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News ‘July, 2012’

Nový Bor chess corrida – Shirov vs Laznicka match

Nový Bor chess corrida – Shirov vs Laznicka match

The second annual Nový Bor GM match, Novoborská šachová corrida, will start with a “fire on board”. On 1st August a chessboard will be set on fire in front of the town’s Ajeto restaurant as the “glass arena” that is home to GM Viktor Láznička will welcome Alexei Shirov, the Latvian Grandmaster who is considered [...]

Carlsen top of the August FIDE rating list, Aronian also over 2800 ELO

Carlsen top of the August FIDE rating list, Aronian also over 2800 ELO

Junior and Girls lists get upgraded to top 100

Carlsen virtually close to dethroning Kasparov in the highest ever ELO ratings

Carlsen virtually close to dethroning Kasparov in the highest ever ELO ratings

Magnus Carlsen is just a step away from dethroning Kasparov as the highest rated player ever in chess history. After today’s victory against Bologan, the young Norwegian has live rating of 2847 ELO, just four points away from Kasparov’s peak 2851 ELO. Kasparov’s rating peaked in July 1999 and January 2000 when he was 35-36 [...]

3rd Oliver Gonzalez Memorial

3rd Oliver Gonzalez Memorial

The 3rd Oliver Gonzalez Memorial will take place on 1-9th September at the “Daóiz y Velarde” Sport Pavilion in downtown Madrid, Spain. The tournament will have two groups – Open A and Open B, both being 9-round Swiss competitions. Winner of the 2011 Oliver Gonzalez Memorial was IM David Larino Oliver Gonzalez Somosa – Short [...]

CECLUB Primera Division starts in Spain

CECLUB Primera Division starts in Spain

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Arad PAB Romania Open – Round 5

Arad PAB Romania Open – Round 5

The 5th Arad PAB Romania Open is currently ongoing in the Great Concert Hall of the Arad City Cultural Palace. The 9-round open Swiss tournament is valid for international titles and the FIDE elo List. The PAB Romania Open is organized by Sah Club Vados and tournament director is IO Alin Campeanu. The defending champion [...]

FM Carlos Mena winner of the 20th Annual Southern Open

FM Carlos Mena winner of the 20th Annual Southern Open

The 20th Annual Southern Open was held from July 27-29, 2012, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. FM Carlos Mena took a clear 1st place in the Open Section after finishing with 4½/5. Mena collected $1990 for his weekend’s efforts. Mena won all games apart from a draw in round 2 [...]

Vladimir Epishin wins the 3rd International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi”

Vladimir Epishin wins the 3rd International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi”

Vladimir Epishin is the winner of the third edition of the Festival “Land of the Elimi”, which was held in Erice (TP) July 25 to 29, 2012. The Russian GM lost only half a point in seven rounds and claimed the gold with 6,5/7. The female participation was excellent: the Georgian player Sopiko Guramishvili finished [...]

Open Internacional d’Escacs actius de Cervelló

Open Internacional d’Escacs actius de Cervelló

The 8th Open Internacional d’Escacs actius de Cervelló took place on 29th July at the Salón de actos del Ateneu, carrer Santa Anna in Cervelló, Spain. 96 players from 7 countries competed in the 8-round rapid tournament with the time control 15 min + 5 sec. IM Miguel Mosquera (Colombia) wins the tournament after edging [...]

Ciutat d’Olot Open in Spain

Ciutat d’Olot Open in Spain

The 13th Obert Internacional d’Escacs Ciutat d’Olot was held on Sunday, 29th July, at the Casino Olotí (Pg. d’en Blai 6) in Olot, Spain. The 8-round Swiss tournament had a rapid time control of 15 min + 5 sec per player. The top four prizes are 400€, 250€, 200€ and 150€. IM Jorge Gonzalez Rodriguez [...]

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