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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 [...]

Land of the Sky XXVIII in North Carolina

Land of the Sky XXVIII in North Carolina

Land of the Sky XXVIII open chess tournament was held from 23-25th January at the Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, One Resort Dr., in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. The event had four sections: Open (FIDE rated), Asheville (FIDE rated, Under 2200), Buncombe (Under 1700) and U12 (U1200). The playing format was 5-round Swiss with time control [...]

SPICE set to move to new building at Luhr Library

SPICE set to move to new building at Luhr Library

Webster University purchased Luhr Library from Eden Theological Seminary over four years ago, but it wasn’t used until January 15 during the 2015 spring convocation. “We hoped and expected to use this building much sooner than today,” Provost Julian Schuster said during the convocation. Webster University’s Director of Public Relations Patrick Giblin said Luhr Library [...]

Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Masters in Wijk aan Zee

Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Masters in Wijk aan Zee

World Champion Magnus Carlsen drew the final game of the 77th Tata Steel Masters to claim the first place with 9,0/13 points. Carlsen had a slow start, making two draws before losing to Poland’s Radoslaw Wojtaszek. Apparently the setback woke up the monster and Carlsen proceeded to record six consecutive victories. He routinely maintained the [...]

GM Kiril Georgiev collects another trophy in Skopje

GM Kiril Georgiev collects another trophy in Skopje

Bulgarian champion GM Kiril Georgiev won the Karposh Rapid Tournament that was held on 24th January at restaurant “Granit” in Skopje, FYROM. The 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control 15′+5” gathered 107 players. The event was organized by the Municipality Karpos and Chess Club Gambit Aseko-SEE. The total prize fund was 1250 EUR. Georgiev [...]

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