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2015 Chinese Men’s Championship LIVE!

2015 Chinese Men’s Championship LIVE!

The 2015 Chinese Individual Chess Championship for men is taking place from 18-29th May, in Jiangsu Xinghua, a city under the administration of Taizhou, Jiangsu province, China. The event is a single round-robin tournament with the participation of: GM Ding Liren CHN 2757, GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2723, GM Wei Yi CHN 2718, GM Wang Hao [...]

Andrey Filatov: Forbes overrates me

Andrey Filatov: Forbes overrates me

In February 2014, a man on the Forbes list became head of the Russian Chess Federation. We took a pause and then invited ourselves to a meeting with 43-year-old Andrey Filatov. The billionaire invited us to the Chess Museum on Gogolevsky Boulevard, which had been restored at his expense. We looked around: Q: Is there [...]

European Women’s Chess Championship 2015 LIVE!

European Women’s Chess Championship 2015 LIVE!

The 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship for 2015 is taking place from 18-31st May at the hotel “Oazis Palace Chakvi” in Chakvi, Adjara, Georgia.

Mihaela Sandu takes lead in European Women’s Chess Championship

Mihaela Sandu takes lead in European Women’s Chess Championship

Romanian WGM Mihaela Sandu (2300) takes the lead at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi after 4 rounds. Sandu defeated WGM Olga Girya (RUS 2479) with Black pieces, and with a draw between IM Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS 2423) and IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) she became the sole leader with maximum score. [...]

Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix: Nakamura, Dominguez join Caruana on the top

Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix: Nakamura, Dominguez join Caruana on the top

In the extremely exciting 8th round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk the overnight leader Fabiano Caruana lost to Dmitry Jakovenko, allowing Hikaru Nakamura and Leinier Dominguez to catch up on the shared first place. Nakamura defeated Baadur Jobava, while Dominguez held a draw against Evgeny Tomashevsky. In the other decided games Alexander Grischuk [...]

GM Igor Kovalenko goes for two-peat in Zalakaros Chess Festival

GM Igor Kovalenko goes for two-peat in Zalakaros Chess Festival

The 34th Zalakaros Chess Festival was held from 14-22nd May, 2015, in Zalakaros, a town in Hungary, famous for its thermal bath. The event was organized by the Hungarian Chess Federation and Zalakaros city, under the patronage of Dr. Miklós Seszták, President of the Hungarian Chess Federation, and Mr. Ferenc Novák, Mayor of Zalakaros. Latvian player GM Igor [...]

Cori, Hansen and Flores took the lead in the American Continental Championship 2015

Cori, Hansen and Flores took the lead in the American Continental Championship 2015

The 10th American Continental Chess Championship is currently in progress in the Telecommunications Tower (ANTEL Tower), in Montevideo, the capital and largest city of Uruguay. The event is organized by the Uruguay Chess Federation (FUA), under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Montevideo Municipality and ANTEL Telecommunications company and at the end of the competition the first [...]

ECU press release: “Budva investigation” unveils new details

ECU press release: “Budva investigation” unveils new details

The scandal with the European Youth Chess Championship in 2013 that forced Vladimir Sakotic to resign from his position of MCF President might have much deeper implications than the breaking of the law concluded by the local authorities. The current ECU Board was asked to investigate a number of issues concerning the organization of the [...]

6th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament

6th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament

After a very successful first edition of International Etna tournament in Nicolosi (CT), in December, a new event – 6th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament will be held this summer from Alessandro Monaco and his chess club “Amici della Scacchiera” (Chessboard Friends) on the west side of the Sicily island in Erice. Three Opens, A [...]

Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix LIVE!

Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix LIVE!

The fourth and final stage of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 is taking place from 13-27th May in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The winner and second placed player overall of the GP Series will qualify for the 2016 Candidates Tournament. Leading the overall Grand Prix standings after three events are Tomashevsky on 252 points, Mamedyarov on 235 (he finished [...]

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