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News ‘February, 2018’

Vladislav Kovalev wins Aeroflot Open 2018

Vladislav Kovalev wins Aeroflot Open 2018

The 16th International Chess Festival Aeroflot Chess Open 2018 was held in Moscow from 19 to 28 February. In the A tournament 92 players took part. The winner is GM Vladislav Kovalev with 7 points out of 9 who also qualifies for Dortmund supertournament. He was leading during the whole tournament and with draw in [...]

Kovalev leading Aeroflot Open after penultimate round

Kovalev leading Aeroflot Open after penultimate round

Eight rounds of the International chess festival Aeroflot Open 2018 have been played in Moscow. In the main tournament, Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus) defeated Amin Tabatabaei (Iran) to take the sole lead with 6.5 points once again. Vladislav Artemiev, Igor Lysyj, Dmitry Gordievsky (all from Russia), Tigran L. Petrosian, Gabriel Sargissian (both from Armenia), Victor Bologan [...]

Brazil Open – Poços de Caldas 2018 live

Brazil Open – Poços de Caldas 2018 live

The Brazil Open – Poços de Caldas is a 6-round Swiss tournament taking place from 2-4 March 2018. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. 110 players are expected to take part. The top seeded players are GM Sevag Krikor Mekhitarian, GM Amorim Evandro Barbosa, IM [...]

GM Alexander Shabalov wins George Washington Open

GM Alexander Shabalov wins George Washington Open

The 3rd Annual George Washington Open was held from February 23-25, 2018, at the Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike (VA-7), Falls Church, Virginia. The event featured five sections: Major, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500 and Under 1200. The Major section had 44 participants. Grandmaster Alexander Shabalov took a clear first place with 4,5/5 [...]

Accentus Young Masters 2018 live

Accentus Young Masters  2018 live

The “Accentus Young Masters 2018” will take place in the historic building “Hotel Schloss” in Bad Ragaz from February 27th to March 8th. In this nine-round invitation tournament, four young Swiss players will meet six strong competitors from five nations. The tournament is supported by the Swiss Chess Federation (SSB) in collaboration with the club [...]

Gymnasiade in Marrakech, Morocco

Gymnasiade in Marrakech, Morocco

ISF, the International School Sport Federation, has organized the Gymnasiade since 1974 and in 2016 added chess to the list of sports included. Morocco organizes the 17th Gymnasiade, the first to take place on the African continent. The chess discipline includes two tournaments, one for boys and one for girls. In each case players must [...]

Everaldo Matsuura is the winner in CXC Brazil Open

Everaldo Matsuura is the winner in CXC Brazil Open

The CXC Brazil Open was a 6-round Swiss tournament which took place from 23-25 February 2018 in Curibita. 108 players took part in the tournament. The winner is GM Everaldo Matsuura with 5,5 points out of 6. In the last round he made a draw against FM Luciano Souza Adwilhans, which was enough for him [...]

Rui Gao is the winner in Cannes 2018

Rui Gao is the winner in Cannes 2018

32nd International chess open Pierre & Vacances was held from 19 to 25 February in Cannes. The open will was divided in 3 sections. In the A tournament they were 82 players. The winner is GM Rui Gao with 7 points out of 9 and better tie-break from the second GM Jinshi Bai. There were [...]

Jennifer Rodriguez Perez is the winner in Paraguayan Women’s Championship 2018

Jennifer Rodriguez Perez  is the winner in Paraguayan Women’s Championship 2018

The Paraguayan Women’s Championship was a 7-round Swiss tournament which took place from 23-26 February 2018 in Luque. Two players were clearly above the others, WIM Jennifer Rodriguez Perez and WFM Gabriela Vargas. The made draw between each other and won all their games. So the Championship had to be decided by a blitz match [...]

Khanim Balajayeva is the winner in Azerbaijan Women’s Championship

Khanim Balajayeva  is the winner in Azerbaijan Women’s Championship

The Azerbaijan Women’s Championship was a 9-round Swiss open which took place in ACF in Baku from 18-26 February. The leader after 8 rounds Balajayeva made draw with white against Narmin Soyunlu, while WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova, who needed a win, lost against Gunay Mammadzada. So in the end the winner is WFM Khanim Balajayeva with [...]

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