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GM Samuel Sevian wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

GM Samuel Sevian wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

The 11th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter weekend from April 12-16, 2017, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. The main Open Section was a 5-day, 9-round Swiss tournament with [...]

Vovk and Chatalbashev share first place in Fagernes International 2017

Vovk and Chatalbashev share first place in Fagernes International 2017

The Fagernes Chess International tournament took place from 9-16th April at the Scandic Valdres Hotel in Fagernes, Norway. The festival consisted of five events: – GM-group, also Norwegian Open Championship, a 9-round Swiss event for title holder and players rated above 2150 (above 2000 for women). Top prize was 1500 EUR. – IM-group, a 10-player [...]

Surya Sekhar Ganguly convincing in Doeberl Cup 2017

Surya Sekhar Ganguly convincing in Doeberl Cup 2017

The 55th edition of Doeberl Cup took place from 13-17th April, 2017 in at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. The event consisted of five tournaments: – Premier Tournament, a 9-round Swiss for the players rated above FIDE 1900 or ACF 1800. Prize fund $14,550 (first place – $4,000). – Major & Minor Tournaments, [...]

2nd FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow

2nd FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow

The second FIDE Grand Prix will take place from 11-22nd May at the Central Telegraph, the venue of 2016 Candidates Tournament, in Moscow, Russia. A press conference dedicated to the FIDE Grand Prix was held today in Moscow, with Ilya Merenzon, President of World Chess, Evgeny Kaspersky of the Kaspersky Lab, Mark Glukhovsky, CEO of [...]

Nikita Vitiugov wins GRENKE Chess Open

Nikita Vitiugov wins GRENKE Chess Open

Nikita Vitiugov emerged winner of the GRENKE Chess Open 2017 after concluding the race with 7,5/9 points and edging the opposition on tie-break. Three other players, Maxim Matlakov, Etienne Bacrot and Zdenko Kozul, scored 7,5 points as well, but due to a better Buchholz, Vitiugov clinched the title. Before the last round, Nikita Vitiugov and [...]

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Zurich

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Zurich

The winner of 2015 and 2016 is also on top in 2017 again – on the final day, the American Hikaru Nakamura again showed his outstanding class and won the Blitz tournament half a point ahead of the Indian Viswanathan Anand and a full point ahead of Ian Nepomniachtchi, who had shared first place with [...]

Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez de La Roda 2017

Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez de La Roda 2017

The 44th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez de La Roda was organized by the Club Polideportivo de La Roda from 12-16th April, 2017 at La Caja Blanca in La Roda, Albacete, Spain. International Masters Jose Angel Guerra Mendez (Cuba) and Juan Luis Ramiro Ovejero (Spain) excelled in the field of 263 players with 12 Grandmasters to [...]

Emilio Cordova wins Mexican Open 2017

Emilio Cordova wins Mexican Open 2017

The 63rd Open Chess Championship of Mexico was held from 11-16th April at the Hotel Radisson Poliforum, León, Guanajuato. More than 1300 players competed in the various age and elo sections. The main open event had 151 participants. Grandmaster Emilio Cordova from Peru emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points. Official website Final standings: 1 GM [...]

Karpov Poikovsky Tournament 2017

Karpov Poikovsky Tournament 2017

The 18th Karpov Poikovsky Tournament is set to take place from 18-27th April at the Sports School “Neptune” in Poikovsky, Nefteyugansk Ugra, Russia. The round robin tournament with ten players has the average elo of 2679. The event will be visited by Anatoly Karpov, Sergey Karjakin and Olympic boxing champion Vyacheslav Yanovsky. Participants: Ernesto Inarkiev [...]

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