The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship takes place July 24th to October 18th 2018. 16 players in a knockout online blitz tournament. 90 minutes of 5/1 blitz, 60 minutes of 3/1 blitz, and 30 minutes of 1/1 bullet chess. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Wei Y […]
The Champions Chess960 Showdown took place in St Louis 11th to 14th September. 4 days of rapid and blitz using different Chess960 start positions. Final combined scores (rapid points worth double the blitz points): Topalov 14.5-11.5 Kasparov, Nakamura 14-12 Svider, So 15.5-10.5 Giri, MVL 17.5-8.5 Shankland, Aronian 17.5-8.5 Dominguez.
The PRO Chess League All Stars evening saw the best available players from the four divisions of the 2018 PRO League season play again for an evening of blitz (3 minutes + 1 second a move) on September 8th. 4 players from each division played the rest to establish the order for the final phase. Top scorers Pacific with 27.5 points in the preliminary stage aw […]
The 57th World Juniors and 36th World Junior Girls took place in Manavgat, Turkey Tue 4th Sep 2018 to Sun 16th Sep 2018. Top seeds: Parham Maghsoodloo, Jorden Van Foreest, Alexander Donchenko, Murali Karthikeyan etc. Girls: Stavroula Tsolakidou, Davaademberel Nomin-Erdene, Bibisara Assaubayeva, Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova etc. Top seed Maghsoodloo of Iran domi […]
The 71st Russian Championship Superfinal took place in Satka 25th Aug to 6th Sept 2018. Players: Andreikin, Fedoseev, Vitiugov, Jakovenko, Tomashevsky, Nepomniachtchi, Inarkiev, Kobalia, Dubov, Oparin, Khismatullin and Sarana. The Championship was won by Dmitry Andreikin who beat Dmitry Jakovenko 1.5-0.5 in a rapid tie-break after both finished on 7/11. Like […]