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GM Iordachescu and WFM Hincu lead 2016 Moldovan championships

GM Iordachescu and WFM Hincu lead 2016 Moldovan championships

The 2016 Moldovan Individual Chess Championships for men and women are taking place from 2-10 February, in the Moldova’s capital city Chisinau. Both events are played in a 10-player single round-robin format with time control 90′/40 moves + 30′ + 30″. GM Viorel Iordachescu leads the men’s section with 4.5/6 points, while 19 years old [...]

RSSU School Champions Cup concluded

RSSU School Champions Cup concluded

The RSSU School Champions Cup, part of the 12th International RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016, was concluded on 6th February at the Russian State Social University. The competitions were held in the age groups U9, U11, U13 and U15, for boys and girls. In the U9 Boys group Gleb Pidluzhny (Klaipeda, Lithuania) celebrated the [...]

76th Noteboom Chess Tournament 2016 LIVE!

76th Noteboom Chess Tournament 2016 LIVE!

The 76th Noteboom Chess Tournament is taking place from February 5-7, 2016, in the venue of CORPUS Congress Centre, at the Leiden city, in the Netherlands. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with top seed Dutch player GM Benjamin Bok (2607). Official website/ Standings and statistics

GM Pavel Maletin clinches the title at 6th Ferdowsi Open Tournament 2016

GM Pavel Maletin clinches the title at 6th Ferdowsi Open Tournament 2016

The 6th Ferdowsi Open Tournament 2016 was held from January 28th to February 5th, in the city of Mashdad, Iran. The event was organized by the Khorasan Chess Association in a 9-round Swiss format with time control 90′ + 30″. A total of 178 players from 18 different federation took part in the tournament, including 7 GMs and [...]

ACP-FIDE veterans program for 2016

ACP-FIDE veterans program for 2016

The ACP-FIDE veterans’ program continues for the third year. As it was in 2014 and 2015, six distinguished chess veterans will get an award of 5000 USD each. Here is the list of awardees for 2016: Arturo Pomar (Spain) Oscar Panno (Argentina) Milunka Lazarevic (Serbia) Sergey Pinchuk (Uzbekistan) Marta Litynska (Ukraine) Evgeny Sveshnikov (Russia) On [...]

First rated chess game on Antarctica

First rated chess game on Antarctica

Top rated female player and former World Champion Hou Yifan is visiting Chile from 2-10th February. The first activity was a 60-board simultaneous exhibition at the Plaza de la Constitución del Palacio de la Moneda. On the same day Hou Yifan visited Universidad San Sebastián to attend the national Youth Championship. Finally, the main activity [...]

GM Rauf Mamedov to visit Bay Area

GM Rauf Mamedov to visit Bay Area

European Blitz Champion GM Rauf Mamedov will participate in two events at the new Bay Area Chess office which is located at 2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose 95131, USA. On 11th February Mamedov will give a lecture titled “The Secrets of Chess Strategy” and then he will hold a 25-board simultaneous exhibition. On 17th [...]

Hikaru Nakamura repeats success in Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura repeats success in Gibraltar Masters

American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura has won the 2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Masters, which concluded at the Caleta Hotel on Thursday 4 February. Nakamura successfully defended the trophy that he won in the previous edition of the tournament. After the regular 10 rounds of the play Nakamura and French star Maxime Vachier-Lagrave tied for the first place [...]

“Nona-75th Anniversary” International Open Chess Tournament

“Nona-75th Anniversary” International Open Chess Tournament

The International Open Chess Tournament dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the legendary chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili is scheduled to take place from 21-30th April, 2016, at the Chess Palace in Tbilis, Georgia. The tournament is organzied by the Ministry of Sport and Youth of Georgia, Tbilisi city Hall and Georgian Chess Federation. Sections: – [...]

European Amateur Chess Championship 2016

European Amateur Chess Championship 2016

The European Amateur Chess Championship 2016 will be held in Ruzomberok, northern Slovakia, from June 5 (day of arrival) to June 12 (day of departure) 2016. The tournament will be held in the „Sports hall Koniaren“, and the official accommodating hotel is Hotel Kultura. The Championship is open to all players representing Chess Federations, which [...]

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