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11th Malaysian Chess Festival – Chess Kidz Next Generation (Video)

11th Malaysian Chess Festival – Chess Kidz Next Generation (Video)

Chess Kidz Next Generation team lifted the coveted 34th Astro Merdeka Rapid Cup in the 104 Teams Championship. GM Alexei Barsov won the top board prize. Video by Vijay Kumar.

11th Malaysian Chess Festival (Video)

11th Malaysian Chess Festival (Video)

The 11th Malaysian Chess Festival 2014 began with the 34th ASTRO Merdeka Rapid Team Championship in which over 500 players including Grandmasters from various countries participated. Here is the first day video by Vijay Kumar

Portuguese Absolute Championship 2014 – Video

Portuguese Absolute Championship 2014 – Video

The final stage of the Portuguese Chess Championship 2014 is taking place from 7th to 13th September at the Hotel AS in Lisbon, the capital and the largest city of Portugal. See the full list of participants here. GM Antonio Fernandes is leading with 3,5/4 points, leaving the nearest followers full point behind. FM Viktor Ulyanovskyy and IM Jorge Viterbo [...]

GM Ivan Sokolov VIDEO commentaries on Abu Dhabi Masters

GM Ivan Sokolov VIDEO commentaries on Abu Dhabi Masters

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament was held on 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. Grandmasters Yuriy Kuzubov (UKR 2667) and Tigran Petrosian (ARM 2641) shared the first place, but Kuzubov took the winner’s trophy thanks to the slightly better tie-break score. You can see the round 9 video, presented by Vijay Kumar [...]

Yuriy Kuzubov wins Abu Dhabi Masters on tie-break (Video)

Yuriy Kuzubov wins Abu Dhabi Masters on tie-break (Video)

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament took place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival was Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. Grandmasters Yuriy Kuzubov (UKR 2667) and Tigran Petrosian [...]

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 7 and 8 Video

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 7 and 8 Video

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament is taking place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival is Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. Heading into the final round Indian Grandmasters [...]

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 5 Video

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 5 Video

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament is taking place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival is Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. After five round of play Russian Grandmaster [...]

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 3 and 4 Videos

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 3 and 4 Videos

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament is taking place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival is Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. After four rounds of play Grandmasters Kryvoruchko [...]

GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov wins Abu Dhabi Blitz

GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov wins Abu Dhabi Blitz

The Abu Dhabi Blitz Tournament, part of the 21st Abu Dhabi Chess Festival, featured 108 participants from 26 countries. After 11 rounds of play Grandmaster Aleksandr Rakhmanov from Russia took a clear first place with 9,5/11 points, narowly edging GM Yuriy Kuzubov (UKR) and IM Gagare (IND). Full standings below. Video by Vijay Kumar, including [...]

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 2 Video

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 2 Video

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament is taking place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The Festival is supported by the Abu Dhabi Sport Council and consists of following sections: – Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu [...]

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