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World champion Carlsen in Wijk aan Zee

World champion Magnus Carlsen will once again be one of the participants when the Tata Steel Chess Tournament starts in January 2021. It is the first over the board tournament in which Carlsen will participate since reaching the age of 30. And it is only the second international classical chess tournament to be held since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Green Light Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

The directors of Tata Steel have announced that the 83rd edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in January.

Hikaru Nakamura wins thriller to storm into Skilling Open semis

- The American comes back twice to beat MVL
- Magnus Carlsen grinds down Anish Giri
- Wesley So overturns Teimour Radjabov
- Levon Aronian falls to Ian Nepomniachtchi
- Skilling Open semis start tomorrow

Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura stormed into the Skilling Open semi-finals as a thrilling day of online chess unfolded.

Italian Open, Women and Junior Championships

The Italian Chess Federation organised the Open, Women and Junior Individual Online Chess Championships in the period from 13th-23rd November 2020, and announced the respective winners: Valsecchi Alessio, Zimina Olga, Di Benedetto Edoardo and Raccanello Marianna.

The event consisted of three stages: Qualification stage played within 2 groups whose winners proceeded to Semifinals and eventually the Finals of the Championship.

Sanal Vahap defends the title of Turkish Champion

22-years old Grandmaster Sanal Vahap defended the title of the Turkish Chess Champion, in the recently played Turkish Chess Championship, which took place from 13-21 November 2020 in Kemer, Antalya.

Sanal Vahap won the event convincingly, as the top seed, scoring 7 points out of 9 played games. Second place came to IM Melih Yurtseven with 6.5 points, and bronze went to IM Gokerkan Cem Kaan with 6 points.

The total prize fund of the event was around 7.000 EUR, with 2.500 EUR reserved for the 2020 Turkish Champion.

Skilling Open line-up

- The tournament starts on Sunday 22nd November
- Will be broadcast on Eurosport network
- Part of new $1.5m Champions Chess Tour
- Follows incredible growth of game this year

Two of the most exciting names in world chess have been added to the line-up for the Skilling Open, the first event of the new $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour.

The 16-player tournament kicks off on Sunday and includes the American speed chess king Hikaru Nakamura and teen hotshot Alireza Firouzja.

Ukrainian Open Chess Championship 2020

Ukrainian Open Chess Championship 2020 consisting of Classical, Rapid and Blitz events, currently is ongoing in Omelnyk, Ukraine, with participation of 38 players among the Ukrainian top.

Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities

Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities

Opening ceremony of the 1st FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities took place yesterday.

Butcher The Sicilian on offer!

Serbian International master, FST Trainer and Coach of the national team of Serbia, IM Miodrag Perunovic (the Butcher) released his first book – an Opening course at a superpopular platform for chess players – chessable.com, part of the Play Magnus and chess24.com family.

Russian Team Chess Championships

The 27th edition of Russian Team Chess Championship and the 21st Russian Women’s Team Championship started in the Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, in Sochi, following all health protocols of Krasnodar region.

The event takes place from 18-29 November, and teams of Mednyi Vsadnik from Saint Petersburg and Ugra defend the title of the Russian National Team Champions.

In total 23 teams (10 in open section and 13 in women’s section) represented by the best Russian players fight for the total prize fund of around 17.000 EUR.

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