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News ‘April, 2015’

Georgia takes gold in Women’s World Team Chess Championship

Georgia takes gold in Women’s World Team Chess Championship

Georgia concluded the 2015 FIDE Women’s World Team Chess Championship in style, by defeating the host country and three-times champion China. The decisive game of the match was Meri Arabidze’s fine victory on the second board. From the early opening stage the Georgian put a strong pressure on her opponent Shen Yang, won a pawn [...]

World Team Chess Championship 2015 LIVE!

World Team Chess Championship 2015 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

42nd Selangor Open Chess Tournament

42nd Selangor Open Chess Tournament

The 42nd Selangor Open Chess Tournament, dedicated to the memory of Mrs Jackie Wong, is scheduled to take place from 30th April to 4th May, 2015, in Kuala Lumpur, the federal capital and most populous city of Malaysia. The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament with the participation of 92 players from 5 different countries. [...]

FIDE World Women’s Team Championship 2015 LIVE!

FIDE World Women’s Team Championship 2015 LIVE!

The World Women’s Team Championship is organized by the Chinese Chess Federation and FIDE from 18-29th April, 2015, in Chengdu, China. The event is a round-robin team championship with the participation of Russia, Ukraine, China, Georgia, India, Poland, Armenia, USA, Kazakhstan and Egypt. Tournament website / Live games men / Live games women More: Play online chess / Chess Arena Video Channel / Modern [...]

Arthur Ssegwanyi wins FIDE Zone 4.2, qualifies for Baku World Cup

Arthur Ssegwanyi wins FIDE Zone 4.2, qualifies for Baku World Cup

While the just ended FIDE Zone 4.2 Africa Chess Championship Open winner, IM elect Arthur Ssegwanyi was the biggest beneficiary from the event, there were many individual winners who attained titles, hefty cash prizes and others gained rating points and invaluable experience. It was therefore not a case of winner takes it all at City [...]

GM Kiril Georgiev and WIM Svetla Yordanova are 2015 Bulgarian champions

GM Kiril Georgiev and WIM Svetla Yordanova are 2015 Bulgarian champions

The 2015 Bulgarian Individual Chess Championships took place from 18-26th April, in Hotel Rostov, in Pleven, a city in Bulgaria, located in the northern part of the country. Both Men’s and Women’s events were played in a 10-player round-robin format with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. GM Kiril Georgiev emerged a [...]

Corina Peptan and Constantin Lupulescu are 2015 Romanian Chess Champions

Corina Peptan and Constantin Lupulescu are 2015 Romanian Chess Champions

The 2015 Romanian Chess Championships for men and women were held from 18-26th April in Calimanesti. The men’s tournament had 32 participants, while the women’s section had 24 players. Both events were completed over nine rounds of Swiss system. Grandmaster Constantin Lupulescu emerged clear winner of the men’s championship with 6,5/9 points. This is his [...]

Garry Kasparov vs. Nigel Short LIVE!

Garry Kasparov vs. Nigel Short LIVE!

Garry Kasparov – Nigel Short Legends Match is held on April 25-26 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), rekindling the duo’s match at the 1993 World Chess Championship. The first Battle of the Legends exhibition match will be played in a series of rapid and blitz games (two rapid games [...]

Marija Rakic is 2015 Serbian Women’s Champion

Marija Rakic is 2015 Serbian Women’s Champion

WIM Marija Rakic justified her ranking as the top seed to win the 2015 Serbian Women’s Championship, claiming her second national title after 2012. Rakic scored 6,5/9 points, leaving the three-times champion WGM Andjelija Stojanovic half a point behind. The decisive game occurred in the 7th round when Rakic defeated Stojanovic with black pieces. The [...]

Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Video)

Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Video)

World Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the Gashimov Memorial for the second year running after concluding the event with 7 points from nine games. In the final round Carlsen defeated Rauf Mamedov, leaving the second placed Viswanathan Anand a full point behind. The remaining four games were drawn. The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial was held [...]

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