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17th Children’s Cup “The Queen of Tarnovo”

17th Children’s Cup “The Queen of Tarnovo”

The 17th Bulgarian Children’s Cup “The Queen of Tarnovo” will take place on 1st and 2nd of May, 2014 at hotel “Etar”, in the old Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo. The event is organized by Chess Club “Etar”, Bulgarian Chess Federation and Veliko Tarnovo Municipality and it is the most popular children’s tournament in Bulgaria, gathering [...]

Training of the International Arbiters – New Delhi workshop

Training of the International Arbiters – New Delhi workshop

FIDE, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and the All India Chess Federation announce the Asian workshop for the training of the International Arbiters in English language. The workshop will be held in New Delhi, India, from 27 June 2014 (arrival) to 29 June 2014 (departure). The venue will be Park Plaza Delhi Hotel (4*), where the [...]

Sydney International Chess Open 2014

Sydney International Chess Open 2014

The Sydney International Open is taking place from 22st to 27th April, 2014 at Parramatta Town Hall, in Sydney, the most populous city of Australia. The event is a 9 round Open tournament with cash prizes totaling 14,200 $. The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for [...]

Viktor Laznicka takes the trophy in Neckar Open 2014

Viktor Laznicka takes the trophy in Neckar Open 2014

The 18th edition of Neckar Open took place from 17th to 21st April, 2014 in Deizisau, Germany. It was divided into three independent tournaments (A-Open > 1800; B-Open < 2000; C-Open < 1400). The format of the master section was 9 rounds Swiss with prize fund in the amount of 12,050 €. GM Viktor Laznicka [...]

Normunds Miezis tops Norrköping Easter Tournament 2014

Normunds Miezis tops Norrköping Easter Tournament 2014

GM Normunds Miezis (Latvia) takes the top prize of 12 000 SEK in Norrkoeping Easter Tournament 2014. He is the sole winner with 7.5/8 points. The local Grandmaster Daniel Semcesen is second with 7/8, while FM Jonathan Westerberg (Sweeden) surprises with a clear third place. The latter collected 6.5/8, leaving many GMs behind. The Norrköping [...]

Marcos Collados Camacho wins Festival Nazari “Hotel Corona”

Marcos Collados Camacho wins Festival Nazari “Hotel Corona”

IM Marcos Collados Camacho (Spain) claims the 1st Festival de Ajedrez Nazari “Hotel Corona” with 6.5/9 points. He fulfilled his last IM norm less than a month ago and now he wins a Grandmaster tournament with the impressive performance of 2607, gaining 23 ELO points to his rating. IM Lawrence Trent (England) and GM Jose Carlos Ibarra [...]

David Larino tops VII Pedro Lezcano Montalvo Memorial

David Larino tops VII Pedro Lezcano Montalvo Memorial

GM David Larino Nieto Larino (Spain) tops the 7th edition of the Pedro Lezcano Montalvo Memorial with 8/9 points. GM Karen Movsziszian (Armenia) and IM Sabrina Vega Gutierrez (Spain) share second place with 7,5/9 each. The event was organized by the Chess Federation of Gran Canaria on 14th-20th April, 2014 at the Avenida de Canarias [...]

Nisipeanu and Vajda share first place in Doeberl Cup 2014

Nisipeanu and Vajda share first place in Doeberl Cup 2014

GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Germany) and GM Levente Vajda (Romania) share first place in Doeberl Cup 2014 with 7.5/9 points, leaving the nearest contenders half a point behind. GM Hrant Melkumyan (Armenia) and Ke Mu (China) share the third place with 7/9 each. The latter achieved an IM norm, as well. The 52nd edition of Doeberl [...]

Marija Rakic convincing winner of Chess Ladies Vienna 2014

Marija Rakic convincing winner of Chess Ladies Vienna 2014

WIM Marija Rakic from Serbia convincingly won Chess Ladies Vienna round-robin tournament with 7.5/9 points, leaving the nearest follower a full point behind. The event took part from 12th to 20th April, 2014, in Vienna, the capital and the largest city of Austria. More information here. WIM Klara Varga from Hungary took silver medal with [...]

45th Torneo Internacional Ciudad de Mar del Plata – Marcel Duchamp

45th Torneo Internacional Ciudad de Mar del Plata – Marcel Duchamp

The 45th International Ciudad de Mar del Plata open tournament dedicated to Marcel Duchamp was held on 12-19th April at the Casino Central, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires. 212 players from eight countries competed in the 9-round Swiss event. GM Sandro Mareco and IM Sebastian Iermito shared the first place with 7,5 points each. Mareco [...]

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