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Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

The 23rd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2016 is taking place from 21-29th August at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. After six rounds of play Grandmasters B Adhiban, Yuriy Kuzubov, Alexandr Predke and Dragun Kamil share the lead with 5,0 points each. Round 6 video courtesy of Vijay [...]

Markus Ragger claims the trophy in Vienna Chess Open

Markus Ragger claims the trophy in Vienna Chess Open

The 20th Vienna Chess Open concluded with the victory of the Austrian top player GM Markus Ragger (2686), who was in the same time the top seed of the event. The local star drew in the last round with GM Evgeny Vorobiov (RUS 2586) and triumphed with 8,0/9 points to earn top prize of 2500 [...]

2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament

2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament

The Fiji Chess Federation organised the 2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament, incorporating the Oceania Seniors and Oceania Juniors Championships, which was played from the 14th of August until the 17th of August. The venue was the Radisson Blu in Denarau which is about 20 minutes from Nadi. The tournament was a 7 round championship [...]

GM Martinovic winner of Split Open 2016

GM Martinovic winner of Split Open 2016

The 6th Split Chess Open 2016, organized by the Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation, was held on 13-20th August at Hotel Zagreb in Split, Croatia. 191 players from 25 countries competed in the 9-round Swiss event with the prize fund of 7500 EUR. Local Grandmasters Saša Martinović and Zdenko Kožul [...]

18th Open Internacional de Sants

18th Open Internacional de Sants

The 18th International Chess Open de Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta is taking place from 19-28th August 2016 at the Auditori del Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants in Barcelona, Spain. The tournament format is 10-round Swiss. There are three playing groups: Open A (all players eligible), Open B (U2100) and Open C (U1800). [...]

Brugsemeesters 2016: Vladimir Epishin with top prize

Brugsemeesters 2016: Vladimir Epishin with top prize

The Royal Chess Club of Bruges (KBSK) organized the 2016 Brugsemeesters Open tournament from 14-18th August at the KTA in Brugge, Belgium. The 9-round Swiss event gathered 101 participants. Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Epishin emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points, leaving GM Alberto David, IM Awonder Liang and IM Steven Geirnaert half a point behind. Tournament [...]

Fidel Corrales convincing in Cleveland Open

Fidel Corrales convincing in Cleveland Open

The 9th Annual Cleveland Open was held from August 12-14, 2016, at the Marriott Cleveland Airport, 4277 W 150th Street, Cleveland, Ohio. The tournament had four sections – Open, U2100, U1700 and U1300. The format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The main Open section had 49 players. GM Fidel Corrales [...]

Martyn Kravtsiv wins Riga Technical University Open on tie-break

Martyn Kravtsiv wins Riga Technical University Open on tie-break

The 2016 Riga Technical University Open was organized by the Latvian Chess Federation and Riga Technical University from 8-14th August at the International Exhibition Centre “Kipsala” in Riga, Latvia. The Festival consisted of five tournaments: Grandmaster Open A, Baltic Law Offices Open B (9 rounds, for players rated U2300), Weekend Amateur Open C (7 rounds, [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Kampala, Uganda

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Kampala, Uganda

From 18 to 23 July 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Kampala, Uganda, by the Uganda Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Africa Chess Confederation and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Omar Salama (ISL), FIDE Lecturer and the Assistant Lecturer was IA Stephen Kisuze (UGA). The lectures were in [...]

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU becomes independent, strong, leads fight against corruption

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU becomes independent, strong, leads fight against corruption

More federations are now biding for the European championships since the procedure is open to any good proposal. European events are not anymore delivered in shady negotiations, as we witnessed in the General Assembly in Tromso.

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