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CEO of MyHeritage Gilad Japhet: Steinitz was related to Lasker

CEO of MyHeritage Gilad Japhet: Steinitz was related to Lasker

Mr Gilad Japhet, the organizer of the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Chess Tournament in honor of his father, and also founder and CEO of MyHeritage.com – one of the most popular websites connecting people using genealogy, agreed on an exclusive interview for Chessdom. It reveals much about the great festival in Jerusalem, including chess stars [...]

Sergey Tiviakov wins Canadian Open on tie-break

Sergey Tiviakov wins Canadian Open on tie-break

The 2014 Canadian Open (Championnat ouvert du Canada) was held on 19-26th July in the “Grand Salon” of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, in Montreal. The 9-round Swiss tournament was organized by the Quebec Chess Federation and merged with the Quebec Open. The total prize fund is $25,000, with $20,000 guaranteed. 42 players competed in the [...]

Chess Olympiad 2014 – Opening Ceremony Video

Chess Olympiad 2014 – Opening Ceremony Video

The organizing committee of the 2014 Chess Olympiad has released a video that will be featured at the opening ceremony: “This video gives a good idea of what we want the 2014 Chess Olympiad to be all about – celebrating the game of chess, the players from 180 participating nations and what Tromsø 2014 stands [...]

GM Julio Granda Zuniga claims Andorra Open 2014

GM Julio Granda Zuniga claims Andorra Open 2014

Peruvian Grandmaster Julio Granda Zuniga took a clear first place in the 32nd Andorra International Chess Open that was held on 19-27th July at the Sant Gothard Hotel in Erts (La Massana). The 9-round Swiss event was organized by the Federació d’Escacs Valls d’Andorra. Granda Zuniga completed the tournament with 7,5/9 points, half a point [...]

GM Adhiban tops 47th Biel Master Tournament

GM Adhiban tops 47th Biel Master Tournament

The 47th Biel Chess Festival 2014 included a 11-round Swiss Master Tournament that was taking part on 14-25th July 2014. Indian GM Adhiban emerged a clear winner with 8,5/11 points, defeating Turkish GM Dragan Solak with black pieces in the last round and deservedly grabbed the first prize of 7.000 CHF. Second place was shared in [...]

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial 2014 – final VIDEO, PHOTOS

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial 2014 – final VIDEO, PHOTOS

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 took place on 16-24th July 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel, incorporating professional and amateur chess. The fascinating Rapid Chess duel between top grandmasters Boris Gelfand and Peter Svidler was the most widely recognized part of the event. The final result of the duel is 5: 3 in favor of Peter Svidler. There [...]

40th International Chess Open Vila de Sitges

40th International Chess Open Vila de Sitges

The 40th International Chess Open Vila de Sitges is being held from 22nd to 31st July at the Casino Prado Theatre Hall in Sitges, Spain. The organizers are Penya d’Escacs Casino Prado Suburense and Hotel & Apartaments Sunway Playa Golf. The event consists of two sections – Group A (for players rated over 2000) and [...]

Karen Grigoryan sole winner in Sant Martí Open

Karen Grigoryan sole winner in Sant Martí Open

The 16th Obert Internacional Sant Martí took place from 13th to 21st July at the Centre Civic Sant Marti: c/ Selva de Mar, Barcelona, Spain. The tournament format was 9-round Swiss with the prize fund of 7000 EUR. There were two competitions: Group A, for players with FCE, FEDA, FIDE elo bigger than 2000 and [...]

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave supreme in Biel

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave supreme in Biel

The 47th Biel Chess Festival “In Memoriam Hans Suri” took place on 12-25th July, 2014, in Biel/Bienne, a town in Switzerland. The strong event was a double round-robin tournament with the participation of: last-year winner Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2766, Anish Giri NED 2750, Radoslaw Wojtaszek POL 2733, Pentala Harikrishna IND 2726, Alexander Motylev 2698 and Yifan Hou CHN 2629 The average rating of the tournament of 2717 made [...]

European Youth Chess Championships 2014 – Participants

European Youth Chess Championships 2014 – Participants

Georgian Chess Federation and European Chess Union are organizing the 2014 European Youth Chess Championships, which will take place in Batumi (Black See), Georgia between October the 18th (arrival) and October the 29th (departure). The Championships will be held in 5***** Batumi hotel “Sheraton Batumi” (built in 2010). In case of need second 5***** playing [...]

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