The Armenian Chess Federation is organizing the 3rd Annual Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament which will take place on October 4-14, 2010, in the prominent resort town of Jermuk. All interested chess players can participate in the 9 round Swiss tournament. The total prize fund is equal to the dram equivalent of 15,000 US dollars.
“Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin, (12 November 1850 (31 October old style), Gatchina, Russia – 25 January 1908, Lublin, Poland) was a leading Russian chess player. He served as a major source of inspiration for the “Soviet school of chess”, which dominated the chess world in the middle and latter parts of the 20th century.”
The Vietnam Chess Federation has the honor to invite your Federation to participate in the 1st HDBank Cup Open Chess Tournament which shall be held 03 to 10 January 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The tournament shall be conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 rounds and will be played according to FIDE regulations.
Heading the line-up is the world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand from India; the teenage sensation who currently outranks him on the world chess rating list, Magnus Carlsen from Norway; and Anand’s immediate predecessor as champion, Vladimir Kramnik from Russia.
24 players over 2700 ELO will participate in the 2010 European Chess Club Cup. Top rated participant is GM Levon Aronian (2783) who will play on board 1 for MIKA Yerevan. A few days are left before the start of the competition, for now a total of 135 GMs, 57 IMs, 47 FMs, and 243 titled players have signed up for the strongest club event of the year, equivalent to the Champions league in football.
The traditional Corus Chess Tournament in Wijk Aan Zee will have a different name starting next year Tata Steel Chess. The format of the event will be preserved and until now the tournament reveals 3 names – the current number 1 GM Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion GM Viswanathan Anand, and the 5th in the September FIDE rating list GM Vladimir Kramnik.
The tournament will see at least five Grand Masters (GM) and 10 International Masters (IM) competing with the Nepali players. In all 40 players from India, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and hosts Nepal will compete in the tournament to be played under Swiss League Format for nine rounds.
Confirmed players include GM Alex Lenderman, GM Bator Sambuev, IM Jean Hebert, WIM Yuan Yuanling, as well as many strong Canadian masters. The prize fund has also been increased by $1,000 this year to $6,000, and Goddesschess is again sponsoring additional prizes in the sections for the top female finishers in addition to providing other sponsorship.
Just a few days before the start of the 2010 European Club Cup, a unique proposal for the European Club Cup 2012 is coming from Rhodes, Greece. Rhodes is one of most prestigious destinations in Europe. The tournament hotels are offering spacious tournament halls and the highest quality services. Read on for more details.
Amongst the leading contestants in the open section are former World Youth Chess Championships Gold Medalists and second seed Girish A Koushik of Karnataka and third seed Sayantan Das of West Bengal who have it in them to beat the best on their day.