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Dutch Chess Championships 2014

Dutch Chess Championships 2014

Dutch Individual Chess Championships for men and women are scheduled to take place from 6th to 13th July 2014 at the Manor Hotel in Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city in the Netherlands. Both tournaments will be played in 8 player round-robin format. Men Section has the strong participation of 8 GMs, including the [...]

48th Ilmar Raud Memorial 2014

48th Ilmar Raud Memorial 2014

The 48th edition of the Ilmar Raud Memorial is taking place from 30th June to 6th July 2014 at the Viljandi Sports Center in Viljandi, a town in southern Estonia. The event is played in memorial of Ilmar Raud, member of the Estonian team that scored bronze at the Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires. The playing format is 9 [...]

Yemelin strikes again, lifts the trophy in Ellivuori International

Yemelin strikes again, lifts the trophy in Ellivuori International

The Ellivuori International Chess Tournament was held from 23rd to 29th June, 2014, at the Ellivuori Hotel in Ellivuori, a town in the heart of pure nature, in the western part of Finland. GM Vasily Yemelin led the tournament by one point after the seventh round and maintained his advantage till the end. Collecting 6,5/9 points, he emerged [...]

Five players lead Jaen Chess Festival 2014 after four rounds

Five players lead Jaen Chess Festival 2014 after four rounds

The 2nd Jaen Chess Festival 2014 is taking place from 28th June to 2nd July, 2014 in the Andalusian city of Jaen, Spain, known as The World Capital of Olive Oil. The event is a 9 round Swiss with a total of 64 players from 5 different countries, including 4 GMs 7 IMs and 3 FMs. The [...]

IM Camilo Gomez leads Montcada Chess Festival 2014 with a perfect 4/4 score

IM Camilo Gomez leads Montcada Chess Festival 2014 with a perfect 4/4 score

Cuban IM Camilo Ernesto Gomez takes the lead in XXII edition of Montcada Chess Festival, defeating Russian FM Roman Oganisian in the 4th round of the competition. IM Camilo Gomez won a beautiful game in a sharp Dragon Variation of Sicilian Defence (replay the game here) to obtain a sole lead with 4/4 points. Second place [...]

FRC Chess960 computer tournament has started

FRC Chess960 computer tournament has started

TCEC Special event FRC (Fischer Random Chess) has just started. The reigning TCEC champion Stockfish, modification 260614, defeated Shredder 12 in the very beginning of the tournament. It won with white pieces in 69 moves. In the other game of the day Fire 3.1 won against Tornado. In Fischer Random Chess aka Chess960 the pieces at the [...]

England sets board order for Tromso Chess Olympiad

England sets board order for Tromso Chess Olympiad

England’s team captain GM Peter Wells has announced the board order for the Open Team at the Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway: 1. Michael Adams 2. Gawain Jones 3. Nigel Short 4. David Howell 5. Matthew Sadler

42nd Greek Team Championship in Porto Rio, Patras

42nd Greek Team Championship in Porto Rio, Patras

The National Greek Chess Festival is scheduled to take place from 28th June to 10th July, 2014, at the Porto Rio Hotel, situated near Patras, a historical city in northern Peloponnese, Greece. For a fifteen day period the Greek Chess Elite of all ages will be gathered to participate in the event. Apart from the leading [...]

XXII Montcada International Chess Tournament

XXII Montcada International Chess Tournament

The XXII Montcada International Chess Tournament is taking place from 25th June to 3rd July at Espacio Cultural Kursaal, in Montcada i Reixac, Spain. The event is split into three groups. Group A – open to all, Group B - for players rated less than 2000 FIDE ELO or less than 2100 Catalan rating and Open C – [...]

GM Karen Grigoryan convincing winner of 7th Karen Asrian Memorial

GM Karen Grigoryan convincing winner of 7th Karen Asrian Memorial

The 7th Annual Karen Asrian Memorial took place from 16th to 25th June, 2014, in the prominent SPA resort of Jermuk, Armenia. GM Karen Grigoryan emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points leaving the runner-up half a point behind. Grigoryan took the lead after the seventh round defeating GM Arman Pashikian with Black pieces. Full point versus [...]

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