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GM Antipov with perfect score in 7th Qualifier of FIDE Online Juniors World Championship

GM Antipov with perfect score in 7th Qualifier of FIDE Online Juniors World Championship

The 7th Qualifier tournament of the FIDE Online Juniors World Blitz Championship was held on July, 23, 2015 on the official FIDE Online platform. The playing format was 11-round Swiss with the time control 3′+2”. Top seed GM Mikhail Antipov (Chiffa) stormed through the field of 35 players, obtaining perfect 11/11 score. Thus, the 18 y.o. Grandmaster qualified [...]

Romain Edouard clear first in Quebec Open – AIDEF Championships 2015

Romain Edouard clear first in Quebec Open – AIDEF Championships 2015

The 2015 Quebec Open was merged with the International Championships of French-speaking countries (AIDEF Championships) and held from 17-25th July at the Hotel Delta in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. All players associated with an AIDEF country (Association Internationale des Echecs Francophones), including Canada and USA, were eligible to participate. The main Championship section attracted 152 players [...]

Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival 2015

Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival 2015

The 5th Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival is set to take place from 20-25th August, 2015, at the Caleta Hotel, venue of the famous Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. The number of participants is limited to 140 and only players rated under 2300 FIDE (1st May) are eligible to compete. The Festival will have two main [...]

GM David Howell leads 9th Leiden Tournament with one round to go

GM David Howell leads 9th Leiden Tournament with one round to go

The 9th Leiden Chess Tournament 2015 is currently in progress in the Leiden Denksportcentrum. The event is a 9-round Swiss open with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″ and total prize fund >  € 5500. British champion GM David Howell maintains a full point advantage after the penultimate eighth round. Howell has 7.5/8 points, while the nearest follower, [...]

Record participation in Politiken Cup 2015

Record participation in Politiken Cup 2015

The Politiken Cup 2015 will be a 10-round Swiss open tournament taking place from 25th July to 2nd August at the Konventum in Helsingør, Denmark. A total of 434 players from 25 countries are expected to take part in the event. This by far exceeds the previous record of 311 players, set in 2011. The [...]

GM Vladislav Borovikov wins 8th Paleochora Open

GM Vladislav Borovikov wins 8th Paleochora Open

The 8th Paleochora Open Chess tournament was held from 17-24th July 2015, in Paleochora town, part of the Mediterranean island of Crete. The event was organized by the Municipality of Kantanos – Selino and Chania Chess Academy, in collaboration with the Region of Chania and Greek Chess Federation. 215 players from 27 different countries took part in the [...]

Another new entry in Hasselbacken Chess Open: GM Vladislav Tkachiev

Another new entry in Hasselbacken Chess Open: GM Vladislav Tkachiev

Another strong Grandmaster joined the field of Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016. French player Vladislav Tkachiev (2661) is the third seed in the open tournament that will take place from April 30 through May 8, 2016, at the venerable Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken**** in the heart of The Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. Tournament website/ Registration/ LIVE games with analysis Vladislav Tkachiev is [...]

GMs Aleksandrov and Kovalev win Minsk Open 2015

GMs Aleksandrov and Kovalev win Minsk Open 2015

The Minsk International Open Tournament 2015 took place from July 15-23, in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus. The event was a 9-round Swiss open with tempo of play 90′ + 30″, that gathered 128 players from 4 different countries. Grandmasters Aleksej Aleksandrov (2613) and Vladislav Kovalev (2416) from Belarus shared the first place with 7.5/9 points. Aleksandrov [...]

GM Gavrilov wins 38th Eastman Open 2015

GM Gavrilov wins 38th Eastman Open 2015

The 38th International Eastman Open 2015 took place from July 18-22, at the Barbara College in Ghent, Belgium. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament, sponsored by Eastman –  a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. 1,800 Euro will be distributed to the winner. Russian GM Gavrilov edged [...]

GMs Torre and Laylo joint winners of Guam International 2015

GMs Torre and Laylo joint winners of Guam International 2015

The 2015 Guam International Open Chess Tournament took place on 18-22nd July, 2015, at the Guam Reef Hotel, Tumon, Guam. The event was a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″ and prize fund in total of US$ 8,000. Filipino star GM Eugenio Torre and his countryman GM Darwin Laylo tied for the [...]

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