Chess Dortmund R1: Nepomniachtchi Declines Giri’s Birthday Gift

On his 28th birthday Ian Nepomniachtchi reached a winning position in a queen endgame vs Anish Giri but failed to convert. The other three games of the 46th Sparkassen Chess Meeting's first round also ended in draws. This year's Dortmund tournam... S


Chess Hammer wins Norwegian Chess Championship 2018

The 2018 Norwegian Championship took place in Sarpsborg from 6-14 July. It was divided in 2 groups. The Elite group was intended for players rated above 2350, and has 24 players. After 9 rounds the winner is GM Jon Ludvig Hammer with 7.5 points. Second is GM Ar


Chess Peter Prohaszka wins Benasque Chess Open 2018

38th Benasque Chess Open was a 10-round Swiss tournament which took place from 5-14 July 2018 in Benasque, in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees. 431 players took part in the tournament. After 10 rounds the winner is GM Peter Prohaszka with 8,5 points. Seven p


Chess Justin Tan wins Paracin open 2018

Paracin Open was held from-July 6th -13th 2018 at Hotel “Petrus” in Paracin. It was divided in 3 sections. In the A group 150 players took part. The winner is IM Justin Tan with 7.5 points. Second is GM Denis Kadric with 7 points and third is GM Shahin Lor


Chess Chess : England in a race for gold at world senior team championship

England’s over-50s have a serious chance of gold medals this weekend after their shock victory over the top seeded United States at the world senior team chess championship in Dresden. You have to get up early to watch them online, though. Saturday’s penultimat


Chess Czech Open 2018

The Czech Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 13-22. July in the Tipsport Arena in Pardubice as part of the massive International Chess and Games Festival. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, p


Chess FIDE Ethics Commission Bans Ilyumzhinov

The FIDE Ethics Commission has sanctioned Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for violating the FIDE Code of Ethics. The FIDE President, who was banned from "holding any position" effectively for six months, plans to fight


Chess FIDE Ethics Commission suspends Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (Updated)

Pursuant to the authorization provided by the FIDE Presidential Board by virtue of its decision at the 2018 1st Quarter Presidential Board meeting held 6 – 9 April, in Minsk, Belarus, a Report has been submitted to the FIDE Ethics Commission against FIDE Pres


Chess FIDE Ethics Commission suspends Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

Pursuant to the authorization provided by the FIDE Presidential Board by virtue of its decision at the 2018 1st Quarter Presidential Board meeting held 6 – 9 April, in Minsk, Belarus, a Report has been submitted to the FIDE Ethics Commission against FIDE Pres


Chess Travel Subsidy Batumi Olympiad

FIDE is pleased to announce the travel subsidy for participants for the Chess Olympiad & Congress, Batumi, Georgia 2018. All federations will receive more travel subsidy in 2018 than they did for Baku in 2016. Many teams that did not receive a team grant in 201


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