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News ‘May, 2014’

Ponkratov, Volkov and Smirnov share first place in Nezhmetdinov Rapid Cup 2014

Ponkratov, Volkov and Smirnov share first place in Nezhmetdinov Rapid Cup 2014

  The Nezhmetdinov Rapid Cup 2014 opened the 36th Nezhmetdinov Chess Festival on 29th May and continued to 30th May, 2014 in Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. 93 players competed for the prize fund of 186 000 RUB, provided by Sberbank – Tatarstan - the largest bank in Russia and Eastern Europe and the major [...]

Bosna Open – Round 2

Bosna Open – Round 2

The 44th International Chess Tournament “Bosna 2014″ is taking place from 30th May to 6th June, 2014, at the Hotel Radon Plaza, Sarajevo. The event has two sections – Group A for players rated over 2300 and Group B for U2300 players. After two rounds of play, Grandmasters Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Evgeny Gleizerov (both Russia), Hrvoje [...]

Attica Cup – Final Four 2014 LIVE!

Attica Cup – Final Four 2014 LIVE!

The Attica Cup – Final Four 2014 will be played from 31st May to 1st June, 2014 in one of the world’s oldest cities Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece. The tournament, organized by ASOP Dias Chess Club and the Union of Attica Chess Clubs, will consist of 4 teams with 4 boards [...]

GM Sebastian Bogner winner of Liechtenstein Open 2014

GM Sebastian Bogner winner of Liechtenstein Open 2014

The 32nd International Chess Open in the Principality of Liechtenstein was held on 23-31st May, 2014, at the Gemeindesaal Triesen. The tournament was organized under the patronage by S.D. Erbprinz Alois von und zu Liechtenstein. There were two playing groups – Open and Senior, both held over 9 rounds of Swiss system. German Grandmaster Sebastian [...]

8th Wunsiedel Chess Festival LIVE!

8th Wunsiedel Chess Festival LIVE!

The 8th Wunsiedel Chess Festival is held from 29th May to 1st June, 2014 in the town of Wunsiedel, situated in the Free State of Bavaria, in Germany. The event is a 7 round Swiss with first prize of 1200 €. Top seed is the former European champion for men GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, who has [...]

Lithuanian teams for Chess Olympiad in Tromso

Lithuanian teams for Chess Olympiad in Tromso

The captains of the Lithuanian national teams have selected the players for the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. Open team: GM Šarūnas Šulskis (2550), GM Eduardas Rozentalis (2618), IM Tomas Laurušas (2426), IM Mindaugas Beinoras (2402) and IM Emilis Pileckis (2447). Women team: WGM Deimantė Daulytė (2406), WIM Salomėja Zaksaitė (2192), WFM Laima Domarkaitė [...]

11th Deltalift Open – Inbjudan 2014 LIVE!

11th Deltalift Open – Inbjudan 2014 LIVE!

The 11th Deltalift Open – Inbjudan 2014 is taking place from 29th to 31st May, 2014 at the Tylosand Hotel in the city of Halmstad, situated on the Swedish west coast. 143 participants will compete in the 8 round Swiss event, including 6 GMs, 4 IMs and 6 FMs. The best player will be awarded [...]

GM Orlova 2014 LIVE!

GM Orlova 2014 LIVE!

The GM Tournament Orlova 2014 is taking place from 26th May to 1st June, 2014 at the Cultural House in the town of Orlova, situated in the Czech Republic. The event is a 10 player round robin with a time control 120 minutes per player plus 30 seconds increment starting from move 1. List of [...]

Open Orlova 2014 LIVE!

Open Orlova 2014 LIVE!

The 11th International Chess Festival Orlova 2014 is taking place from 26th May to 1st June, 2014 at the Cultural House in the town of Orlova, situated in the Czech Republic. The event is a 7 round Swiss with a time control 120 minutes per player plus 30 seconds increment starting from move 1 and [...]

Stockfish is the new TCEC Grand Champion

Stockfish is the new TCEC Grand Champion

Stockfish deservedly won this year’s edition of the world strongest computer chess championship TCEC. The Superfinal of Thoresen Computer Engine Competition made us witnesses of another great battle between the giants Komodo and Stockfish. This time the latter didn’t give a chance, leaving the former TCEC champion Komodo full 7 points behind. With a final score 35,5:28,5 Stockfish is the [...]

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