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News ‘December, 2014’

2014 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship LIVE!

2014 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship LIVE!

The 2014 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship is taking place on 27-30th December 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, in South Padre Island, a resort town in Texas, United States. The event is a 6-round Swiss Team tournament, valid for USCF and FIDE rating and it’s open to College and Universities teams (at least [...]

WGM Klaudia Kulon convincing in Wroclaw

WGM Klaudia Kulon convincing in Wroclaw

The 4th Women Grandmaster Chess Tournament Memorial of Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska took place on 10-18th December, 2014, at the Chess Club KSz Polonia Wrocław, in Wroclaw, the largest city in western Poland. The tournament was organized by the Polish Chess Federation, Chess Club KSz Polonia Wrocław and Lower Silesian Chess Federation in a 10-player female round-robin format with an average Elo [...]

Copa Latinoamericana 2014 LIVE!

Copa Latinoamericana 2014 LIVE!

The Copa Latinoamericana de Ajedrez 2014 is taking place on 26-31st December at CEAR (Duran) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament, open to all players from Latin America chess federations. The prize fund in the amount of 20.000 USD is provided by the main tournament sponsor, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. 147 players from 11 [...]

24th Annual North American Open 2014

24th Annual North American Open 2014

The 24th Annual North American Open is taking place from 26-30th December at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada. The Open Section is a 9-round Swiss tournament, valid for GM and IM norms. Top seeded players GM Wesley So (2762) MN, GM Xiangzhi Bu CHN 2691, GM Varuzhan Akobian 2637 CA, GM Timur Gareyev 2621 NV, GM Sergey Erenburg 2601 VA, GM [...]

52nd University of Groningen Chess Festival 2014 LIVE!

52nd University of Groningen Chess Festival 2014 LIVE!

The 52nd Groningen Chess Festival is taking place from 21-30th December at the Sport Centre Rijksuniversiteit & Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, Netherlands. The event is a 9-round Swiss with prize fund € 6000. Top seeded are GM Sergei Tiviakov NED 2677, GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov RUS 2647, GM Qun Ma CHN 2621, GM Zaven Andriasian ARM 2609, GM [...]

Lisbon Christmas Open 2014 LIVE!

Lisbon Christmas Open 2014 LIVE!

The Lisbon Christmas International Chess Open is organised by the Portugal Chess Academy on 26-30th December 2014 at the luxurious Hotel Real Palácio***** in Lisbon, Portugal. The tournament is sponsored and supported by DAUD Consors, Real Hotels, Portuguese Chess Federation and Chess Association of Lisbon. Official website/ More information and list of participants here

Gata Kamsky tops Empire City Open

Gata Kamsky tops Empire City Open

Gata Kamsky won the 2014 Empire City Open after edging fellow Grandmaster Robert Hungaski on tie-break. The two players finished with 5,0/6 points each and earned 900 USD apiece. Kamsky recovered from the round two setback against IM Colomban Vitoux and won the remaining games. Hungaski dropped the point by taking two byes. The 33rd [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Casablanca, Morocco

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Casablanca, Morocco

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 1 to 4 February 2015 in Casablanca, Morocco, by the Moroccan Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturers will be IA Abdallah Khaled Elnami [...]

Planetwin 365 – All Stars 2014 LIVE!

Planetwin 365 – All Stars 2014 LIVE!

The Planetwin 365 – All Stars 2014 Blitz Chess Tournament is taking place on 29th December 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia. The event is a 25-player round-robin tournament with tempo of play 3′ + 2″ and gathers Serbian champions from the last ten years. Top seeded players are: GM Milos Perunovic (2632), GM Robert Markus (2608), GM Ivan [...]

Aeroflot Open to recommence in 2015!

Aeroflot Open to recommence in 2015!

As hinted on Twitter earlier, the famous Aeroflot Open will be restarted in its classical format in 2015. The last classical event was held in 2012, while the 2013-tournament was played with short time controls. The Aeroflot Open will be held from 27th March till 7th April at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The total [...]

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