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Brunello and Georgiev take the lead in Durres – Photo Report

Brunello and Georgiev take the lead in Durres – Photo Report

The Italian GM Sabino Brunello and Bulgarian GM Kiril Georgiev take the lead in the 2nd International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″, which is organized by the Albanian Chess Federation on 1-8th November 2014 in the Conference Hall of the 4-star Hotel “Bleart”**** near the splendid city of Durres, Albania. Both of the leaders have perfect 4/4 score. Brunello was successful [...]

IM Daniil Shkuran wins 3rd Yury Privalov Memorial 2014

IM Daniil Shkuran wins 3rd Yury Privalov Memorial 2014

The 3rd Yury Privalov Memorial was held from 28th October to 2nd November 2014 in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. The event was organized in honor of the Ukrainian trainer Yuriy Privalov in a 10-player IM round-robin format with a time control 90′ + 30″. IM Daniil Shkuran emerged a clear winner on 7/9 points, followed [...]

GM Aleksandr Lenderman is the lucky winner of 18. OIBM Bad Wiessee 2014

GM Aleksandr Lenderman is the lucky winner of 18. OIBM Bad Wiessee 2014

The ninth and final round of 18th Offene Internationale Bayerische Schachmeisterschaft, that was taking place from 25th October to 2nd November 2014 in Bad Wiessee, Germany, was characterized by very gentle acting on the top boards. The leaders GM Robert Hovhannisyan (Armenia) and GM Ante Saric (Croatia) played an extremely safe variation of the Slav Defence and [...]

Guliyev, Battaglini and Li Chao share first place in Caen

Guliyev, Battaglini and Li Chao share first place in Caen

Caen Chess Club “Alekhine” is one of the greatest in the Lower-Normandy Region of France. The Club has been organizing the International Open Tournament of Caen for over 20 years. The 24th edition of the event took place from 30th October to 2nd November 2014 in the city of Caen, a commune in northwestern France and capital [...]

Jorge Ferreira winner in Matosinhos

Jorge Ferreira winner in Matosinhos

Six players qualified for the Final Stage of the 2013/2014 Portugal Classical Chess Circuit after seven exciting tournaments, consisting of more than 360 players, who participated on the behalf of 62 domestic chess clubs . Ivo Rodriguez Dias, Simão Maciel Abranches Pintor, Orfeh Bolhari, António Silva, Jorge Ferreira and André Sousa played in a single round-robin tournament from 31st October to 2nd November [...]

Houdini takes the sole lead in TCEC – Stage 2

Houdini takes the sole lead in TCEC – Stage 2

Houdini 4 takes the sole lead in the strongest computer engine competition  TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2 after defeating Protector 1.8b1 in  82 moves. The leader has 6/7 points winning 5 consecutive games. His only loss was against Chiron 2 in the second round of the competition. TCEC Season 6 Superfinalists Komodo and Stockfish share second place on 5.5 [...]

4th Malta Open 2014

4th Malta Open 2014

The 4th edition of Malta Chess Open 2014 is taking place on 16-22nd November 2014 at Imperial Hotel in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Silema, situated on the northeast coast of Malta. The event is a 9-round Swiss Open with a time control 40 moves/90 min + rest/ 15 min + 30 sec/every move. The prize fund [...]

Thirteen players in the lead of 18. OIBM Bad Wiessee 2014

Thirteen players in the lead of 18. OIBM Bad Wiessee 2014

Thirteen players share first place after seven rounds in the 18th OIBM Bad Wiessee Open Chess Tournament. No one of the five leaders was victorious and another 8 players joined the lead. GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, GM Robert Hovhannisyan, GM Alexander Lenderman, GM Peter Prohaszka, GM Andrey Sumets, GM Michael Prusikin, GM Alexander Graf, GM Igor Khenkin, [...]

Durres Open 2014 kicked off in Albania

Durres Open 2014 kicked off in Albania

The second edition of the International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ kicked of in Durres, one of the most ancient and significant cities of Albania, situated on the Adriatic Coast. The event is organized by the Albanian Chess Federation from 1st to 8th November 2014 in the Conference Hall of the 4-Star Hotel “Bleart”****. The tournament is a [...]

Iturrizaga and Shirov to compete in Caracas

Iturrizaga and Shirov to compete in Caracas

The city of Caracas, capital of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, will host the First Match Cup between Venezuela #1 chess player GM Eduardo Bonelli Iturrizaga (2646) and the Genius of Riga GM Alexei Shirov (2683). The event will take place from 6th to 12th November 2014 and it will be accompanied by a GM [...]

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