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IMSA World Masters Championship-Hengshui, China 2019

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

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Qualifiers and reserve players according to the Regulations list, are invited to send in their registration form and a copy of their passport with validity for more than six months by email to office@fide.com, mohd.al-mudahka@fide.com and emil.sutovsky@fide.com before Thursday 28th February 2019 for the IMSA World Masters Championship 2019.

Download: Regulations for IMSA World Masters Championship 2019

Download: Registration form

All general queries should be addressed to mohd.al-mudahka@fide.com

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Isle of Man To Host FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

The recently announced FIDE Grand Swiss tournament, where the winner will qualify for the 2020 Candidates', will be played October 9-20, 2019 in Isle of Man and organized in cooperation with Chess.com. This became official today.
The news was ju…

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Isle of Man to host the FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

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FIDE is pleased to award its inaugural Grand Swiss Tournament to the Isle of Man, after the bidding procedure that was closed on February 9, 2019.

The Grand Swiss will take place on the Isle of Man from October 7, 2019 (arrival day) to October 21, 2019 (departure day) in cooperation with chess.com.

The prize fund of the tournament is 400,000 US dollars, with an additional 32,500 US dollars allocated as special women’s prizes.

A total of 160 players are expected to take part, of which 105 will be determined according to the published Grand Swiss Regulations, plus another 15 players nominated by FIDE according to the amendment to the regulations to be approved no later than March 31, 2019. A further 40 participants will be nominated by the organizers, including a number of top female players, some of the world’s best young players, local players etc.

FIDE is grateful to the Isle of Man organizational team for the perfectly prepared application and is confident about an excellent organization of the tournament, that will probably be the strongest Swiss system tournament in the history of chess.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

IMSA World Masters Championship-Hengshui, China 2019

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

IMSA World Masters Championship – Hengshui, China 2019

IMSA ban

Qualifiers and reserve players are invited to send in their registration form, along with a copy of their passport with validity for more than six months by email to office@fide.com ,mohd.al-mudahka@fide.com and emil.sutovsky@fide.com by no later than Thursday 28th February 2019 for IMSA World Masters Championship 2019.

Download: Regulations for IMSA World Masters Championship 2019

Download: Registration form

All general queries should be addressed to mohd.al-mudahka@fide.com

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Gunina Wins Inaugural Cairns Cup

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

In the all-decisive and all-Russian clash, Valentina Gunina held Alexandra Kosteniuk to a draw and won the $40,000 first prize of the inaugural Cairns Cup in St. Louis. Irina Krush came third thanks to beating Harika Dronavalli.
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Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

Watch The 4 Player Chess Championship Sunday

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

This Sunday, two teams will fight for the inaugural championship of Four Player Chess, a new Chess.com variant where each game is contested by four sets of pieces.

Watch the Four Player Chess championship this Sunday, Feb. 17, live on Twitch.t…

Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

Watch The 4 Player Chess Championship This Sunday

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

This Sunday, two teams will fight for the inaugural championship of Four Player Chess, a new Chess.com variant where each game is contested by four sets of pieces.

Watch the Four Player Chess championship this Sunday, Feb. 17, live on Twitch.t…

Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

PRO Chess League Sees Upsets, Comebacks, and Heartbreak in Week 6

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

With many late-stage comebacks across the PRO Chess League, fans will remember everything that week 6 had to offer—the New York Marshalls' incredible win over Webster, Cannes' upset over the Baden-Baden Snowballs, and Estonia just missing ou…

Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

On Chess : Chess Kings Come To St. Louis For Champions Showdown Matches

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

The chess season has officially kicked off at the St. Louis Chess Club with the ongoing Cairns Cup, featuring some of the top female chess players in the world, and will continue on with another staple on the calendar, the Champions Showdown. As a standalone chess event, the Showdown has historically been more experimental and geared toward the fans, having featured chess variants such as Fischer Random and Basque chess in previous editions. Over five days, the top five American chess players will duke it out against the best in the world in one-on-one matches in rapid and blitz. Each chess match will consist of 12 rapid and 24 blitz games and will have a prize fund of $60,000, with first place taking $36,000 and second place taking $24,000. Here are the matchups: Hikaru Nakamura vs. Jan-Krzysztof Duda. Nakamura is one of the best chess players in …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

Ju Wenjun Beats Lagno With 60 Million People Watching

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Repeating the result of the 2018 World Championship knockout final, Ju Wenjun beat Kateryna Lagno in a short rapid match in Beijing, China earlier this week. It was a historic moment for chess in China, as part of it was broadcast on national tele…

Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

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