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GM Le Roux winner of 34th Open Clermont-Ferrand 2015

GM Le Roux winner of 34th Open Clermont-Ferrand 2015

The 34th International Chess Open Clermont-Ferrand took place on 19-22nd February, 2015, in Clermont-Ferrand, a city in the Auvergne region of France. The event was a 7-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. French GM Jean-Pierre Le Roux emerged a clear winner with 6/7 points and took the first prize in the [...]

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2015″

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2015″

The splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine, will be hosting numerous chess events, part of the “Lviv Tradition 2015″ series. The first stage took place from 27th January to 1st February, 2015. Replay the games here Six new round-robin chess tournaments “Lviv tradition”, valid for IM, WGM and WIM norms will be organized in Hotel Nton  (Shevchenka [...]

EICC 2015 Press Release: A Stunning opening in Jerusalem

EICC 2015 Press Release: A Stunning opening in Jerusalem

Opening and Round One Report  (By Yochanan Afek) As expected, the highest rated players in such a field already met fairly strong opposition as early as in the first round. While the first four favourites in the initial rating list (Navara, Vitiugov, Eljanov and Nepomniatchi) managed to score a first full point, the remaining two [...]

Guliev, Mirzoev and Starostits tie for the first in Fajr Open 2015

Guliev, Mirzoev and Starostits tie for the first in Fajr Open 2015

The Chess Association of “West Azerbaijan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation organized the 23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament from 18th to 23rd February, 2015 in Urmia, the capital of of West Azerbaijan Province in Iran. The event was a 9-round Swiss open tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. 157 players from [...]

Tomashevsky extends lead in Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix

Tomashevsky extends lead in Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix

Evgeny Tomashevsky defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the 8th round of the Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix to increase his lead to full point ahead of the second-placed Dmitry Jakovenko. Tomashevsky won in an extremely rare ending of 2 bishops + knight vs rook + 4 pawns. Baadur Jobava scored against Peter Svidler, his second consecutive and [...]

Final Four of College Chess

Final Four of College Chess

The Final Four of College Chess for 2015, also known as The President’s Cup, is set to take place on 27-29th March at the New York Athletic Club. The event is open to the top four U.S. schools from the most recent Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship (Pan-Am). It is run as a fixed-roster team [...]

World Amateur Chess Championship – Participants (Updated)

World Amateur Chess Championship – Participants (Updated)

The World Amateur Chess Championships will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea. The dates are 13 April (arrivals, technical meeting) to 22 April 2015 (departures). In the first group of registered players there are applications from 29 countries. The registration deadline is 13th March. The games [...]

3rd World Senior Team Chess Championship 2015

3rd World Senior Team Chess Championship 2015

The 3rd FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship from 24th February to 4th March 2015 in Dresden is already breaking all the records for participants two months before the start. After the First World Championship 2004 on the Isle of Man (12 teams) the FIDE Congress 2013 decided in Tallinn that three test events with [...]

23rd Fajr International Chess Tournament 2015 LIVE!

23rd Fajr International Chess Tournament 2015 LIVE!

The Chess Association of “West Azerbaijan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation organizes the 23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament from 18th to 23rd February, 2015 in Urmia, the capital of of West Azerbaijan Province in Iran. The event is a Swiss open tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. 133 players from [...]

Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix – Round 7

Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix – Round 7

Dmitry Jakovenko defeated Anish Giri in the 7th round of Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix to emerge clear second in the standings, half a point behind the leader Evgeny Tomashevsky. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov scored his third victory with black pieces after Alexander Grischuk blundered a neat queen move. White played an exciting new idea that gave him [...]

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