Magnus Carlsen becomes five-time World Blitz champion

Norwegian chess sensation Magnus Carlsen has added yet another title to his huge collection of awards, taking the 2019 World Blitz crown in the Russian capital of Moscow. After 21 tours, the 29-year-old chess grand …

Shahriyar Mammadyarov wins Riga Grand Prix

Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov has won the second leg of the FIDE Grand Prix series in Riga after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with blacks in armageddon. Thanks to this triumph, Mammadyarov now …

Astana to host FIDE World Team Championships in March

The World Team Championship (Open and Women sections) will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan on March 4-15, FIDE confirms. The women section includes the teams of Russia, Armenia, Hungary, Georgia, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, China, the U.S. …

Russia's Daniil Dubov wins World Rapid Chess

Russian chess grandmaster Daniil Dubov won the gold medal in the World Rapid championship, which ended on Friday night in St Petersburg. Azerbaijan's Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the silver …

Ilyumzhinov suspended as FIDE president

The Ethics Commission of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) has suspended the organization’s President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE press service reported. The commission’s meeting was held in Zurich on June …

Chess school to open in Kabardino-Balkaria

Head of the Ministry of Education and Science Olga Vasilyeva and head of Kabardino-Balkaria Yuri Kokov signed an agreement on creation of the Chess school in the republic, press service of the government …