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News ‘September, 2012’

Beliavsky and Rodriguez Vila share first place in Torneo ITT OAV Libertador Simón Bolívar

Beliavsky and Rodriguez Vila share first place in Torneo ITT OAV Libertador Simón Bolívar

The 1st Torneo ITT OAV Libertador Simón Bolívar was hosted by the Vinotinto Chess Organization from 25th to 30th September at the Great Hall of the Sambil Convention in Ciudad de San Cristóbal, Venezuela. The tournament was played over 10 rounds of Swiss system with Dutch accelerated pairings in the first four rounds. A stunning [...]

Sergei Zhigalko takes another trophy in Baku

Sergei Zhigalko takes another trophy in Baku

The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2012, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, was held from 21st September to 1st October at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea. The Festival was organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and Azerbaijan Chess Federation. The total prize fund was 50.000 USD. GM Sergei [...]

London FIDE Grand Prix – Round 8

London FIDE Grand Prix – Round 8

“So far so good” were the words of Boris Gelfand leaving the venue of the London FIDE Grand Prix yesterday evening. Today, his opponent Anish Giri chose a sharp King’s Indian. Boris had to think for a while and opted for the bayonet attack. First moves were played very fast and after 22 moves, Gelfand [...]

GM Julio Granda clear first in Pampilhosa da Serra Rapid

GM Julio Granda clear first in Pampilhosa da Serra Rapid

The Portugal Chess Federation and the Freguesia da Pampilhosa da Serra held the 3rd International Open Chess Pampilhosa da Serra on 22nd September at the Pavilhão Gimnodesportivo da Pampilhosa da Serra. The event was recognized as the 33rd Portugal Rapid Chess Championship. The time control was 20 minutes per player and the event was played [...]

FIDE Trainers’ Seminar in La Habana, Cuba

FIDE Trainers’ Seminar in La Habana, Cuba

FIDE, the FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG), the FIDE Commission for Women Chess (WOM) and the Federación Cubana de Ajedrez (FCA) are organizing the FIDE Trainers’ Seminar on 14-18th November in La Habana, Cuba. The FIDE Trainers’ Seminar will take a total of 15 hours. The lectures will be conducted in Spanish language and a lesson [...]

Guernsey International Chess Festival 2012

Guernsey International Chess Festival 2012

The 38th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 21-27 October 2012 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The Open Tournament – Sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey A Seven Round, FIDE rated, Swiss Competition, open to players of any grade Players with low ratings will be encouraged by the organisers to enter the Holiday tournament Time [...]

Humpy Koneru Wins Ankara FIDE Women Grand Prix

Humpy Koneru Wins Ankara FIDE Women Grand Prix

Humpy Koneru of India emerged winner of the FIDE Women Grand Prix in Ankara and secured the second place in the overall Grand Prix Series behind the reigning World Champion Hou Yifan. Winner of the GP Series gets the right to challenge the World Champion to a match in 2013. If Hou Yifan defends her [...]

Ukrainian Women Chess Championship – Round 4

Ukrainian Women Chess Championship – Round 4

The Final of the 72nd Ukrainian Women Chess Championship is taking place from 24th September to 3rd October at the Students’ Palace of National University “Law Academy Yaroslav the Wise” in Kharkiv. The fourth round was a real treat for the spectators. Already now it’s possible to say that this round will be one of [...]

London FIDE Grand Prix – Round 7

London FIDE Grand Prix – Round 7

Before the start of the 7th round of the FIDE Grand Prix in London, Boris Gelfand (4/6) held the lead by half a point ahead of the chasing pack of Grischuk, Topalov, Mamedyarov and Leko. But the pairings for the day didn’t see any of the leaders facing off against each other. Dominguez-Leko: Leinier avoided [...]

Baku Open – Round 7

Baku Open – Round 7

The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2012, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place from 21st September to 1st October at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea. The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and Azerbaijan Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 50.000 USD. First [...]

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