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11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open 2014 (Video)

11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open 2014 (Video)

The 11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open is taking place from 15-21st September at the Cititel Hotel Mid Valley, MidValley City, Kuala Lumpur. The event is organized by the DAT Chess Centre, Wilayah Kompleks, Kuala Lumpur. 130 players from 15 countries, including 14 Grandmasters and 19 International Masters, are taking part in the event. [...]

11th Malaysian Chess Festival – Swensen’s Rapid Age Group Championship

11th Malaysian Chess Festival – Swensen’s Rapid Age Group Championship

The Swensen’s Rapid Age Group Championship, a part of the 11th Malaysian Chess Festival, was a one day event with over 540 children from 7 countries in the age groups of 6-16 taking part part. Video by Vijay Kumar

International Open Chess Tournament Durres 2014

International Open Chess Tournament Durres 2014

Albanian Chess Federation is organizing the International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ on 1-8th November 2014 in the Conference Hall of the Hotel “Bleart”****  in Durres, one of the most ancient and significant cities of Albania, situated on the Adriatic Coast. The 9-round Swiss tournament with a time control 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″ will be [...]

Grandmasters David, Vovk and Rasmussen share first place in Amantea Open 2014

Grandmasters David, Vovk and Rasmussen share first place in Amantea Open 2014

The 12th edition of the Amantea Chess Festival took place on 7-14th September 2014 at Hotel “La Tonnara” in Amantea, an Italian town and tourist center on the southern Tyrrhenian Sea coast. 61 players competed in a 9-round Swiss tournament with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the [...]

Fabiano Caruana explains the secret of his success

Fabiano Caruana explains the secret of his success

Fabiano Caruana has had an extremely successful summer. After is his tournament victory in Dordtmund he gave an exclusive interview that is published in the latest issue of New In Chess. Caruana explains the role of his trainer Vladimir Chuchelov, how they prepare for his opponents and what sort of positions he likes to get. [...]

IM Simon Bekker-Jensen clear first at Skovbo GM (KKSA) 2014

IM Simon Bekker-Jensen clear first at Skovbo GM (KKSA) 2014

The Skovbo GM tournament (KKSA) was held on 5-14th September at the Borup Kulturhus, Møllevej 2, 4140 Borup, Denmark. The 9-round Swiss event with a time control 90′ + 30″ has attracted 52 participants from 6 different countries (Denmark, Iceland, France, Italy, Russia and Sweden). IM Simon Bekker-Jensen emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points and deservedly grabbed [...]

GM Mladen Palac wins Humanitarian Gunja Open 2014

GM Mladen Palac wins Humanitarian Gunja Open 2014

Humanitarian Rapid Open Gunja 2014 was organized by Chess Club “Gunja” in collaboration with Gunja Municipality on 14th September 2014 in Gunja, a village and municipality in the hinterland of the left banks of the Sava River in the region of Cvelferija, Croatia. Earlier this year Balkans were struck by the worst flooding in the last 120 [...]

11th Malaysian Chess Festival – Chess Kidz Next Generation (Video)

11th Malaysian Chess Festival – Chess Kidz Next Generation (Video)

Chess Kidz Next Generation team lifted the coveted 34th Astro Merdeka Rapid Cup in the 104 Teams Championship. GM Alexei Barsov won the top board prize. Video by Vijay Kumar.

San Salvador Chess Open 2014

San Salvador Chess Open 2014

San Salvador Chess Open is scheduled to take part on 5-11 December 2014 at the FSA Playing Hall of INDES in San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador and one of the largest urban centers in the Central America isthmus. The tournament will be played in a 9-round Swiss format, valid for FIDE rating [...]

World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad

World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad

The Hungarian Chess Federation (HCF) will organize 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 will be conducted under the auspices of FIDE. The tournament venue is located in the University of Győr (Nyugat- Magyarorszagi Egyetem), Liszt Ferenc út 42. [...]

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