Chess Pairings for FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018

FIDE announces the first round pairings for the forthcoming Women’s World Championship to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, from 1st to 25th November 2018. Round 1 Ju Wenjun (CHN) 1-64 Hardegen Kathryn (AUS) Humpy Koneru (IND) 2-63 Toubal Ha


Chess Carlsen Starts With Win At European Club Cup

Magnus Carlsen is active at the European Club Cup, where he started with a win against Vladimir Potkin in round two. Earlier in the week, Carlsen had some PR activities and spoke about his match with Fabiano Caruana. The European Club Cup is und... Source: Che


Chess Chess : Magnus Carlsen’s No 1 ranking under pressure at European Club Cup

The European Club Cup, which has just begun in Halkidiki, northern Greece, is Magnus Carlsen’s final warm-up before the Norwegian’s world title defence against America’s Fabiano Caruana starts in London on 9 November. It will be a much sterner test for Carlse


Chess The Olympiad Tiebreaks Have To Change, Grandmasters Say

Both the Open and Women sections of the Batumi Olympiad were decided by tiebreaks. Like just about every two years, this led to criticism on chess forums. According to grandmasters Peter Heine Nielsen and David Smerdon, the time has come to actual... Source: Che


Chess Better Thinking, Better Chess: How a Grandmaster Finds his Moves

Better Thinking, Better Chess: How a Grandmaster Finds his Moves by Joel Benjamin BUY IT HERE Finding strong moves doesn’t simply depend on how much you know about chess. In fact, greater conceptual knowledge makes choosing a move more complex as it increases


Chess Chess: China secure both Olympiad titles while England men finish fifth

China scored a double triumph at the 185-nation chess Olympiad in Batumi, beating the United States and Russia on tie-breaks after a tense final round on Friday. Leading scores after 11 rounds were China, USA and Russia 18/22 match points, Poland and England 17. Ch


Chess FIDE Newsletter September 2018

89th FIDE Congress in Batumi The 89th FIDE Congress took place from 27th September to 5th October at the Sheraton Hotel in Batumi, Georgia. The Congress is held concurrent with the 43rd Chess Olympiad. The last three days of the Congress, 3-5th October, were res


Chess Nakamura Still Too Strong For MVL In Speed Chess

Over the board the players consider themselves equals, but online Hikaru Nakamura is still too strong for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The American GM won yesterday's Speed Chess match with an eight-point margin. It was the last quarterfinal of this ... Source


Chess List of titles approved by General Assembly in Batumi, Georgia

FIDE publishes the list of titles approved by the General Assembly held in Batumi, Georgia on 3-5 October 2018.   GM FED Tan, Justin AUS Hovhannisyan, Mher BEL Liu, Yan CHN Gallego Alcaraz, Andres Felipe COL Quesada Perez,


Chess European Women Chess Club Cup 2018

The European Club Cup 2018 will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece. There are 73 chess clubs, with players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for t


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