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Nihal Sarin grabs the lead at Tata Steel Chess India Rapid 2022 – Day 2 report

The 4th edition of the Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz, India’s biggest chess tournament, kicked off on Monday with the Rapid tournament in Kolkata. The event features a very strong line-up with an interesting mixture of world-class grandmasters and Indian young chess stars.

Tan Zhongyi: I feel a little nervous (VIDEO)

The Women’s Candidates Pool B tournament is underway in Khiva, Uzbekistan. The event features four players Aleksandra GoryachkinaAlexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Lagno and Tan Zhongyi fighting in a knock-out system for a place in the Women’s Candidates finals against Lei Tingjie.

Calm before the storm! Another two draws in the Pool B of the Women’s Candidates

Uzbekistan is booming with chess. The chess federation is building on the resonant successes of their national team – gold medal in the 2022 Chennai Olympiad and silver medal in the recent 2022 World Teams Championship in Israel – and are clearly putting their country on the map.

1st International Al-Beruniy Chess Tournament kicked off in Khiva

The 1st International Al-Beruniy Chess Tournament commenced yesterday in the ancient city of Khiva, in Uzbekistan, which concurrently hosts the FIDE Women’s Candidates Pool B tournament.

Nana Dzagnidze maintains the lead at Tata Steel Chess India Women’s Rapid 2022

The fourth edition of the Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz, India’s biggest chess tournament, takes place from November 29 till December 4, 2022, featuring the Women’s event for the first time this year.

97th Argentine Absolute Chess Championship – LIVE

The 97th edition of the Argentine Absolute Chess Championship takes place from 1st-10th December 2022 in Hotel Monte Claro, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro. 12 players will compete in 11 rounds (round-robin system) for the title of National Chess Champion and the prize fund of 1.000.000 ARS (~5.760eur).

97th Argentine Absolute Chess Championship

The 97th edition of the Argentine Absolute Chess Championship will be held from 1st-10th December 2022 in Hotel Monte Claro, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro. 12 players will compete in 11 rounds (round-robin system) for the title of National Chess Champion and the prize fund of 1.000.000 ARS (~5.760eur). Time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. 

3rd El Llobregat Open 2022 – Round 1 pairings

The 3rd edition of the El Llobregat Open Chess Tournament 2022 takes place from November 30 to December 8 in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain and gathers 50 grandmasters, 44 international masters and a total of 172 players fighting for the prize fund of 29.500eur!

3rd El Llobregat Open with Yu Yangyi, Vallejo Pons, and Hans Niemann as the top seeds – LIVE GAMES

The 3rd edition of the El Llobregat Open Chess Tournament 2022 takes place from November 30 to December 8 in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain gathering 50 grandmasters, 44 international masters and a total of 172 players fighting for the prize fund of 29.500eur!

Lc0 wins TCEC Season 23 Subfinal

The TCEC Season 23 Subfinal is a bonus 3rd-place match between the loser of the Superfinal (Lc0) and the winner of the Infrafinal (Komodo Dragon), played with the same opening book as the Superfinal. It ended with a decisive victory for Lc0, +24 -13 =63. Most viewers predicted a Lc0 win by +1 to +5, so this +11 margin of victory is a surprise. Still, few could have predicted how the Subfinal would turn out based on the start of the match. 

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