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  • Yesterday, May 10th, 2021

  • Nepo scores! #TweetOftheDay (Chessdom)

    Ian Nepomniachtchi is getting ready to challenge Magnus Carlsen at every aspect. Back in 2013 Carlsen made the symbolic kick-off at a Real Madrid game. Today Nepo followed suit with a symbolic kick-off in Spartak Moscow’s game. Read more: Carlsen – Nepomniachtchi 2021 – all the information

  • Draskovic Luka wins Montenegro Chess Championship 2021 (Chessdom)

    The 73rd edition of the Montenegro Individual Chess Championship concluded in Podgorica. 26 year old IM Luka Draskovic claimed the title of the National Champion for the first time in his chess career. With a score of 7 points, he was the sole winner of the event, leaving behind GM...

  • Erigaisi Arjun and Adhiban Baskaran qualify for the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (Chessdom)

    Indian Qualifiers, a qualification tournament for the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour concluded today through chess24. GM Erigaisi Arjun and GM Adhiban Baskaran won the two Tour spots as the Finalists of this 16 players knockout tournament. The final match started with 4 draws, but Erigaisi...

  • Russian Team Chess Championships 2021 concluded (Chessdom)

    The 28th Russian Team Championship Premier League and the 22nd Russian Women’s Team Championship concluded today in Sochi. Teams of Mednyi Vsadnik in Open section and the Moscow Chess Team in Women’s section convincingly won the events with a round to spare, and the last round results...

  • Reflecting on the 2020-2021 Candidates – Part 2 (ChessBase News)

    The Candidates Tournament 2020/2021 brought a wealth of interesting games and interesting novelties. After all, the players had more than one year to prepare for seven games. In his two-part reflection on the Candidates the Canadian FM Joshua Doknjas takes a close look at the most important...

  • Theodorou Nikolas wins Missouri Grand Championship 2021 (Chessdom)

    Greek International Master Theodorou Nikolas won the 2021 Missouri Grand Championship which took place from 5th-9th May in Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, Columbia/Missouri. Theodorou scored 8/9 points to be the sole winner of the event. IM Kevlishvili Robby with 7 points took second...

  • Winners decided with a round to spare at the Russian Team Championships (ChessBase News)

    Already one round before the end of the event, the Russian team champions in the Premier League as well as in the women’s competition have been decided. In the Premier League, the Mednyi Vsadnik from St. Petersburg secured their fourth consecutive title after winning seven out of seven matches....

  • Sunday, May 9th, 2021

  • TCEC S21 starts today (Chessdom)

    Season 21 of the Top Chess Engine Championship starts today at 17:00 UTC. A total of 46 engines will embark on a quest for glory in the most prestigious computer chess event. Stockfish, the winner of Season 20 and holder of record number of TCEC titles, will have serious contenders – among...

  • Over-The-Board Chess is back in Andorra! #TweetOftheDay (Chessdom)

    Andorra’s first Over-The-Board event in 2021 was played yesterday in Sports and Social Complex El Prat del Roure, in Escaldes-Engordany. Raul Garcia became the Winner of this blitz event played in 8 rounds with participation of 21 players. Congratulations! More information: Official Website...

  • Learning from Sultan Khan (ChessBase News)

    Reading seems to have become a dying habit. With the advent of gadgets, distraction lurks around every corner and resisting the temptations has become increasingly difficult. A true bibliophile knows the essence of reading from a physical book — the smell of a newly printed one cannot be replaced...

  • El Salvador National Championship 2021 (Chessdom)

    The first phase of the El Salvador National ChampionshipSuperior category 2021 concluded today with the announcement of four semifinalists who continue the fight for the National Champion title on 15-16 May 2021. 23 players participated in the first open phase of the event, and the top 4 proceed...

  • Chinese Chess Championship 2021 (Chessdom)

    Chinese Open Chess Championship 2021 is ongoing in Xinghua Jiangsu, being played from May 7- May 15. The event is a 11 rounds, robin-round system, with 11 Grandmasters and one International master. The top seeds are GM Wei Yi and GM Yu Yangyi, both rated above 2700. After round 4 Xu Zhihang, Xu...

  • Serbia crowns 2021 Youth National Champions! (Chessdom)

    Serbian Youth Chess Championship 2021 took place from 1st-9th May 2021 in Subotica. Blitz, rapid and classical events gathered more than 180 players, playing within 6 age categories, boys and girls separately. Kids came back to the national championship after a one year pause, due to covid19...

  • Understanding before Moving 26: Cooperation between queen and bishop (ChessBase News)

    Herman Grooten is an International Master, a renowned trainer and the author of several highly acclaimed books about chess training and chess strategy. In the 26th instalment of his ChessBase show "Understanding before Moving", Herman shows examples of a good cooperation between queen and bishop....

  • Favourites top the standings in Russian Team Championships (ChessBase News)

    The Russian Team Championships are being played on May 1-10 at the Hotel Zhemchuzhina in Sochi. Besides the Premier League, a 9-team round robin, the Women’s League and the Higher League are taking place as Swiss tournaments. Both in the Premier League and the Women’s Tournament, the clear...

  • GM Sergei Zhigalko, “I make 3 broadcasts a week, join me!” (Chessdom)

    GM Sergei Zhigalko is a chess legend in Belarus. He earned his IM title in 2004, his GM title in 2007, and while in pursuit of the norms won the U14 World Chess Championship (in 2003) and the U18 European Chess Championship (in 2006). GM Zhigalko is national champion for his country in 2009, 2012...

  • Saturday, May 8th, 2021

  • Will he break the world record? (ChessBase News)

    He learnt the rules of chess when he was two and a half years old. He became the youngest national expert at the age of seven, and the youngest National Master in the US at the age of nine. In late 2019, he beat R. Praggnanandhaa's record of becoming the youngest IM ever. Meet Abhimanyu Mishra, a...

  • Wojtaszek and Kulon prevail at the Polish Championships (ChessBase News)

    Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Klaudia Kulon prevailed in the open and women’s sections of the 2021 Polish Championships, played over the board in Bydgoszcz. This was Wojtaszek’s fourth victory in the national championship, while Kulon won the women’s title for the first time in her career. | Photos:...

  • Anna Cramling plays OTB after a while! #TweetOftheDay (Chessdom)

    Swedish WFM Anna Cramling played her last over-the-board chess event in January 2020, but now she showed us how close she is to continue with Over-the-board chess! We certainly laughed with Anna’s good humor, but we really do hope to see her over the board soon!

  • Uganda World Cup Qualifiers Chess Tournament 2021 (Chessdom)

    Uganda World Cup Qualifiers Chess Tournament 2021 has started today in Kampala. The best six Ugandan chess players compete in the event fighting for the World Cup 2021 ticket and the top seed is IM Ssegwanyi Arthur. Read more: Arthur Ssegwanyi wins FIDE zone 4-2 qualifiers for Baku World Cup...

  • Belarus Chess Championships 2021 (Chessdom)

    Belarus Chess Championships 2021 launched today in Minsk! 23 participants play a 9 rounds Swiss tournament in the Open section event, and the battlefield is led by GM Aleksandrov Aleksej, GM Fedorov Alexei and GM Stupak Kirill. Read more: Belarus Chess Championship 2018 Full list of participants-...

  • Jeroen Noomen and GM Matthew Sadler announce TCEC S21 superfinal book cooperation (Chessdom)

    Season 21 of the Top Chess Engine Championship is starting this May 10th at 17:00 UTC. The event will start with the Qualification League, progress through L4, L3, L2 and L1 stages, and culminate with the Premier Division and the Superfinal. One of the key elements of TCEC is the opening book....

  • Mitropa Cup, Round 4: Czechia and Italy in the lead (ChessBase News)

    Four (out of nine) rounds of the Mitropa Cup have alerady been played. After a 3-1 victory over Hungary in round four, the German team is currently in second place, only one team point behind the leading Czechs. In the women’s category, Italy has won every single match so far and has a two-point...

  • Catch with a catch!? (ChessBase News)

    If Black plays 30...Nxc3 in the diagram position he attacks White's rook on b1 and opens the bishop's diagonal a8-g2. So, everything seems fine for Black - unless White can spoil the fun with 31.Bc5. Well, can he?

  • Wojtaszek and Kulon win Polish Chess Championships 2021 (Chessdom)

    The 78th Polish Individual Open and 73rd Polish Individual Women Chess Championships 2021 took place from April 24- May 8, 2021 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The Open section event was played as a 16 players knockout tournament, where Wojtaszek Radoslaw and Moranda Wojciech entered the finals....

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