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Vladimir Georgiev and Ashwin Jayaram share first place in Cardinal Open

Vladimir Georgiev and Ashwin Jayaram share first place in Cardinal Open

The 38th Cardinal Open Chess Tournament was held on 23-25th January, 2015, at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The event had five sections: Open (FIDE rated, FIDE rules), U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200. The playing format was 5-round Swiss with time control 40/120, SD/60 d5. A total of 183 players competed, [...]

Chessity sparks interest in kids during Tata Steel

Chessity sparks interest in kids during Tata Steel

January 15th was a great day for all chess enthusiasts attending the TataSteel Chess Tournament in the Telstar Soccer stadium. The event was packed with both beginners who were eager to learn and masters who were more than happy to help. Among the crowds some recognizable figures, like Chess Master and TV personality Hans Bohm, [...]

134th MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

134th MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

The 134th MGU Open 2015 is scheduled to take place from 31st January to 1st February, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event will be organized by FA Dimitar Iliev under the auspices of the University of mining and geology “St Ivan Rilski” Sofia,  Chess Club “An Pasan” and “Zora” [...]

Ognyan Zahariev tops 133rd MGU Open 2015

Ognyan Zahariev tops 133rd MGU Open 2015

The 133rd MGU Open 2015 was held on 24-25th January, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria and the fifteenth largest city in the European Union. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev and Chess Club “An Pasan” in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated below 2200 and it is valid [...]

Tradewise Chess Festival underway in Gibraltar

Tradewise Chess Festival underway in Gibraltar

The 2015 Tradewise Chess Festival got underway with a simultaneous display given by IM Jovanka Houska (England) and IM Salome Melia(Georgia) on 25th January , 2015, to welcome the first arrivals at the Caleta Hotel****. The Tradewise Gibraltar Challengers and Amateur tournaments began on 26th January, with sponsors Coca Cola making the ceremonial opening move [...]

2nd edition International Prize from His Majesty King Mohammed VI to be held in Casablanca

2nd edition International Prize from His Majesty King Mohammed VI to be held in Casablanca

The 2nd edition International Prize from His Majesty King Mohammed VI is scheduled to take place from 28th January to 4th February, 2015, at the Sacré coeur Room, in the splendid city of Casablanca, situated on the western part of Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. The event is organized under the auspices of the Council of the [...]

Central Florida Class Championships 2015

Central Florida Class Championships 2015

The Central Florida Class Championships 2015 were held from 23-25th January at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, 10100 International Dr., 32821. The event had six sections: Master/Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and U1200. The tournament format was 5-round Swiss with time control G/120, d5. 125 players participated in the [...]

WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova is 2015 Azerbaijani champion for women

WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova is 2015 Azerbaijani champion for women

The 2015 Azerbaijani Individual Chess Championship for women took place from 16th to 25th January 2015 in Baku, the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with time control 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points, leaving the nearest followers [...]

GM Rafael Leitao tops Brazilian Individual Championship 2015

GM Rafael Leitao tops Brazilian Individual Championship 2015

The Final Stage of the 81st Brazilian Individual Men’s Chess Championship 2015 took place from 17th to 25th January 2015 in Joao Pessoa, the easternmost city in the Americas and the capital of the state of Paraíba in Brazil. The event was a 12-player round-robin tournament with an average Elo rating 2356 and tempo of play 90′ [...]

European Women’s Individual & Rapid Championships 2015

European Women’s Individual & Rapid Championships 2015

The government of Georgia, government of Adjarian Autonomous Republic and Georgian Chess Federation under the auspices of European Chess Union organize the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championships for 2015. The championship will be held in Chakvi, Adjara (13 km from Batumi) in Georgia, from May 18 (day of arrival) until May 31 (day of [...]

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