Hello everyone and welcome to the live countdown to the Chess Olympiad 2012 on Chessdom.com! We continue our daily minute by minute updates and six days before the official start of the event we will refresh the latest news regarding the Olympiad in Istanbul, interviews with top players, polls, photos, videos, and more. Scroll down [...]
The Aronian – Kramink 2012 chess challenge will be commented live by GM Arkadij Naiditsch and the Chess Evolution team. You can follow the match daily at the Online Chess Live section. The match is preparation for Kramnik and Aronian for the upcoming Candidates Tournament in 2013. Classical time control will be used, with a [...]
The official website of Anand Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship match is now available. It present valuable statistics on the two player’s encounters so far. Anand Gelfand official website statistic Between 1984 and 2012, Anand played 1496 games: +440-265=791 in tournaments with classical time control. Playing white he scored 68%, and playing black, 56%. Between [...]
On February 26, the FIDE President arrived on a working visit to Warsaw where he took part in the closing ceremony of the Polish Chess Championships. The event was organized on a very high level. It was a very strong and uncompromising chess battle and the tie-breaks as an evidence were needed to determine the [...]
The 1st Metropolitan International is running from August 17th to August 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA. 86 players compete in the 9-round Swiss open which is valid for FIDE title norms. Top seeded are reigning British champion GM Michael Adams (ENG), GM Loek van Wely (NED) of Netherlands and winner of the Chicago Open GM Timur Gareev.
Playing with white pieces in Kings Indian defence, Santosh played a solid defence game to hold his fancied International Master rival as Rathnakaran not found any breakthrough in the middle game to crack the defence of his rival and agreed to split the point after 31 moves.
The 17th International Vienna Chess Open is taking place from 13th to 21st August in Vienna, Austria. The tournament is organized by the Vienna Chess Federation and under the auspices of the Mayor of Vienna, Dr. Michael Häupl.
The International Chess Festival “100 Years of Mikhail Botvinnik” is taking place on 11-20th August at the Mikhail Chigorin Chess Club in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 9-round open tournament offers the prize fund of 25.000 EUR, with top prize being 4500 EUR. The winners will qualify to the final stage of Russian Cup according to the Russian Cup 2011 regulations.
The 26th Summer Universiade, aka Summer Games for University Students, is currently going on in Shenzhen with chess as one of the sports included. A total of 88 men and 68 women have been registered for the tournament that started on 15th Aug and the last round will be played on 21st Aug.
The Russian Chess Federation is organizing a number of events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the 6th World Champion Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik (17 August 1911 – 5 May 1995). Legendary players from Botvinnik era compete in the round robin rapid tournament with the time control of 25min + 10 sec/move.