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Chicago Open 2015

Chicago Open 2015

The 24th Annual Chicago Open will be held from 21-25 May, 2015, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois. The event has 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The Open section will be played over 9 rounds [...]

3rd Cup Svetozar Gligoric 2015 LIVE!

3rd Cup Svetozar Gligoric 2015 LIVE!

The 3rd Cup Svetozar Gligoric 2015 is taking place from 16-22nd May, 2015, in Hotel Turist, in the Serbian city of Kraljevo. The event is a 7-round Team tournament headed by the team of “Jugovic” Kac with an average Elo rating of 2579. Top seed players are: GM Ivan Ivanisevic SRB (2657), GM Alexey Dreev [...]

FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015 kicked off in Muscat, Oman

FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015 kicked off in Muscat, Oman

The FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015 kicked off in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The event is organized by the Oman Chess Federation from 17-24th May, 2015 and it was inaugurated by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. The FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship for men is a 9-round Swiss tournament, headed by Iranian player GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami (2558), while the [...]

6-year-old girl checkmates GM Simen Agdestein

6-year-old girl checkmates GM Simen Agdestein

The Norwegian GM Simen Agdestein (2620) was forced to resign in a game against a 6-year-old girl. The young Like-Merlo Heliesen was named by her parents after the famous sort of grape used for one of the best kinds of red wine in the world. Anyhow, Like-Merlo proved to be more than gifted for chess, defeating [...]

Fabiano Caruana takes lead in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Fabiano Caruana takes lead in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Italian-American star Fabiano Caruana moved into lead in the FIDE Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk by scoring a second consecutive victory. Today he won with black against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Serious home preparation of those players who had Black today resulted in three rather quick draws. In other three encounters White had initiative after the opening, and [...]

GM Hammer wins EnterCard Scandinavian Masters to qualify for Norway Chess 2015

GM Hammer wins EnterCard Scandinavian Masters to qualify for Norway Chess 2015

The EnterCard Scandinavian Masters took place from 10-15th May, 2015, in Oslo, the capital and largest city in Norway. The event was a 6-player round-robin tournament with the average FIDE rating of 2627. The participants played 5 rounds in a classical format with 2 points for a win and 1 points for a draw, followed by 5 [...]

GM Boris Chatalbashev dominant in 3rd Stein am Rhein Spring Open

GM Boris Chatalbashev dominant in 3rd Stein am Rhein Spring Open

The 3rd Stein am Rhein Spring Open took place from 1-3rd May, 2015, in a palm garden in Stein am Rhein, a medieval town in Switzerland. The event was a 5-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. Bulgarian GM Boris Chatalbashev emerged a clear winner with 4,5/5 points, leaving the nearest followers [...]

GM Yuri Vovk tops International Open “Petrovac 2015″

GM Yuri Vovk tops International Open “Petrovac 2015″

Montenegro Chess Federation and “Vile Oliva” organized the International Open Chess Tournament “Petrovac 2015″ from 8-14th May. The 9-round Swiss open was held at the hotel “Vile Oliva” in Petrovac, Budva Riviera, Montenegro. Top seed Ukrainian player  GM Yuri Vovk emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind. The second place [...]

European Amateur Chess Championship 2015

European Amateur Chess Championship 2015

The European Amateur Chess Championship will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, from August 8 (day of arrival) through August 17 (day of departure) 2015. The tournament will be held in the Palace of Army Officers (Mickeviciaus str. 19, Kaunas, Lithuania). The official accommodating hotels will be Daniela Hotel (4*) and Kaunas Hotel (4*). The Championship [...]

Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015

Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015

The 19th Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015 will be held from 10-20th June at the Voronezh Chess Club, F.Engels str. 34, in Voronezh, Russian Federation. The festival program includes following events: 1. Chess 960 (Fischer chess) – 10.06 (Wednesday). Start at 11:00. 7 rounds Swiss, 15 minutes + 3 seconds per move. 2. Rapid tournament [...]

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