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Montenegro Chess Championships 2015

Montenegro Chess Championships 2015

The 2015 Montenegro Chess Championships for men and women are taking place from 25th July to 4th August in the city of Pljevlja. The men’s tournament is a 12-player round robin with the average elo 2382. The country’s top female player WIM Tojana Blagojevic is competing in this section. After three round of play the [...]

Polgar sisters at EXPO Milano

Polgar sisters at EXPO Milano

The Italian Chess Federation has announced that the Polgar sisters – Susan, Judit and Sofia – will be present at the EXPO Milano on 18th August. The three sisters will be hosts in the pavilion of Hungary. At 11 am there will be a press conference and from 12 am the sisters will give a [...]

Malaysian Chess Festival 2015 – Press Release

Malaysian Chess Festival 2015 – Press Release

The 12th IGB Dato’ Arthur Tan International Open Championship, ASTRO Merdeka Rapid Open Team Championship, 6th KLK Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng International Open Seniors Championship, 10th Malaysian Chess Challenge, and 6th Swensen’s Open Rapid Age-Group Championships.

GM David Howell storms through 9th Leiden Tournament

GM David Howell storms through 9th Leiden Tournament

The 9th Leiden Chess Tournament 2015 took place from July 17 – 26, in the Leiden Denksportcentrum. The event was a 9-round Swiss open with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. Top seed player GM David Howell defeated GM Marian Petrov in the last round of the tournament to emerge a convincing winner with 8.5/9 points. The [...]

IM Nikolay Milchev wins Condom Open, three norms for Dina Belenkaya

IM Nikolay Milchev wins Condom Open, three norms for Dina Belenkaya

The 14th International Chess Festival Condom 2015 took place from 11-18th July, at the Salle Pierre de Montesquiou, in Condom, France. Every year an IM-tournament is organized to provide the young French players with norm opportunities. This time, FM Tangi Migot was near to achieve his third norm while he needed ony a draw in [...]

Julio Granda Zuniga repeats success in Andorra Open

Julio Granda Zuniga repeats success in Andorra Open

Grandmaster Julio Granda Zuniga from Peru repeated the last year’s success and emerged convincing winner of the 33rd Open Andorra Hotel St.Gothard that was held from 18-26th July in Andorra. Granda Zuniga completed the event with 8,0/9 points, staying half a point clear from the 2013-winner GM Andrey Vovk. 164 players from 18 countries participated [...]

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, [...]

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