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Evgeny Tomashevsky close to winning Tbilisi Grand Prix

Evgeny Tomashevsky close to winning Tbilisi Grand Prix

Grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky is on the brink of winning the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi after scoring against Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the 9th round of the tournament. It was the fourth King’s Indian defence that the Russian faced in this event, but he remained principled and responded with Makagonov h3-variation. Of these four he won [...]

Chess Works & Play Live Challenge with Magnus Carlsen

Chess Works & Play Live Challenge with Magnus Carlsen

World champion Magnus Carlsen informed through Twitter about the exciting chess events that will take place on 5th May at Carnegie Hall in New York, USA. Carlsen will participate in “Chess Works”, an event with the First Move Non-Profit Organization, and the “Play Magnus Live Challenge”, where he will meet and play the winners from [...]

GM Nosenko dominant in 15th Liberec Open

GM Nosenko dominant in 15th Liberec Open

The 15th Liberec Open 2015 was held from 14th to 21st February 2015 in Liberec, a city in the Czech Republic located on the Lusatian Neisse and surrounded by the Jizera Mountains and Ještěd-Kozákov Ridge. The event is a 9-round Swiss open with time control 90′ + 30″. 94 players from 14 different federations took part in [...]

GM Le Roux winner of 34th Open Clermont-Ferrand 2015

GM Le Roux winner of 34th Open Clermont-Ferrand 2015

The 34th International Chess Open Clermont-Ferrand took place on 19-22nd February, 2015, in Clermont-Ferrand, a city in the Auvergne region of France. The event was a 7-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. French GM Jean-Pierre Le Roux emerged a clear winner with 6/7 points and took the first prize in the [...]

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2015″

Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2015″

The splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine, will be hosting numerous chess events, part of the “Lviv Tradition 2015″ series. The first stage took place from 27th January to 1st February, 2015. Replay the games here Six new round-robin chess tournaments “Lviv tradition”, valid for IM, WGM and WIM norms will be organized in Hotel Nton  (Shevchenka [...]

EICC 2015 Press Release: A Stunning opening in Jerusalem

EICC 2015 Press Release: A Stunning opening in Jerusalem

Opening and Round One Report  (By Yochanan Afek) As expected, the highest rated players in such a field already met fairly strong opposition as early as in the first round. While the first four favourites in the initial rating list (Navara, Vitiugov, Eljanov and Nepomniatchi) managed to score a first full point, the remaining two [...]

Guliev, Mirzoev and Starostits tie for the first in Fajr Open 2015

Guliev, Mirzoev and Starostits tie for the first in Fajr Open 2015

The Chess Association of “West Azerbaijan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation organized the 23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament from 18th to 23rd February, 2015 in Urmia, the capital of of West Azerbaijan Province in Iran. The event was a 9-round Swiss open tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. 157 players from [...]

Tomashevsky extends lead in Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix

Tomashevsky extends lead in Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix

Evgeny Tomashevsky defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the 8th round of the Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix to increase his lead to full point ahead of the second-placed Dmitry Jakovenko. Tomashevsky won in an extremely rare ending of 2 bishops + knight vs rook + 4 pawns. Baadur Jobava scored against Peter Svidler, his second consecutive and [...]

Final Four of College Chess

Final Four of College Chess

The Final Four of College Chess for 2015, also known as The President’s Cup, is set to take place on 27-29th March at the New York Athletic Club. The event is open to the top four U.S. schools from the most recent Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship (Pan-Am). It is run as a fixed-roster team [...]

World Amateur Chess Championship – Participants (Updated)

World Amateur Chess Championship – Participants (Updated)

The World Amateur Chess Championships will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea. The dates are 13 April (arrivals, technical meeting) to 22 April 2015 (departures). In the first group of registered players there are applications from 29 countries. The registration deadline is 13th March. The games [...]

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