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Prohaszka winner of Ikaros 2014, Mouroutis and Koukoufiki are Aegean Champions

Prohaszka winner of Ikaros 2014, Mouroutis and Koukoufiki are Aegean Champions

The 37th Ikaros Aegean Open Championship 2014 was concluded on 20th July with the 22-year-old Hungarian GM Peter Prohazska dominating the field and finishing first, as expected, with the remarkable 9/9 score and an astonishing rating performance of 2905! The second place was shared by the Czech GM Petr Velicka and the Lebanese FM Faisal Khairallah on 7 points [...]

Omer Reshef leads the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Tournament – Photo report

Omer Reshef leads the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Tournament – Photo report

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 has a surprising leader. After 3 rounds Omer Reshef (ELO 2275) is clear first with 3,0/3, leaving behind many Grandmaster and titled players. See the full standings below. The High school at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem began nine days of celebration with the participation of [...]

Three players share first place in Rethymno Chess Tournament

Three players share first place in Rethymno Chess Tournament

The 6th Rethymno International Chess Tournament was held on 12-19th July at the Municipal House of Culture, in the city of Rethymno on island Crete, Greece. The event was a 9-round Swiss, valid for FIDE title norms. 149 players from 26 countries took part in the tournament, including 16 Grandmasters and 14 International Masters. Polish [...]

3rd International Summer Chess Festival, Mare di Fano

3rd International Summer Chess Festival, Mare di Fano

A wonderful tournament on the Italian Adriatic coast will take place from 28th July to 3rd August. The Summer Chess Festival ‘Mare di Fano’ will run for a third time, bringing together amateur and professional players. In the middle of the summer, chess aficionados will have an opportunity to enjoy sea, delicious Italian food and [...]

IM David Levy: Open Letter to Tromsø Olympiad 2014 Organizing Committee

IM David Levy: Open Letter to Tromsø Olympiad 2014 Organizing Committee

Emotional letter from London

5th Vaujany International Chess Festival

5th Vaujany International Chess Festival

The 5th Vaujany International Chess Festival was held on 10-18th July at the Espace Loisirs Center in Vaujany, France. The competition was organized by Promo-Echecs and the total prize fund was 7300 EUR. The Festival consisted of three events: – Main tournament (Tournoi Principal), for players rated above 1850 – B tournament (Tournoi Accession), for [...]

GM Merab Gagunashvili claims South African Open 2014

GM Merab Gagunashvili claims South African Open 2014

The 2014 edition of the South African Open took place on 12-19th July 2014 in Bloemfontein, the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa and the judicial capital of the nation. The event was split into two 11-round Open Tournaments: Open A and Open B. Section A gathered 131 players from 9 different countries, including 1 [...]

FIDE Zone 1.5 Meeting in Novi Sad

FIDE Zone 1.5 Meeting in Novi Sad

The Serbian Chess Federation was host to the FIDE Zone 1.5 meeting, which was held on 17th July at Master Hall in Novi Sad, the venue of the International Championship of Vojvodina. The meeting was chaired by President of FIDE Zone 1.5 and President of Serbian Chess Federation Miroslav Kopanja. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Executive [...]

Blind and “LIVE” chess combined at Ikaria

Blind and “LIVE” chess combined at Ikaria

Two GMs, the 26-year-old Gawain Jones from England and the 22-year-old Peter Prohaszka from Hungary were the protagonists in a unique event: They combined excellently blind and “live” chess at a game that took place at the large outdoor chess board at the central square of Aghios Kirykos! The game attracted the attention of many spectators. The two [...]

32nd Andorra International Chess Open

32nd Andorra International Chess Open

The 32nd edition of Andorra International Chess Open is organized by Federació d’Escacs Valls d’Andorra on 19-27th July 2014 at the Sant Gothard Hotel in Erts (La Massana). The event will be a 9-round Swiss Open, valid for FIDE rating and norms, with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest [...]

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