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5th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” – final report

5th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” – final report

Alessandro Monaco: This year too the participation in the 5th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” has been remarkable – a total of 108 players which is a new record for Sicily in the last ten years. There were 68 players in the Open A, 25 in the Open B and 15 in the Open [...]

GM Julio Granda Zuniga claims Andorra Open 2014

GM Julio Granda Zuniga claims Andorra Open 2014

Peruvian Grandmaster Julio Granda Zuniga took a clear first place in the 32nd Andorra International Chess Open that was held on 19-27th July at the Sant Gothard Hotel in Erts (La Massana). The 9-round Swiss event was organized by the Federació d’Escacs Valls d’Andorra. Granda Zuniga completed the tournament with 7,5/9 points, half a point [...]

44th Continental Chess Open in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

44th Continental Chess Open in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

The 44th Annual Continental Open will be held from August 7-10, 2014, at the Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St (Rt 20 West), Sturbridge, Massachusetts (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. All sections have either [...]

13th Manhattan Open

13th Manhattan Open

The 13th Annual Manhattan Open is taking place from July 25-27, 2014, at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St. across from Penn Station, New York, NY. The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2000, Under 1700 and Under 1400. All sections have either 3-day (July 25-27) or 2-day [...]

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave supreme in Biel

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave supreme in Biel

The 47th Biel Chess Festival “In Memoriam Hans Suri” took place on 12-25th July, 2014, in Biel/Bienne, a town in Switzerland. The strong event was a double round-robin tournament with the participation of: last-year winner Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2766, Anish Giri NED 2750, Radoslaw Wojtaszek POL 2733, Pentala Harikrishna IND 2726, Alexander Motylev 2698 and Yifan Hou CHN 2629 The average rating of the tournament of 2717 made [...]

Wesley So lifts trophy in Bergamo, breaks the 2750 barrier

Wesley So lifts trophy in Bergamo, breaks the 2750 barrier

The ACP Golden Classic international chess tournament took place in Bergamo, a city in Lombardy, Italy, on 12-20th July 2014. The tournament was organized by Asd Caissa Italia and Società Scacchistica Bergamo, under the patronage and sponsorship of the Municipality of Bergamo and other commercial, industrial and non-for profit partners. The event was a part of the Association [...]

Stockfish is TCEC double champion

Stockfish is TCEC double champion

The TCEC Grand champion Stockfish, modification 260614, won another prestigious computer chess competition – the Fischer Random Chess (FRC) tournament, organized as a TCEC Season 6 Special Event. In Fischer Random Chess (Chess960) the pieces at the starting position are placed randomly in one of the 960 possible ways. In this particular competition opening books were [...]

29th International Chess Open Teteven 2014

29th International Chess Open Teteven 2014

The 29th International Chess Open Teteven is taking place on 9-17th August 2014 in Teteven, a town in north central Bulgaria, located in a mountainous area, in the foothills of the Balkan mountains. The tournament is organized in a 9-round Swiss format by Chess Club “An Pasan” and Teteven Municipality, under the auspices of the Bulgarian [...]

Andrey Filatov on decision to run for Vice President of FIDE

Andrey Filatov on decision to run for Vice President of FIDE

We have set ourselves the task of reviving the chess movement in Russia and actively promoting chess around the world, strengthening links with the national federations of other countries to jointly promote new projects. I hope the delegates of the FIDE Assembly will support our programme.

Computer Chess – Film screening at Oval Space, London

Computer Chess – Film screening at Oval Space, London

“Computer Chess is a supremely intelligent, beautifully constructed film, interweaving comedy and character, satire and subtext, and loaded with more ideas than some filmmakers manage in a lifetime.” – Time Out Synopsis: Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers circa 1980, Computer Chess transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when [...]

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