Chess Attacking on Both sides in Closed Spanish

When White closes the center with d4-d5 in the Spanish Opening, his next goals are roughly as follows: advance f2-f4-f5 to gain space on the kingside Open up the ‘a’ file to have the option of invading on that file with the rook. build up piece pressure on the


Chess Adams, Not Carlsen, Completes Field For London Chess Classic

If there was still any doubt left about Magnus Carlsen's participation, that ends now. It is Michael Adams who got the wild card for the London Chess Classic in December.  All ten names for the London Chess Classic are known,... Source: Ches


Chess FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Polanica Zdroj, Poland

From 20 to 24 August 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Polanica Zdroj, Poland, by the Polish Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer was IA Andrzej Filipowicz (POL), Secretary of the FIDE Technical Commission and FIDE Lectur


Chess SPICE Cup 2016

The 2016 SPICE Cup Open, sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, is scheduled to take place on 17-22nd October at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss tournament is open to the players rated over 210


Chess Tal Memorial continues Chess in Museums project

The 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial will be played in the Museum of Russian Impressionism (Moscow), one of the leading private museums in Russia. The tournament will be opened on September 25, 2016, and will become the sixth event of the Chess in Museums project. Avtod


Chess Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

The 23rd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2016 is taking place from 21-29th August at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. After six rounds of play Grandmasters B Adhiban, Yuriy Kuzubov, Alexandr Predke and Dragun Kamil share the lead with 5,0 p


Chess Is FIDE Going Bankrupt?

The financial accounts for 2015 show an alarming decrease of the World Chess Federation's assets. An extensive reform of FIDE's internal structure seems inevitable to guarantee a healthy continuity. As part of the agenda for the upcoming General... Source: Ches


Chess Baku Olympiad Announcement: Emergency Number for the visas

Participants having any troubles with their visas, boarding, or any issue of similar matter should call: +994 55 246 19 97 or +994 55 246 19 98 The number is open 7/7 and 24/24. http://www.bakuchessolympiad.com Source: World Chess Federation - FIDE


Chess U.S. Chess League Becomes PRO Chess League

The U.S. Chess League is coming back to Chess.com, but it will have a new name and different format. In January, the site will play host to a brand new form of organized chess competition: The PRO Chess League. The Professional Ra... Source: Ches


Chess Robert Houdart on Houdini 5 dev in TCEC

Houdini, by Robert Houdart, is playing with a brand new version in Season 9 of the Top Chess Engine Championship. After 32 rounds Houdini 5 dev is one of the hot favorites for qualifying for the Superfinal. Robert Houdart kindly agreed to an interview regarding the


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