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News ‘December, 2012’

GM Levente Vajda grabs the trophy in Zurich Weihnachtsopen

GM Levente Vajda grabs the trophy in Zurich Weihnachtsopen

The 36th Zurich Christmas Open took place on 26-30th December at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland. The 7-round Master Tournament, for players rated over 2000, had 133 participants. Romanian Grandmaster Levente Vajda took a clear first place with 6,0/7 points to claim the top prize of CHF 5000. Vajda started furiously with five [...]

GM Timur Gareev convincing in North American Open 2012

GM Timur Gareev convincing in North American Open 2012

The 22nd Annual North American Open was held on 26-30th December at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada. GM Timur Gareev finished with an undefeated 8.0/9, a full point ahead of his nearest rival, to convincingly claim the title of North American Open Champion along with a prize of nearly [...]

Azer Mirzoev edges Julio Granda Zuniga on tie-break to take the trophy in Zaragoza

Azer Mirzoev edges Julio Granda Zuniga on tie-break to take the trophy in Zaragoza

The 6th Open Internacional Augusta Aragon Stadium Casablanca took place from 22nd to 30th December at the Stadium Casablanca in Zaragoza, Spain. The 9-round Swiss event featured 162 players from 12 countries, including 7 Grandmasters and 8 International Masters. Grandmasters Azer Mirzoev and top seed Julio Granda Zuniga shared the first place with 7,5 points [...]

Grandmasters Bacrot and Malakhatko share first in Genève Open

Grandmasters Bacrot and Malakhatko share first in Genève Open

The 29th Genève International Chess Open was held on 26-30th December at the Maison des Associations, Salle Gandhi, 15 Rue des Savoises, CH – 1205 Genève, Switzerland. The Masters Tournament (elo above 1800) had 50 participants and was played over 7 rounds of Swiss format. Top seed Etienne Bacrot and Vadim Malakhatko shared the first [...]

Anton Korobov wins AICF-AAI Chess Cup

Anton Korobov wins AICF-AAI Chess Cup

Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine won the AICF-AAI Chess Cup defeating top seed Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland in the tenth and final round that concluded here. Video with winner’s interview (by Vijay Kumar) Playing with black, Korobov was in a difficult situation after the opening and suffered a long time but Wojtaszek allowed him to [...]

Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial in Taganrog

Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial in Taganrog

The next season of the Russian Cup for men is starting with Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial which will be held on 14-23rd January, 2013, in Taganrog, Rostov Oblast. The tournament is organized by the Russian Chess Federation, city of Taganrog and Rostov Oblast Chess Federation to mark 75 years from the birth of the famous chess [...]

GM Jose Cubas won a rapid tournament in Ciudad del Este

GM Jose Cubas won a rapid tournament in Ciudad del Este

The newspaper La Nacion reported that the tournament “Clausura Rápido de Ajedrez” organized by the Chess Players Association of Alto Paraná successfully took place, with the illustrious presence of the best ranked Paraguayan player GM Jose Cubas. 22 players participated; Jose Cubas finished first with an unbeaten score of 6 points in 6 games, the [...]

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 9: Korobov shoots ahead (Video added)

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 9: Korobov shoots ahead (Video added)

Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine shot ahead of the field defeating Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi in the ninth and penultimate round of AICF-AAI Chess Cup now drawing to a close here at AAI Institute. Round 9 video by Vijay Kumar Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran could not pose any problems to Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland and the [...]

Sandro Mareco wins the 5th Open Tournament “Norberto La Porta” 2012

Sandro Mareco wins the 5th Open Tournament “Norberto La Porta” 2012

The 5th Open Tournament “Norberto La Porta” 2012 was held between 15th and 27th December at the Chess Club Argentino, Paraguay 1858, Buenos Aires. The main tournament featured 120 participants from seven countries competing over nine rounds of Swiss format. There were seven Grandmasters and 14 IMs in the field. Sandro Mareco lifted the winner’s [...]

Seminar “Chess in Schools: theory, implementation, experience” in Ukraine

Seminar “Chess in Schools: theory, implementation, experience” in Ukraine

On the 24th of December in Kiev the first all-Ukrainian round table Seminar “Chess in Schools: theory, implementation, experience” was held. The Seminar was organized by the Chess Federation of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Charitable Foundation “Children’s Chess.” The Seminar was attended by more than 60 leading experts from almost all regions of Ukraine. Among [...]

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