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The chess train will ride again!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 10:41
The Prague Chess Society and České Dráhy are preparing another year of the chess train tournament associated with a trip around five beautiful Central European cities. Chess Train 2013 has chosen the trail Prague – Regensburg (Germany) – Innsbruck (Austria) - Salzburg (Austria) – Český Krumlov (Czech Republic) – Prague, from 11th to 15th of...
Thursday, June 27, 2013 14:35
On Friday and Saturday Magnus Carlsen will play a four-game rapid match with Borki Predojevic of Bosnia & Herzegovina. The friendly match is organized by the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer and will inaugurate the Norwegian Championship which starts on Saturday.  Carlsen and Predojevic playing in Sarajevo in 2006 | Photo...
Geneva Masters starts today
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:18
Today the first Geneva Chess Masters starts in Geneva, Switzerland. In this brand new rapid tournament three World Champions and a female chess legend will be playing, as well as strong players from France and Switzerland.   The first Geneva Chess Masters will take place June 26th-30th, 2013 in the Pitoeff Theater in Geneva. The tournament is...
Tal Memorial starts tomorrow with Carlsen, Kramnik & Anand as top seeds
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 19:42
One of the strongest chess tournaments of 2013 is starting tomorrow: the Tal Memorial. The top seeds are Magnus Carlsen (2864, Norway), Vladimir Kramnik (2803, Russia) and Viswanathan Anand (2786, India) so it will surely be a memorable event. The tournament is held in the memory of the 8th World Champion, Mikhail Tal. Here's a preview with all...
The Porcelain Factory in Meissen
Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:19
Tomorrow Levon Aronian will give a clock simul against six "princes", the biggest talents of Germany between 15 and 18 years old, in the Meissen Porcelain Factory. The event will be held the day before the start of the Mitropa Cup. The Porcelain Factory in Meissen Unlike normal simultaneous exhibitions, in which a player usually faces 20 to 30...
Beersheba chess club turns 40
Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:11
Beersheba, or the “Capital of the Negev desert” of southern Israel as it often referred to, is the seventh-largest city in Israel with a population of approximately 200,000. The municipal chess club of the city, the country’s largest one, is celebrating four decades of highly successful local and International activity. By Yochanan Afek The...
Strongest French rapid event of the year this weekend in Nancy
Friday, March 08, 2013 22:12
The strongest rapid tournament of the year in France will take place this weekend (9-10 March) in Nancy. It is the first step of the French rapid Grand Prix 2013. GM Etienne Bacrot won the final of the 2012 edition in Corsica last November (beating GM Laurent Fressinet in final). 232 players are registered from 20 different countries, including 23...
Friday, February 08, 2013 12:45
The 26th edition of the traditional tournament in León, Spain will see a battle between Vassily Ivanchuk and Anish Giri. Here's the press release: XXVI MAGISTRAL CIUDAD DE LEÓN One tournament, two generations, three time-controls LEONTXO GARCÍA (Press Officer) After 25 consecutive years of full success, the 26th Magistral Ciudad de Leon opens up a...
Coming up: the Reykjavik Open
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 19:41
The Reykjavik Open is now only in a few weeks time and is scheduled to take place 19th-27th February in Harpa, the glamorous glass hall along the Reykjavik Harbour, and probably the most spectacular playing hall any chess tournament has ever seen. (PRESS RELEASE) Last year, there was a record number of participants, when 198 players from 33...
Shortlist: Yearbook Novelty of the Year 2012
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 18:18
Like every year, New In Chess is asking its readers what they think was the best opening novelty of 2012. The inventor of the novelty will receive a prize of €350 ($450). Among those who have voted for the winning novelty, a one-year subscription to the Yearbook will be raffled. The voting for 2012 Novelty of the Year has now started. Candidate...