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Deep Sengupta wins Hastings Masters

Deep Sengupta wins Hastings Masters

The traditional Hastings International Chess Congress took place from 28th December 2016 to 5th January 2017 at the Horntye Sports Centre in Hastings, UK. The Congress consisted of seven tournaments and the main event was Hastings Masters with 99 participants from 23 countries, including 12 Grandmasters and 14 International Masters. GM Deep Sengupta from India [...]

Krishnan Sasikiran claims the Rilton Cup

Krishnan Sasikiran claims the Rilton Cup

The 46th Rilton Cup was held from 27th December 2016 to 5th January 2017 at the Clarion Hotel, in Stockholm, Sweden. The traditional festival consisted of four sections: Rilton Cup, Rilton Elo, Rilton 1800 and Rilton 1600. The main section was a 9-round Swiss for players rated over 2200. GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India took [...]

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2017

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2017

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will take place from 23rd January to 2nd February 2017 at Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar. This year, the festival marks the 15th anniversary, and will have the same format, with five main events, as well as a variety of evening activities. The organizers of the 15th Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival [...]

25th Fajr Sabalan Cup in Ardabil, Iran

25th Fajr Sabalan Cup in Ardabil, Iran

Ardabil Chess Association under the auspices of the I.R Iran Chess Federation has the hounor of inviting all players of national chess federations to participate in the 25th international Chess festival “Fajr Sabalan Cup” to be organized in Sareyn, Ardabil, Iran from 27th January to 5th February 2017. The Playing Venue & Official Hotel shall [...]

Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine wins IIFL Wealth Open in Mumbai

Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine wins IIFL Wealth Open in Mumbai

Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev, rated 2516, became the champion of the 2nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open 2016-17 that came to close at the Mount Litera School International in Mumbai. The soft-spoken Ukrainian defeated country-mate GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy in a winner takes all game as the first and the third board games ended in draws. [...]

Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez wins Ciudad de Lorca Christmas Tournament

Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez wins Ciudad de Lorca Christmas Tournament

The 5th Torneo Internacional de Navidad Ciudad de Lorca took place from 26-30th December, 2016, at the Hotel Jardines de Amaltea in Lorca, Murcia, Spain. The event was organized by the Club Ajedrez Lorca and completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system. 163 players from 22 federations participated, including 15 Grandmasters and 15 International Masters. [...]

35th Empire City Open: Rozman and Brodsky joint winners

35th Empire City Open: Rozman and Brodsky joint winners

The 35th Annual Empire City Open was held from December 27-29, 2016, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave, New York. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1100. The total prize fund was 15,000 USD. The Open section was a 6-round Swiss with [...]

Friedel, Ruifeng and Gelashvili share first place in Las Vegas

Friedel, Ruifeng and Gelashvili share first place in Las Vegas

The 26th Annual North American Open was held from 26-30th December, 2016, at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250. The main Open section was 9-round Swiss with 97 participants. GM Joshua [...]

Bay Area Chess signs new coach

Bay Area Chess signs new coach

Bay Area Chess announced that GM Enrico Sevillano has officially joined BAC as full time coach. He will be coaching exclusively for BAC at the enrichment programs and other classes, and joins a coaching staff at BAC that also includes GM Naroditsky, GM Chirila, GM Izoria, IM Aleskerov and IM Kavutskiy. GM Sevillano has won [...]

In Memoriam – GM Ashot Anastasian

In Memoriam – GM Ashot Anastasian

Armenian Grandmaster Ashot Anastasian suddenly passed away on 26th December at the age of 52. Anastasian was one of the strongest players in the country, having won the Armenian Chess Championship eight times: 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1994, and 2005. As a member of the national team Anastasian had won two team bronze [...]

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