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Chess Insider pdf magazine, Sinquefield edition

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Leonid Kritz clear first in 80th Southwest Open

Leonid Kritz clear first in 80th Southwest Open

The 80th Annual Southwest Open was held from 29th August to 1st September at the Doubletree DFW Airport North in Irving, Texas, USA. The event had three sections – Open, Reserve (U2000), Novice (U1400) – and a scholastic event. The sections were played over 7 rounds of Swiss system, while the scholastic event was one-day [...]

Gata Kamsky is New York State Champion

Gata Kamsky is New York State Champion

Grandmaster Gata Kamsky convincingly won the 136th Annual New York State Championship that was held from August 29-September 1, 2014, at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY. Kamsky finished first in the main Open section with 5,5/6 points, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. He earned $1600 for the effort. The [...]

GM Alexandr Fier winner of Open Internacional de Sants

GM Alexandr Fier winner of Open Internacional de Sants

The 16th Open Internacional de Sants, Hostafrancs & Bordeta was held on 22-30th August at the Auditoridel Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants, 79 Sants St in Barcelona, Spain. The 10-round Swiss event consisted of two sections: – Group A: open to all players, regardless of their rating, with a FIDE ID – Group [...]

Players promote Bilbao Chess 2014

Players promote Bilbao Chess 2014

Some of the players that will compete at the European Club Cup and the Chess Masters Final, which will be held simultaneously from 14 to 20 September, have lent their image to promote Bilbao Chess 2014. The promotional advert produced by the organizers of both events in order to encourage visitors features Ukrainian GM Ruslan [...]

Caruana with 5 out of 5 start at Sinquefield Cup, reduces distance to Carlsen in the rating list

Caruana with 5 out of 5 start at Sinquefield Cup, reduces distance to Carlsen in the rating list

Fabiano Caruana amazed the chess world with his performance in the first half of Sinquefield Cup 2014. The Italian-American player starter the strongest ever closed championship with a perfect 5 out of 5, defeating every single opponent in the event. With his achievement Caruana emulates the start of Ivanchuk at Mtel Masters and is chasing [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R6 – Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun increase the lead

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R6 – Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun increase the lead

In the sixth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE both Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan won their games against Alina L’Ami and Anna Ushenina respectivly. It was a lucky day for the Chinese players as Zhao Xue also won today. Xue defeated Humpy Koneru, who suffered the third loss in the [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R5 – Hou Yifan catches Ju Wenjun on top

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R5 – Hou Yifan catches Ju Wenjun on top

There were two decisive games and four draws in the fifth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE. The sole leader after four rounds, Ju Wenjun, was the first one to finish the game. Her opponent Batchimeg Tuvshintugs decided not to tempt the luck today and the players repeated the moves in [...]

Zbigniew Pakleza of Poland wins Scacco Bratto Open

Zbigniew Pakleza of Poland wins Scacco Bratto Open

The 31st International Chess Festival Conca Della Presolana was held from 20-28th August at the Centro Sportivo Comunale in Castione della Presolana, Bratto, Italy. The event was organized by the “Scacchistica Milanese”, historical chess club founded in 1881, Italian Chess Federation, and ScacchiRandagi. The Festival had five sections: “Master” tournament – 9 round Swiss for [...]

World Schools Chess Championships 2014

World Schools Chess Championships 2014

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), the Brazilian Chess Federation (CBX), the Minas Gerais Chess Federation (FMX), the System X Schools Chess and Degraus Education System have the honor to announce the X World Schools Chess Championships 2014 (Individual) to be held in Brazil, in the city of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, between November [...]

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