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4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014

4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014

The 4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014 is scheduled to take place on 1-2nd November 2014 at Hotel Philippion**** in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and a popular tourist destination. KERAVNOS OREOKASTRO and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union organize the event in a 10-round Swiss format with a time control 15′ + [...]

Portuguese Youth Rapid Team Championship

Portuguese Youth Rapid Team Championship

The 2nd National Youth Rapid Team Championship was held on 4th October at the Pavilhão Gimnodesportivo de Fazendas in Almeirim. 15 teams with more than 60 juniors competed in the two age groups U8-U12 and U14-U20 with the round robin tournament format and the time control 15′+10”. CXE Filipa de Lencastre “A” convincingly won the [...]

21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014

21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014

The 21st International Engiadina Zuoz Open 2014 is taking place on 5-11th October 2014 at Hotel Engiadina in Zuoz, a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The event is a 7-round Swiss FIDE tournament with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds for [...]

Rapport outplays Laznicka in a playoff match

Rapport outplays Laznicka in a playoff match

Two of the most exciting Central European chess players GM Viktor Laznicka (CZE) 2666 and GM Richard Rapport (HUN) 2720 met in one-on-one match of six games, called Novoborska Sachova Corrida. The games took place at Ajeto restaurant in Nový Bor from 30th September to 5th October 2014. The young Hungarian prodigy won his first and [...]

Werle, Turov and Solodovnichenko share first place in Oslo

Werle, Turov and Solodovnichenko share first place in Oslo

The 2014 Oslo Chess International tournament was held from 28th September to 5th October at the Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion, Sognsveien 77c, Oslo, Norway. The GM-group gathered 44 players from 16 different countries (Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, India, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine). GM Jan Werle (NED), GM Maxim Turov [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Durban, South Africa

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Durban, South Africa

From 25 to 28 September 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Durban, South Africa, by the Chess South Africa and under auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the International Convention Center, in Durban. The Seminar was held concurrently with the World Youth Chess Championships. The lecturer was IA Alex McFarlane [...]

GM Ruiyuan Yu and GM Chongsheng Zeng share first place at Hong Kong Open

GM Ruiyuan Yu and GM Chongsheng Zeng share first place at Hong Kong Open

The Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014 was organized on 1-5th October 2014 by the Hong Kong Chess Federation (HKCF) in collaboration with Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, HKUSU Chess with the Board Games Club and generously funded by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific. 97 players from 17 different federations took part in the event (Australia, China, [...]

Cheng4, Gaviota and Spike fight for one spot in TCEC – Season 7

Cheng4, Gaviota and Spike fight for one spot in TCEC – Season 7

The last round of TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1a is up. Gull proves to be the best in Stage 1a so far, scoring 10/12 point, without a single loss. The nearest followers are Critter (9 points) and Chiron (8,5 points). Stockfish maintains fourth position with 8/12 points, which is a bit disappointing for its fans. However, TCEC – [...]

Chess Club “Nona” (Adjara) is 2014 Georgian champion

Chess Club “Nona” (Adjara) is 2014 Georgian champion

Georgian Club Chess Championship 2014 was held from 26th September to 4th October 2014 in Ureki, a town in Georgia situated on the Black Sea coast. The event was a 7-round Team Championship, played in a round-robin format. The team of “Nona” (Adjara) emerged a clear winner with 12/14 points, winning five matches and drawing [...]

GM Yannick Pelletier is a five-time Swiss champion

GM Yannick Pelletier is a five-time Swiss champion

The 114 Individual Swiss Chess Championship took place from 27th September to 10th October 2014 in Bern, the capital of Switzerland ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life. GM Yannick Pelletier won the event with 7/9 points and lifted the trophy for  fifth time after winning the Swiss Championships in 1995, 2000, 2002 [...]

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