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News ‘February, 2012’

10th Khazar International Chess Open

10th Khazar International Chess Open

The 10th Khazar International Chess Open Tournaments A (+2100), B (-2100), C (Women) & D (Youth U 14) will be held from 29th February to 7th March in Rasht, Iran. Chess Association of “Gilan” province on behalf of I.R.Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players from national federations to participate in the [...]

Alexander Morozevich to join Economist SGSEU Saratov

Alexander Morozevich to join Economist SGSEU Saratov

Alexander Morozevich will join the famous club Economist SGSEU Saratov for the next season of team events. He should replace Chinese Grandmaster Ni Hua. Alexey Vetrov, the head of Economist, said that the contract will be signed at the beginning of March and Morozevich will be registered with the RCF for the upcoming Russian Team [...]

Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan will play in the Reykjavik Open

Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan will play in the Reykjavik Open

The Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan, from China, will be among players in the Reykjavik Open, which starts on March 6th at Harpa Concert Hall, the spectacular waterfront concert hall in downtown Reykjavik. She is the second reigning Women’s World Champion to take part in the history of the tournament. Nona Gaprindashvili played in the [...]

Brunei Campomanes Memorial Grandmaster Open 2012

Brunei Campomanes Memorial Grandmaster Open 2012

The Brunei Chess Federation (BCF) is pleased to invite chess players from all federation to participate in the Brunei Campomanes Memorial Grandmaster Open 2012 from the 7th April 2012 (Arrival) to the 12th April 2012 (Departure).

Silvio Danailov with strong reaction about the Candidates tournament 2012

Silvio Danailov with strong reaction about the Candidates tournament 2012

Threatens CAS/TAS in Lausanne

FIDE signs a multi million deal with Agon and CNC

FIDE signs a multi million deal with Agon and CNC

Last Thursday 16 February, FIDE completed the negotiations with CNC and AGON and proceeded to sign respective agreements with both companies. The agreement with Agon and CNC states that Agon will take care of the sponsorship and financial part of the tournaments, while CNC retains the media rights: CNC keeps mainly the media, web and [...]

3rd Pfalz Open in Germany

3rd Pfalz Open in Germany

The 3rd Pfalz Open took place from 17th to 21st February 2012 at the Berufsbildende Schule, Robert-Stolz-Strasse 30 in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany. The Open consisted of two events: A-tournament for players rated over 1800 and B-tournament for players rated up to 1900. Five players shared the first place in the Open A but [...]

Nana Dzagnidze claims the ACP Women Cup

Nana Dzagnidze claims the ACP Women Cup

The last three rounds of the ACP Women Cup were played on Tuesday. Pia Cramling entered the final round as the sole leader, while Nana Dzagnidze and Katerina Lahno shared the second place half a point behind. In the last round Pia Cramling made a quick draw in the game against Kateryna Lahno and then [...]

GM Miroslav Markovic ends the hiatus, wins Central Serbia Open Championship

GM Miroslav Markovic ends the hiatus, wins Central Serbia Open Championship

The 2012 Central Serbia Open Chess Championship was held from 13th to 19th February in Pozarevac. 70 players competed over nine rounds of Swiss system. The highlight of the tournament was the come-back of GM Miroslav Markovic, 1998 Yugoslav champion and world top-100 player in 1999, who convincingly won the competition by collecting 7.5 points [...]

Romanian Chess Championships 2012 concluded in Sarata Monteoru

Romanian Chess Championships 2012 concluded in Sarata Monteoru

The 2012 Romanian Chess Championships for men and women took place from 13th to 21st February at the Great Hall of the Hotel Casino in Sarata Monteoru. The start of the competitions was delayed for two days due to heavy snow and blocked roads. Men’s championship was played over 11 rounds of Swiss system, while [...]

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