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News ‘August, 2014’

New Chessbet quiz for the Sinquefield Cup (daily!)

New Chessbet quiz for the Sinquefield Cup (daily!)

Can you predict the outcome of next rounds?

1st International Etna Tournament

1st International Etna Tournament

Sicily is on its way of becoming an important meeting point for international chess enthusiasts. The island abounds with nature beauty spots and a rich cultural and historical heritage. Adding to that a well organised chess tournament is bound to attract chess amateurs and professionals alike. After a very successful summer tournament ‘Terre degli Elimi’ [...]

Fressinet and Maisuradze are second time champions of France

Fressinet and Maisuradze are second time champions of France

The 89th French Individual Chess Championship for men and women took place on 17-28th August 2014 in Nimes, a city located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains in Southern France. Twenty-four of the best French chess players (12 men and 12 women) participated in round-robin tournaments to decide the 2014 champions of France. GM Laurent Fressinet [...]

Yuriy Kuzubov wins Abu Dhabi Masters on tie-break (Video)

Yuriy Kuzubov wins Abu Dhabi Masters on tie-break (Video)

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament took place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival was Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. Grandmasters Yuriy Kuzubov (UKR 2667) and Tigran Petrosian [...]

75. Armenian Men’s Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

75. Armenian Men’s Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

The 75th Armenian Men’s Individual Chess Championship is taking place from 21st August to 4th September in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. The event is a 14-player round-robin tournament. Top seed is GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan (2582). Official website

16. International Chess Festival of Trieste 2014

16. International Chess Festival of Trieste 2014

The 16th International Chess Festival of Trieste is scheduled to take place from 30th August to 6th September 2014 in the city of Trieste, Italy. The event is split into two main tournaments – Open-A “Master” for players rated over 1799 and Open-B Libero and Zora Polojaz 9. Trophy for players rated lower than 2100. The [...]

22nd Nikaia Open 2014 LIVE!

22nd Nikaia Open 2014 LIVE!

The 22nd Nikaia International Chess Open 2014 is taking place from 26th August to 2nd September 2014 in Nikaia suburb in the western part of the Athens-Piraeus agglomeration, in Greece. Official website

56th International Chess Festival of Imperia

56th International Chess Festival of Imperia

The 56th International Chess Festival of Imperia will be held from 31st August to 7th September at the Palazzetto dello Sport, Località San Lazzaro, in Imperia, Italy. One of the longest running open events will consist of four sections: Group A (9 round Swiss for players rated over 1950), Group B (8 round Swiss, U2000), [...]

Ian Nepomniachtchi convincing in Yaroslavl

Ian Nepomniachtchi convincing in Yaroslavl

The 5th International Chess Festival “Yaroslav the Wise” featured a tournament of six European Chess Champions in the period 2009-2014. The double round robin rapid event with the time control 15′+10” was held on 26-27th August at the Yaroslavl State Historical and Architectural Museum. Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi, European Champion in 2010, won the competition with [...]

African Zonal 4.1 Championships

African Zonal 4.1 Championships

The Royal Moroccan Federation of Chess has the honor to invite all Chess Federations in Zone 4.1 affiliated to FIDE, to participate in the 2014 Zone 4.1 Open and Women Championships. The Championships will be held from the 16 to the 23h September 2014 in Sidi Slimane, Morocco, under the auspices of African Chess Confederation. [...]

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