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News ‘May, 2014’

Interview with Martin Thoresen – organizer and director of TCEC

Interview with Martin Thoresen – organizer and director of TCEC

The strongest computer competition TCEC – Season 6 is close to its end. For a second consecutive year the TCEC Superfinal offers us a great battle between the strongest engines in the world Stockfish and Komodo. Stockfish is convincing leader and the fans are about to welcome the new TCEC Grand Champion. GM Davorin Kuljasevic [...]

Doric, Plenca and Loncar share first place in Open Liburnija 2014

Doric, Plenca and Loncar share first place in Open Liburnija 2014

The Open Liburnija 2014, dedicated to the memory of professor Egidije Paris, took place from 20th to 27th May, 2014 at the Chess Club Rijeka in the principal seaport and the third-largest Croatian city Rijeka. The 35th edition of the traditional event was played in a 9 round Swiss FIDE format with a time control [...]

Open Liburnija 2014 LIVE!

Open Liburnija 2014 LIVE!

The Open Liburnija 2014, dedicated to the memory of professor Egidije Paris, is held from 20th to 27th May, 2014 at the Chess Club Rijeka, Croatia. The event is a 9 round Swiss FIDE with a time control 2 hours per player and a total prize fund in the amount of 6800 HRK. Top seed [...]

4th International Tournament Isthmia 2014

4th International Tournament Isthmia 2014

The Korinthia Chess Academy “Argonaftis” is organizing the 4th International Tournament Isthmia 2014 on 18-25th August at the Alkyon Hotel in Vrachati, Korinthia, Greece. Prefecture of Peloponnisos, Municipality of Velo Vocha, Municipality of Korinth and Regional Unity of Korinthia are supporting the event. The tournament will be held over 9 rounds of Swiss system in [...]

Harutyunian and Paravyan share first in Vanya Somov’s Memorial 2014

Harutyunian and Paravyan share first in Vanya Somov’s Memorial 2014

The 12th “World’s Youth Stars” Vanya Somov’s Memorial took place from 13th to 24th May, 2014 in the town of Kirishi, situated in the Leningrad Region, Russia. The tournament was a 12 player round robin with an average rating 2355 (fifth category). The time control was 90 minutes per player plus 30 seconds increment starting [...]

Serbian teams for Chess Olympiad in Tromso

Serbian teams for Chess Olympiad in Tromso

The captains of the Serbian national teams have selected the players for the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. Open team: Ivan Ivanisevic, Milos Perunovic, Robert Markus, Nikola Sedlak and Aleksandar Indjic. Captain is GM Slavoljub Marjanovic. Women’s team: Natasa Bojkovic, Jovana Vojinovic, Andjelija Stojanovic, Marija Rakic and Adela Velikic. Captain is GM Branko Damljanovic. [...]

Moscow Workshop for the training of International Arbiters

Moscow Workshop for the training of International Arbiters

From 23 to 25 May 2014 a Workshop for the training of the International Arbiters was organized in Moscow, Russia, by the Russian Chess Federation, in cooperation with the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Workshop was the office of the Russian Chess Federation in Moscow, while the [...]

Stockfish and Komodo exchange blows in TCEC Season 6 – Superfinal

Stockfish and Komodo exchange blows in TCEC Season 6 – Superfinal

The top two computer engines Stockfish and Komodo exchange blows in TCEC Season 6 – Superfinal. 60% of the last 10 rounds were decisive and every time White was on top. The leader Stockfish won games 27, 31 and 33, but Komodo was catching up with it in games 28, 30, and 34. The reigning TCEC champion Komodo has collected 16/36 [...]

Nicolas Lubbe conquers Glenco Chess Tournament 2014

Nicolas Lubbe conquers Glenco Chess Tournament 2014

The Glenco Chess Tournament 2014 took place from 21st to 25th May, 2014 in the city of Fredericia, Denmark. The event was a 10 player round robin with a time control 2 hours for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game. IM Nikolas Lubbe from Germany topped the tournament with 8/9 points, leaving the [...]

Four-way tie for first place in Highlands Open 2014

Four-way tie for first place in Highlands Open 2014

The 10th International Chess Festival Highlands Open 2014 was held from 17th to 24th May, 2014 at the Atom Hotel in Trebic, a town in the Vysocina Region of the Czech Republic. The tournament was organized by AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. in cooperation with Chess club Caissa Trebic and Regional Chess Association of Vysocina in a 9 [...]

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