Chess Breaking: Leela Chess Zero enters TCEC Season 12

Leela Chess Zero (LC0), often called the open source Alpha Zero, is the first neural network chess engine to enter the Top Chess Engine Championship (TCEC). This will happen in Season 12, that starts this April 19th at 19:00 CET. Follow the games on the official we


Chess U.S. Chess Championships Begin In St. Louis

The U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship both return to St. Louis tonight through April 30. The events are being hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club, now for the 10th straight year. The opening ceremony is tonight, and round-one g... Source: Che


Chess Presentation of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad

The Minister of Culture and Sport of Georgia Mikheil Giorgadze officially presented the 43rd Chess Olympiad – Batumi 2018 - on April 17 in the “Biltmore” hotel’s congress-hall in Tbilisi. Many honorary guests attended the ceremony, including the Olympiad


Chess List of Decisions of 2018 1st quarter FIDE PB

2018 1st quarter Presidential Board meeting Minsk, Belarus 7-8 April 2018DECISIONS1PB-2018/1. To authorize Deputy President G. Makropoulos to seek legal advice in respect of non-eligibility of K. Ilyumzhinov to stand for FIDE Presidential elections 2018. One object


Chess Croatian Championship 2018 live

The 2018 Croatian Championship is a 12-player round-robin taking place in Po?ega, Croatia from 17-27 Aprily. The prize fund is €10,000 with €2,800 for first place. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with


Chess Nakamura Proteges To Compete In Europe

If you win a game in a simul, sometimes your prize is an autograph. Or a book. Maybe even a picture with the master. One lucky South African won a summer chess tour of Europe. Although not officially a prize, CM Khanya Mazibuko's victo... Source: Che


Chess Carlsen, Mamedyarov Top Seeds In Shamkir

If you experienced some withdrawal symptoms in the days after Grenke, we have good news. This week two top events start: the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan and the U.S. Championships in St. Louis. Tomorrow we'll look at the U.S. Champi... Source: Che


Chess List of Decisions of 2018 1st quarter FIDE PB

2018 1st quarter Presidential Board meeting Minsk, Belarus 7-8 April 2018DECISIONS1PB-2018/1. To authorize Deputy President G. Makropoulos to seek legal advice in respect of non-eligibility of K. Ilyumzhinov to stand for FIDE Presidential elections 2018. One object


Chess Czech Championship 2018

The Czech Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 28 April to 6 May, 2018 in Ostrava. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. The tournament wi


Chess Andr?s Rodr?guez Vila is the winner in Uruguayan Championship 2018

The 2018 Uruguayan Championship was a 10-player round-robin tournament which took place from 7-15 April in Montevideo. In the last round the two players, who were leading have met. GM Andr?s Rodr?guez Vila, who needed only victory as a favorable result, had to ma


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