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News ‘December, 2014’

January 2015 FIDE TOP-100 Players Lists

January 2015 FIDE TOP-100 Players Lists

The reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen is still the highest rated player in FIDE Rating list for the record forty-third time. His ELO rating is 2862 (unchanged since December FIDE Rating List). Fabiano Caruana (2820 ELO) is clear second with 42 points gap, Alexander Grischuk remains third with 2810 ELO, while Veselin Topalov with 2800 ELO occupies the forth position for the second [...]

IM Dennis Wagner tops 11th Vandoeuvre Chess Tournament

IM Dennis Wagner tops 11th Vandoeuvre Chess Tournament

The 11th International Chess Tournament Vandoeuvre 2014 was held on 26-30th December 2014 in the Hall of sports, Str. Gembloux, in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France. The strongest Christmas chess tournament gathered players from 12 different countries. The Master Section was a 9-round Swiss tournament with first prize in the amount of 1.500 €. IM Dennis Wagner and GM Sergey Fedorchuk [...]

Wesley So convincing in North American Open

Wesley So convincing in North American Open

Grandmaster Wesley So has won another strong tournament in Las Vegas, by claiming the top section of the 24th Annual North American Open that was held from 26-30th December at Bally’s Casino Resort. Wesley So competed the race with 8,0/9 points to earn 9700 USD top prize. In October he won the inaugural Millionaire Chess [...]

Merab Gagunashvili best in Tbilisi Blitz

Merab Gagunashvili best in Tbilisi Blitz

The Tbilisi Open Blitz Championship was organized by the Tbilisi Chess Federation on 30th December. 78 players took part in the 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control 3′+2”. Top-seeded GM Merab Gagunashvili took a clear first place with 7,5 points, half a point ahead of the chasing pack. Final standings: 1 GM Gagunashvili Merab [...]

Planetwin365 – All Stars 2014 Blitz Tournament

Planetwin365 – All Stars 2014 Blitz Tournament

Grandmasters Nikola Sedlak and Dusan Popovic shared the first place with 20,0/25 points each. Sedlak claimed the top prize of 200 USD on better tie-break.

Chennai Open – Rakesh Kumar Jena stuns GM Axel Rombaldoni

Chennai Open – Rakesh Kumar Jena stuns GM Axel Rombaldoni

FIDE Master and former National Under 11 Champion Rakesh Kumar Jena scored the first upset defeating Grandmaster Axel Rombaldoni of Italy in the first round of the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today. Top seed Grandmaster Ivan Popov of Russia comfortably scored over Vivek Nambiar in the top [...]

Arnoldo Tenorio in Memoriam 2014

Arnoldo Tenorio in Memoriam 2014

The 9th Torneo Internacional de Granada “Arnoldo Tenorio in Memoriam” 2014 was held from 27-29th December at the Casa de los tres mundos in Granada, Nicaragua. The 6-round Swiss event was organized by the Fenica-Asodeagra and Dr. Luis Cuadra. Guests from Costa Rica, IM Bernal Gonzalez Acosta and Jonathan Carvajal Gorgona, and local player Mariano [...]

Alexander Donchenko storming through Groningen Open

Alexander Donchenko storming through Groningen Open

The 52nd Groningen Chess Festival was held from 21-30th December at the Sport Centre Rijksuniversiteit & Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, Netherlands. The Festival consisted of several events: – Open A, 9-round Swiss for players rated above 2000, prize fund 6000 EUR – Open B, 9-round Swiss for players rated 1700-2100, prize fund 1500 EUR – Open [...]

Arkadij Naiditsch wins 38th Zurich Christmas Open

Arkadij Naiditsch wins 38th Zurich Christmas Open

The 38th Zurich Christmas Open was held on 26-30th December, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland. The Master Tournament was a 7-round of Swiss event, open to all players rated above 2000. German Olympic leader GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2731) emerged a clear winner with 6.5/7 points and took the first prize in the amount of CHF [...]

7th Chennai Open started today

7th Chennai Open started today

The 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament is taking place from 30th December, 2014, to 6th January, 2015, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, India. The event is organized by the Tamil Nadu State Chess Association and consists of three sections: – Category A (for players rated over 1900), 10-round Swiss, 90 Minutes [...]

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