Chess

News ‘July, 2014’

GM Axel Bachmann is 2014 FIBDA champion

GM Axel Bachmann is 2014 FIBDA champion

The 5th Iberoamerican Individual Chess Championship took place on 22-30rd July 2014 in Linares, a city located in the Andalusian Province of Jaen, Spain. The 9-round Swiss event was topped by the first seeded player GM Axel Bachmann (Paraguay). The winner collected 7,5 points, leaving the runner-up GM Jorge Cori (Peru) half a point behind. GM Oleg Korneev (Spain) and [...]

Chess Olympiad Preview Show: Preparations

Chess Olympiad Preview Show: Preparations

With only two days to go before the Chess Olympiad Tromsø begins, Susan Polgar reports from the scene on last-minute preparations, taking a look at the venue and artwork by the official Olympiad artist Chris Reddy. Chess Olympiad Tromsø YouTube channel

Chess Olympiad Batumi 2018 – Video

Chess Olympiad Batumi 2018 – Video

The Georgian Chess Federation is bidding to hold the Chess Olympiad 2018 and the World Cup 2017 in Batumi, a popular resort on the Black Sea. The proposed budget for both events is exceeding 20 million USD. 1,6 million USD is allocated for the travel fund for 80 Nations, while around 2 millions USD will [...]

13th Charleroi Open LIVE!

13th Charleroi Open LIVE!

The 13th edition of Charleroi Open is taking place from 27th July to 2nd August 2014 in Charleroi, Belgium. The event is a 9-round Swiss Tournament with prize fund in the amount of 6.000 €. 227 players take part in the tournament, first seed is GM Evgeny Gleizerov from Russia. Official website

Howell and Hawkins share first place in British Championship 2014

Howell and Hawkins share first place in British Championship 2014

The British Individual Chess Championship 2014 took place from 19-30th July at the Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. The event was an 11-round Swiss Open, including 59 participants. GM David Howell and IM Jonathan Hawkins share first place on 8,5 points each. Third place was shared in a six-way tie by GM Nicholas Pert, GM Mark Hebden, [...]

Tromso Chess Olympiad – Need To Know

Tromso Chess Olympiad – Need To Know

The organizing committee of the Tromso Chess Olympiad has issued a brochure with the basic information that visitors need to know before and on arrival. Money We strongly recommend exchange of Euro and U.S. dollars to Norwegian currency (NOK) prior to departure – or at Norway’s international airport, Gardermoen. On arrival in Tromsø there will [...]

1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament

1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament

Chess South Africa is organizing the 1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament to be held in Durban, South Africa from 20 to 29 September 2014. The event will take place at the International Convention Centre, Durban, concurrently with the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships. The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess [...]

GM Sergei Ovsejevitsch claims Martigny Open 2014

GM Sergei Ovsejevitsch claims Martigny Open 2014

The 23rd edition of the traditional chess tournament Martigny Open was held on 25-28th July 2014 in Martigny, Switzerland. The event was a 7-round Swiss with a time control 90′ + 30″. GM Sergei Ovsejevitsch (UKR) emerged a clear winner with 6/7 points and grabbed the top prize of 1.500 CHF. Second place was shared [...]

5th Iberoamerican Individual Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

5th Iberoamerican Individual Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

The 5th Iberoamerican Individual Chess Championship is taking place on 22-30rd July 2014 in Linares, a city located in the Andalusian Province of Jaen, Spain. The event is a 9-round Swiss, that gathers 82 players from 20 different eligible countries, including 15 GMs, 19 IMs, 2 WGMs and 2 WIMs. First seed is GM Axel Bachmann (Paraguay) 2652. Official website/ More [...]

Dutch Open Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

Dutch Open Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

The 2014 Dutch Open Chess Championship is taking place on 21-31st July 2014 at the Sports Hall at Grand Café-theater halls center Theo Thorne in the Netherlands. The event is a 9-round Swiss, open to players rated more than 2100. Top prizes are 2.500 €/ 1.750 €/ 1.000 €. The preliminary list of players includes 61 players from [...]

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