BALTIJA CUP 2013
IX Baltic School Chess Festival
IX Baltic School Chess Festival will be held in 5 star Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, 24 Kugu street, Riga, Latvia from August 25 (day of arrival) until August 31 (day of departure) 2013. Festival organizer The Children and Youth Center “Daugmale”.
47th Ilmar Raud Memorial
International Chess Festival “Vidzeme Summer”
2nd International Chess Festival “Vidzeme Summer” - LIMBAŽI, Latvia, July 25-28, 2013 (Children, Blitz and Open rapid tournaments)
New Free Online Chess Server
We would wish to inform you about a new free online chess server - www.nightmarechess.com. It is available in three languages – English, Russian and Latvian.
This new chess server uses the already fairly well known chess software – Nightmare Online (Crafty Chess GUI was developed using it as a base). It now comes with two new editions – for Android mobile devices and for playing directly from browser using Java.
Some features of this new server:
- ratings are divided in three types – one for super blitz, one for blitz and one for standard time control (more than 14 minutes per game)
- there is possibility to renew lost connection within 5 minutes - this if for any type of problem – temporary Internet connection loss, electricity failure, computer crash etc. – just login using the same nickname again and you will be taken directly to your game (presuming there is still time left on your clock) – this also gives possibility to continue your game, if you have an Android device - in case you have to go somewhere in the middle of a game (just login with Android and your connection in computer will be automatically closed)
- you can test the interface and server without registering – including playing against bots, other unregistered users or opening an unrated game – for example you can begin playing Java version just with a few mouse clicks – just skip entering your nickname when you press [Login]
- we have serious measures against online cheating using computer help – now you can play without serious worries about having to play against computers impersonating humans – and if you will have to play a game or two like this the cheater will be caught as soon as possible and marked as bot – he will be able to continue playing but not participate in the rating list as well as he will show up as a computer player
- additionally against cheating will help possibility to observe any game and report any cheater or watch record of any previously played game – including seeing what clock was showing for every move
- the server also offers possibility to test your skills against strong but beatable computer opponents – they are clearly marked as such so you don’t have to play against them thinking they are humans – they also don’t participate in the official rating list of the server
- we offer fast and easy registration process and possibility to quickly learn how to play chess from our site – this includes short and clear chess rules and guidelines and a possibility to turn on legal move display
- we also offer simple and comfortable chess analysis software – based on the famous Crafty chess engine by Dr. Robert M. Hyatt – this software also provides possibility to attach any external Winboard or UCI engine – both for analysis, playing against it or setting up computer matches
- in future we plan to run online tournaments – there is already some initial steps taken to provide this possibility
-Windows stand-alone client application Nightmare Online also provides a cool 3D board which you can easily rotate using your middle mouse button or keyboard arrow keys
International chess tournament „Plunge 2013”
Lev Braschinsky Rapid Chess Memorial Tournament
Third Lev Braschinsky Rapid Chess Memorial Tournament - March 16, 2013 in Viljandi Paalalinna School (Paala tee 46, Viljandi, Estonia, http://paalalinna.ee/?page_id=106, beginning at 11 AM. Free parking nearby). FIDE rules, 8 rounds with 15 minutes + 5 additional seconds for each move for each player, using Swiss pairing system.
Vladimir Petrov Memorial - 2013
Vladimir Petrov Memorial - Jurmala, Latvia, February 15-17, 2013
Alexei Shirov winter cup - 2013
The II international children chess tournament „Alexei Shirov winter cup” was held by the Latvian Chess Federation under active collaboration of GM Alexei Shirov from 13th (arrival) till 20st (departure) of February, 2013 in Jurmala (Latvia).
Paul Keres Memorial - 2013
TIME AND LOCATION
CHESS CONGRESS DRUSKININKAI 2013
RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OPEN 2013
The III International Chess Festival „RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OPEN 2013” - August 5-11, 2013, Riga Technical University (Kalku street 1). Three main ELO tournaments and an additional blitz tournament; the total prize pool of the festival - 7700 LVL (11 000 EUR).
Sigulda District Open Rapid Chess Championship 2012
Place and Time
Open Grodno chess championship
Open Grodno chess championship among men and women within the XIV multibranch exhibition
Tõrva Rapid Chess Tournament
Tõrva Rapid Chess Tournament
Rõuge Chess Open 2012
2nd Rõuge Rapid Chess Tournament „Rõuge Chess Open 2012“
Panevezys Open 2012
25 th International chess tournament Panevezys Open 2012
Sea festival – 2012
IX international chess tournament “Sea festival – 2012”
7 rounds, Swiss system pairing. Time control: All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increments from move 1.
International Chess Festival “Pskov 2012”