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Modernized: The King’s Indian Defense, by GM Dejan Bojkov

Modernized: The King’s Indian Defense, by GM Dejan Bojkov

Metropolitan Chess has just released its first book title: Modernized: The King’s Indian Defense by GM Dejan Bojkov. This book is a full repertoire (from Black’s perspective) for the King’s Indian Defense. By using a variety of theoretical games from recent Grandmaster practice (as well as a number of classical examples), Bojkov covers every major [...]

Ognjen Cvitan claims Golden Island Krk Open 2014

Ognjen Cvitan claims Golden Island Krk Open 2014

Croatian Grandmaster Ognjen Cvitan preserved the lead from the penultimate round and won the 2nd International Chess Tournament Golden Island Krk 2014 with 8/9 points. The event took place at the Hotel Malin in Malinska, Island Krk, Croatia, on 6-12 April, 2014. It was a Swiss tournament, in 9 rounds, 90 minutes + 30 sec [...]

37th San Sebastian International Open

37th San Sebastian International Open

The 37th San Sebastian International Open is taking place on 12-19th April, 2014, at the Gros Xake Taldea. Anoeta passeig, 20. Donostia-San Sebastián (Frontón Karmelo Balda), Spain. 164 players are competing in the 9-round Swiss tournament. Top prizes are 1400 € / 900 € / 700 € / 500 € / 400 € / 350 [...]

FM Nicolas Lopez Azambuja is 2014 Uruguay Champion

FM Nicolas Lopez Azambuja is 2014 Uruguay Champion

FM Nicolas Lopez Azambuja convincingly won the Uruguayan chess championship 2014 that was held from 2nd to 11th April at the House of Sports Artigas in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Lopez Azambuja collected 8 points from eleven games, leaving the nearest follower half a point behind. FM Manuel Larea took the silver medal with [...]

German Women Masters

German Women Masters

Schachfestival Dresden e.V., German Chess Federation and sponsor UKA have announced the German Women Masters tournament which will be held from 16-25th November at the Hotel Wyndham Garden in Dresden. The tournament format will be 10-player round robin with the prize fund of 10,000 EUR. IM Elisabeth Pähtz and top three finishers from the previous [...]

Arthur Gabrielyan and Zalina Lingur are champions of North Caucasus

Arthur Gabrielyan and Zalina Lingur are champions of North Caucasus

The city of Nalchik hosted the North Caucasus Federal District Championships for men and women. The men’s event was 9-round Swiss with 38 participants, while the women’s event was 10-player round robin. Grandmaster Artur Gabrielyan from Georgievsk (Stavropol Krai) emerged champion for men, while the second place went to Oleg Nechaev (Stavropol Krai) and third [...]

Heart of America Spring Class Championships

Heart of America Spring Class Championships

Heart of America Spring Class Championships are set to take place on April 19-20, 2014, at the Ramada Inn, 1601 N Universal Ave., Kansas City MO 64120. The event will have six sections: Open, A, B, C, D, Under 1200 & Unrated. The playing format will be 5-round Swiss with time control G120/5 second delay. [...]

Philadelphia Open 2014

Philadelphia Open 2014

The 8th Annual Philadelphia Open will be held over the Easter week from April 16-20, 2014, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000/Unrated. The Open Section will be a 9-round event held over [...]

Players applied for the Australian Chess Teams

Players applied for the Australian Chess Teams

Jamie Kenmure informs about the players and team captains who have applied for the Australian Team for the Chess Olympiad in Tromso. Open: Ari Dale, Junta Ikeda, Max Illingworth, Moulthun Ly, Rishi Sardana, David Smerdon, Anton Smirnov, Stephen Solomon, John-Paul Wallace Women: Sarah Anton, Arianne Caoili, Irina Berezina, Biljana Dekic, Emma Guo, Katherine Jarek, Giang [...]

Western Pacific Open 2014

Western Pacific Open 2014

The Western Pacific Open is scheduled to take place on 25-27th April at the Radisson LAX, 6225 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 The tournament will be held over 5 rounds of Swiss system and in five sections – Open, Premier, Amateur, Reserve, Booster. Time control is 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rounds 1-2, [...]

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