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In Memoriam: GM Alexander Lastin

In Memoriam: GM Alexander Lastin

Russian Grandmaster Alexander Lastin passed away on Friday at the age of 38. The funeral will take place 25th January in Zheleznovodsk. Lastin was one of the leading chess players in Stavropol Krai, Russian Champion in 2002 and winner of the Moscow Open in 2006. In 2014 he was active in rapid events in North [...]

Schools Chess Championship in Durres, Albania

Schools Chess Championship in Durres, Albania

During the recent years, after the agreement with FIDE, the Albanian Chess Federation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports has given the top priority to the ‘Chess in Schools’ project, by introducing the chess activities to all schools in the country. The agreement with the Ministry will be finalized in a short [...]

Women’s World Chess Championship 2015

Women’s World Chess Championship 2015

The FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship will be held from March 16th to April 7th in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia. The organization of the Championship was agreed during the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A total of 64 players qualified from the Women’s World Championships 2012-2013, FIDE rating lists, World Junior Championships, continental zones [...]

Belarus Chess Championships 2015

Belarus Chess Championships 2015

The 81st Belarusian Men’s Championship and 59th Belarusian Women’s Championship were held from 12-22nd January, 2015, at the RCOP, Minsk. The men’s event started as a 12-player round robin, but Aleksandr Kocheev dropped out after four games. The women’s event was a 10-player round robin. Grandmasters Kirill Stupak and Aleksej Aleksandrov shared the first place [...]

Dreaming King Open in San Diego

Dreaming King Open in San Diego

The Dreaming King Open was held from 17-19th January, 2015, at the Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station in San Diego, California, USA. The 6-round Swiss event consisted of seven sections with a total of 155 participants. The guaranteed prize fund was 17,000 USD. The Open section had 30 players. GM Melikset Khachiyan, GM Enrico Sevillano [...]

8th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament

8th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament

The Armenian Chess Federation is organizing an international open chess tournament, dedicated to the memory of GM Karen Asrian, which will take place on June 15-25, 2015, in the prominent resort town of Jermuk. All interested chess players can participate in the 9-round Swiss tournament. GM Karen Grigoryan was the winner of the 7th Asrian [...]

IM Nino Batsiashvili is 2015 Georgian champion for women

IM Nino Batsiashvili is 2015 Georgian champion for women

The Georgian Chess Federation organized the 2015 edition of the 72nd Georgian Individual Chess Championship for women from 10th to 19th January, 2015, in Tbilisi, the capital and largest city of Georgia. The event was a 1-player round-robin tournament with time control 40/90′ + 30′ + 30″. Georgian Olympic player IM Nino Batsiashvili emerged a [...]

Karen Grigoryan and Susanna Gaboyan are new Armenian Champions

Karen Grigoryan and Susanna Gaboyan are new Armenian Champions

The 75th Armenian Men’s Championship and 70th Armenian Women’s Championship were held from 12-21st January at the Central Chess Club “Tigran Petrosian” in Yerevan. Both events were 10-player round robins. In the men’s section the talented GM Karen Grigoryan claimed the title with 6,0/9 points. Grigoryan won four games and lost only to second-placed rising [...]

GM Alojzije Jankovic is 2015 Croatian champion

GM Alojzije Jankovic is 2015 Croatian champion

The 2014 Croatian Individual Chess Championship for men was held from 11th to 21st January 2015 in Opatija, a resort town in western Croatia, situated on the Adriatic Sea. The event was a 12-player round-robin tournament with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. GM Alojzije Jankovic emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points and took [...]

Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament 2015

Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament 2015

The Jersey Chess Federation announces the Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament which will be held on 15-20th March, 2015, in St Clement Bay, Jersey. The event consists of three tournaments: Open Tournament, Holiday Tournament and Nautilus Jersey Blitz Championship. Sponsors of the event are Polar Capital, Jersey Tourism, the One Foundation and Nautilus Trust [...]

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