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News ‘July, 2014’

WGM Adriana Nikolova lifted the trophy in Vratsa

WGM Adriana Nikolova lifted the trophy in Vratsa

The 9th edition of the annual Open Women’s Bulgarian Chess Championship “Thracian Princess” took place on 21-25th July 2014 at the County Youth House in Vratsa, a city in northwestern Bulgaria, at the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. The event was organized by Chess Club “Vratsa” and Bulgarian Chess Federation under the auspices of the [...]

Split Chess Open 2014

Split Chess Open 2014

The Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation are organizing the 2014 Split Chess Open on 16-23rd August at Hotel Zagreb in Split, Croatia. The tournament system is 9-rounds Swiss and the total prize fund is 8500 EUR. Last year winner was GM Davorin Kuljasevic Tournament website Participants: 1. GM Brkić Ante [...]

CEO of MyHeritage Gilad Japhet: Steinitz was related to Lasker

CEO of MyHeritage Gilad Japhet: Steinitz was related to Lasker

Mr Gilad Japhet, the organizer of the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Chess Tournament in honor of his father, and also founder and CEO of MyHeritage.com – one of the most popular websites connecting people using genealogy, agreed on an exclusive interview for Chessdom. It reveals much about the great festival in Jerusalem, including chess stars [...]

Sergey Tiviakov wins Canadian Open on tie-break

Sergey Tiviakov wins Canadian Open on tie-break

The 2014 Canadian Open (Championnat ouvert du Canada) was held on 19-26th July in the “Grand Salon” of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, in Montreal. The 9-round Swiss tournament was organized by the Quebec Chess Federation and merged with the Quebec Open. The total prize fund is $25,000, with $20,000 guaranteed. 42 players competed in the [...]

Chess Olympiad 2014 – Opening Ceremony Video

Chess Olympiad 2014 – Opening Ceremony Video

The organizing committee of the 2014 Chess Olympiad has released a video that will be featured at the opening ceremony: “This video gives a good idea of what we want the 2014 Chess Olympiad to be all about – celebrating the game of chess, the players from 180 participating nations and what Tromsø 2014 stands [...]

GM Julio Granda Zuniga claims Andorra Open 2014

GM Julio Granda Zuniga claims Andorra Open 2014

Peruvian Grandmaster Julio Granda Zuniga took a clear first place in the 32nd Andorra International Chess Open that was held on 19-27th July at the Sant Gothard Hotel in Erts (La Massana). The 9-round Swiss event was organized by the Federació d’Escacs Valls d’Andorra. Granda Zuniga completed the tournament with 7,5/9 points, half a point [...]

GM Adhiban tops 47th Biel Master Tournament

GM Adhiban tops 47th Biel Master Tournament

The 47th Biel Chess Festival 2014 included a 11-round Swiss Master Tournament that was taking part on 14-25th July 2014. Indian GM Adhiban emerged a clear winner with 8,5/11 points, defeating Turkish GM Dragan Solak with black pieces in the last round and deservedly grabbed the first prize of 7.000 CHF. Second place was shared in [...]

7th Paleochora Chess Tournament 2014 LIVE!

7th Paleochora Chess Tournament 2014 LIVE!

The 7th International Chess Tournament of Paleochora is taking place on 21-28th July 2014 at the Municipality of Kandanos – Selino Community Centre in the Cretan town of Paleochora, Greece. The event will be a 9-round Swiss Open, valid for FIDE rating and title norms. Top seed is Bulgarian GM Alexander Delchev, while the first [...]

32nd Andorra Open 2014 LIVE!

32nd Andorra Open 2014 LIVE!

The 32nd edition of Andorra International Chess Open is organized by Federació d’Escacs Valls d’Andorra on 19-27th July 2014 at the Sant Gothard Hotel in Erts (La Massana). The event will be a 9-round Swiss Open, valid for FIDE rating and norms. Top seed is GM Julio Granda (Peru). Official website

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial 2014 – final VIDEO, PHOTOS

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial 2014 – final VIDEO, PHOTOS

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 took place on 16-24th July 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel, incorporating professional and amateur chess. The fascinating Rapid Chess duel between top grandmasters Boris Gelfand and Peter Svidler was the most widely recognized part of the event. The final result of the duel is 5: 3 in favor of Peter Svidler. There [...]

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