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 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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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. [...]
The 2nd Azuqueca Chess Classic 2014 will take place on 13-21st September at the Centro de Ocio Rio Henares in Azuqueca de Henares (Guadalajara), Spain. The 9-round Swiss event is organized by the Equigoma Casa Social. Tournament director is Alejandro de la Orden Alcocer and chief arbiter is IA Luis Blasco de la Cruz. The [...]
The 30th European Club Cup and the 7th Masters Final will be held simultaneously in Bilbao, turning the city into the world capital of chess thanks to the number of participants as well as their very high level.
The 11th Malaysian Chess Festival 2014 began with the 34th ASTRO Merdeka Rapid Team Championship in which over 500 players including Grandmasters from various countries participated. Here is the first day video by Vijay Kumar