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Europe’s best U16 Jorden van Foreest joins Hasselbacken Open 2016

Europe’s best U16 Jorden van Foreest joins Hasselbacken Open 2016

Stockholms Schacksällskap, one of the world’s oldest chess clubs, celebrates its 150 years jubilee with a grand tournament at the venerable Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken**** in the heart of The Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden.The Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016 will be held from April 30 through May 8, 2016 and prize fund in total of 300 000 SEK (nearly 32,000 €) will be distributed. [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 5 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 5 Report

Tomashevsky, Artemiev on Top in Men’s Russian Championship. Lagno, Kosteniuk, Goriachkina Lead Women’s Section The fifth round of the Russian Championship Superfinal, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, took place in Chita on August 13. On this day, the Health Academy held a master class for 50 young chess players from Chita. [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016 announced

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016 announced

FIDE announces the Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016 which will give qualification to the Women’s World Championship match 2017. The schedule of the 4 events is the following: * 2-16 October 2015 in Monte Carlo, MONACO * February 2016 in Kish, IRAN * May 2016 in Tbilisi, GEORGIA * July 2016 in Chengdu, CHINA In total [...]

African Amateur Individual Chess Championship 2015

African Amateur Individual Chess Championship 2015

The 1st edition of the African Amateur Individual Chess Championship was held in the prestigious Matola City Village hotel in Maputo, Mozambique from the 31st of July 2015 (arrival) to 10th of August 2015 (departure). The event was organized by the Mozambican Chess Federation under the auspices of African Chess Confederation. The event had two [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 4 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 4 Report

Tomashevsky and Artemiev Lead in Men’s Russian Championship Superfinal, Goriachkina in Women’s On August 12, games of round 4 of the 68th Men’s and 65th Women’s Russian Championships were played in Chita. Official website/ Men’s games with analysis/ Women’s games with analysis Peter Svidler, after dodging the main variations, produced quite an original interpretation of the Sicilian [...]

Asian Rapid Continental: Truong Son wins gold; Tan Zhongyi tops women`s tournament

Asian Rapid Continental: Truong Son wins gold; Tan Zhongyi tops women`s tournament

GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam (left) and WGM Tan Zhongyi of China won the gold medals in the men`s and women`s divisions, respectively, of the 2015 Asian Rapid Open Continental Championship at the Hilton Hotel in Al Ain, UAE. Silver and bronze medals went to Indians in both divisions of this form of speed chess. More [...]

Hasselbacken Open 2016: Interview with GM Igor Lysyj

Hasselbacken Open 2016: Interview with GM Igor Lysyj

Stockholms Schacksällskap, one of the world’s oldest chess clubs, celebrates its 150 years jubilee with a grand tournament at the venerable Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken**** in the heart of The Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden.The Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016 will be held from April 30 through May 8, 2016 and prize fund in total of 300 000 SEK (nearly 32,000 €) will be distributed. [...]

Alexander Shabalov with crushing victory in United States Open Chess Championship

Alexander Shabalov with crushing victory in United States Open Chess Championship

Grandmaster Alexander Shabalov walked through the 116th Annual U.S. Open Chess Championship to convincingly win the event with 8,5/9 points, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. Shabalov scored eight consecutive wins from the start of the event and allowed only one draw in the last round against GM Illia Nyzhnyk. This is Shabalov’s [...]

GM Peralta wins 41st Badalona International Open

GM Peralta wins 41st Badalona International Open

The 41st Badalona International Chess Tournament took place from August 2-10, 2015, in Badalona, a city in eastern Catalonia, Spain. The event was a 9-round Swiss open with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. GM Fernando Peralta from Argentina took solo first place with 7.5 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind. IM Tigran [...]

GM Marko Tratar is new champion of Slovenia

GM Marko Tratar is new champion of Slovenia

Grandmaster Marko Tratar is declared new chess champion of Slovenia after edging Alexander Beliavsky, last year champion Matej Sebenik and Tim Janzelj on tie-break. The four players completed the Championship with 7,0/9 points each. The Championship was held from 3-11th August at Hotel Roskar in Ptuj. The technical organizer was chess club “Ptuj” which is [...]

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