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 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
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).
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.
Ivanchuk, Polgar, Tiviakov, and Anish Giri
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.
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.
Chess Olympiad 2010 meeting
The Athens Chess Festival will take place in Petroupoli Square, Athens, Greece.
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.