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GM Rafael Leitao tops Brazilian Individual Championship 2015

GM Rafael Leitao tops Brazilian Individual Championship 2015

The Final Stage of the 81st Brazilian Individual Men’s Chess Championship 2015 took place from 17th to 25th January 2015 in Joao Pessoa, the easternmost city in the Americas and the capital of the state of Paraíba in Brazil. The event was a 12-player round-robin tournament with an average Elo rating 2356 and tempo of play 90′ [...]

Land of the Sky XXVIII in North Carolina

Land of the Sky XXVIII in North Carolina

Land of the Sky XXVIII open chess tournament was held from 23-25th January at the Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, One Resort Dr., in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. The event had four sections: Open (FIDE rated), Asheville (FIDE rated, Under 2200), Buncombe (Under 1700) and U12 (U1200). The playing format was 5-round Swiss with time control [...]

23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament

23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament

Chess Association of West Azerbaijan province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players from national federations to participate in the 23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournaments from 18-23 February 2015 in Urmia, Iran. The 9-round Swiss open tournament will take place at Alghadir Sport Complex located in Varzesh [...]

GM Kiril Georgiev collects another trophy in Skopje

GM Kiril Georgiev collects another trophy in Skopje

Bulgarian champion GM Kiril Georgiev won the Karposh Rapid Tournament that was held on 24th January at restaurant “Granit” in Skopje, FYROM. The 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control 15′+5” gathered 107 players. The event was organized by the Municipality Karpos and Chess Club Gambit Aseko-SEE. The total prize fund was 1250 EUR. Georgiev [...]

GM Krishnan Sasikiran to receive prestigious Padma Shri Award

GM Krishnan Sasikiran to receive prestigious Padma Shri Award

Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran of Chennai will become the fifth Indian chess player to receive the prestigious Padma Shri Award on January 26, 2015, at Delhi during the Republic Day celebrations. Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in India. The latest big assignment of Sasikiran is he is one of the trainers of five [...]

39th Internet Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

39th Internet Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar

FIDE and the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission are going to organize an Internet Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar, from 9 to 14 March 2015, under the auspices of FIDE. The participation is free for all Arbiters. The Lecturer will be IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE), FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Chairman and FIDE Lecturer. The Technical Organizer and Assistant Lecturer [...]

IM Nino Batsiashvili is 2015 Georgian champion for women

IM Nino Batsiashvili is 2015 Georgian champion for women

The Georgian Chess Federation organized the 2015 edition of the 72nd Georgian Individual Chess Championship for women from 10th to 19th January, 2015, in Tbilisi, the capital and largest city of Georgia. The event was a 10-player round-robin tournament with time control 40/90′ + 30′ + 30″. Georgian Olympic player IM Nino Batsiashvili emerged a [...]

GM Alojzije Jankovic is 2015 Croatian champion

GM Alojzije Jankovic is 2015 Croatian champion

The 2014 Croatian Individual Chess Championship for men was held from 11th to 21st January 2015 in Opatija, a resort town in western Croatia, situated on the Adriatic Sea. The event was a 12-player round-robin tournament with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. GM Alojzije Jankovic emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points and took [...]

FIDE award for chess journalists

FIDE award for chess journalists

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, in collaboration with FIDE Journalist Commission, has decided to establish a special FIDE award to recognize outstanding contributions for the popularisation of chess by journalists, who have successfully created and made TV Chess programmes. Recognizing its contribution in the promotion of chess for many years, one award goes to chess journalists [...]

Niclas Huschenbeth winner of Golden State Open

Niclas Huschenbeth winner of Golden State Open

The 6th Annual Golden State Open was held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January 16-19, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton, 6680 Regional St, Dublin, California. The event had six sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The tournament format was 7-round Swiss, 40/110, SD/30, d10. German [...]

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