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News ‘September, 2014’

Five players share first place in Satka Autumn 2014

Five players share first place in Satka Autumn 2014

The Annual Women’s Tournament Satka Autumn 2014 was organized by Chess Club “Vertical” on 20-30th September 2014 in Satka, a town on the western slope of the Southern Ural Mountains in Russia. 32 female players were vying in a 9-round Swiss format. The last year’s winner IM Anastasia Bodnaruk (2434) outplayed the sole leader WGM Elmira Mirzoeva (2233) to [...]

Ernesto Inarkiev wins Baku Open on tie-break

Ernesto Inarkiev wins Baku Open on tie-break

Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev took the winner’s trophy and top prize in Baku Open A after edging Romanian GM Constantin Lupulescu on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,0/9 points each, in the field of 70 participants from 20 countries, including 28 Grandmasters. The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2014, dedicated to the Independence Day [...]

October ELO ratings – Caruana close to Carlsen, Topalov crosses 2800 again

October ELO ratings – Caruana close to Carlsen, Topalov crosses 2800 again

Close battle for the first position in the men and women rating lists

World Youth Chess Championships 2014 – Winners

World Youth Chess Championships 2014 – Winners

The 2014 FIDE World Youth Chess Championships were held on 18-30th September at the International Convention Centre, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The event was organized by the South African Chess Federation under the auspices of FIDE. India is boasting six individual medals – 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze, while representatives of Russia [...]

Interview with Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation

Interview with Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation

Mr Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation since 2005, has kindly agreed to an interview with Chessdom.com. Q: In the recent weeks Fabiano Caruana has had a string of fantastic results. How do you comment on this? A: I am really happy. But before speaking about Caruana, let me thank the Chessdom staff for [...]

GM Solodovnichenko claims 6th Vasteras Open 2014

GM Solodovnichenko claims 6th Vasteras Open 2014

The 6th edition of Västerås Open was played on 26-28th September 2014 in Växhuset, Viktor Larssons plats, in Västerås, a city in central Sweden. The event was played in 8 rounds, 4 games with a rapid time control 15′ + 5″ and 4 games with the classic 90′ + 30″. 259 players from 13 different countries took [...]

40th Berger Paints Bangladesh ‘A’ Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

40th Berger Paints Bangladesh ‘A’ Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

The 40th Berger Paints National ‘A’ Chess Championship-2014 is organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation and sponsored by Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited from 20th September 2014 to 4th October 2014 at the Media Center of Bangladesh Olympic Association in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. 14 players, including four GMs, one IM, four FMs and 2 CMs, [...]

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Soon after announcing that it had secured the TV rights for the FIDE World Chess Championship Match Carlsen-Anand, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.no got in touch with several experts to ask their opinion. Magnus Carlsen’s former trainer GM Simen Agdestein believes that – “It is more difficult for Carlsen this time. Anand is the challenger and [...]

World Youth U18 Durban 2014 LIVE!

World Youth U18 Durban 2014 LIVE!

Final round live with computer analysis

Gull chess engine continues leading TCEC convincingly

Gull chess engine continues leading TCEC convincingly

Stockfish shares 4th-5th, Chiron and Hannibal doing well after round 7

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