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Paleochora Open 2017

Paleochora Open 2017

The 10th International Paleochora Open was organized by Municipality of Kandanos-Selino, Chania Chess Academy and Prefecture of Crete from 19-26th July in Paleochora, Greece. A total of 220 players from 27 countries, including 16 Grandmasters and 19 International Masters, competed in the 9-round Swiss event. Grandmasters Kirill Stupak (Belarus), Momchil Nikolov (Bulgaria) and Vitaliy Bernadskiy [...]

Russia-China Junior Match of Friendship

Russia-China Junior Match of Friendship

The Russian Chess Federation and Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation announce that the International Russia-China Junior Match of Friendship will be held on August 3-5. This year the tournament will be played in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province. The Match of Friendship will be a part of the annual Xin Rui Festival. The [...]

Kavala Open 2017

Kavala Open 2017

The 26th Kavala International Open Tournament is set to take place from 28th July to 4th August at the Foyer of Kavala Prefecture Amphitheatre. The event is organized by the Kavala Chess Club and East Macedonia & Thrace Chess Union. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss in three sections: Group A : Rtg > 1900 [...]

GM Yuniesky Quesada claims Southern Open in Orlando

GM Yuniesky Quesada claims Southern Open in Orlando

The 25th Annual Southern Open was held from July 21-23, 2017, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. There had five sections: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200, and the tournament format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. Cuban Grandmaster Yuniesky Quesada Perez took a clear first place [...]

Four players tied on top in Bradley Open

Four players tied on top in Bradley Open

The 22nd Annual Bradley Open was held from July 21-23, 2017, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, 1 Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut. There were five sections to play in: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200. The tournament format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The main Open section [...]

Kaido Kulaots wins Heart of Finland 2017 on tiebreak

Kaido Kulaots wins Heart of Finland 2017 on tiebreak

Estonian Grandmaster Kaido Kulaots took the winner’s trophy in Heart of Finland 2017 tournament by the virtue of superior tie-break. This is his fourth win in the HoF Open, after 2008, 2013 and 2014. Kulaots, last year winner IM Vadim Moiseenko and IM Miroslav Vlasenko completed the event with 7,5/9 points each. The 27th Heart [...]

Andorra Chess Open 2017

Andorra Chess Open 2017

The 35th Andorra Chess Open takes place from 22nd to 30th July 2017 in Hotel Panorama, Andorra. A total of 153 players from 18 countries compete, including 13 Grandmasters and 18 International Masters. The tournament will be played according to Swiss System in 9 rounds, with the time control 40 moves in 90 minutes and [...]

Ernesto Inarkiev winner of Moscow Blitz Cup

Ernesto Inarkiev winner of Moscow Blitz Cup

On the International Chess Day, July 20, National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (NRU MGSU) hosted Moscow Blitz Cup dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of NRU MGSU President Valery Telichenko. Organizers: Chess Federation of Moscow with the support of a joint-stock company Vector Capital Partners. Tournament’s director: Zarif Safoev. Chief Arbiter: IA Artem [...]

Yannick Pelletier wins Swiss Chess Championship

Yannick Pelletier wins Swiss Chess Championship

Grandmaster Yannick Pelletier convincingly won the Swiss Open Chess Championship that was held from 13-21st July in Grächen. Pelletier scored 7,5/9 points leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. This is Pelletier sixth national title, as he previously won in 1995, 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2014. Silver went to the 61-year-old IM Roland Ekström [...]

Lev Polugaevsky Memorial 2017

Lev Polugaevsky Memorial 2017

Lev Polugaevsky Memorial was held from 8-16th July at the Polugaevsky chess club in Samara, Russia. The 9-round Swiss event which is a stage in the Russian Cup gathered 107 participants, including 9 Grandmasters and 14 International Masters. The total prize fund was 11.000 EUR. Dmitry Frolyanov convincingly won the tournament with 8,0/9 points, leaving [...]

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