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Tromso Chess Olympiad – Need To Know

Tromso Chess Olympiad – Need To Know

The organizing committee of the Tromso Chess Olympiad has issued a brochure with the basic information that visitors need to know before and on arrival. Money We strongly recommend exchange of Euro and U.S. dollars to Norwegian currency (NOK) prior to departure – or at Norway’s international airport, Gardermoen. On arrival in Tromsø there will [...]

1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament

1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament

Chess South Africa is organizing the 1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament to be held in Durban, South Africa from 20 to 29 September 2014. The event will take place at the International Convention Centre, Durban, concurrently with the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships. The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess [...]

GM Sergei Ovsejevitsch claims Martigny Open 2014

GM Sergei Ovsejevitsch claims Martigny Open 2014

The 23rd edition of the traditional chess tournament Martigny Open was held on 25-28th July 2014 in Martigny, Switzerland. The event was a 7-round Swiss with a time control 90′ + 30″. GM Sergei Ovsejevitsch (UKR) emerged a clear winner with 6/7 points and grabbed the top prize of 1.500 CHF. Second place was shared [...]

Bu Xiangzhi convincing in Politiken Cup

Bu Xiangzhi convincing in Politiken Cup

Chinese Grandmaster Bu Xiangzhi crushed the opposition in the 2014 Politiken Cup to convincingly take the first place with 9,0/10 points. Bu Xiangzhi won eight games and conceded only two draws to leave the nearest followers a full point behind. He earned 2700 EUR and 24 elo points. The 2014 Politiken Cup took place on [...]

Europe Chess Funding – ECU Sponsoring

Europe Chess Funding – ECU Sponsoring

The “ECU Back to Europe” campaign team, which is nominating Zurab Azmaiparashvilli for the post of ECU President, has issued a proposal for the ECU sponsorship and financing in the period 2014-2018. The proposal includes: – Sponsorship by the privately owned “JSC Bank of Georgia” – Cancellation of ECU President stipends and transfer of funds [...]

Chess Olympiad 2014 – the ELO Preview (open section)

Chess Olympiad 2014 – the ELO Preview (open section)

A look at the top teams before the start of Tromso 2014 Olympiad

GM Ernesto Inarkiev wins Primorsky Debut on tie-break

GM Ernesto Inarkiev wins Primorsky Debut on tie-break

Primorsky Debut, a stage in the Cup of Russia, was held from 21-29th July at the DVFU campus in Vladivostok. 41 players competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament. Ernesto Inarkiev edged fellow Grandmaster Dmitry Bocharov on tie-break to take the top prize of 3100 EUR. The two players finished the event on 7,0/9 points each. [...]

5th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” – final report

5th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” – final report

Alessandro Monaco: This year too the participation in the 5th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” has been remarkable – a total of 108 players which is a new record for Sicily in the last ten years. There were 68 players in the Open A, 25 in the Open B and 15 in the Open [...]

Andrey Rychagov’s hat-trick in Paleochora

Andrey Rychagov’s hat-trick in Paleochora

Russian Grandmaster Andrey Rychagov won another trophy in the Palechora Open to round up a hat-trick of consecutive victories, having previously claimed the tournament in 2012 and 2013. Rychagov shared the first place with GM Azer Mirzoev (Azerbaijan) on 7,5/9 points each, but the Russian was declared champion on better tie-break. The 7th International Chess [...]

WGM Adriana Nikolova lifted the trophy in Vratsa

WGM Adriana Nikolova lifted the trophy in Vratsa

The 9th edition of the annual Open Women’s Bulgarian Chess Championship “Thracian Princess” took place on 21-25th July 2014 at the County Youth House in Vratsa, a city in northwestern Bulgaria, at the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. The event was organized by Chess Club “Vratsa” and Bulgarian Chess Federation under the auspices of the [...]

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