The 19th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament, organized by the Association Max Euwe in Monaco, takes place from March 13 (first round) to March 25 (last round) at the Palais de la Mediterranée, splendidly located on the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The total prize-fund is € 216,000.
The Bill Wright Saint Louis Open will feature a five-round, G/120, Swiss-paired format and will have a guaranteed prize fund of $3,700. Because this is a five-round, open tournament, five participants will get the chance to square off against Nakamura. The tournament will take place over two days with three rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday.
The 2010 SPICE Spring Invitational will take place in March (13-19) at the beautiful campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. It is a round robin event with ELO average close to 2500. One of the top female US players, IM Irina Krush, will be looking for her second GM norm while IM Davorin Kuljasevic and IM Gergely Antal will be looking for their final norms and GM titles.
30th National Club Team Chess Championship and 8th National Club Team Chess Championship for Women is being organized by The Haryana Chess Association and Distt. Chess Association Gurgaon under the aegis of All India Chess Federation (AICF) from 21st to 27th Feb. at prestigious venue D.A.V. Public School, Sector -14, Gurgaon.
Levon Aronian form Armenia, currently ranked 5th on the FIDE list and Grand Prix winner, Boris Gelfand from Israel, 7th player in the world ranking and FIDE World Cup winner, the best Cuban player Leinier Dominguez Perez and Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain make up the quartet of great stars which will take participation at the XXIII edition of the rapid chess tournament Magistral Ciudad de León.
The 2010 Nancy Chess Festival is starting on the 22nd February and it is expected to bring together nearly 200 players in various competing groups. The main event is a 10-player round robin Grandmaster tournament.
strong women event in Romania Cotroceni chess 2010 will take place February 10th -18th, 2010. It is a women round robin chess tournament with a strong participation of 9 IMs and 1 WGM. Top seeded is IM Khotenashvili, who will have as main competition the Corus C participant Maria Muzychuk, the Georgia champion IM Melia [...]
Vivid chess legend Argentinean Grand Master Oscar Panno will give a chess lecture on May 22nd at 3.00 p.m. Panno was Junior World Champion, former Candidate to the World Championship, and was part of the strongest tam of Argentina, when the South American country arrived second in 3 Chess Olympiads, in the fifties.
The 2010 World Juniors and Girls U-20 Chess Championships will be held from August 2 (arrival day) to 17 (departure day) at Chotowa, Municipality Czarna, close to the city of Tarnow in Poland. Full information, schedule, and history of the championship.