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News ‘March, 2012’

Dmitry Jakovenko is the 2012 European Champion! (Updated)

Dmitry Jakovenko is the 2012 European Champion! (Updated)

The European Individual Chess Championship 2012 took place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from 19th March to 1st April, 2012. It is part of the World Chess Championship cycle as the top 23 players qualify for the World Cup. After 11 rounds of play, the 3rd seed Dmitry Jakovenko from Russia emerged the new European Champion. Congratulations! [...]

Mar del Plata International Chess Tournament

Mar del Plata International Chess Tournament

The 43rd Mar del Plata International Chess Tournament is taking place from 31st March to 7th April at the Centro Asturiano in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The legendary event is this year named as “Torneo Ciudad de Mar del Plata-Marcel Duchamp”. The 9-round Swiss event has attracted 182 players with eight Grandmasters in the field. [...]

160th Aniversário de São José do Rio Preto

160th Aniversário de São José do Rio Preto

The city of Sao Jose do Rio Preto in Brazil celebrated on March 19 its 160th anniversary with a number of festivities, including an open chess tournament. Federação Paulista de Xadrez, Confederação Brasileira de Xadrez and IA Ramon Arnal Carrasco Júnior organized the six-round Swiss event from 23rd to 25th March at the Rio Preto [...]

35th San Sebastian City International Chess Tournament

35th San Sebastian City International Chess Tournament

Dates: 31st of march to 7th of april 2012 Venue: Gros Xake Taldea. Anoeta passeig, 20. Donostia- San Sebastián (Frontón Karmelo Balda) Rounds: 9 Rate of Play: 90 minutes + 30 sec/move Entry fee: General: 35 €. U20: 25 €. GM, IM, WGM, WIM and rating > 2300 FREE Tournament will be valid for FIDE [...]

10th Annual Southern Class Championships

10th Annual Southern Class Championships

The 10th Annual Southern Class Championships are taking place from 30th March to 1st April, 2012, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando. The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. All sections are 5 round Swiss tournaments with 3-day and 2-day schedules [...]

European Senior Teams Chess Championship – Round 3

European Senior Teams Chess Championship – Round 3

The ECU and Slovenian Chess Federation are holding the 11th European Senior Teams Championship, from March 26th to April 5th, 2012, in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia. Entitled to participate are men from the ECU Chess Federations who shall have reached the age of 60 and women who shall have reached the age of 50 years, by [...]

17th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational

17th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational

Metropolitan Chess, Inc. is hosting an International Master norm round robin tournament from March 28th to April 1st of 2012. This tournament is the 17th in its series and is being held in Suite C1002 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournament is organized by Ankit Gupta, [...]

EICC 2012 LIVE!

EICC 2012 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Akopian, Matlakov, and Malakhov lead EICC after round 8

Akopian, Matlakov, and  Malakhov lead EICC after round 8

Round 8 of the European Individual Chess Championship saw a change of leaders. The R7 sole leader Sergei Azarov lost his game to Vladimir Malakhov to hand him a joint first place with Maxim Matlakov and Vladimir Akopian. They are with 6,5/8 three rounds before the end of the championship. The leaders are closely followed [...]

Alexander Shabalov wins the Pittsburgh Open 2012

Alexander Shabalov wins the Pittsburgh Open 2012

The 13th Annual Pittsburgh Open was held on 23-25th March, 2012, at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree, 101 Radisson Drive, Pittsburgh. The event had 5 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500, and Under 1200. All sections were 5 round Swiss tournaments with 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in. Grandmasters Alexander Shabalov, [...]

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