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2nd “Nebesna sotnya” 2015: Onischuk first in rapid, Kovalenko – blitz winner

2nd “Nebesna sotnya” 2015: Onischuk first in rapid, Kovalenko – blitz winner

The 2nd International Chess Tournament Memory of “Nebesna sotnya” is taking place on 21-22nd February, 2015, in Lutsk, a city in northwestern Ukraine. The event was split into two separate tournaments – 11-round Swiss rapid open with time control 20′ + 5″ and 22-round blitz tournament with tempo of play 3′ + 2″. 195 players from [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Rosenheim, Germany

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Rosenheim, Germany

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 11 to 14 June 2015 in Rosenheim, Germany, by the German Chess Federation’s Arbiters’ Commission, in cooperation with the German Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Klaus Deventer (GER), Member of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer [...]

GM Nikita Maiorov first in Guingamp

GM Nikita Maiorov first in Guingamp

The 19th International Chess Tournament Guingamp took place from 14th to 21st February, 2015, in Guingamp, a city in northwestern France. The event was a 9-round Swiss open tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″ and prize fund in total of 4,600 €. GM Nikita Maiorov from Belarus lifted the trophy with [...]

Match Blondes vs Brunettes at Ostankino

Match Blondes vs Brunettes at Ostankino

The traditional 5th blitz match between “Blondes” and “Brunettes” is scheduled to take place on 3rd March at the telecenter “Ostankino” in Moscow. In the earlier encounters Blondes won two matches, Brunettes were better in one, while one match was tied. The playing format will be Scheveningen with eight players in each team. Blondes: GM [...]

GM Bartosz Socko first in Graz

GM Bartosz Socko first in Graz

The International Chess Open Graz 2015 took place on 13-20th February 2015 at the beautiful and modern Hotel Spa Novapark in Graz, the second-largest city in Austria. The event was a 9-round Swiss open with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. 126 players from 21 countries participated in the tournament, including 12 GMs, 2 WGMs, 20 [...]

Interview with Grandmaster Alexandr Fier

Interview with Grandmaster Alexandr Fier

“I could learn a lot from the Georgian school, of more playing here and talking to the players. It’s quite different let’s say, to start that they do have a school.”

Zurich Armageddon – Nakamura defeats Anand to take the trophy (Videos, Updated)

Zurich Armageddon – Nakamura defeats Anand to take the trophy (Videos, Updated)

After the classical part of the Zurich Chess Challenge, which was won by Viswanathan Anand, the final day of the event was reserved for the rapid section. The classical games were counted as 2 points for win, 1 point for draw towards the overall score. Rapid games were adding 1 point for a win, 0.5 [...]

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers on Curacao

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers on Curacao

The Curacao Chess Federation in cooperation with FIDE cordially invites you to attend the FIDE Organizers’ Seminar for International Organizers. The seminar will be held on February 27th, 28th and March the 1st at the Sunscape Resort and Spa. A more detailed rooster will be provided very soon. The lectures will be conducted in the [...]

Jerusalem is ready for the European invasion – Press release by Yochanan Afek

Jerusalem is ready for the European invasion – Press release by Yochanan Afek

Official website/ EICC 2015: Players (Updated)/ EICC with special prize fund for seniors/ Full Regulations on ECU website/ Interview with ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili Next Monday, February 23rd, the European Individual Chess Championship 2015 will be officially opened in Ramada hotel in Jerusalem. The Mayor of the ancient city, Mr. Nir Barkat, the minister of culture and sport, [...]

GM Alexandre Danin dominant in Pfalz Open 2015

GM Alexandre Danin dominant in Pfalz Open 2015

The 6th Pfalz Open 2015 was held from 13th to 17th February, 2015 in Neustadt, Germany. The first place in the Master Section was shared by Russian GM Alexandre Danin, GM Milos Perunovic from Serbia, IM Adrien Demuth from France, GM Sergei Azarov from Belarus and GM Vitaly Kunin from Germany after the whole group finished the [...]

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