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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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.
Last year, there was a record number of participants, when 198 players from 33...
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...
Thursday, January 10, 2013 22:24
On December 23rd we announced our new product: "CVO Bundles", collections of all analyzed games and annotations in a specific opening that were previously published in our weekly magazine ChessVibes Openings. One bundle contains all material from January 1st, 2009 until present, nicely packed together in a PGN file.
Today we've added four more...