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News ‘January, 2015’

February 2015 FIDE TOP-100 Players Lists: Giri climbs to #5

February 2015 FIDE TOP-100 Players Lists: Giri climbs to #5

The February 2015 FIDE Top-100 Players Lists are up and Magnus Carlsen is still the highest rated player with Elo rating 2865 (three points more since January FIDE Rating List). Fabiano Caruana (2811 ELO) is clear second with 54 points gap, Alexander Grischuk (2810 ELO) and Veselin Topalov (2800 ELO) remain third and fourth with unchanged rating since January FIDE Rating [...]

Gibraltar Challengers LIVE!

Gibraltar Challengers LIVE!

Live games with computer analysis

Kazakhstani GM Kotsur tops Cup of Akim Pavlodar 2015

Kazakhstani GM Kotsur tops Cup of Akim Pavlodar 2015

The Cup of Akim Pavlodar 2015 took place from 28th to 30th January, 2015, in the city of Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. The event was a 9-round rapid round-robin tournament with the special participation of 10 players from 4 different continents – Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. Kazakhstani players GM Pavel Kotsur and GM Petr Kostenko tied for the first [...]

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival – The Day’s Play, Episode 6 (Video)

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival – The Day’s Play, Episode 6 (Video)

Daily news broadcast featuring Tradewise Insurance Mr. James Humphreys, Chess Festival Director Stuart Conquest, some of the top players and commentators including Elisabeth Pähtz and Simon Williams during the 2015 Tradewise Gibraltar Open Chess Tournament. Presented by: Tania Sachdev (IM) Special guest: Stuart Conquest (GM) Produced by: Georgina Wheston – ChrysalisWest Directed by: Armand Attard [...]

GAMMA is new sponsor of Reykjavik Open

GAMMA is new sponsor of Reykjavik Open

On 26th January a new sponsorship contract was signed with the investment firm GAMMA which will be the main sponsor of the Reykjavik Open for the next four years. The contract was fittingly signed on the national chess day in Iceland, also the 80th birthday of legendary Grandmaster Fridrik Olafsson. The national chess day was [...]

January “Lviv Tradition” 2015 LIVE!

January “Lviv Tradition” 2015 LIVE!

The January “Lviv Tradition” round-robin tournament is taking place from 27th January to 1st February, 2015, at the Hotel Nton, in the splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine. The event is a 10-player tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. The participants are: WFM Osmak Iulija UKR 2419, IM Golubka Petr UKR 2399, IM [...]

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess – Masterclass with Veselin Topalov

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess – Masterclass with Veselin Topalov

Veselin Topalov explains his thinking behind one of his favourite games, then answers questions from the audience. Official website LIVE games from Gibraltar

Lienz Open 2015

Lienz Open 2015

The 18th International Lienz Open will be held from 7-14th February, 2015, at the RGO-Arena Julius-Durst-Straße 6, 9900 Lienz, Austria. The biennial event is organized by the Schachklub Volksbank Lienz. There will be two sections: Group A and Group B (< 2000 Elo). Both to be completed over nine rounds of Swiss system. Social events [...]

20th Hit Open 2015 LIVE!

20th Hit Open 2015 LIVE!

The 20th Hit Open 2015 is taking place from 30th January to 5th February, 2015, at the Hotel Casino Perla, in Nova Gorica, a town and a municipality in western Slovenia. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″ and prize fund in the amount of 6.300 €. Top [...]

Moscow Open 2015 – Youth Open H started

Moscow Open 2015 – Youth Open H started

The opening ceremony of the Moscow Open 2015 – RSSU Chess Cup, section H, was held on Friday at the Russian State Social University. The participants were welcomed by the RSSU Rector Natalia Pochinok, prefect of the North-Eastern Moscow District Valery Vinogradov, ECU General Secretary Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou and Tournament Director Alexander Kostyev. More than 700 [...]

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