Tournaments

  • Kentucky hosts Chess-Kwanzaa celebration

    Louisville, Kentucky will host their 2nd Annual Kwanzaa Chess Bowl during the weeklong festival. Lailah Hampton-El, Executive Director of Liberated Minds Homeschool Academy, posted a flyer announcing the event on Friday, January 1st, 2021 (New Years Day). The event was also announced in an article on WLKY.com which announced other…

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  • Yakini Tchouka, 2020 Togo National Champion

    Yakini Tchouka is 2020 Togolese Champion

    Yakini Tchouka 2020 Togo National ChampionPhoto by Togo Chess Federation Kim Bhari of Kenya Chess Masala reported on the Togo National Championships held a couple of weeks ago in Lome, the country’s capital. Yakini Tchouka won the 22-player even with an undefeated 5.5/6. Bhari reported that the La Base 57…

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  • “Clutch Chess” features America’s top brass in online battle!

    For Immediate Release Clutch Chess!New Online Tournament May 26-29 Top Four American Grandmasters Will Compete For A $100,000 Prize Fund SAINT LOUIS, May 13, 2020 – The top four American chess superstars are set to battle online from Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29, 2020 in a brand new…

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  • Pan-African Chess thrives in 2020!

    Without a doubt, there is a lot of online activity during the global crisis and it is creating energy in places that were rather isolated. Particularly in the African Diaspora, there has been a fire ignited with a number of cage matches and activity on lichess.org and broadcast on streaming…

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  • Grand Chess Tour cancels 2020 season

    MEDIA CONTACT Rebecca Buffington Phone: +1 (314) 277 – 3930 Email: press@grandchesstour.org For Immediate Release Grand Chess Tour Cancels 2020 SeasonDue to COVID-19 Saint Louis, MO, April 2, 2020 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) regretfully announces the cancellation of its 2020 season. The global pandemic known as COVID-19 is…

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  • 2020 Jamaica Nat’l Age Championships

    With COVID-19 bearing down on the world, Jamaica got in the last of their tournament activity before the Executive Council of the Jamaican Chess Federation (JCF) suspended activity on March 13th. That included the St. Catherine Open, a FIDE-rated event scheduled for March 19th-22nd. In light of the coronavirus (COVID19)…

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  • Candidates 2020 postponed halfway through

    The players competing for the berth to challenge Magnus Carlsen will be playing the “COVID Gambit” during the second-half of the 2020 Candidates tournament. A decision was made by Russian organizers to hold the event since the government was still allowing mass gathering. Less than a month later, the organizers…

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  • 2020 Africa 4.2 Chess Subzonal (Freetown, Sierra Leone)

    Aijibola Olanrewaju Photo by Sierra Leone Chess Federation While many organizers have canceled tournaments worldwide, the Africa 4.2 Zone is holding the subzonal tournament in Freetown, Sierra Leone at Hotel Barmoi. According to the Facebook post, “All the measures against COVID-19, are taken for the tournament to be safe.” There…

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  • 2020 World Candidates Tournament (Yekaterinburg, Russia)

        For the past couple of months, the world has been facing a global pandemic dubbed as the “coronavirus.” It has resulted in scores of tournaments being canceled and rendering travel difficult and even impractical. There was a discussion about the fate of the Candidates tournament after the eight…

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  • As Candidates 2020 approaches, Coronavirus rocks chess world

    The chess world gasped as Azerbaijan’s Teimour Radjabov suddenly withdrew from the Candidates tournament with less than two weeks remaining before the opening round. Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who had barely missed out qualifying, will replace him (per FIDE regulations… articles 2.2 and article 2.1.E). While this will certainly shake things…

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