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Zadar Open 2014

Zadar Open 2014

Zadar Chess Union is holding the 2014 Zadar Open from 14-20th December at the Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts Borik in Zadar, Croatia. The event consists of two sections, Group A for players rated above 2200 FIDE and Group B for U2300 players. Both sections will be completed over nine rounds of Swiss system. Top prizes [...]

Copa Norberto La Porta 2014

Copa Norberto La Porta 2014

Abierto Legislatura 2014 “Copa Norberto La Porta” takes place on 13-21st December at the Salon Dorado de la Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires – Peru 160 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A total of 387 players are competing in two sections – Open A and Open B. The tournament is organized by the Federacion [...]

SportAccord WMG Rapid: The gold goes to Russia

SportAccord WMG Rapid: The gold goes to Russia

The SportAccord World Mind Rapid Chess Games 2014 took place on 11-12th December 2014 in Beijing, China. The gold went to Russia after Alexander Grischuk and Valentina Gunina emerged clear winners. Grischuk finished first with 5/7 points, leaving the nearest followers Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hao Wang, Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov half point behind. The French prodigy Vachier-Lagrave [...]

GM Buenaventura “Bong” Villamayor first in Penang

GM Buenaventura “Bong” Villamayor first in Penang

The 6th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open 2014 is taking place on 8-12th December 2014 at the Red Rock Hotel in Penang, a state in Malaysia, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The 9-round Swiss tournament gathered 38 players from 6 different federations, including 13 GMs, 6 IMs, 6 FMs, 2 WIMs and 1 WFM. Five [...]

Kotronias and Markantonaki are 2014 Greek Chess Champions

Kotronias and Markantonaki are 2014 Greek Chess Champions

The 64th Individual Greek Championship and 37th Individual Women Greek Championship were held from 3-11th December 2014 in the luxurious Alkyon Resort Hotel & Spa in Vrahati, Corinth. Both sections were 10-player round-robin tournaments. WFM Haritomeni Markantonaki became the national champion after walking through the women’s tournament with 8,0/9 points, leaving the nearest followers two [...]

Pantsulaia, Popov, Gagunashvili and Grigoryan tie for the first in Quezon City

Pantsulaia, Popov, Gagunashvili and Grigoryan tie for the first in Quezon City

The 2014 edition of the Philippines International Chess Championship took place on 6-12th December 2014 at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City, Philippines. The event was organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), under the auspices of FIDE, with assistance from Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). The 10-round Swiss FIDE tournament with tempo of [...]

FIDE World Youth Chess Olympiad starting in Gyor

FIDE World Youth Chess Olympiad starting in Gyor

The Hungarian Chess Federation (HCF) is holding the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad for teams in Győr (Hungary) from 12th December (arrival) to 22nd December (departure). The U-16 Youth Olympiad is conducted under the auspices of FIDE. The tournament venue is located in the University of Győr (Nyugat- Magyarorszagi Egyetem), Liszt Ferenc út 42. Players [...]

Icelanders dominate in San Salvador Chess Open

Icelanders dominate in San Salvador Chess Open

GM Hannes Stefansson and reigning champion of Iceland IM Gudmundur Kjartansson shared the first place in San Salvador Chess Open with 7,5/9 points each. San Salvador Chess Open was held from 5-10th December at the Palacio de los Deportes INDES in San Salvador, El Salvador. The 9-round Swiss event was organized by the Federacion Salvadoreña [...]

SportAccord World Mind Games Rapid (m) LIVE!

SportAccord World Mind Games Rapid (m) LIVE!

The SportAccord World Mind Chess Games 2014 are taking place on 11-17th December 2014 in Beijing, China. Some of the strongest men in the world will compete in the rapid tournament: Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov,Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vassily Ivanchuk, Lenier Dominguez Perez, Ruslan Ponomariov, Teimour Radjabov, Boris Gelfand, Petar Leko, Etienne Bacrot, Anish Giri, Yue Wang, Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Hao Wang. Official website/ More information here

Sergey Volkov convincing in Pavlodar Open

Sergey Volkov convincing in Pavlodar Open

The Pavlodar Open 2014 took place from 1-10th December in Pavlodar, a city in northeastern Kazakhstan. The tournament was devoted to the Republic of Kazakhstan Independence Day and organized by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Management of tourism, physical training and sports of the Pavlodar area, and Pavlodar Chess Federation. 100 players competed in the 10-rounds [...]

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