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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 [...]

Four players share first place at Split Chess Open 2014

Four players share first place at Split Chess Open 2014

The Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation organized the fourth edition of  Split Chess Open 2014 from 16th to 23rd August 2014 at Hotel Zagreb in Split, the second-largest city in Croatia, situated on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. The 9-round Swiss event with a prize fund of 8.500 € hosted 184 players from [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tromso, Norway

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tromso, Norway

From 3 to 10 August 2014, during the 41th Chess Olympiad, a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Tromso, Norway, by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission in cooperation with the Norwegian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The seminar was held in the venue of the Olympiad, in the DVIR Building. The lecturer was [...]

Sagar Shah surprises in Dresden

Sagar Shah surprises in Dresden

The ZMDI Open 2014 was held on 15-23rd August 2014 at the Wyndham Garden Dresden in the city of Dresden, the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. The event was a 9-round Swiss Open with first prize in the amount of 2.000 €. The first place was shared in a four-way tie by [...]

Katowice World University Championship – Round 8 Video

Katowice World University Championship – Round 8 Video

The 13th World University Chess Championship 2014 is in progress in the splendid city of Katowice, center of science, culture, industry, business, trade fair/exhibitions and transportation in the Upper Silesia region and southern Poland. The 16th most economically powerful city by GDP in the European Union holds the prestigious World University Chess Championship from 18th to 24th August 2014 at the Conference Center (6th [...]

GM Vitaly Kunin is Schwarzacher Open three-peat champion

GM Vitaly Kunin is Schwarzacher Open three-peat champion

The 29th Schwarzacher Chess Open 2014 was held at the Ballroom of the Hotel Post in Schwarzach im Pongau, a market town in the Austrian state of Salzburg on 16-23 August 2014. The German GM Kunin Vitaly became three-peat champion of the Schwarzacher Chess Open, emerging a clear winner for third consecutive year. The member of Chess Club Royal Salzburg started with perfect 5/5 [...]

13. World University Championship, Katowice 2014 – Photo and Video report

13. World University Championship, Katowice 2014 – Photo and Video report

The 13th World University Chess Championship is taking place on 18-24th August 2014 in Katowice, a city in Southern Poland. The event is split into two sections – Men’s Tournament consisting of 46 players from 16 different countries and Women’s Tournament including 26 players from 18 federations. All the participants were born between 1st January 1986 and 31st [...]

Saint Petersburg summer – 2014 International Chess Festival

Saint Petersburg summer – 2014 International Chess Festival

The International Chess Festival “Saint Petersburg summer – 2014″ is held from 21st August to 1st September 2014 at Park Hotel Krestovskiy in Saint Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia. The Festival is split into many tournaments: Tournament A – Rapid Tournament with a hefty prize fund in the amount of 550.000 RUB (nearly 11.500 €) Tournament [...]

GM Vugar Rasulov claims Canakkale Troya Festival 2014

GM Vugar Rasulov claims Canakkale Troya Festival 2014

The 22nd Canakkale Troya International Open Chess Tournament was held on 11-18th August in Canakkale, a town and seaport in Turkey on the southern (Asian) coast of the Dardanelles. Azerbaijani GM Vugar Rasulov emerged a clear winner on 8/9 points, leaving the runner-up half a point behind. GM Handszar Odeev (Turkmenistan) took the silver on 7,5 points, [...]

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