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26th Carlos Torre Memorial 2014 LIVE!

26th Carlos Torre Memorial 2014 LIVE!

The 26th Torneo Internacional Carlos Torre Repetto In Memoriam is taking place from 18-22nd December at the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya Calle in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2668, GM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo CUB 2623, GM Cordova Emilio PER 2616, GM Ramirez Alejandro USA 2581 and GM Gonzalez Vidal Yuri CUB 2560 are top seeded. Official website

GM Granda Zuniga impressive in Valladolid

GM Granda Zuniga impressive in Valladolid

The 10th International Rapid Chess Tournament of Valladolid took place on 21st December, 2014, at the Holtel Novotel (Valladolid) in the northwestern Spain’s biggest city. The event was an 8-round tournament with tempo of play 15′ + 15″ and gathered 100 participants from 10 different countries. The top seeded GM Julio Granda Zuniga (Peru) was impressive with [...]

GM Vladimir Baklan tops Sunway Sitges Chess Festival 2014

GM Vladimir Baklan tops Sunway Sitges Chess Festival 2014

The 1st Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival 2014 took place on 13-21st December, 2014, at the luxurious Sunway Playa Golf Sitges Hotel & Spa, situated on the Promenade of Sitges (40 km. south of Barcelona), in front of the sea and beside the golf club, in the residential quarter of Sitges. The 9-round Swiss event was split [...]

Al Ain Classic has started

Al Ain Classic has started

Al Ain has already made a significant contribution to high class chess events in the Gulf region. Currently it is hosting their third international open tournament, Al Ain Classic, on 18-27 December. Al Ain Classic had started as a side event to the 2012 World Cities Chess Team Championship. On that occasion, it had introduced [...]

African Chess Confederation to increase publicity of and communication about chess in Africa

African Chess Confederation to increase publicity of and communication about chess in Africa

African Chess Confederation (ACC) president Lewis Ncube this afternoon reiterated the need for chess programmes and activities in Africa to be highlighted to all federations in Africa and to the whole world.

European Rapid Chess Championship 2014: Jan-Krzysztof Duda is the winner

European Rapid Chess Championship 2014: Jan-Krzysztof Duda is the winner

The 16-years old Polish Grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda won the European Rapid Chess Championship 2014 that was held on 20-21st December at the Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland. 783 players from 32 European federations (FIDE Zones 1.1 to 1.10) competed in the 11-round Swiss event with the time control G-15′+10”. The field included 73 Grandmasters and [...]

Montenegro Chess Championships 2014

Montenegro Chess Championships 2014

The 2014 Montenegro Chess Championships took place from 10-20th December in the country capital Podgorica as part of the “December Days of Chess”. The men’s tournament event was a 12-player round-robin, held in the hall of the National Library “Radosav Ljumovic”, gathering the members of the Montenegro Olympic team, as well as the promising young [...]

Princes take 5-3 lead against Kings in Shchelkunchik 2014

Princes take 5-3 lead against Kings in Shchelkunchik 2014

The first round of the Generations “Shchelkunchik 2014″ Tournament was played today at the Botvinnik Chess Club in Moscow. The younger Russian generation “The Princes” shocked their more experienced colleagues “The Kings” to take an early lead 5-3. Alexei Shirov opened the score for the Kings by defeating Daniil Dubov. But Grigoriy Oparin immediately struck [...]

Groningen Chess Festival 2014

Groningen Chess Festival 2014

The 52nd Groningen Chess Festival is taking place from 21-30th December at the Sport Centre Rijksuniversiteit & Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, Netherlands. The Festival consists of several events: – Open A, 9-round Swiss for players rated above 2000, prize fund 6000 EUR – Open B, 9-round Swiss for players rated 1700-2100, prize fund 1500 EUR – [...]

130th MGU Open to be held in Sofia

130th MGU Open to be held in Sofia

The 130th MGU Open 2014 is scheduled to take place on 3-4th January, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The tournament will mark the beginning of the new 2015 – European year of development according to the European Union. The event is organized in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to [...]

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