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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. 

Happy birthday to Magnus Carlsen!

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen celebrates his 32nd birthday today! We wish him loads of beautiful chess games and many more Champions titles!

Alekhine Defense – by GM Roeland Pruijssers

The Alekhine Defense 1. e4 Nf6 is one of the most underrated surprise weapons out there. Truth be told, few players have studied it. Even if they have, this complete repertoire differs from other courses by showing you innovative and original ideas that are sure to give you imbalanced, dynamic, and complicated lines.

Romanian International Open Rapid 2022 – Participants

The Romanian International Open is a 8-round Swiss tournament, held on December 2nd in Sebeș, Romania.Time control is 10 minutes for the entire game with a 5-second increment beginning from move one.

Starting list of players :

Kateryna Lagno vs Tan Zhongyi; Women’s Candidates Pool B Game 2 LIVE

The Women’s Candidates Pool B tournament kicked off yesterday in Khiva, Uzbekistan with two draws. Though it seemed that both Kateryna Lagno and Aleksandra Goryachkina had their chances to score the full point in the first game, both games eventually ended in a peaceful manner.

Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Aleksandra Goryachkina; Women’s Candidates Pool B Game 2 LIVE

The Women’s Candidates Pool B tournament kicked off yesterday in Khiva, Uzbekistan with two draws. Though it seemed that both Kateryna Lagno and Aleksandra Goryachkina had their chances to score the full point in the first game, both games eventually ended in a peaceful manner.

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