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Mikhalevski, Giri and Jobava winners in Hoogeveen

Mikhalevski, Giri and Jobava winners in Hoogeveen

The Unive Hoogeveen Chess Festival 2014 took place on 11-18th October 2014 in Hoogeveen, in the Netherlands. The event was split into several groups – two 6-game matches (the highlight of the event), 9-round Open tournament and two Amateur tournaments. The match Anish Giri vs. Alexei Shirov finished 4,5:1,5 in favor of the World #7 [...]

Carlsen – Anand 2014 LIVE!

Carlsen – Anand 2014 LIVE!

Live with computer and Grandmaster commentary

WGM Karina Ambartsumova winner of Lady Chess 2014

WGM Karina Ambartsumova winner of Lady Chess 2014

The 2014 edition Lady Chess Tournament was held on 11-18th October 2014 at the Asgård Skole, Norsvey 2 in Køge, a market town and seaport on the coast of Køge Bugt, Denmark. The event was a 10 player round-robin female tournament and Russian WGM Karina Ambartsumova emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points. She grabbed the trophy, leaving [...]

Houdini is still perfect in TCEC – Season 7

Houdini is still perfect in TCEC – Season 7

Houdini 4 continues to impress with perfect 7/7 score in the first Stage of the strongest computer engine chess competition TCEC – Season 7. The engine is on top with the same 100% result, as the winner of TCEC – Stage 1a, Gull. Houdini’s “victims” so far were Crafty 24.1, Spark 1.1, The Baron 3.36, [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Eybens, France

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Eybens, France

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized on 20 and 21 December 2014 in Eybens (3km south of Grenoble), France, by the French Chess Federation National Arbiters Commission and the Ligue Dauphiné Savoie, in cooperation with the French Chess Federation and under the auspice of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Stephen Boyd [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Palmira, Colombia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Palmira, Colombia

From 4 to 7 October 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Palmira, Colombia, by the Colombian Chess Federation and the Commission for Women’s Chess, under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Barbara Lopez Chavez Marino (CUB), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant lecturer was FA Roquelina Fandino Reyes (CUB). The lectures were in [...]

The teams of “Zagreb” and “Mladost” are 2014 Croatian champions

The teams of “Zagreb” and “Mladost” are 2014 Croatian champions

The 23rd Croatian Team Chess Championships for Men and Women were organized by the Croatian Chess Federation on 3-13th October 2014 at the Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa in Bol on island Brac in Croatia. Men’s Section was convincingly won by Chess Club “Zagreb” (Zagreb) with 18/18 points. The team consisted of GM Vladimir Malakhov from Russia [...]

23rd Midwest Class Championships

23rd Midwest Class Championships

The 23rd Annual Midwest Class Championships were held from October 10-12, 2014, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, Illinois. The event consisted of seven sections and the playing format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/110, SD/30, d10. The total prize fund was $20,000. The Premier section had [...]

Wesley So is champion of the first Millionaire Open in Las Vegas – Press Release

Wesley So is champion of the first Millionaire Open in Las Vegas – Press Release

Las Vegas, Nevada – After five days of gruelling daily chess matches Wesley So is the champion of the inaugural Millionaire Chess Open. As the top winner he takes home $100,000 from the highest stakes in open chess tournament history. “I am so happy to be the winner of the Millionaire Chess Open. With competition [...]

Houdini maintains perfect lead in TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b

Houdini maintains perfect lead in TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b

TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b is underway and Houdini 4 maintains the lead with perfect 6/6 score after defeating Nightmare in the sixth round. The game started with the Fianchetto Variation of King’s Indian Defence and White gave up on move 93. Komodo outplayed Senpai in the sixth round to obtain second place with [...]

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