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News ‘December, 2014’

38th Zurich Christmas Open 2014 LIVE!

38th Zurich Christmas Open 2014 LIVE!

The 38th Zurich Christmas Open is taking place on 26-30th December, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland. The Master Tournament (for players rated over 2000) is played in a 7-round of Swiss format. 117 players from 17 different countries are taking part in the event. Top seed is German best player GM Arkadij Naiditsch [...]

2014 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship underway in Texas

2014 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship underway in Texas

The 2014 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship is underway at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, in South Padre Island, a resort town in Texas, United States. Almost 200 players from 45 different teams take part in the event, including many Grandmasters. Top seeded teams are: – Webster University - GM Liem Le, GM Illia Nyzhnyk, GM Ray Robson, GM [...]

3rd Winter Sea Deluxe Open in Gabicce Mare

3rd Winter Sea Deluxe Open in Gabicce Mare

The 3rd Winter Sea Deluxe Open is set to take place from 2-6th January, 2015, in Gabicce Mare, Italy, next to the Adriatic Sea. The first two editions had 120-130 participants and were won by the Hungarian Grandmaster Robert Ruck in 2013 and by the Bulgarian Grandmaster Vladimir Petkov in 2014, respectively. The playing venue [...]

Komodo is the new TCEC Grand Champion

Komodo is the new TCEC Grand Champion

Komodo 1333 (3210) outplayed the TCEC – Season 6 champion Stockfish 141214 (3218) at the TCEC Season 7 Superfinal to take the title. Komodo was superior in the match and won the event with full 3 points advantage, becoming the new TCEC Grand champion, in spite of Stockfish’s great fight. TCEC official website Replay the games from TCEC – Season [...]

24th North American Open

24th North American Open

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 event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250. The Open section is a 5-day schedule (December 26-30) with FIDE GM [...]

33rd Empire City Open

33rd Empire City Open

The 33rd Annual Empire City Open is taking place from December 26-28, 2014, at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, New York. The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600 and Under 1300. All sections have either 3-day (December 26-28) or 2-day (December [...]

13th Khazar International Open Chess Tournaments

13th Khazar International Open Chess Tournaments

Chess Association of “Gilan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players from national federations to participate in the 13th Khazar International Open Chess Tournaments from 11-18th February 2015 in Rasht city, Iran. The tournament will take place at Yadegar Imam Sport Complex located in Golsar St, Rasht. [...]

GM Gaioz Nigalidze wins Al Ain Chess Classic 2014

GM Gaioz Nigalidze wins Al Ain Chess Classic 2014

Georgian Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze won the 2014 Al Ain Chess Classic after edging the opposition on additional criteria. Gaioz Nigalidze, Tigran Petrosian (Armenia), Vladimir Onischuk (Ukraine) and Sergei Zhigalko (Belarus) finished on top with 7,0/9 points each. Nigalidze started the event as 28th seed, finally earning 30 elo points and 11,000 USD top prize. The [...]

FM Andrew Kayonde about African Individual Championship

FM Andrew Kayonde about African Individual Championship

Andrew Kayonde was the best performing Zambian player in the open section of the just ended Africa Individual Chess Championships that were held in Windhoek, Namibia in mid December 2014.

3rd Al Ain Chess Classic 2014 LIVE!

3rd Al Ain Chess Classic 2014 LIVE!

The Al Ain Chess Club invites all FIDE rated players to participate in the 3rd Al Ain Chess Classic from 19-27th December 2014. The 9-round Swiss tournament is held at the Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel. Top prizes are 1st $11,000 / $8,500 / $6,000 / $4,500 / $3,000 / $2,000 etc (20 regular prizes) 149 players [...]

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