26th Sharjah Rapid 2021

The 26th Sharjah Rapid is held from 29th to 30th April 2021 in Sharjah Chess Club. 

Time control: 10 min. for a game, and 3-sec.increment from move 1. 

Schedule in UTC:
Round 1 Apr 29, 2021 17:30
Round 2 Apr 29, 2021 18:15
Round 3 Apr 29, 2021 19:00
Round 4 Apr 29, 2021 19:45
Round 5 Apr 29, 2021 19:59
Round 6 Apr 30, 2021 17:30
Round 7 Apr 30, 2021 18:15
Round 8 Apr 30, 2021 19:00
Round 9 Apr 30, 2021 19:54

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78th LOTTO Polish Championship

  The 78th LOTTO Polish Championship is held from 29th April to 8th May 2021 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. 

Official webpage

System of play: 2 classical games in each match, then 2 rapid games, if necessary and 2 blitz games, then Armageddon. 

Time control: 

Classical games: 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 min. till game end and 30-sec. increment from move 1. 

Rapid games: 15 mins with 10-sec. increment per move, 

Blitz  games at 5 mins with 3 -sec. increment

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3rd Vezerkepzo GM

The 3rd Vezerkepzo GM is held from 24th to 30th April 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. 

Time control: 90 min. for a game, and 30-sec.increment from move 1.

System of play: 10-players in a Round Round

Schedule: every day at 12.30 UTS 

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New in Chess Classic Knockout 2021

The New in Chess Classic is held from April 24 till May 2, 2021 on chess24. 
It is the fifth leg on the $1.5 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. 
Players include GM Magnus Carlsen, GM Wesley So, GM Hikaru Nakamura, GM Alireza Firouzja, and 15-year-old Polgar Challenge winner GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu. 

The time control is 15 minutes for the whole game and a 10-second increment per move. The knockout phase has four-game rapid matches. In case of a tie after two matches, two 5+3 blitz games are played and if needed, an Armageddon game, where White has five minutes and Black four but with draw odds.

Schedule: Games start at 17:00 UTC.
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Icelandic Championship 2021

The Icelandic Championship is held from 22-30 April 2021 in Kópavogur, Iceland. 
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 sec increment after each move and additional 30 minutes after 40th move from each player.
System of play: 9 Rounds where each paricipant will play each opponent single time

Schedule in UTC
Round 1 Apr 22, 2021 16:00
Round 2 Apr 23, 2021 16:00
Round 3 Apr 24, 2021 16:00
Round 4 Apr 25, 2021 16:00
Round 5 Apr 26, 2021 16:00
Round 6 Apr 27, 2021 16:00
Round 7 Apr 28, 2021 16:00
Round 8 Apr 29, 2021 16:00
Round 9 Apr 30, 2021 16:00

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FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2020-2021

FIDE Candidates Tournament will resume in the second half of April in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic limitations the event was postponed twice.  
The first half of the tournament was played March 17-25, 2020, in Yekaterinburg. 
The second half of the tournament will be held in April 19-29,  round 8 to be played on April 20. 

Participants: Fabiano Caruana (2842); Ding Liren (2805); Alexander Grischuk (2777); Ian Nepomniachtchi (2774); Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime(2767); Anish Giri (2763); Wang Hao (2758); Kirill Alekseenko (2704)

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Happy birthday to the Bulgarian GM Antoaneta Stefanоva!

Antoaneta Stefanova is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster 19th Female chess player in the World according to the FIDE ratings  (rapid 2455; blitz 2469/ 2019).  
She represented Bulgaria in thirteen Chess Olympiads from 1992 to 2016 and became the tenth Women's World Chess Champion (2004-2006), European Chess Champion (2002),  World Chess Champion (2004), Women's World Rapid Chess Champion (2012); 3rd in the European Women Chess Championship in 2016
She won the title - Grandmaster for Men (GM)


Bullet Chess Championship 2021

The Bullet Chess Championship 2021 is organised by the Chess.com teams and Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG). The event's qualifiers will happen on March 31 and April 1, while the main event will run from April 5-April 7. The All-Star event will be held on April 8. During the championship, top players will face each other in 1|0 matches to compete for their piece of a $25,000 total prize fund.

This year, reigning champion GM Hikaru Nakamura will fight to defend his title against elite players.


Main Event:
Monday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time (Wild Card)
Tuesday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time (Quarterfinals)
Wednesday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time (Semifinals and Finals)

All-Star Event:
Thursday, April 8, from 12p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time

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O2C Doeberl Cup 2021

The 2021 edition of  Doeberl Cup  Australia's Premier Grand Prix tournament is held from 1st to 5th April at the Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden. 

Time control: 90 min for a game, and 30 secs increment starting from move 1. 

1 Apr (Thurs)         Round One 13:00
Round Two   19:00
2 Apr (Fri) Round Three 13:00
Round Four 19:00
3 Apr (Sat) Round Five 09:30
Round Six 15:00
4 Apr (Sun) Round Seven 09:30
Round Eight 15:00
5 Apr (Mon) Round Nine 09:30

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