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News ‘August, 2014’

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 7 and 8 Video

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 7 and 8 Video

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament is taking place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival is Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. Heading into the final round Indian Grandmasters [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah – Round 2

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah – Round 2

Harika Dronavalli from India defeated Nafisa Muminova from Uzbekistan to become the sole leader after two rounds of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE. Harika’s compatriot Humpy Koneru recovered after the unfortunate start and confidently won against Alina L’Ami. There were two more decisive games as Anna Ushenina and Ju Wenjun outplayed Elina [...]

Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Players

Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Players

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the strongest chess tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Round 1 pairings: Levon Aronian – Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov – Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Magnus Carlsen Live games with analysis [...]

ACP and Tata Steel Chess announce cooperation

ACP and Tata Steel Chess announce cooperation

The organizers of Tata Steel Chess tournament (Wijk-aan-Zee) and the ACP are glad to announce the start of cooperation, commencing from the next edition of Tata Steel Chess in January 2015. Tata Steel Chess has approved the proposal of the ACP and will provide two wild cards to the most successful players of the ACP [...]

Ferrari Chess Set

Ferrari Chess Set

The Ferrari online store is offering a luxurious chess and draughts set made from carbon fibre covered wood, personalized with the enamelled metal Ferrari shield on the front. The playing board alternates squares in carbon fibre and fibreglass. The chess pieces inside are made from black and red varnished wood. The knight piece is inspired [...]

Sjugirov and Kulon are 2014 World University Champions

Sjugirov and Kulon are 2014 World University Champions

GM Sanan Sjugirov (Russia) and WIM Klaudia Kulon (Poland) are champions of the 13th World University Chess Championship 2014 that took place from 17th to 24th August 2014 at the Conference Center of the Park Hotel Diament Katowice in the splendid city of Katowice, Poland. The top seeded Russian player GM Sanan Sjugirov shared first place in a three-way tie with [...]

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament is taking place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival is Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. After six rounds of play Indian IM [...]

5th International Chess Festival “Yaroslav the Wise” LIVE!

5th International Chess Festival “Yaroslav the Wise” LIVE!

The 5th International Chess Festival “Yaroslav the Wise” features a double round robin tournament of six European Chess Champions in the period 2009-2014. The participants are: Alexander Motylev (European champion in 2014), Alexander Moiseenko (2013), Dmitry Jakovenko (2012), Vladimir Potkin (2011), Ian Nepomniachtchi (2010) and Evgeny Tomashevsky (2009). More information here

Postny and Banikas top Isthmia Chess Tournament 2014

Postny and Banikas top Isthmia Chess Tournament 2014

The Korinthia Chess Academy “Argonaftis” organized the 4th International Chess Tournament Isthmia 2014 on 18-25th August at the Alkyon Hotel in Vrachati, Korinthia, Greece. The tournament gathered 99 participants from 13 different countries, including 14 GMs, 3 IMs, 6 FMs, 2 WGMs and 6 WIMs. First place was shared by GM Evgeny Postny (ISR) and GM Hristos Banikas (GRE) on [...]

Chess Club GD Dias Ferreira is 2014 Portuguese Team champion – Photo Report

Chess Club GD Dias Ferreira is 2014 Portuguese Team champion – Photo Report

The 56th Portuguese Team Chess Championship  started on 18th January and finished on 23rd August 2014. A total of 82 teams were divided into three Divisions. The most prestigious First Division was represented by 10 of the strongest Portuguese teams from 17th to 23rd August 2014 in Caldas da Rainha, a city in western central Portugal, in [...]

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