Women’s Candidates, Day 1: White start strong

The first round of the 2022 Women’s Candidates tournament started with the encounters Lei Tingjie vs Mariya Muzychuk and Humpy Koneru vs Anna Muzychuk, with both Muzychuk sisters having black pieces. The same first move (1.d4) was made by Zhu Chen, former Women’s World Champion and FIDE Treasurer and Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Deputy Chair of FIDE […]

FIDE World Fischer Random Championship: Group stage ready to begin

The opening ceremony for the official ‘Fischer Random’ world title — a chess variant where the pieces are shuffled around out of their usual starting positions — was held in Reykjavik on Monday evening. The capital of Iceland is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic classical chess duel between Bobby Fischer and Boris […]

Women’s Candidates Tournament (Pool A) starts in Monte-Carlo

The Women’s Candidates Tournament (Pool A) kicked off at the glamorous Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo with a glittering opening ceremony on October 24. The first part of the ceremony included a media reception where the journalists had the privilege to spend time with the players, asking them questions and taking photos in playing conditions. A lot […]