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News ‘September, 2013’

Third Annual Fall Festival in Dearborn, Michigan

Third Annual Fall Festival in Dearborn, Michigan

Michigan Chess Festival LLC is organizing the Third Annual Fall Festival on October 23-27, 2013, at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. The tournament will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system, rated with FIDE, and providing possibility to win FIDE title norms. The tournament is open to players with FIDE titles, USCF over [...]

IM Justin Sarkar tops Louisville Open

IM Justin Sarkar tops Louisville Open

The 6th Annual Louisville Open was held from September 20-22, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Southwest Fair Expo, Louisville, Kentucky. A total of 112 players competed in four sections. The tournament format was five-round Swiss. International Master Justin Sarkar swept his first four games before drawing his last round to clinch the $1,000 1st place [...]

Pavel Smirnov clear first in Baku Open

Pavel Smirnov clear first in Baku Open

Russian Grandmaster Pavel Smirnov won the main event of the 2013 International Chess Festival Baku Open by concluding the race with 7,0/9 points. In the final round Smirnov defeated GM Dragan Solak while his main competitor Sergei Zhigalko, who actually won previous two editions, was held to a draw by Zahar Efimenko. Zhigalko and Alexey [...]

Online Entry For London Events Now Open

Online Entry For London Events Now Open

Chess in Schools and Communities is delighted to announce that online entries are now open for the UK’s largest chess festival. The 5th London Chess Classic will run Saturday 7th – Sunday 15th December 2013. The marquee event is the “Super Sixteen” Rapidplay featuring the World’s Elite and the Best of British. The festival also [...]

Hiarcs leads TCEC after 5 rounds, Houdini and Rybka slip to shared 9th

Hiarcs leads TCEC after 5 rounds, Houdini and Rybka slip to shared 9th

Gull, Spike, and Critter share the third position

Guernsey International Chess Festival 2013

Guernsey International Chess Festival 2013

The 39th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 20-26 October 2013 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 [...]

Yu Yangyi and Alexandra Goryachkina lift World Junior Titles

Yu Yangyi and Alexandra Goryachkina lift World Junior Titles

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2013 for boys & girls under 20 were held in Kocaeli, Turkey, from 12th to 27th September 2013. In the Open section top-seeded GM Yu Yangyi of China drew GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (India) in the final round to claim the title of World Junior Champion. Last year champion Alexander [...]

Topalov defeats Laznicka in Novoborsk√° Corrida

Topalov defeats Laznicka in Novoborsk√° Corrida

Veselin Topalov and Viktor Laznicka played a six-games match in Novoborsk√° Corrida on 18-25th September at the Ajeto Restaurant in Novy Bor, Czech Republic. Topalov won the first game, but Laznicka struck back in the second. The next game was drawn and then Topalov signed two more victories for the overall 4-2 score in his [...]

Vishnu Prasanna emerges Chennai Blitz champion

Vishnu Prasanna emerges Chennai Blitz champion

Grandmaster-elect V Vishnu Prasanna of Chennai with 8.5 points from nine rounds, emerged the champion in the Chennai Chess Blitz 2013 that was held at Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai. He secured the winner’s purse of Rs. 90000 (Rupees Ninety thousand only). Remaining undefeated Vishnu was impressive in his title march defeating three Grandmasters viz., Deepan [...]

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2013 – Round 12

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2013 – Round 12

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2013 for boys & girls under 20 are taking place in Kocaeli, Turkey, from 12th to 27th September 2013. In the Open section top-seeded GM Yu Yangyi of China is on the brink of winning the title of World Junior Champion. Yu won a nice game with black against Samvel [...]

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