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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in New Delhi – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in New Delhi – Results

From 11 to 13 November 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in New Delhi, India, by the Delhi Chess Association, in cooperation with the All India Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer was IA Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh (IRI), FIDE Lecturer. The lectures were in English language. Twenty eight (28) National Arbiters [...]

SportAccord WMG Rapid: The gold goes to Russia

SportAccord WMG Rapid: The gold goes to Russia

The SportAccord World Mind Rapid Chess Games 2014 took place on 11-12th December 2014 in Beijing, China. The gold went to Russia after Alexander Grischuk and Valentina Gunina emerged clear winners. Grischuk finished first with 5/7 points, leaving the nearest followers Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hao Wang, Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov half point behind. The French prodigy Vachier-Lagrave [...]

GM Buenaventura “Bong” Villamayor first in Penang

GM Buenaventura “Bong” Villamayor first in Penang

The 6th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open 2014 is taking place on 8-12th December 2014 at the Red Rock Hotel in Penang, a state in Malaysia, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The 9-round Swiss tournament gathered 38 players from 6 different federations, including 13 GMs, 6 IMs, 6 FMs, 2 WIMs and 1 WFM. Five [...]

Pantsulaia, Popov, Gagunashvili and Grigoryan tie for the first in Quezon City

Pantsulaia, Popov, Gagunashvili and Grigoryan tie for the first in Quezon City

The 2014 edition of the Philippines International Chess Championship took place on 6-12th December 2014 at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City, Philippines. The event was organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), under the auspices of FIDE, with assistance from Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). The 10-round Swiss FIDE tournament with tempo of [...]

31th International Böblinger Open 2014

31th International Böblinger Open 2014

The 31th International Böblinger Open 2014 is taking place on 26-30th December 2014 in the Mercure Hotel**** in the city of Böblingen. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 120′/40 + 30′. The festival will be split into 3 tournaments: – Open A – open to all players rated higher than [...]

129th MGU Open to be held in Sofia

129th MGU Open to be held in Sofia

The 129th MGU Open 2014 is scheduled to take place on 13-14th December, 2014, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event is organized in honor of GM Jan Timman (born 14th December 1951 in Amsterdam, NED), in a 6-round Swiss format, open to all players rated below 2200. The [...]

4th Memorial Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska kicked off in Wroclaw

4th Memorial Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska kicked off in Wroclaw

The 4th Women Grandmaster Chess Tournament Memorial of Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska kicked off at the Chess Club KSz Polonia Wrocław in Wroclaw, the largest city in western Poland. The tournament is organized by the Polish Chess Federation, Chess Club KSz Polonia Wrocław and Lower Silesian Chess Federation from 10th to 18th December 2014 in a 10-player female [...]

SportAccord World Mind Games, Beijing 2014

SportAccord World Mind Games, Beijing 2014

The SportAccord World Mind Chess Games 2014 are scheduled to take place on 11-17th December 2014 in Beijing, China. One of the strongest rapid and blitz events of the year will meet some of the world’s top Grandmasters. In the men section we find Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vassily Ivanchuk, [...]

GM Akobian takes the lead in his match against GM Becerra

GM Akobian takes the lead in his match against GM Becerra

GM Varuzhan Akobian leads GM Julio Becerra 1.5-0.5 in a six game match that began Monday, December 8th.   The match will conclude Wednesday, December 10th. The event is sponsored by Falbo Knows Tennis and is being held at the Spring Hill Suites in Lawrence, Kansas. The rounds begin at 10 am CST and 5 pm CST each day.  The time control [...]

Vandoeuvre Open 2014 – the strongest Christmas tournament in France

Vandoeuvre Open 2014 – the strongest Christmas tournament in France

The 11th International Chess Tournament Vandoeuvre 2014 is taking place on 26-30th December 2014 in the Hall of sports, Str. Gembloux, in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France. The strongest Christmas chess tournament in France will be valid for FIDE and national Elo. The 2013 edition of the tournament gathered 164 players from 10 different countries, including 9 GMs [...]

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