World Chess To Get To The Heart Of The Game?

August 16, 2017

When it comes to online chess event coverage, it seems that commentary, webcams, confessional booths and engine analysis, just doesn’t cut it any more. Not according to World Chess, anyway. An article in the Daily Telegraph, reports that FIDE’s broadcasting partner also has plans to begin asking players to wear biometrics […check it out!]

Gawain Jones Wins British Chess Championships 2017

August 7, 2017

The British Chess Championships 2017, were held between the 29th July and 6th August 2017, in Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom. The event saw Grandmaster Gawain Jones take the title after a tie-break pay-off against Grandmaster Luke McShane. In my previous blog post, which was after round-six (read here), Jones, 29, […check it out!]

McShane Leads 2017 British Chess Championships After 6 Rounds

August 4, 2017

When we last visited this year’s British Championships, which was after round-three, (read here), there was a four-way-tie at the top between David Howell, Gawain Jones, Daniel Gormally and Chris Ward. In the three rounds that have followed, there have been some big changes in the standings. The most notable, is […check it out!]

Hou Yifan Claims Biel 2017 Title

August 4, 2017

Hou Yifan is certainly having an interesting 2017, isn’t she? In February, she was causing controversy in Gibraltar; in April she caused a storm of a different kind at the Grenke Classic in Baden-Baden, defeating Fabiano Caruana and holding Magnus Carlsen to a draw in a game many felt she […check it out!]

British Championships 2017: Four Lead After Three Rounds.

August 1, 2017

The British Chess Championships run from July 28th until August 6th 2017. The venue is the Promenade, Llandudno, Wales. The main event is played over nine-rounds, Swiss format, with the following time controls: 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of […check it out!]

Jobava Wins Xtracon Chess Tournament 2017

July 31, 2017

Many congratulations to Georgian Grandmaster, Baadur Jobava, who has won the 2017 Xtracon Chess tournament. The event was held in Helsingor, Denmark between July 22nd and 30th. Along with Jobava himself, Nikita Vitiugov, Krishnan Sasikiran, Nigel Short, Alexander Motylev, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Ivan Sokolov, Simen Agdestein and Alexander Shabalov, were also among […check it out!]