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Split Chess Open 2015 concluded

Split Chess Open 2015 concluded

The 5th Split Chess Open 2015, organized by the Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation, was held on 9-16th August at Hotel Zagreb in Split, Croatia. 198 players competed in the 9-round Swiss event with the prize fund of 8500 EUR. The tournament concluded with as many as ten players sharing [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 6 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 6 Report

Vitiugov Catches up with Leaders at Men’s Superfinal. Kosteniuk and Goriachkina Lead in Women’s Section Round 6 of the Russian Championship Superfinal, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, took place in Chita on August 14. Official website / Men’s games with analysis / Women’s games with analysis In the men’s contest, Peter [...]

1st Colossus Chess Cup to take place in Rhodes

1st Colossus Chess Cup to take place in Rhodes

The 1st International Tournament “Colossus Chess Cup of Rhodes 2015″ is scheduled to take place from September 1-9, at the luxurious Amathus Hotel & SPA*****, in Rhodes, Greece. The event is organized by Organizing Committee of Rhodes Chess Club “Knight”, in collaboration with Decentralized Administration of South Aegean Region and Municipality of Rhodes in a 9-round Swiss FIDE format. [...]

Koziak, Tomczak and Sieciechowicz lead 23rd Poznan Open 2015

Koziak, Tomczak and Sieciechowicz lead 23rd Poznan Open 2015

The 23rd Poznan Chess Festival is taking place from August 10-17, 2015, in Poznan, a city in west-central Poland. The venue of play is Gmach Główny Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu, Poznań, Al. Niepodległości 10. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. IM Vitali Koziak, GM Jacek Tomczak and IM [...]

Europe’s best U16 Jorden van Foreest joins Hasselbacken Open 2016

Europe’s best U16 Jorden van Foreest joins Hasselbacken Open 2016

Stockholms Schacksällskap, one of the world’s oldest chess clubs, celebrates its 150 years jubilee with a grand tournament at the venerable Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken**** in the heart of The Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden.The Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016 will be held from April 30 through May 8, 2016 and prize fund in total of 300 000 SEK (nearly 32,000 €) will be distributed. [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 5 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 5 Report

Tomashevsky, Artemiev on Top in Men’s Russian Championship. Lagno, Kosteniuk, Goriachkina Lead Women’s Section The fifth round of the Russian Championship Superfinal, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, took place in Chita on August 13. On this day, the Health Academy held a master class for 50 young chess players from Chita. [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016 announced

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016 announced

FIDE announces the Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016 which will give qualification to the Women’s World Championship match 2017. The schedule of the 4 events is the following: * 2-16 October 2015 in Monte Carlo, MONACO * February 2016 in Kish, IRAN * May 2016 in Tbilisi, GEORGIA * July 2016 in Chengdu, CHINA In total [...]

African Amateur Individual Chess Championship 2015

African Amateur Individual Chess Championship 2015

The 1st edition of the African Amateur Individual Chess Championship was held in the prestigious Matola City Village hotel in Maputo, Mozambique from the 31st of July 2015 (arrival) to 10th of August 2015 (departure). The event was organized by the Mozambican Chess Federation under the auspices of African Chess Confederation. The event had two [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 4 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 4 Report

Tomashevsky and Artemiev Lead in Men’s Russian Championship Superfinal, Goriachkina in Women’s On August 12, games of round 4 of the 68th Men’s and 65th Women’s Russian Championships were played in Chita. Official website/ Men’s games with analysis/ Women’s games with analysis Peter Svidler, after dodging the main variations, produced quite an original interpretation of the Sicilian [...]

Asian Rapid Continental: Truong Son wins gold; Tan Zhongyi tops women`s tournament

Asian Rapid Continental: Truong Son wins gold; Tan Zhongyi tops women`s tournament

GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam (left) and WGM Tan Zhongyi of China won the gold medals in the men`s and women`s divisions, respectively, of the 2015 Asian Rapid Open Continental Championship at the Hilton Hotel in Al Ain, UAE. Silver and bronze medals went to Indians in both divisions of this form of speed chess. More [...]

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