Women’s Candidates Pool A: The tension is rising

After the first rest day, on the 28th of October, the third games of the 2022 Women’s Candidates Pool A semifinals were played. Both encounters of the day saw some pressure from the black side: indeed, Anna and Mariya had the initiative against Humpy Koneru and Lei Tingjie, respectively. Although both games ended in a draw, an […]

2022 3rd FIDE Council meeting: List of decisions

2022 3rd FIDE Council meeting 17 October 2022 List of decisions CM3-2022/01 To note President’s report. CM3-2022/02 To note Treasurer’s report. CM3-2022/03 To note that the suggestions regarding the restructuring of the Federations’ arrears should be sent to the Treasurer and Financial Director. CM3-2022/04 To open bidding procedure for four remaining tournaments under EVE aegis […]

2022 FIDE World Amateur Championship enters final stretch

The 2022 FIDE World Amateur Championship is nearing the finish line. Seven out of nine rounds have been played in Malta. With 7 points out of 7, Mongolian players Naranbold Sodbilegt and Margadgua Erdenebayar (pictured below) are the sole leaders in the Open U2000 and Women U1700 categories, respectively. Michal Popiol (Poland), Juan David Becerra […]

Monaco Chess Club: Rich history and honourable traditions

On the rest day at the Candidates Tournament in Monte-Carlo, FIDE Press Officer WGM Andreea Navrotescu visited the local chess club. Here is her story. Today, the 27th of October, was the first rest day at the Women’s Candidates Pool A tournament. The real question is: what should you do as a professional chess player […]

FIDE World FR Chess Championship: Carlsen, Nakamura and Nepomniachtchi reach semifinals

The final day of the group stages of the FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship saw three of the heavy favourites advance to the knockout stage, joining Uzbekistan’s teenage sensation Nodirbek Abdusattorov in the semifinal. Classical world champion Magnus Carlsen, his previous challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi, and speed and Fischer Random chess wizard Hikaru Nakamura all […]