The Ovens Valley is surrounded by the Alps on the north and on the south by the Carnian of the Dolomites Mountains of Friuli, which last year was declared World Heritage location. Described by alpine J. Kugy as “an exciting world of wonderful castles, towers and more … incredibly scenery”.
The top match of the weekend will take place in Mülheim. The host awaits the star ensemble from Baden-Baden. The German champion will compete with eight Top100 players. Obviously Baden-Baden doesn’t want to jeopardize the sixth straight championship.
The 5th International Chess Tournament, dedicated to the memory of Georgy Agzamov, the first grandmaster of Uzbekistan, is scheduled to take place from 17th to 27th March in Tashkent. The playing venue will be in the Central House of Officers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Dominguez, Bruzon, and Leon Hoys top participants The FIDE Zonal 2.3 will take place in the Dominican Republic from the 14th to the 28th of March. It is a qualification for the 2011 World Chess Cup. The field is headed by the two top Cuban players GM Leinier Dominguez and GM Lázaro Bruzon, as will [...]
In addition to being one of the most difficult tournaments to hit North Texas, this competition also marks the first time the Scheveningen system of play will be used in a UT Dallas tournament. Rarely seen in the U.S., it allows each player on one team to play each player on the opposing team.
The tournament already has 16 registered foreign players, and should shortly hit 20 foreign players, making norm requirements lax. Swiss System tournaments in which the competitors include at least 20 FIDE Rated players, not from the host federation, do not require individual foreign player requirements for norms.
The 29th Andorra Chess Open is scheduled to take place from 16th to 24th July at the Hotel Sant Gothard, Ctra. d’Arinsal s/n. Erts (La Massana). The tournament is organized by Federació d’Escacs Valls d’Andorra. The Andorra Chess Open is valid for the “VIIIè Circuit Català d’Oberts Internacionals”.
The Brazilian Chess Federation (CBX), the WYCC 2011 Organising Committee and companies participating, have the honour to invite all the FIDE member Chess Federations around the world to participate in the World Youth Chess Championship 2011 (under 8, under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18 years old – open and girls).
The field for the big rapid and blitz tournaments is incredibly strong, with the 2004 world champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov, two of the three best French players, Etienne Bacrot and Laurent Fressinet, and the three top German players, Arkadij Naiditsch, Georg Meier and Daniel Fridman.