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32nd Cappelle la Grande Open

The Cappelle la Grande Open is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and attracts hundreds of chess players every year. Besides being a very strong competition, the organizers do their best to make the players feel welcome and maintain a friendly and professional atmosphere.

Cappelle la Grande is a small village situated in the North of France, but with great love for chess. The tournament has reached its 32nd edition and the officials promise that there are many more to come. The playing venue is the spacious Palais des Arts that is adapted to the players’ needs by the team of volunteers who help throughout the whole event.

While all the action takes place in Cappelle, most of the players stay about 15 minutes away in Dunkerque, the main city in the region and third-largest harbor in France. The distance is nothing to worry about, as the organizers have thought about everything.… Read more

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Kings Tournament starting today!

The strongest Romanian event, Kings Tournament, is starting today in the city of Mediaş. The closed tournament that, in the previous years had famous guests such as the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura or Veselin Topalov, has this year changed its format. The 8th edition will see a match between the current Olympic Champions, the Chinese team, and the Romanian Olympic team. There will be 4 rounds, each member of the Chinese team playing each member of the Romanian team. In the end, the best player of every team will play a rapid match of two games that will determine the winner of this year’s edition. In order to set the table order, a blitz match was played yesterday in Bucharest. According to the results, we have the following team composition:

Board China Rating Romania Rating
1 GM Lu, Shanglei 2566 GM Lupulescu, Constantin 2643
2 GM Wei, Yi 2649 GM Nevednichy, Vladislav 2563
3 GM Wang, Yue 2711 GM Jianu, Vlad-Cristian 2588
4 GM Ni, Hua 2677 GM Pârligras, Mircea-Emilian 2594

All games will start at 3 p.m., local time, and can be watched live on the official site .… Read more

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