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16. International Chess Festival of Trieste 2014

16. International Chess Festival of Trieste 2014

The 16th International Chess Festival of Trieste is scheduled to take place from 30th August to 6th September 2014 in the city of Trieste, Italy. The event is split into two main tournaments – Open-A “Master” for players rated over 1799 and Open-B Libero and Zora Polojaz 9. Trophy for players rated lower than 2100. The [...]

Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Players

Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Players

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the strongest chess tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Round 1 pairings: Levon Aronian – Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov – Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Magnus Carlsen Live games with analysis [...]

Sjugirov and Kulon are 2014 World University Champions

Sjugirov and Kulon are 2014 World University Champions

GM Sanan Sjugirov (Russia) and WIM Klaudia Kulon (Poland) are champions of the 13th World University Chess Championship 2014 that took place from 17th to 24th August 2014 at the Conference Center of the Park Hotel Diament Katowice in the splendid city of Katowice, Poland. The top seeded Russian player GM Sanan Sjugirov shared first place in a three-way tie with [...]

Postny and Banikas top Isthmia Chess Tournament 2014

Postny and Banikas top Isthmia Chess Tournament 2014

The Korinthia Chess Academy “Argonaftis” organized the 4th International Chess Tournament Isthmia 2014 on 18-25th August at the Alkyon Hotel in Vrachati, Korinthia, Greece. The tournament gathered 99 participants from 13 different countries, including 14 GMs, 3 IMs, 6 FMs, 2 WGMs and 6 WIMs. First place was shared by GM Evgeny Postny (ISR) and GM Hristos Banikas (GRE) on [...]

Chess Club GD Dias Ferreira is 2014 Portuguese Team champion – Photo Report

Chess Club GD Dias Ferreira is 2014 Portuguese Team champion – Photo Report

The 56th Portuguese Team Chess Championship  started on 18th January and finished on 23rd August 2014. A total of 82 teams were divided into three Divisions. The most prestigious First Division was represented by 10 of the strongest Portuguese teams from 17th to 23rd August 2014 in Caldas da Rainha, a city in western central Portugal, in [...]

Melkumyan and Rapport topped Riga Technical University Open 2014

Melkumyan and Rapport topped Riga Technical University Open 2014

The 4th International Chess Festival Riga Technical University Open was held on 15-24th August 2014 in the Latvian capital Riga. The event was a 9-round Swiss Open with a guaranteed first prize in the amount of 3.000 €. 212 players from 36 different countries took part in the tournament, including 35 GMs, 34 IMs, 3 WGMs [...]

IM Westerberg and GM Karlsson share first place in Stockholm

IM Westerberg and GM Karlsson share first place in Stockholm

The 2014 Stockholm Open was held  from 18th to 24th August 2014 in Stockholm, the cultural, media, political, and economic center of Sweden. The 9-round Swiss Open tournament hosted 69 players from 8 different countries. First place was shared by IM Jonathan Westerberg and GM Lars Karlsson on 7,5/9 points each, but Westerberg lifted the trophy on superior [...]

Four players share first place at Split Chess Open 2014

Four players share first place at Split Chess Open 2014

The Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation organized the fourth edition of  Split Chess Open 2014 from 16th to 23rd August 2014 at Hotel Zagreb in Split, the second-largest city in Croatia, situated on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. The 9-round Swiss event with a prize fund of 8.500 € hosted 184 players from [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tromso, Norway

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tromso, Norway

From 3 to 10 August 2014, during the 41th Chess Olympiad, a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Tromso, Norway, by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission in cooperation with the Norwegian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The seminar was held in the venue of the Olympiad, in the DVIR Building. The lecturer was [...]

Sagar Shah surprises in Dresden

Sagar Shah surprises in Dresden

The ZMDI Open 2014 was held on 15-23rd August 2014 at the Wyndham Garden Dresden in the city of Dresden, the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. The event was a 9-round Swiss Open with first prize in the amount of 2.000 €. The first place was shared in a four-way tie by [...]

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