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News ‘February, 2014’

12th Khazar International Open Chess Tournament

12th Khazar International Open Chess Tournament

The 12th Khazar International Open Chess Tournament was held on 11-18th February at the the Yadegar Imam Sport Complex in Rasht, Iran. The tournament was organized by Mr Kiumars Bayat and the Guilan Chess Association. Report by FA/WFM Shohreh Bayat There were over 500 players from sixteen countries, namely Iran (host), Uzbekistan, Netherlands, Germany, Georgia, [...]

GM Hrant Melkumyan convincing in Graz Open

GM Hrant Melkumyan convincing in Graz Open

Armenian Grandmaster Hrant Melkumyan convincingly won the 1st International Chess Open Casino Graz which took place on 14-21st February at the Casino Graz and Joanneum Quarter in Graz, Austria. Melkumyan concluded the Open A with 7,5 points from nine rounds, a full point ahead of the chasing pack. IM Rajpara Ankit from India, who drew [...]

Latvian Railway Open

Latvian Railway Open

Riga Chess federation has a pleasure to announce the Latvian Railway Open, one of the strongest rapid chess opens in the World. The tournament will be held on 28-30 March, 2014, at the Latvian railway museum in Riga, Latvia. The tournament will be held in three groups A, B and C. The festival will feature [...]

Bidding Procedure for the FIDE World Women’s Championship

Bidding Procedure for the FIDE World Women’s Championship

1. FIDE is opening a bidding procedure for the FIDE World Women’s Championship (knock-out system, 64 players) to be held 9-31 October 2014. 2. Each bid shall contain the following particulars as minimum: a) Proposed venue of the event. b) Proposed prize fund for the players (minimum 450,000 USD & should be offered net of [...]

GM Dobrov clear first in Vladimir Petrov Memorial Blitz

GM Dobrov clear first in Vladimir Petrov Memorial Blitz

Latvian Chess Federation is holding the 3rd Vladimir Petrov Memorial on 20-23 February, 2014, in Jurmala, Latvia. The first event was the Blitz tournament which was held on 20th February in the Amber Beach resort (Jaunkemeri). 81 players from six countries played in the 9-round Swiss with the time control 4 min + 3 sec. [...]

Poikovsky wildcard for ACP nominee

Poikovsky wildcard for ACP nominee

The Association of Chess Professionals has reached an agreement with the organizers of Poikovsky – one of the strongest Grandmaster tournaments in the World. The tournament in Poikovsky, named after Anatoly Karpov, will take place between 10 – 21 May, 2014 with the participation of the World’s best players and the ACP wild-card. The organizers [...]

GM Eugene Perelshteyn wins 3rd Recession Buster

GM Eugene Perelshteyn wins 3rd Recession Buster

The 3rd Annual Recession Buster Open was held on 15-17th February at the Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station in San Diego, USA. The playing format was 6-round Swiss and the tournament consisted of six sections: Open, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400. The guaranteed prize fund was 20,000 USD. The main Open section (FIDE rated) gathered [...]

Mediterranean Flower 2014

Mediterranean Flower 2014

The 14th International Chess Festival Mediterranean Flower will take place from 2nd to 8th March at the Chess Club Rijeka in Rijeka, Croatia. The 10-players round robin event is organized by the Chess Club Draga. The last year winner IM Eva Repkova had to cancel the participation for personal reasons, but the organizers have securred [...]

Presidents Weekend Championship Concluded

Presidents Weekend Championship Concluded

The Presidents Weekend Championship took place on 14-16th February at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Coral Springs, Florida, USA. The tournament was organized by Boca Raton Chess Club. The playing format was 5-round Swiss with five sections (Open, U2100, U1800, U1500, U1000). GM Julio Becerra won the Open section with 4,5/5 points. The U2100 [...]

Zagreb Open 2014

Zagreb Open 2014

The 2014 Zagreb Chess Open will be held on 17-24th March at the Panorama Zagreb Hotel, Krešimir Ćosić Square in Zagreb, Croatia. The nine round Swiss tournament is organized by the Zagreb Chess Union and the Zagreb Sports Union. The total prize fund is 7800 EUR, with 1550 EUR reserved for the champion. Last year [...]

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