, IM Alexey Zenzera, IM Maksim Vavulin, FM Konstantin Savenkov, WFM Anna Styazhkina, etc.
2015-07-31
The 102nd British Chess Championship (from 25th July to 8th August 2015)
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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The 102nd British Chess Championship is held from 25th July to 8th August, 2015, in the University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, the event is an 11-round Swiss FIDE tournament with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. The recent winner of the 9th Leiden Open 2015, GM David Howell, will be defending the title in a competition of 74 players.
2015-07-31
Politiken Cup 2015
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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2015-07-18
The 48th Biel/Bienne Grandmaster Tournament (from July 18-31, 2015)
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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2015-07-09
Invitation chess holiday tournament Coupe de la Foret
General News  -  Author:  Pascal Jacobs
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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.
2015-06-25
31th Open International Chess Tournament of Geraardsbergen
Tournaments  -  Author:  Lucien Deschuyteneer
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2015-06-23
Milan, young champions at "Expo Chess"
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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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
General News  -  Author:  News about 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
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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.

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