Dubai Chess Open 2014 LIVE!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

The 16th Dubai Open Chess Championship for the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup is taking place on 7-17th April at the Dubai Chess & Culture Club, United Arab Emirates.

The tournament format is 9 round Swiss and the total prize fund is $ 50,000, with $ 10,000 reserved for the winner.

150 players from 40 federations are competing, including 47 Grandmasters. Last year winner GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov is back to defend the title.

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Krk 2014 LIVE!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

The 2nd International chess tournament Golden Island Krk 2014 is organized by the Chess club “Draga” Rijeka and Chess club “Krk” on 6-12th April, 2014, at the Hotel Malin in Malinska, Island Krk, Croatia.

Tournament System: Swiss, FIDE variant, 9 rounds, 90 minutes + 30 sec increment for every move (from the beginning of the game)

Prizes: 1. 1100 EUR; 2. 700 EUR; 3. 400 EUR; 4. 300 EUR; 5. 200 EUR; 6. 100 EUR

Last year winner GM Vladislav Nevednichy is back to defend the title.

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Latvian Railway Open LIVE!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

Riga Chess federation has a pleasure to announce the Latvian Railway Open, one of the strongest rapid chess opens in the World.

The tournament will be held on 28-30 March, 2014, at the Latvian railway museum in Riga, Latvia. The tournament will be held in three groups A, B and C.

Top participants include Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexei Shirov, Vladimir Malakhov, Sergei Zhigalko, Viktor Bologan, Loek Van Wely, Igor Lysyj, Ogor Kovalenko, Daniel Fridman, David Navara, Sergei Azarov, etc.

Round 1 starts at 17:00 local time

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Multiple events LIVE!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

Alexei Shirov idJust as the Candidates tournament 2014 is entering in its decisive phase, multiple live events are starting all around the world. Chessdom will provide 24/7 coverage with analysis, here is a list of the most important events of the week.

Latvian Railway Open

Latvian Railway Open will be one of the top rapid championships of the year. Participants include Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexei Shirov, Vladimir Malakhov, Sergei Zhigalko, Viktor Bologan, Loek Van Wely, Igor Lysyj, Ogor Kovalenko, Daniel Fridman, David Navara, Sergei Azarov, etc.

Chessdom, in cooperation with the organizers, is going to bring you games with triple engine analysis. Follow the event live here

Greek Chess Championship 2014

The Greek Chess Championships, part of the Chessnale 2014 chess festival in Athens, are taking place 29 March to 6th of April. The national championships are the strongest events in the rich program of Chessnale. Live games start March 29th and can be followed at:

Official website / Greek Championship 2014 / Greek Championship (women) / Greek Championship (with standings) / Greek championship (women) with standings

Polish Chess Championship 2014

The Polish Chess Championship for Men is taking place March 25 – April 2. A total of 22 players participate, of them 12 are Grandmasters. Top seeded is Radoslaw Wojtaszek (2713), followed by Mateusz Bartel (2662), Bartosz Socko (2651), Michal Krasenkow (2640), Grzegorz Gajewski (2631), Dariusz Swiercz (2631), Kacper Piorun (2570), Tomasz Markowski (2566), Jan-Krzysztof Duda (2563), etc.

Official website / Live games / Live games (with standings) / Live games women

Women Continental Championship of Americas 2014

The 7th Women Continental Chess Championship of Americas is taking place 21-29 March 2014 in Villa Martelli, Argentina. It is a 9 round swiss tournament with 26 participants from Peru, Cuba, El Salvador, Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay, Chile, and Argentina.

Among the top seeded players are Daisy Cori, Carolina Lujan, Maritza Arribas Robaina, Paula Paredes Bustamante, Marisa Zuriel, etc.

The winner of the tournament qualifies for the next Women World Chess Cup.

Live games with analysis / Replay games, standings, and stats

TCEC Stage 2

The strongest computer chess championship TCEC enters its decisive rounds. Currently Komodo and Rybka are heading the table with 5,5/7, half a point ahead of Stockfish and Fire. Houdini is suffering and trailing at 8th position with 3,0/7, but it has all the chances to recover in next rounds.

Follow the TCEC games live at the official website

Candidates 2014

Today is a rest day at the Candidates 2014. The action restarts again tomorrow. Replay the games from the first 12 rounds and follow the action live here of Saturday.

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