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News ‘September, 2013’

Baku Open – Round 7

Baku Open – Round 7

The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2013, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, is taking place on 18-28th September 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 place is 10.000 [...]

Reykjavik Open 2014

Reykjavik Open 2014

The 2014 edition of the Reykjavik Open will take place March 4th-March 12th. Once again the tournament will be held in the beautiful Harpa concert hall by the Reykjavik harbour. The 2014 Reykjavik Open will celebrate a 50 year anniversary of the tournament. The organisers will do their best to make this 50 year anniversary [...]

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2013 – Round 11

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2013 – Round 11

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 once again emerged the sole leader after beating IM Andrey Stukopin from Russia. The defending champion Alexander Ipatov (Turkey) could not [...]

Medina Warda Aulia is Indonesia’s Youngest WGM

Medina Warda Aulia is Indonesia’s Youngest WGM

Medina Warda Aulia is Indonesia’s youngest ever Women Grandmaster, achieving her third and final norm at the ongoing World Junior Championship. Article by Peter Long Last time around she almost won the championship, ultimately finishing fourth on tie-break and in fact was the leader in Turkey after six rounds till back to back losses pushed [...]

Paris FIDE Grand Prix – Round 3

Paris FIDE Grand Prix – Round 3

Things are getting hectic here in Paris. Although the first two rounds had been tense enough, some could have complained about the high drawing rate. The third round had it all: complicated battles and more decisive games than in the previous days taken together, all with the white pieces! Ever since Capablanca’s sceptical claim that [...]

Interview with Nafisa Muminova

Interview with Nafisa Muminova

- Dear Nafisa, please share your feelings about playing for the first time in Grand Prix in the capital of your home country. – This is a first time for me to have so much attention. I felt myself under pressure even before the start of the tournament. Every day the journalists were calling me [...]

FIDE Women Grand Prix Tashkent – Kateryna Lagno joins the Indians on top

FIDE Women Grand Prix Tashkent – Kateryna Lagno joins the Indians on top

Ukrainian GM Kateryna Lagno defeated the former world champion Antoaneta Stefanova in round six of the FIDE Women Grand Prix that is currently ongoing in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Lagno moved ahead in the standings and is now sharing the first place with Indian representatives Humpy Koneru and Harika Dronavalli. Koneru and Dronavalli drew each other after [...]

Bangladesh National Chess Championship

Bangladesh National Chess Championship

The Bangladesh Chess Championship named Berger Paints 39th National Chess Championship-2013 began from 21st September 2013 at the Media Centre of Bangladesh Olympic Association in Dhaka. The event is being held with all play all (round-robin) system and it will continue up to 6th October 2013. The average elo of 14 participants is 2298. Tournament [...]

The 3000+ ELO club with exciting battles at TCEC today

The 3000+ ELO club with exciting battles at TCEC today

All top chess engine battles today

Bilbao Final Masters 2013

Bilbao Final Masters 2013

With Aronian, Mamedyarov, Vachier Lagrave and Adams

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