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XXVIII Abierto Internacional de Roquetas de Mar

XXVIII Abierto Internacional de Roquetas de Mar

The 28th Villa de Roquetas International Open 2017 was held from 3-8th January at Hotel Bahía Serena in Roquetas de Mar, Almería, Spain. The event was organized by the Club Ajedrez Roquetas and consisted of a 9-round General Open with a 1200 euro prize for first place and a 7-round sub 2150 tournament. The main [...]

1st Sharjah Masters international Chess Championship

1st Sharjah Masters international Chess Championship

The Sharjah Chess & Culture Club is pleased to invite players to participate at the 1st Sharjah Masters international Chess Championship, which will be held at Sharjah Chess & Culture Club from 22nd March to 31st March 2017. The 9-round Swiss event is open to players rated above 1500 FIDE. The total prize fund is [...]

Basel Chess Festival 2017

Basel Chess Festival 2017

The 2017 edition of Basel Chess Festival took place from 2-8th January at Hotel Landgasthof in Basel, Switzerland. A total of 107 players took part in the 9-round Swiss event. Grandmasters Eltaj Safarli, Bai Jinshi and Christian Bauer shared the first place with 7/0 points each. Eltaj Safarli took the winner’s trophy on best tiebreak. [...]

Sisters Muzychuk about World Championship in Iran

Sisters Muzychuk about World Championship in Iran

Former Women’s World Champion Mariya Muzychuk will not play in the World Championship in Iran this February, censor.net.ua reported. Mariya Muzychuk stated – “it is wrong that the players who refuse to play in Iran and to wear a hijab are simply out of the World Championship cycle.” At the same time Mariya confirmed that [...]

Ernesto Inarkiev elected president of Ingushetia Chess Federation

Ernesto Inarkiev elected president of Ingushetia Chess Federation

Grandmaster Ernesto Inarkiev, the reigning European Champion, is elected president of the chess federation in Republic of Ingushetia, a federal subject of Russia. One of his first projects will be implementation of the program “Chess in Schools”. Inarkiev is the author of the idea of compulsory chess education in the elementary schools. This initiative is [...]

Deep Sengupta wins Hastings Masters

Deep Sengupta wins Hastings Masters

The traditional Hastings International Chess Congress took place from 28th December 2016 to 5th January 2017 at the Horntye Sports Centre in Hastings, UK. The Congress consisted of seven tournaments and the main event was Hastings Masters with 99 participants from 23 countries, including 12 Grandmasters and 14 International Masters. GM Deep Sengupta from India [...]

Krishnan Sasikiran claims the Rilton Cup

Krishnan Sasikiran claims the Rilton Cup

The 46th Rilton Cup was held from 27th December 2016 to 5th January 2017 at the Clarion Hotel, in Stockholm, Sweden. The traditional festival consisted of four sections: Rilton Cup, Rilton Elo, Rilton 1800 and Rilton 1600. The main section was a 9-round Swiss for players rated over 2200. GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India took [...]

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2017

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2017

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will take place from 23rd January to 2nd February 2017 at Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar. This year, the festival marks the 15th anniversary, and will have the same format, with five main events, as well as a variety of evening activities. The organizers of the 15th Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival [...]

25th Fajr Sabalan Cup in Ardabil, Iran

25th Fajr Sabalan Cup in Ardabil, Iran

Ardabil Chess Association under the auspices of the I.R Iran Chess Federation has the hounor of inviting all players of national chess federations to participate in the 25th international Chess festival “Fajr Sabalan Cup” to be organized in Sareyn, Ardabil, Iran from 27th January to 5th February 2017. The Playing Venue & Official Hotel shall [...]

Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine wins IIFL Wealth Open in Mumbai

Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine wins IIFL Wealth Open in Mumbai

Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev, rated 2516, became the champion of the 2nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open 2016-17 that came to close at the Mount Litera School International in Mumbai. The soft-spoken Ukrainian defeated country-mate GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy in a winner takes all game as the first and the third board games ended in draws. [...]

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