GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko comments on the games of the 8th round


Peter Svidler – Sergey Karjakin Reti Opening A05 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 e6 4.0-0 Be7 5.d3 c5 6.e4.

Blitz Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk


The Ugra Chess Academy has organized a blitz tournament on 29th March as one of the side events taking place during the FIDE Candidates Tournament.

The Candidates Tournament is now officially closed


The official closing ceremony concluded the FIDE Candidates Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk today. The Ugra Governor Natalia Komarova and the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov awarded the winner and the runner-ups.

FIDE Presidential Board held in Khanty-Mansiysk

The 1st quarter FIDE Presidential Board was held on 30th March at the conference room of Ugra Classic Complex in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Vishy Anand became a biathlete for a few minutes

Today the winner of the candidates tournament Vishy Anand fit Khanty traditional dress, raced a deer, and tried rifle shooting.