Chess

News ‘October, 2009’

Boris Spassky and Viktor Korchnoi to play a match

Boris Spassky and Viktor Korchnoi to play a match

The match between two chess legends, Boris Spassky and Viktor Korchnoi, will be a final event in the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the union between Kalmykia and Russia. Eight games will be played in Elista from 17th until 27th December, for a prize fund of 20.000 USD.

Games Festival 2010 (video added!)

Games Festival 2010 (video added!)

Games Festival is a mass event organized annually for the sixth year in Thessaloniki, Greece. The festival includes series of tournaments & exhibitions in prestigious sports like chess, billiards, bridge, darts, and popular table games like scrabble, strategic games, pc games etc

Magistral Casino de Barcelona 2009

Magistral Casino de Barcelona 2009

On Monday, November 2nd at 15.45 the Chess Tournament Magistral Casino de Barcelona 2009 will take start. This year the Tournament is organised by the Catalonian Chess Federation and sponsored by the Casino of Barcelona (Group Peralada), Barcelona City Hall, Catalonian Sports Council and Hotel Icaria of Barcelona.The Venue of the Turnament is the Casino of Barcelona (Marina Avenue, 19-21).

World Junior Chess Championship 2009

World Junior Chess Championship 2009

The World Junior Chess Championship 2009 is going to take place in Puerto Madrin, Argentina, October 21st – November 4th. It will include some of the strongest players U20, including many titled players.

Top seeded in the boys section is the French star GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. In the girls section top seeded is WGM Mary Ann Gomez.

Hoogeveen Chess 2009

Hoogeveen Chess 2009

Ivanchuk, Polgar, Tiviakov, and Anish Giri

Human vs. Machine matches in Italy

Human vs. Machine matches in Italy

The second event will be hosted in Carugate, a village near Milano, on 6-8th November. On the first day there will be a conference at the Auditorium Atrium. On Saturday afternoon (November 7th) and Sunday morning (November 8th) an international tournament for Chess Computers will take place at the Commercial Centre Carosello. Immediately after, top two programs will challenge GM Stefan Djuric and WGM Olga Zimina to a match.

Mikhail Chigorin Memorial 2009

Mikhail Chigorin Memorial 2009

The 17th International Chess Festival “Mikhail Chigorin Memorial” will take place on 14-25th October at Holiday Inn Moskovskie Vorota hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia. The preliminary list of participants includes 66 players rated above 2500, among them 23 rated above 2600 FIDE. Top seeded is Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna.

Khanty Mansiysk preparing for Chess Olympiad 2010

Khanty Mansiysk preparing for Chess Olympiad 2010

Chess Olympiad 2010 meeting

Athens Chess Festival

Athens Chess Festival

The Athens Chess Festival will take place in Petroupoli Square, Athens, Greece.

First ACP Women World Rapid Cup

First ACP Women World Rapid Cup

The Association of Chess Professionals and the Turkish Chess
Federation are glad to announce the final tournament of the ACP Women
Series (First ACP Women World Rapid Cup) to be held at the Rixos hotel
in Konya, Turkey from November 30th to December 4th 2009.

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