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Pavel Smirnov clear first in Primorsky Debut in Vladivostok

Pavel Smirnov clear first in Primorsky Debut in Vladivostok

Primorsky Debut, a stage in the Cup of Russia, was held from 21-29th July, 2015, at the DVFU campus in Vladivostok. 57 players, including 11 Grandmasters competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament. Pavel Smirnov took the winner’s trophy after concluding the race with 7,5/9 points, leaving the second placed Aleksey Goganov half a point behind. [...]

ECU Newsletter July 2015

ECU Newsletter July 2015

The July 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is now available for download from ECU website. This edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter contains: – Report about Glorney Gilbert International 2015; (reposted below) – Report about European Youth Team Chess Championship 2015; – Report about European Senior Team Chess Championship 2015; – Report [...]

WGMs Ambartsumova, Shaydullina, Nikolova, Videnova enter FIDE Online Women Blitz Championship 2015

WGMs Ambartsumova, Shaydullina, Nikolova, Videnova enter FIDE Online Women Blitz Championship 2015

The 3rd qualifying tournament of the ongoing FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is set to take place on 30th July (at 7:00 GMT/UTC time) on the official FIDE Online platform. The FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is a new attractive event in which players can participate from the comfort of their [...]

FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships 2015

FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships 2015

The FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships 2015 (open and girls under 20) will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, from the 31st of August -1st of September (arrival) till the 16th of September (departure) 2015. The Championships will be organized and held by Ugra Chess Federation under the auspices of Russian Chess Federation and FIDE. The [...]

WGM Margarita Voiska wins “Thracian princess” Women’s Open

WGM Margarita Voiska wins “Thracian princess” Women’s Open

The Open Women’s Bulgarian chess championship “Thracian princess” celebrated its 10th anniversary with the annual edition of the tournament from July 20 through July 26, 2015. The event was played in a 9-round Swiss format with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. The venue of play was County Youth House of Vratsa, a city in [...]

FM Tuan Minh Le wins Vietnam Championship 2015

FM Tuan Minh Le wins Vietnam Championship 2015

The 2015 Vietnam Chess Championship was organized by Liên đoàn Cờ Việt Nam from July 16 through July 24. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament that gathered 82 players from 14 different countries. The 19-year-old FM Tuan Minh Le emerged a sole winner with 7/9 points. He added 14 new Elo points to his rating [...]

Montenegro Chess Championships 2015

Montenegro Chess Championships 2015

The 2015 Montenegro Chess Championships for men and women are taking place from 25th July to 4th August in the city of Pljevlja. The men’s tournament is a 12-player round robin with the average elo 2382. The country’s top female player WIM Tojana Blagojevic is competing in this section. After three round of play the [...]

Polgar sisters at EXPO Milano

Polgar sisters at EXPO Milano

The Italian Chess Federation has announced that the Polgar sisters – Susan, Judit and Sofia – will be present at the EXPO Milano on 18th August. The three sisters will be hosts in the pavilion of Hungary. At 11 am there will be a press conference and from 12 am the sisters will give a [...]

GM David Howell storms through 9th Leiden Tournament

GM David Howell storms through 9th Leiden Tournament

The 9th Leiden Chess Tournament 2015 took place from July 17 – 26, in the Leiden Denksportcentrum. The event was a 9-round Swiss open with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. Top seed player GM David Howell defeated GM Marian Petrov in the last round of the tournament to emerge a convincing winner with 8.5/9 points. The [...]

IM Nikolay Milchev wins Condom Open, three norms for Dina Belenkaya

IM Nikolay Milchev wins Condom Open, three norms for Dina Belenkaya

The 14th International Chess Festival Condom 2015 took place from 11-18th July, at the Salle Pierre de Montesquiou, in Condom, France. Every year an IM-tournament is organized to provide the young French players with norm opportunities. This time, FM Tangi Migot was near to achieve his third norm while he needed ony a draw in [...]

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