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Nation’s Top Chess Prodigies Head to Saint Louis for 2016 U.S. Junior Closed Championships
Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis hosts seventh consecutive Junior Closed tournament

SAINT LOUIS, June 16, 2016 -- The nation’s elite junior chess players are coming back to Saint Louis, the nation’s Chess Capital, this summer as the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) hosts the U.S. Junior Closed Championship July 7-18, 2016. The event is the most prestigious chess tournament in the country for junior players under the age of 21, and the 2016 lineup features the strongest field by rating for the U.S. Junior Closed to date.

“For students here in Saint Louis and students across the nation, it’s incredibly inspiring to see these top juniors compete,” said Tony Rich, Executive Director of the CCSCSL. “These players are proof that hard work, commitment and study can produce successful results. We are thrilled to again host these students during this prestigious chess event.”
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2016-06-06
Viktor Korchnoi passes away
Passed Away  -  Author:  Chessdom
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The chess world lost a player, the legend will remain forever. Viktor Korchnoi has passed away in the hospital in Switzerland.

Replay 665 of Viktor Korchnoi’s games (in chronological order newest to oldest)

Born in Sankt Petersburg (at that time Leningrad) 23 March 1931, Korchnoi was a reference in chess for many years. He was a candidate for the World Championship on ten occasions (1962, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988 and 1991), thus becoming one of the strongest players to have never won a World Championship. At least not in this format of the event, as he eventually became World Senior Champion in 2006.
Viktor Korchnoi has a myriad of titles with the Soviet Union. Korchnoi is a four-time USSR chess champion, a five-time member of Soviet teams that won the European championship, and a six-time member of Soviet teams that won the Chess Olympiad. Korchnoi defected to the Netherlands in 1976 and later moved to Switzerland where he stayed and played until his final day. As a Swiss citizen he played his two World Championship finals with Karpov in 1978 and 1981. From that matches Korchnoi holds the record for the longest World Championship game.

Korchnoi was the oldest active chess Grandmaster for many years and won the Swiss national championships in 2009 and 2011 at age 78 and 80 respectively.

RIP Viktor Korchnoi, thank you for all the great chess!

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2016-06-04
Upcoming tournaments 16th CZECH TOUR 2016 / 2017
General News  -  Author:  Jan Mazuch
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Dear chessfriends,

Let us invite you most cordially to this year's upcoming tournaments held within the frame of 16th CZECH TOUR 2016 / 2017 Series:

CHESS SUMMER IN THE HEART OF EUROPE

14. – 31. 7. 2016 - 27th International Chess and Games Festival CZECH OPEN (Pardubice)
http://www.czechopen.net/. GMs Laznicka (CZE), 2668 Movsesian (ARM) 2660, Ganguly (IND) 2654, Kravtsiv (UKR) 2641, Kononenko (UKR) 2621 and Nabaty (ISR) 2619 take part in the GM oen. David Navara 2735, the Czech player number 1 takes part in open championships of the Czech Republic in rapid and Fischerandom chess. There will be almost 30 chess tournaments for experienced players and beginners.

5. - 12. 8. 2016 – 3rd SUMMER PRAGUE OPEN
IM Open and FIDE Open with ELO < 2100
http://www.czechtour.net/summer-prague-open/

13. - 20. 8. 2016 - 19th OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER
GM and IM round robin tournaments, FIDE open and senior tournament
http://www.czechtour.net/olomouc-chess-summer/

5. - 13. 9. 2016 - 15th SUNNY BEACH OPEN (Sunny Beach, Bulgaria)
6 FIDE Opens: ELO >= 2300 with GM and IM norms, ELO 2000 – 2299, ELO < 2000, women, senior and children tournaments (U12)
http://www.czechtour.net/sunny-beach-open/

For the first time in history the World Senior Championship will be held in the Czech Republic. The championship will be played in categories men and women over 50 and 65 years of age and it will take place on 18. 11. - 1. 12. 2016 in the town of Marianske Lazne. Players can participate in this tournament without reference to their rating. Regulations are available on www.wscc2016.net.

With best regards

Dr. Jan Mazuch, Director of CZECH OPEN & CZECH TOUR
CZECH OPEN - International Chess and Games Festival - http://www.czechopen.net
CZECH TOUR - International Chess Festivals Series - http://www.czechtour.net
International Chess Calendar - http://calendar.avekont.cz/
2016-05-22
My games at the Dutch Shogi championship
General News  -  Author:  Twan Burg
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2016-05-05
New Exhibition: Tom Hackney at the World Chess Hall of Fame
General News  -  Author:  Cabanne Howard
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2016-04-01
27th International Chess and Games Festival CZECH OPEN 2016
General News  -  Author:  Jan Mazuch
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2016-03-28
Netherlands beat Poland 2 with 2-1 in the World Shogi League
General News  -  Author:  Twan Burg
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2016-03-08
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The Candidates Tournament 2016, together with the Chess Olympiad in Baku and the World Chess Championship in New York, is one of the top tournaments of the year. The event is traditionally followed by millions of viewers worldwide, all looking forward to the challenger who will face the reigning champion for the highest merit in the sport of chess.
2016-03-06
Netherlands beats Hong Kong 2 in World Shogi League
General News  -  Author:  Twan Burg
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2016-03-01
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The Women’s World Chess Championship Match between Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Hou Yifan (China) is taking place from 1-19th March at the Potocki Palace in Lviv, Ukraine.
2016-03-01
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The 2016 FIDE World Chess Championship, the pinnacle of the global sport played by more than 600 million people, is to take place in New York, FIDE announced.
2016-02-29
Ding Liren & Gunina Takes the lead in Blitz Game Day-2
Tournaments  -  Author:  Chessdom
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In 2016 IMSA Elite Mind Games Chess field, today round 11-20 of the blitz game has been accomplished. There is no much change of the leaderboard for men’s group, Chinese player Ding Liren and Indian Player Harikrishna stepped ahead steadily, scored 7/10 and 6.5/10 individually.
2016-02-29
13th Aeroflot Open 2016: List of participants
Tournaments  -  Author:  Chessdom
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The 13th International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2016″ is scheduled to be held from 29th February to 11th March in Hotel “Cosmos”, Moscow. This major event is open to chess players of most varied qualification: from unrated to world’s top. As before, the festival is held “under the wings” of the Russian leading air company “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines”.
2016-02-28
OPEN di Lugano 2016: List of participants
Tournaments  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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One of the most beautiful Swiss cities Lugano is going to host the jubilee edition of the New-OPEN di Lugano from 25-28 March 2016 at Hotel Pestalozzi, which is located in the center of the town, overlooking the bay.
2016-02-24
2016 Inductees to U.S and World Chess Halls of Fame Announced
General News  -  Author:  Liza Poskin
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An induction ceremony on April 13, 2016, will recognize five exceptional chess players as they take their places in history as members of the World Chess Hall of Fame and the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame.
2016-02-24
Confession booths to be used in Candidates Tournament
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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2016-02-22
The 2016 London Chess Classic
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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The 2016 London Chess Classic will be the eighth edition of the World’s most prestigious Chess Tournament and will climax the 2016 Grand Chess Tour. The winning formula of elite 10 player all play all, chess festival, conference and free school events will take place once again. The GCT players and wild cards will be announced in early March.
2016-02-22
Liberec Open 2016 - final results and games
Tournaments  -  Author:  Jan Mazuch
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2016-02-21
Women’s World Chess Championship Match 2016
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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Women’s World Chess Championship Match 2016 between the current World Champion Maria Muzychuk of Ukraine and her challenger Hou Yifan of China (former World Champion 2010-2012, 2013-2015) will take place in Lviv, Ukraine, on March 1-18, 2016. The first game is scheduled to start at 3 pm local time on 2nd of March 2016 in the Potocki’s Palace (Lviv, Ukraine).
2016-02-19
"Chess is a tool to make the world a smarter place"
General News  -  Author:  Ulrich Stock (Zeit Online )
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There are times when Magnus Carlsen wonders what exactly he is doing. But then he returns to the board and continues his pursuit of chess perfection. Now, he is coming to Hamburg.
2016-02-18
2016 SINQUEFIELD CUP DATES HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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2016-02-17
Cajun Chess Press Release #2
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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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
2016-02-10
Grand Chess Tour announces two new tournaments added for 2016 season
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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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).

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