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GM Bela Khotenashvili leads Erfurt Woman Grandmaster Tournament 2014

GM Bela Khotenashvili leads Erfurt Woman Grandmaster Tournament 2014

The 3. International Erfurt Women Grandmaster Tournament takes place on 24-31st August 2014 at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Erfurt, a capital city of the German Federal State of Thuringia. Georgian GM Bela Khotenashvili is a sole leader with 4,5 points out of 6 rounds. She won against GM Monika Socko (Poland), IM Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska (Germany) [...]

GM Ivan Sokolov VIDEO commentaries on Abu Dhabi Masters

GM Ivan Sokolov VIDEO commentaries on Abu Dhabi Masters

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament was held on 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. Grandmasters Yuriy Kuzubov (UKR 2667) and Tigran Petrosian (ARM 2641) shared the first place, but Kuzubov took the winner’s trophy thanks to the slightly better tie-break score. You can see the round 9 video, presented by Vijay Kumar [...]

Fressinet and Maisuradze are second time champions of France

Fressinet and Maisuradze are second time champions of France

The 89th French Individual Chess Championship for men and women took place on 17-28th August 2014 in Nimes, a city located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains in Southern France. Twenty-four of the best French chess players (12 men and 12 women) participated in round-robin tournaments to decide the 2014 champions of France. GM Laurent Fressinet [...]

16. International Chess Festival of Trieste 2014

16. International Chess Festival of Trieste 2014

The 16th International Chess Festival of Trieste is scheduled to take place from 30th August to 6th September 2014 in the city of Trieste, Italy. The event is split into two main tournaments – Open-A “Master” for players rated over 1799 and Open-B Libero and Zora Polojaz 9. Trophy for players rated lower than 2100. The [...]

Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Players

Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Players

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the strongest chess tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Round 1 pairings: Levon Aronian – Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov – Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Magnus Carlsen Live games with analysis [...]

Sjugirov and Kulon are 2014 World University Champions

Sjugirov and Kulon are 2014 World University Champions

GM Sanan Sjugirov (Russia) and WIM Klaudia Kulon (Poland) are champions of the 13th World University Chess Championship 2014 that took place from 17th to 24th August 2014 at the Conference Center of the Park Hotel Diament Katowice in the splendid city of Katowice, Poland. The top seeded Russian player GM Sanan Sjugirov shared first place in a three-way tie with [...]

Postny and Banikas top Isthmia Chess Tournament 2014

Postny and Banikas top Isthmia Chess Tournament 2014

The Korinthia Chess Academy “Argonaftis” organized the 4th International Chess Tournament Isthmia 2014 on 18-25th August at the Alkyon Hotel in Vrachati, Korinthia, Greece. The tournament gathered 99 participants from 13 different countries, including 14 GMs, 3 IMs, 6 FMs, 2 WGMs and 6 WIMs. First place was shared by GM Evgeny Postny (ISR) and GM Hristos Banikas (GRE) on [...]

Chess Club GD Dias Ferreira is 2014 Portuguese Team champion – Photo Report

Chess Club GD Dias Ferreira is 2014 Portuguese Team champion – Photo Report

The 56th Portuguese Team Chess Championship  started on 18th January and finished on 23rd August 2014. A total of 82 teams were divided into three Divisions. The most prestigious First Division was represented by 10 of the strongest Portuguese teams from 17th to 23rd August 2014 in Caldas da Rainha, a city in western central Portugal, in [...]

Melkumyan and Rapport topped Riga Technical University Open 2014

Melkumyan and Rapport topped Riga Technical University Open 2014

The 4th International Chess Festival Riga Technical University Open was held on 15-24th August 2014 in the Latvian capital Riga. The event was a 9-round Swiss Open with a guaranteed first prize in the amount of 3.000 €. 212 players from 36 different countries took part in the tournament, including 35 GMs, 34 IMs, 3 WGMs [...]

IM Westerberg and GM Karlsson share first place in Stockholm

IM Westerberg and GM Karlsson share first place in Stockholm

The 2014 Stockholm Open was held  from 18th to 24th August 2014 in Stockholm, the cultural, media, political, and economic center of Sweden. The 9-round Swiss Open tournament hosted 69 players from 8 different countries. First place was shared by IM Jonathan Westerberg and GM Lars Karlsson on 7,5/9 points each, but Westerberg lifted the trophy on superior [...]

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