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News ‘May, 2016’

Gata Kamsky clear first in Nezhmetdinov Cup Rapid

Gata Kamsky clear first in Nezhmetdinov Cup Rapid

The 38th Nezhmetdinov Cup started with the rapid tournament that was held on 29-30th May at the Central Chess School in Kazan, Russia. The tournament format was 9-round Swiss with the time control 15 min + 5 sec. GM Gata Kamsky took a clear first place with 7,5 points in the field of 107 players. [...]

Renault Russia becomes partner of RCF

Renault Russia becomes partner of RCF

On Tuesday Renault Russia company entered a partnership deal with the Russian Chess Federation. The papers were signed by Andrey Pankov, General Director of Renault Russia, and RCF President Andrey Filatov. According to this deal, Renault Kaptur becomes the official car of RCF and will be granted to the winners of men’s and women’s Superfinals. [...]

Icelandic Chess Championship 2016

Icelandic Chess Championship 2016

The 2016 Icelandic Chess Championship takes place from 31st May to 11th June at the Tónlistarskóli in Seltjarnarness. Twelve players with the average elo 2403 compete in the round robin tournament. Participants: GM Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn ISL 2580 GM Steingrimsson Hedinn ISL 2574 GM Hjartarson Johann ISL 2547 IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2457 IM Gunnarsson [...]

ICCD Championships 2016

ICCD Championships 2016

The 2016 ICCD World Individual Deaf Chess Championships (Men-Ladies-Juniors-Blind-Seniors-Open-Blitz) were held from 17-25th May in Yerevan, Armenia. The 16th ICCD Championship for men saw 24 players play in a 9 round Swiss tournament. IMs Duilio Collutiis of Italy and Milan Orsag of the Czech Republic finished with 6.5/9 points, but Collutiis won the title on [...]

Irish teams for 2016 Chess Olympiad

Irish teams for 2016 Chess Olympiad

The Irish teams for the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Baku have been finalised. The Men’s (Open) team is as follows: Alexander Baburin, Mark Heidenfeld, Stephen Jessel, Conor O’Donnell and Colm Daly. The Women’s team is as follows: Diana Mirza, Alice O’Gorman, Poornima J.Menon, Karina Kruk, and Gearodin Ui Laighleis. ICU website Excerpt from the comment [...]

Yuliya Shvayger takes lead at EIWCC 2016

Yuliya Shvayger takes lead at EIWCC 2016

WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415) took the sole lead at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 after defeating WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova (AZE 2236) in the 4th round. The Israeli player is definitely a surprise of the tournament, starting as the 15th seed and emerging as leader with the rating performance of amazing 3091 points! [...]

Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev winner of Kadyrov Memorial

Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev winner of Kadyrov Memorial

The 2016 Kadyrov Memorial rapid chess tournament was held on 28-29th May at the Olympic Sports Hall in Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia. 130 players competed in the 11-round Swiss event with the time control 15 min + 10 sec. Grandmaster Adam Tukhaev from Ukraine took a clear first place with 9 points. Full standings below. [...]

Four players with perfect score at EIWCC 2016

Four players with perfect score at EIWCC 2016

The 17th European Women’s Individual Chess Championship takes place from 26th May to 8th June at the complex Comandor-Amiral in Mamaia, Romania. The Championship is organized by the Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games & Events” Sports Association, under the auspices of European Chess Union. After three rounds of the competition four players emerged as leaders [...]

Alexander Grischuk wins Igor Kurnosov Memorial

Alexander Grischuk wins Igor Kurnosov Memorial

A rapid tournament dedicated to the memory of GM Igor Kurnosov was held from 26-28th May at the congress hall of the World Trade Center in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Grandmaster Alexander Grischuk took a clear fist place with 9,0/11 points in the field of 143 players. The stage of the Russian Rapid Grand-Prix was organized by [...]

Andrey Filatov: We are just at the start of a long journey

Andrey Filatov: We are just at the start of a long journey

On June 1, the International Children’s Day, Dagomys will host another final of White Castle, a team chess tournament for schools. For the second consecutive year, foreign teams will participate in the final along with Russian schoolchildren. This year the tournament will welcome more youngsters from abroad, and the RCF takes special pride in succeeding [...]

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