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News ‘October, 2012’

Grandmasters So, Meier Headline Thanksgiving Open in Saint Louis

Grandmasters So, Meier Headline Thanksgiving Open in Saint Louis

Saint Louis (October 31, 2012) – Grandmaster Wesley So of the Philippines and Grandmaster Georg Meier of Germany headline the strongest field in the history of the Thanksgiving Open, scheduled to be held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis November 23-25. This FIDE-rated event features a guaranteed prize fund of more [...]

Rádio Xadrez interviews GM Boris Gelfand

Rádio Xadrez interviews GM Boris Gelfand

He became an icon in his country when he qualified, at 44, to play for the most desirable title of chess, the World Championship. When most of the people predicted that his effort would be disappointing, he managed to draw the series of 12 classical games and, only in a tight tie-break, lose to his [...]

1st India National School Chess Championships – Velammal School steals the show

1st India National School Chess Championships – Velammal School steals the show

New Delhi (31 Oct 12): Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School Chennai bagged the major share of medals in the 1st National School Chess Championship here at Ludlow Castle Sports Complex, Civil Lines on Wednesday. Velammal made a clean sweep in the Under-17 and Under-15 categories of team championship while in Under-13 and Under-9 categories they [...]

Italian Chess Championship 2012

Italian Chess Championship 2012

The Italian Chess Championship 2012 will be played at NH Hotel Ambasciatori (corso Vittorio Emanuele 104) in Torino from October 30th to November 10th. This is the first time that Torino is hosting this prestigious event. Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament. The four-time champion Fabiano Caruana – winner in 2007, 2008, [...]

WYCC 2012, participants U16

WYCC 2012, participants U16

The young stars in the U16 section

Genève International Chess Open

Genève International Chess Open

The 29th Genève International Chess Open will take place on 26-30th December at the Maison des Associations, Salle Gandhi, 15 Rue des Savoises, CH – 1205 Genève, Switzerland. The Masters Tournament will be held over 7 rounds and open to players rated above 1800. Top prizes in the Masters are 1st place 3’000.-, 2nd 2’000.-, [...]

GM Alex Shabalov wins Bahamas International

GM Alex Shabalov wins Bahamas International

The Bahamas International & Amateur was held from October 24-28, 2012 at the Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas. GM Alex Shabalov won the International Section, finishing with an undefeated 6.5/9 and taking home the $2000 first prize. Few days ago Shabalov qualified for the 2013 World [...]

Mark Hebden and Marc Narciso won the 38th Guernsey International Open

Mark Hebden and Marc Narciso won the 38th Guernsey International Open

The 38th Guernsey International Chess Festival was held on 21-27 October 2012 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The Open Tournament, sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey, was a seven round FIDE-rated Swiss Competition. Grandmasters Mark Hebden (England) and Marc Narciso (Spain) shared the first place with 6/7 points each. Hebden dealt with German Wolfgang Mack in the [...]

Willy Hendriks wins English Chess Federation 2012 Book of the Year Award

Willy Hendriks wins English Chess Federation 2012 Book of the Year Award

London/Alkmaar, Netherlands – The book “Move First, Think Later” by Willy Hendriks won the English Chess Federation’s 2012 Book of the Year award. Move Fist, Think Later is “one of the most original chess books the judges have seen for a number of years”, according to the judges report. The judges observed that the book, [...]

World Youth Chess Championship 2012

World Youth Chess Championship 2012

1587 young talents at this year’s WYCC in Maribor, Slovenia

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