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News ‘February, 2015’

Efimov and Berezovska new Monaco Chess Champions

Efimov and Berezovska new Monaco Chess Champions

Grandmaster Igor Efimov (ELO 2390) has won the 2015 Monaco Chess Championship, which was held at the Monaco Chess Club, from 20-25th February. Efimov scored 5,5 points, the same as Karl Ribbegren (ELO 2202), but thanks to better tie-break, Efimov took the title. GM Algimantas Butnorius (ELO 2377) came clear third with 5 points. Svetlana [...]

GM Iturrizaga storms through 14th Rochefort Open 2015

GM Iturrizaga storms through 14th Rochefort Open 2015

The 14th Rochefort International Chess Festival was held on 21-27th February, 2015, at the Congress Palace, in Rochefort, France. Just days before the huge 31st Cappelle-la-Grande Open, the Rochefort Open was an excellent occasion for the players to test their preparation and use the perfect training opportunity. The event was a 9-round Swiss open with time control [...]

31st Cappelle-la-Grande Chess Open

31st Cappelle-la-Grande Chess Open

The 31st International Chess Open Cappelle-la-Grande is organized by “L’Echiquier Cappellois” from 28th February to 7th March, 2015, at the Palais des Arts in Cappelle-la-Grande, France. The tournament is registered with the French Chess Federation (FFE) and FIDE. The event will be a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. [...]

Evgeny Tomashevsky wins Tbilisi Grand Prix with a round to spare

Evgeny Tomashevsky wins Tbilisi Grand Prix with a round to spare

In the 10th round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi all games were drawn. This worked perfectly fine for Evgeny Tomashevsky who secured the first place in the tournament with one round to spare. Tomashevsky has 7,5/10 points, keeping the unbeaten distance of 1,5 points ahead of the nearest follower Dmitry Jakovenko. Today Tomashevsky [...]

Levan Kipiani: I think chess has a bright future in Georgia

Levan Kipiani: I think chess has a bright future in Georgia

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, Mr.Levan Kipiani, visited the Grand Prix venue and made the honorary move in the game between Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Baadur Jobava. Mr.Kipiani kindly agreed to give a short statement for the tournament website. Q: Mr.Kipiani, you are visiting the playing venue of the FIDE Grand Prix here [...]

FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi 2015 LIVE!

FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi 2015 LIVE!

The third stage of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 is taking place from 14-28th February in Tbilisi, the capital and largest city of Georgia. The event is a twelve-player round-robin tournament, part of the FIDE World Chess Championship cycle. The winner and second placed player overall of the GP Series will qualify for the next Candidates Tournament. [...]

Evgeny Tomashevsky remains humble: “It is also matter of luck”

Evgeny Tomashevsky remains humble: “It is also matter of luck”

After nine rounds of play in the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi Russian Grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky is enjoying a big 1,5 points lead ahead of the nearest follower. However, he warns that nothing is over yet: “I don’t think the tournament is over, there are still two more games to go and everyone wants to [...]

Evgeny Tomashevsky close to winning Tbilisi Grand Prix

Evgeny Tomashevsky close to winning Tbilisi Grand Prix

Grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky is on the brink of winning the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi after scoring against Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the 9th round of the tournament. It was the fourth King’s Indian defence that the Russian faced in this event, but he remained principled and responded with Makagonov h3-variation. Of these four he won [...]

Chess Works & Play Live Challenge with Magnus Carlsen

Chess Works & Play Live Challenge with Magnus Carlsen

World champion Magnus Carlsen informed through Twitter about the exciting chess events that will take place on 5th May at Carnegie Hall in New York, USA. Carlsen will participate in “Chess Works”, an event with the First Move Non-Profit Organization, and the “Play Magnus Live Challenge”, where he will meet and play the winners from [...]

GM Nosenko dominant in 15th Liberec Open

GM Nosenko dominant in 15th Liberec Open

The 15th Liberec Open 2015 was held from 14th to 21st February 2015 in Liberec, a city in the Czech Republic located on the Lusatian Neisse and surrounded by the Jizera Mountains and Ještěd-Kozákov Ridge. The event is a 9-round Swiss open with time control 90′ + 30″. 94 players from 14 different federations took part in [...]

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