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Malakoff International Chess Open

Malakoff International Chess Open

The 14th Open International de Malakoff is taking place from 16-24th April at the Salle des Fetes Jean Jaures, 92240 Malakoff, Paris, France. The 9-round Swiss tournament is organized by the club “Malakoff et Mat”, Ville de Malakoff and Conseil Général des Hauts de Seine. Top prizes are EUR 1500/800/500 The tournament has gathered 224 [...]

Paul Truong interview by Chris Torres

Paul Truong interview by Chris Torres

Chris Torres, President of Chess & Music Academy in Northern California, conducted an interview with Paul Truong, Coach & Chief Strategist of Webster University #1 ranked Collegiate Chess program. Chris Torres: Congratulations on winning the Final Four for the 6th consecutive time. That is impressive. Paul Truong: Thank you. The credits have to go to [...]

Metz Open 2016

Metz Open 2016

The 34th Open International d’echecs de Metz was held from 10-16th April, 2016, at the Complexe Saint-Symphorien Longeville-Les-Metz in Metz, France. The playing format was 9-round Swiss and there were two sections: Open A for players rated above 1900 and Open B for players rated under 2000. The total prize fund was 8200 EUR with [...]

Portugal Chess Summer 2016

Portugal Chess Summer 2016

The AX Portugal is organizing ten consecutive chess tournaments this summer throughout Portugal. Technical data and other information common to all events: • Access: Open the Federated players (if not, the Organization will take care of the registration in the Portuguese Chess Federation); • Technical Data: Swiss System 7 rounds with 90m+30s, 30m tolerance for [...]

Sokolov, Akopian share lead after six rounds in Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Sokolov, Akopian share lead after six rounds in Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Sokolov scores back-to-back wins on Saturday; Akopian ends five-game streak with a draw UAE national coach Grandmaster (GM) Ivan Sokolov rocketed to the lead after back-to-back wins in Saturday’s double round, joining erstwhile solo leader GM Vladimir Akopian of Armenia, who settled for a draw in the sixth round after stringing together five wins in [...]

GM Gawain Jones rules Dubai Open Blitz Cup 2016

GM Gawain Jones rules Dubai Open Blitz Cup 2016

Grandmaster (GM) Gawain Jones of the UK defeated GM Boris Savchenko of Russia in the final round to rule the Dubai Open Blitz Cup on Friday at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Jones overcome an early third-round loss of Egypt’s International Master (IM) Hesham Abdelrahman by scoring 7.5 points from the next eight games [...]

3rd Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Participants

3rd Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Participants

The 3rd Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Shamkir Chess 2016 will be held from 26th May to 4th June in Shamkir, Azerbaijan, e3e5.com reported. The roster for the ten-player round robin tournament has been finalized. The organizers have been waiting for the World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who also won the first and second edition of the [...]

Luc Open 2016

Luc Open 2016

The 7th International Luc Open was held from 9-15th April at the Palais Rameau, 39 boulevard Vauban, in Lille, France. 124 players competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament. The prize fund was 10,500 EUR with 1500 EUR reserved for the winner. Eventually six players shared the first place with 7 points each. GM Erik Blomqvist [...]

7th Thessaloniki Rapid Chess Festival

7th Thessaloniki Rapid Chess Festival

The 7th Thessaloniki Rapid Chess Festival was organized by the Pefka Chess Club and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union on 9-10th April at the Philippion Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece. The tournament format was 10-round Swiss with the time control 15′+3”. 207 players took participation in the event. Grandmasters Kiril Georgiev (Bulgaria) and Athanasios Mastrovasilis (Greece) [...]

Howell and Akopian remain at the top of Dubai Chess Open 2016

Howell and Akopian remain at the top of Dubai Chess Open 2016

Three-time British champion Grandmaster (GM) David Howell and two-time Armenian champion GM Vladimir Akopian remained the only players with perfect scores after registering emphatic wins in the fourth round of the  Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. In matching his clean sweep of [...]

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