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Komodo, Houdini and Gull lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2

Komodo, Houdini and Gull lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2

Three engines lead the Top Computer Chess Championship TCEC. Komodo, Houdini and Gull obtained 4/5 points to share first place, followed by Stockfish (3.5/5), Chiron (3/5) and Junior (3/5). The leaders won their games in the fifth round. Gull defeated Hannibal, Houdini outplayed Naum, while Komodo  won against Chiron. You can see some of the interesting fragments [...]

OIBM: Nisipeanu and Bluebaum superior after 5 rounds

OIBM: Nisipeanu and Bluebaum superior after 5 rounds

German players GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and  IM Matthias Bluebaum lead 18th OIBM Bad Wiessee Open Chess Tournament with perfect 5/5 score. They are followed by a group of no less than 19 players who obtained 4.5/5 points. Nisipeanu was much better after move 15th in his game against Graf and easily converted, while Bluebaum defeated Ukrainian GM Olekseinko in a [...]

“Shchelkunchik-2014″ battle of the generations in Moscow

“Shchelkunchik-2014″ battle of the generations in Moscow

The battle of the generations “Shchelkunchik-2014″ Chess Tournament is organized by the Russian Chess Federation, businessman Oleg Skvortsov and Chess Support Fund on 19-25th December 2014. The Pre-New Year’s tournament will be held in Moscow Central Chess House to gather “Kings” and “Princes”. The team of the “Kings” will consist of the experienced GM Peter [...]

International Open Durres 2014 – Participants (Updated)

International Open Durres 2014 – Participants (Updated)

Albanian Chess Federation is organizing the International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ on 1-8th November 2014 in the Conference Hall of the Hotel “Bleart”****  in Durres, one of the most ancient and significant cities of Albania, situated on the Adriatic Coast. More information about the tournament format and prizes here. The preliminary list of players consists of 83 players [...]

GM Lagarde and IM Koziak lead Sautron Open 2014

GM Lagarde and IM Koziak lead Sautron Open 2014

The 14th Sautron Chess Open 2014 is taking place from 25th October to 1st November 2014 in Sautron, a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in western France. The 9-round Swiss event gathered 187 players from 13 different countries (Algeria, Belarus, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine), including 4 GMs, [...]

IMs Shkuran and Golubka lead Yury Privalov Memorial 2014

IMs Shkuran and Golubka lead Yury Privalov Memorial 2014

The 3rd Yury Privalov Memorial 2014 is running from 28th October to 2nd November 2014 in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. The event is organized in honor of the Ukrainian trainer Yury Privalov in a 10-player IM round-robin format with a time control 90′ + 30″. The highest rated players IM Daniil Shkuran (2377) and [...]

GM Illya Nyzhnyk tops SPICE Cup 2014

GM Illya Nyzhnyk tops SPICE Cup 2014

The 2014 SPICE Cup Open was held on 21-26th October 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss open was sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, offering the prize fund of $13,000 guaranteed (up from $11,000 last year). Ukrainian GM Illya Nyzhnyk, a student in the Webster University, emerged a [...]

Chiron and Houdini lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2

Chiron and Houdini lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2

The second stage of the Top Computer Chess Championship TCEC is underway and two engines from “Club 3000+” are already in the lead. Both Chiron 2 and Houdini 4 scored 3/4, although the direct duel between them in the second round of the tournament finished in favor of Chiron. You can replay the game in the Archive [...]

GM Vladimir Petkov storms through 2014 Montigny Masters

GM Vladimir Petkov storms through 2014 Montigny Masters

The 2nd Montigny Masters Chess Tournament 2014 was organized by La Dame Noire (Black Queen) Chess Club on 18-26th October 2014 in Martigny, France. The event was a 10-player round-robin tournament, including 2 GMs, 1 IM and 6 FMs. Bulgarian GM Vladimir Petkov stormed through the tournament, scoring 8/9 points and leaving the nearest followers [...]

18th OIBM Bad Wiessee Chess Tournament – Round 3 Press Release

18th OIBM Bad Wiessee Chess Tournament – Round 3 Press Release

The third round of the 18th OIBM Bad Wiessee Open Chess Tournament upset some of the leaders. Last year’s winner GM Alexander Delchev (2633) lost against the lower rated FM Ludwig Deglmann (2340). The game finished in 23 (!) moves with a classical worth to see mating combination. Meanwhile, GM Sebastian Bogner (2575) lost with White pieces against [...]

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