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SIB-CMS 52nd Indian Premier Chess Championship 2014

SIB-CMS 52nd Indian Premier Chess Championship 2014

Former under 12 world champion Deep Sengupta emerged sole leader with 4.5 points, at the end of the sixth round of the SIB-CMS National Premier Chess Championship, organised by Kottayam Chess Academy. He defeated IM Swayams Mishra of Orissa, whereas joint leader MR Lalith Babu was grounded by Delhi’s Sahaj Grover and the other co [...]

Chess and Mathematics – Chess and Education Conference

Chess and Mathematics – Chess and Education Conference

At the beginning of the 6th London Chess Classic tournament, “Chess and Mathematics – Chess and Education Conference” was held, in London/England. The Conference was organized by the Chess in Schools and Communities and gathered 130 participants from more than 30 countries. The Conference is an effort to establish a regular European forum for exchanging [...]

GM Akobian takes the lead in his match against GM Becerra

GM Akobian takes the lead in his match against GM Becerra

GM Varuzhan Akobian leads GM Julio Becerra 1.5-0.5 in a six game match that began Monday, December 8th.   The match will conclude Wednesday, December 10th. The event is sponsored by Falbo Knows Tennis and is being held at the Spring Hill Suites in Lawrence, Kansas. The rounds begin at 10 am CST and 5 pm CST each day.  The time control [...]

Al Ain Chess Classic 2014 – Participants

Al Ain Chess Classic 2014 – Participants

The Al Ain Chess Club is organizing the 3rd Al Ain Chess Classic, a 9-round Swiss open tournament, from 18-27th December 2014 at the Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel. The top prizes are 1st $11,000 / $8,500 / $6,000 / $4,500 / $3,000 / $2,000 etc (20 regular prizes). There are also special prizes for [...]

Vandoeuvre Open 2014 – the strongest Christmas tournament in France

Vandoeuvre Open 2014 – the strongest Christmas tournament in France

The 11th International Chess Tournament Vandoeuvre 2014 is taking place on 26-30th December 2014 in the Hall of sports, Str. Gembloux, in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France. The strongest Christmas chess tournament in France will be valid for FIDE and national Elo. The 2013 edition of the tournament gathered 164 players from 10 different countries, including 9 GMs [...]

XIII Benidorm Chess Festival met 600+ participants

XIII Benidorm Chess Festival met 600+ participants

The 13th International Chess Festival Benidorm 2014 took place from 28th November to 8th December 2014 in Benidorm, Spain. The traditional festival was split into many chess events: Open “A” for players U2300, Open “B” for players U2000, Champions Cup, Champions Cup U18, Champions Cup U16, Champions Cup U14, Champions Cup U12, Champions Cup U10, Champions Cup U8, simultaneous exhibition, [...]

Four players in the lead of 6th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open

Four players in the lead of 6th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open

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 event is split into two 9-round Swiss tournaments: – Open Tournament - open to all players – Challenger Tournament - open to [...]

GM Emilio Cordova clear first in Torneo de Navidad in Bogotá

GM Emilio Cordova clear first in Torneo de Navidad in Bogotá

The 24th Torneo de Navidad Liga de Ajedrez de Bogotá took place on 4-8th December at the Bogotá Centro Comercial Americas Outlet Factory in Bogotá, Colombia. The event was organized by the Liga Ajedrez Bogotá, Club Sicoopweb and AF Orlando Ruiz Jasbon. There were four playing sections: ITT Millonario, U2000, U1800 and U10 Youth. The [...]

Corruption scandal rocks the Bulgarian Chess Federation

Corruption scandal rocks the Bulgarian Chess Federation

Chess was once again on TV in the European Union, in a central show on Bulgarian television viewed by more than 2 million people. However, this time the news is not positive for the community, as the topic of the report was a scandal concerning election manipulation by the Bulgarian Chess Federation highest officials. One [...]

GM Artur Kogan claims Memorial Rafael Fuentes Gonzalez

GM Artur Kogan claims Memorial Rafael Fuentes Gonzalez

Torneo Internacional Centro Goya Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2014 – Memorial Rafael Fuentes Gonzalez was held on 1-8th December at the Club de Ajedrez de la Fundación La Caja de Canarias in Las Palmas, Spain. The 9-round Swiss open, organized by the Federación Insular de Ajedrez de Gran Canaria and Club de Ajedrez Centro Goya, consisted of 78 [...]

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