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Kabardino-Balkaria Rapid Chess Championship

Kabardino-Balkaria Rapid Chess Championship

The 5th Rapid Chess Championship of Kabardino-Balkaria was held on 8-9th March in Nalchik. 46 players aged 7 to 67 competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control 10 min + 5 sec. Chaman Gedgafov (Baksan district) took a clear first place with 8,0/9 points. Second was David Temirkanov with 7,5 points, while [...]

2nd International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in Kolkata, India

2nd International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in Kolkata, India

Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy and Allsport Management are organizing the 2nd International Grandmasters Chess Tournament from 15-24th March at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-71, India. Players with elo rating 2000 and above only are eligible to participate. The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws Of Chess [...]

19th Mid-America Open

19th Mid-America Open

The 19th Annual Mid-America Open will be held from March 13-15, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis-Clayton, 7750 Carondelet Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. All sections have either 3-day (March 13-15) or 2-day (March [...]

Pittsburgh Open 2015 – Four players share first place

Pittsburgh Open 2015 – Four players share first place

The 16th Annual Pittsburgh Open was held from March 6-8, 2015, at the Wyndham Garden Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, One Industry Lane, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event had 4 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1700 and Under 1300. The main Open section gathered 36 participants. Four players shared the first place with 4,0/5 points each, but GM [...]

Spring Break UT Brownsville GM Tournament

Spring Break UT Brownsville GM Tournament

The 2015 Spring Break UT Brownsville Grandmaster Tournament was held from 6-11th March at the Salon Cassia, Campus of the University of Texas at Brownsville, Texas, USA. The event was a 10-player round robin with participants representing eight countries. The average elo of the field was 2465. GM Holden Hernandez and FM Guillermo Vazquez shared [...]

41st Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar (in Arabic)

41st Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar (in Arabic)

The Arab Chess Federation is going to organize an Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar, from 20 to 24 April 2015, under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilor and FIDE Lecturer and the Assistant Lecturer will be IA Mohammed El Husseiny (EGY). The Technical Organizer will [...]

Yane Gelemerov successful in 138th MGU Open

Yane Gelemerov successful in 138th MGU Open

The 138th MGU Open 2015 was held on 7-8th March, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev under the auspices of the University of mining and geology “St Ivan Rilski” Sofia,  Chess Club “An Pasan” and “Zora” Trading Company in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Doha, Qatar

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Doha, Qatar

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized in Doha, Qatar, from 28 to 31 May 2015, by the Qatar Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Qatar National Olympic Committee and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Qatar Olympic Academy Offices, in Doha. The Lecturer of the [...]

Deimante Daulyte wins 15th Mediterranean Flower

Deimante Daulyte wins 15th Mediterranean Flower

The 15th International Chess Festival Mediterranean Flower 2015 took place from 1st to 7th March, 2015, at the Chess Club Rijeka, in the splendid city of Rijeka, situated on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia. The tournament was organized by FM/ FT Ivan Mandekic and Chess Club “Draga” under the auspices of the Mayor of Rijeka, Vojko Obersnel, [...]

India-China Match, Round 6 Video

India-China Match, Round 6 Video

India and China are playing a 4-board Scheveningen Match on 1-10th March in Hyderabad. In round 6 China won by 3-1 to extend the lead to 13,5-10,5. Live games here. Video courtesy of Vijay Kumar.

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