Chess 2017 Grand Chess Tour begins next week with larger prize fund and the world’s top players

The third annual Grand Chess Tour, arguably the top chess tour in the world, is right around the corner with none other than Magnus Carlsen headlining the event. Another treat for both the players and chess fans is the addition of the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz to


Chess First Steps: The Modern

First Steps: The Modern by Cyrus Lakdawala BUY NOW Paperback, 240 pages The Modern Defence is an important opening that can be played by Black against absolutely any White opening system. It is an ambitious, counterattacking weapon, favoured by dynamic players. Wh


Chess 2017 World Team Chess Championship (Women) LIVE!

The FIDE Women’s World Team Championship will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk on June 16-27. Teams of Georgia, China, Poland, Ukraine, Egypt, Russia, India, USA and Vietnam will compete at the Women’s World Team Championship. Recently a wildcard team for women’s t


Chess World Team Chess Championship 2017 LIVE!

FIDE World Team Championship 2017 and the FIDE Women’s World Team Championship will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk on June 16-27. 10 teams will compete in each Championship. They are the previous event’s World Chess Team Champion, the three highest-placed teams in


Chess Ivanchuk – Navara 2017 LIVE!

Vassily Ivanchuk and David Navara will play a 12 game rapid match to be held as part of the ?EZ Chess Trophy 2017. The match will take place 15-17 June. The time control is 15 minutes for all moves with a 10-second increment from move 1. Four games are played each


Chess North American Youth Chess Championship 2017

International Chess School (ICS), Chess Tech, US Chess Federation, New Jersey State Chess Federation, FIDE Americas and FIDE, invite players from USA, Mexico, Canada and Bermudas in the categories under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 (boys and girls) to participate in th


Chess European Youth Chess Championship 2017

Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games & Events” Sports Association and the European Chess Union have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated members of ECU to participate in the European Youth Chess Championship organised in Mamaia,


Chess CASTLE conference in Turin

The CASTLE project – a “Chess curriculum to Advance Students’ Thinking and Learning skills in primary Education” was born from the idea of creating a strong partnership in the field of chess in schools, under the initial thrust of three partners with consid


Chess World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships (Video)

Vivid video, which was shown at the Closing ceremony of the 1st FIDE World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, was a nice surprise for participants, parents, arbiters and all the others who took part in the event. In the end of the video the organiser of th


Chess CAS Award – ECU vs Bulgarian Chess Federation

ECU Press Release 12.06.2017 1. CAS DISMISSED BULGARIAN CHESS FEDERATION APPEAL On 30th September 2016, the Bulgarian Chess Federation filled an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision of the European Chess Union General Assembly on


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