The new festival concept brings emphasis on promotion of student and school sport. Among the new events are two round-round tournament, four tournaments as stages in the Cup of Russia, Seminars for Trainers and Arbiters, and the World Cup of chess composition.
OSG Baden-Baden will play in Eppingen where it faces the host and the teams of Western Germany SV Wattenscheid and SK Turm Emsdetten. The German Champion is odds-on favourite in all matches. As in the past the Schachbundesliga presents the line-ups from the venue where Baden-Baden is playing in advance.
Vladas Mikėnas was a famous Lithuanian International Master of chess, a Honorary Grandmaster, and a journalist. He was one of the most outstanding players from the Baltic’s prior to World War II.
Anatoly Karpov – Hou Yifan match will take place from 6th to 11th November 2010 in Sanya city, Hainan, China. The match consists of 4 classical and 2 rapid games. Time control is 90 min + 30 sec from the first move, rapid games time control is 25 min + 10 sec. Games start at 15:00 local time and will be broadcasted online.
Women’s World Chess Championship 2010 will be held from 2nd to 25th December in Hatay, Turkey. 64 players qualified for the knockout matches which will produce a World Champion after six rounds of play. All matches are taking place over two days (two classical games) plus another day for rapid tiebreaks, except the final match which will be decided after four games.
The 1st International Chess Open of Cento, dedicated to the memory of Viviana Manservisi, will take place on 5-13th February at the Grand Hotel Bologna in Pieve di Cento. The tournament will be played over nine rounds with Swiss pairings and time control of 90′ x 40 moves + 30′ for the rest of the game with 30” increment from the first move.
From the year 2001 (when 14th tournament was played ) till this year, all tournaments were played in Obrenovac, under the sponsorship of Belgrade Assembly. All of these tournaments produced a high publicity impact and helped many chess players to acquire experience and win rating points, while some of them won norms for the international titles.