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News ‘December, 2015’

GM Zubarev clinches the title at 32nd Boeblingen Open 2015

GM Zubarev clinches the title at 32nd Boeblingen Open 2015

The 32nd Boeblingen International Chess Open took place from December 26-30, 2015, at Hotel Mercure in the city of Boeblingen, Germany. The event was a 9-round Swiss event and 158 players competed for the first prize of 1,000 EUR. The first place was shared in a five-way tie by GM Alexander Zubarev from Ukraine, his [...]

GM Wang Hao wins 4th Al Ain Chess Classic

GM Wang Hao wins 4th Al Ain Chess Classic

With the trophy ensured a round to spare, GM Wang Hao of China agreed to a draw with top seed Yuriy Kryvoruchko of Ukraine in the last round of the 4th Al Ain Classic Chess Championship at the Hili Reyhaan Rotana Hotel in Al Ain, UAE. The victory earned Wang the top prize of $13,000 [...]

Happy New Year and happy new January rating list

Happy New Year and happy new January rating list

January 2016 rating list and overview of top 10 players

Sport-Express: Interview with Andrey Filatov

Sport-Express: Interview with Andrey Filatov

All in all, this was a wonderful year for Russian chess. Two players from our country utilized the very last chance and qualified for the Candidates tournament – Karjakin won the World Cup, and Svidler was the runner-up. Tomashevsky and Jakovenko won two FIDE Grand Prix tournaments. Grischuk, Kramnik, and Nepomniachtchi won medals of the World Rapid and Blitz championships.

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Moscow, Russia

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Moscow, Russia

The seminar is co-organized by the Russian Chess Federation with the support of FIDE Events’ Commission (EVE).

Planetwin365 – All Stars 2015 Blitz Tournament

Planetwin365 – All Stars 2015 Blitz Tournament

The Planetwin365 – All Stars 2015 Blitz Tournament was held on 28th December at the Planetwin365 Club in Bezanijska Kosa, Belgrade. 24 players competed in the round robin tournament, dubbed as “unofficial” blitz championship of Serbia, with the time control 3′+2”. There were 9 Grandmasters in the field. Grandmasters Milos Perunovic took a clear first [...]

Qatar Masters Open 2015 – Round 9 Video

Qatar Masters Open 2015 – Round 9 Video

World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the Qatar Masters Chess Open 2015 after defeating the last year winner Yu Yangyi in tie-breaks. Carlsen continued the hot streak after his win in the London Chess Classics. Replay games with analysis Vijay Kumar presents the round 9 video including interviews with Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin, Surya Sekhar Ganguly [...]

Wang Hao wins 2015 Al Ain Classic with round to spare

Wang Hao wins 2015 Al Ain Classic with round to spare

GM Wang Hao of China hurdled the challenge from GM Abhijeet Gupta of India in the penultimate round to win the championship with one round to spare in the 4th Al Ain Chess Classic at the Hili Reyhaan Rotana Hotel in Al Ain, UAE. Wang scored an impressive 7.5 points in 8 rounds, out of [...]

FM Nguyen Anh Khoi and WGM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung win JAPFA 3rd ASEAN Championships 2015

FM Nguyen Anh Khoi and WGM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung win JAPFA 3rd ASEAN Championships 2015

It proved to be a most dramatic last round in the Open category of the JAPFA 3rd ASEAN Championships 2015. Leader IM Jan Emmanuel Garcia had a half point lead and was paired with fellow countryman IM Paola Bersamina and despite their team leader and coach GM Jayson’s Gonzales assurance they would play the game [...]

4th Al Ain Chess Classic 2015 LIVE!

4th Al Ain Chess Classic 2015 LIVE!

The Al Ain Chess Club is organizing the 4th Al Ain Chess Classic from 22-31st December 2015. The 9-round Swiss tournament is taking place at the Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel. There are also special prizes for women, juniors, regional players and elo sections. The total prize fund is $ 57,000, with $13,000 reserved for the winner. [...]

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