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33rd Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

33rd Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

From 9 to 13 June 2014 the 33rd Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was held, organized by the Chess Educators of USA and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer and Technical Organizer of the seminar was IA/IO Sevan Muradian (USA), FIDE Lecturer. The language of the Seminar was English. 8 people from USA attended [...]

Blind and “LIVE” chess combined at Ikaria

Blind and “LIVE” chess combined at Ikaria

Two GMs, the 26-year-old Gawain Jones from England and the 22-year-old Peter Prohaszka from Hungary were the protagonists in a unique event: They combined excellently blind and “live” chess at a game that took place at the large outdoor chess board at the central square of Aghios Kirykos! The game attracted the attention of many spectators. The two [...]

GM Valentina Gunina is second time European Women’s Champion

GM Valentina Gunina is second time European Women’s Champion

The 15th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship was held from 5th to 18th July 2014, in Plovdiv, the second-largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest in the world. The format of the tournament was an 11-round Swiss with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of [...]

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 will be held from 16th to 24th July 2014 in Jerusalem, Israeli capital and one of the oldest cities in the world. The event will be split into four Open Tournaments and many side events, but the biggest attraction is by any means the fascinating Rapid Chess Duel between [...]

Stockfish maintains the lead in TCEC Season 6 – FRC

Stockfish maintains the lead in TCEC Season 6 – FRC

The TCEC Grand champion Stockfish, modification 260614, maintains the lead in TCEC Season 6 – FRC after 26 rounds. The strongest engine has 23.5 points, full three points ahead of the main competitor Houdini 4, who collected 20,5. Critter 1.6a is on third position with 17/26, while Fire 3.1 has 14 points Follow Round 27th LIVE to see the direct encounter between the [...]

37th Ikaros Chess Tournament 2014 – Press Release

37th Ikaros Chess Tournament 2014 – Press Release

Indestructible chess wings for Hungarian GM Prohazska The 22-year-old GM Prohaszka (Hungary, 2585) maintains his perfect score and leads after the 6th round of the International Open Aegean Championship “Ikaros 2014”. He’s been followed by Khairallah (Lebanon, 2296), Hookham (Scotland, 2104), Nikolaidis (Greece, 2093) all with 5/6 and Gazis (Greece, 2214), Sienczewski (Poland, 2060), Skalkotas (Greece, [...]

GM Enrico Sevillano winner of Pacific Southwest Open

GM Enrico Sevillano winner of Pacific Southwest Open

The 2014 Pacific Southwest Open was held on 4-6th July at the Radisson LAX, 6225 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA. The tournament format was 6-round Swiss with time control 40/2, SD/1, d/5, in four sections – Open, Premier (under 2000), Amateur (Under 1800) and Reserve-Booster (Under 1600/unrated). The Open section had 46 [...]

19th Pacific Coast Open

19th Pacific Coast Open

The 19th Annual Pacific Coast Open will be held from July 17-20, 2014, at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, California. The event has 6 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250. All sections have either 4-day (July 17-20), 3-day (July 18-20) or 2-day (July [...]

GM Kaido Kulaots claims 24th Heart of Finland Chess Tournament

GM Kaido Kulaots claims 24th Heart of Finland Chess Tournament

The 24th Heart of Finland Chess Tournament took place from 7th to 13th July, 2014, at the Harju building of Jyväskylä College, in the city of Jyväskylä, situated in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. The top seeded GM Kaido Kulaots emerged a clear winner for second consecutive year. The Estonian champion collected 7,5/9 points, leaving the nearest [...]

GM Igor Kovalenko storms through Liepajas Rokade-2014

GM Igor Kovalenko storms through Liepajas Rokade-2014

Latvian champion GM Igor Kovalenko simply crushed the opposition in the 21st edition of Liepajas Rokade Chess Festival 2014, that took part on 10-12th July 2014 in Liepaja, a city in western Latvia, situated on the Baltic Sea. Kovalenko finished first with the impressive score 12,5/13 points in the Open Tournament, full 3 points ahead [...]

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