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Admiraal wins Andora Open 2018

20180729_R09-1280x640The Andorra Open, a traditional tournament in the heart of the Pyrenees, is celebrating its 36th edition from 21-29 July 2018. The 9-round Swiss tournament boosts a prize fund of 10,000 euros, with 2,100 for the winner.

Hammer wins Xtracon Chess Open 2018

fil5668The Xtracon Open is a huge 10-round tournament taking place in Elsinore, Denmark which was held from 21-29 July 2018. It was previously known as the Politiken Cup before acquiring its new Danish IT company sponsor.

Movsesian wins Czech Open 2018

DSCN7578The Czech Open was a 9-round Swiss tournament which took place from 12-28. July in the Tipsport Arena in Pardubice as part of the massive International Chess and Games Festival.

Preotu wins the COQ 2018

248290_133357483408104_7687716_nOpen Championship of Quebec chess was held from July 21 to 28, 2018 at Sandman Hotel Montreal-Longueuil.
It was divided in 5 categories.
In group A 51 players took part.

TCEC Season 13 – the advance of the NNs

TCEC Season 13 is starting this August 3, with the participation of two NN engines

TCEC Season 13 is starting this August 3, with the participation of two NN engines

British Chess Championship 2018

BCC-Banner-VII-2018The 2018 British Chess Championship is an 9-round Swiss tournament taking place at Hull City Hall, Hull, England from 28 July to 5 August. In case of a tie for first a rapid and blitz playoff will take place.

Asian Nations Cup 2018

cropped-logo1-2The 2018 Asian Nations Cup is a team event for Asian chess federations taking place in Hamedan, Iran from 28 July to 3 August.

Russian Championships Superfinal 2018

The Superfinals of 71st Russian men’s championship and 68th Russian women’s championship will take place from 24th August till 6th September 2018 in Satka, Chelyabinsk Oblast.

The following players are eligible to take part in the tournaments:

Men:
Dmitry Andreikin, Vladimir Fedoseev, Nikita Vitiugov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Ernesto Inarkiev, Mikhail Kobalia, Daniil Dubov, Grigoriy Oparin, Denis Khismatullin, and Alexey Sarana.

Arkady Dvorkovich in the pre-sanctions list of the US Treasury: New problems for FIDE?

Arkady Dvorkovich

Arkady Dvorkovich (photo RIA Novosti / Arkady Natruskin)

Judit Polgar designs educational program for China

Multiple Olympic champion’s innovative educational chess programs Chess Palace and Chess Playground are set to be introduced into Chinese schools to help the younger generation prepare for the challenges of our future.

In the 21st century, chess is more than just a sport but an opportunity, at least according to Olympic chess champion Judit Polgár who believes that by learning the game we can also learn to handle the excessive amounts of data that, in the digital age, we are constantly facing on a daily basis.

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