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Aleksey Dreev convincing in Saint Louis

The 2018 Fall Chess Classic was held from 10-18th October at the Saint Louis Chess Club. There were two 10-player round robins for the total prize fund of $36,000.

The 49-years old Russian GM Aleksey Dreev dominated the Fall Chess Classic A, finishing the event with 6,5/9 points, a full point ahead of the nearest follower. The former World Championship candidate performed at 2821 elo and earned 20 rating points. The top prize was 6000 USD.

Isle of Man International 2018

The 2018 Isle of Man Chess International is taking place from 20-28th October at the Villa Marina in Douglas. The event will have three sections: Master, Major and Minor.

The Master section is filled to its capacity of 167 participants. World Champion Magnus Carlsen, winner of the last year’s event, and his challenger Fabiano Caruana will skip this edition, for obvious reasons. The field is impressive nevertheless.

London Chess Conference 2018

The 6th London Chess Conference will take place on the week-end of the 8th and 9th December at the Irish Cultural Centre, Black’s Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT.

The leading conference on chess and education is jointly sponsored by Chess in Schools and Communities, the European Chess Union, and Erasmus Plus. Attendees will be able to spectate at the nearby 10th London Chess Classic and to participate in its FIDE rated Open (which will overlap only with the final conference session).

European Women Chess Club Cup 2018

The European Club Cup 2018 will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece.

There are 73 chess clubs, with players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for the Women section.

European Chess Club Cup 2018 LIVE!

The European Club Cup 2018 will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece.

There are 73 chess clubs, with players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for the Women section.

Norway Chess eliminates clock increment for 2019 edition

AltiboxThe Altibox Norway Chess Tournament has introduced some major changes in its competition system for the 2019 edition. Most notably, the drawn games will continue with the Armageddon to determine the winner, while the time control will be G120 without increments.

The organizers are excited about the new format, while the fans’ reaction is mixed.

European Chess Club Cup 2018

Everything is ready for the 34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup which will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece.

The playing venue of the Championships will be the Congress Center of the Porto Carras Grand Resort and the official hotel of the event will be 5 stars hotel Sithonia.

There are 73 chess clubs, with players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for the Women section.

Zurab Azmaiparashvili re-elected ECU President

Zurab Azmaiparashvili (Georgia) is re-elected President of the European Chess Union for another term of four years.

Zurab Azmaiparashvili

Zurab Azmaiparashvili

Arkady Dvorkovich elected FIDE President

Arkady Dvorkovich is elected new FIDE President at the General Assembly that took place on 3rd October in Batumi, Georgia.

Members of the Presidential Ticket of Arkady Dvorkovich are elected into office:

Bachar Kouatly – Deputy President
Sewa Enyonam Fumey – General Secretary
Mahir Mammedov – Vice President
Julio Granda Zuniga – Vice President
Zhu Chen – Treasurer

TCEC Cup 2018 brackets

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