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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. Now after a long wait the championship continues. It is sponsored by ChessArena.com and the official news partner will be Chessdom.com

After testing, some engines were left out due to software issues (instability, frequent crashes, etc.) and here is the definite participants list for Season 8.Read on...
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.
I want to preface what I’m about to say with the notion that I have great respect and reverence for all the World Champions that have come before me, and for those that have contributed to the professionalization of chess. The Chennai match against V. Anand and our subsequent match in Sochi were both equally powerful and wonderful experiences. I was amazed by the intensity of the match format, as well as the massive interest from both the media and the public. I know people are working diligently to organize the 2014-2016 World Championship cycle, and I very much look forward to the match in November 2016 against the winner of the spring 2016 Candidates tournament.
Despite this, I have, for a long time believed – and voiced publicly – that there should be a new World Championship cycle system, which is both balanced and fair. Those of you who have followed top level chess closely for years will remember that I openly raised the issue of the privileges held by the World Champion on several occasions, prior to qualifying for the match in 2013.
In short, I strongly believe the chess world should evolve to a more just system. What does that look like? I have long thought that moving to an annual knock-out event, similar to the World Cup, would be more equitable. This change would in effect improve the odds of becoming World Champion for nearly every chess player, with the exception of the reigning World Champion, and potentially a few other top players who would no longer be favoured by the current format. Creating regional qualifying events combined with rating spots, the participation of all the top players in the world and the undisputed World Championship title at stake, I truly believe this would make the World Championship cycle more accessible to everyone.
In conclusion, I strongly recommend FIDE look into modernizing the World Championship cycle format.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree that the Chess World Championship cycle would benefit from a new system?
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)
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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
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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)
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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
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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.
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
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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.
2015-02-22
First Saturday PGN-files
General News  -  Author:  Laszlo Nagy
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I send you hereby some pgn files, the work of IM Jovanovic Dusan (SRB).
2015-02-21
The European championship -press release
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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Next Monday, February 23rd, the European Individual Chess Championship 2015 will be officially opened in Ramada hotel in Jerusalem
2015-02-13
7th Batavia Tournament, 20 February – 1 March 2015
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The 7th Batavia Chess Tournament takes place from Friday, February 20th to Sunday, March 1st, 2015 in Café Batavia 1920, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The games will start each day at 14:00 hrs. The final round starts at 12.00 hrs. Wednesday, February 25th is a rest day.
2015-02-08
Information about dates and kinds of tournaments
General News  -  Author:  Jan Mazuch
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The recent and undeniable chess swell felt around the nation rises to serve one epic event: the fight for the American throne.
2015-02-02
‘Carlsen is a psychologist’
News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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2015-01-28
The Queen with "The Queen"
News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The world chess champion Hou Yifan was pleasantly surprised by Dutch chess ambassador Hans Bohm during the prizegiving of Tata Steel tournament last Sunday in Wijk aan Zee.

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