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Zaibi and Mezioud winners of FIDE Zone 4.1 Championships

Zaibi and Mezioud winners of FIDE Zone 4.1 Championships

The Tunisian Chess Federation hosted the 2015 FIDE Zone 4.1 Individual Chess Championships from 25th March to 1st April in Hammamet, Tunisia. 28 players of 4 countries gathered for the event held under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation (ACC). In the Open section 18 players from Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Tunisia competed for [...]

Nakamura vs Robson, an amazing mate (video)

Nakamura vs Robson, an amazing mate (video)

Video analysis by GM Davorin Kuljasevic

FM Saeed Ishaq shocks another grandmaster at Dubai Open Chess Tournament

FM Saeed Ishaq shocks another grandmaster at Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Fide Maser (FM) Saeed Ishaq returned to his giant-killing ways after the Dubai stalwart felled Serbian Grandmaster (GM) Milos Perunovic in Wednesday’s third round of the 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Ishaq won a pawn in a complicated [...]

International Chess Festival 2nd “OPEN IASI” 2015

International Chess Festival 2nd “OPEN IASI” 2015

The International Chess Festival 2nd “OPEN IASI” is scheduled to take place in Iasi, Romania, from 29th May to 6th June, 2015. The venue of play is Polyvalent Hall and the tempo of play in Open A and Open B is 90′ + 30″. The festival will have three sections with total prize fund 23,000 € and will be valid for [...]

Ziaur Rahman Wins FIDE Zone 3.2 Chess Championship

Ziaur Rahman Wins FIDE Zone 3.2 Chess Championship

Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh won the FIDE Zone 3.2 Chess Championship that concluded at Nepal earlier this month. Bangladesh players dominated this event and took all the top four places. Ziaur Rahman started with a draw and ended with two draws to win the six middle rounds. He totaled 7½/9 to win by a [...]

President Poroshenko awarded Mariya Muzychuk with Order “For Merit”

President Poroshenko awarded Mariya Muzychuk with Order “For Merit”

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko awarded the 15th Women’s World Chess Champion Mariya Muzychuk with the national Order “For Merit”. Poroshenko congratulated Mariya, her sister Anna, her parents and trainers for the fantastic achievement. He reminded that Anna Muzychuk is reigning Women’s World Blitz Champion. Mariya Muzychuk thanked the President for his kind words and noted [...]

English Grandmaster leads second-round winners at the Dubai Open Chess Tournament

English Grandmaster leads second-round winners at the Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Second round  of the 17th Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup saw most of the grandmasters and international masters pitted against each other. English Grandmaster (GM) David Howell maintained a clean slate as he led the second-round winners of the 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan [...]

Zhou Weiqi walked through Doeberl Cup Premier

Zhou Weiqi walked through Doeberl Cup Premier

Chinese Grandmaster Zhou Weiqi has won the Premier section of the 2015 Doeberl Cup after concluding the event with 7,5/9 points. He could even afford a last round loss, having amassed a big lead earlier in the tournament. The 2015 O2C Doeberl Cup took take place from 2-6th April at the University House, 1 Balmain [...]

Yuniesky Quesada Perez wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

Yuniesky Quesada Perez wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

The 9th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter weekend from April 1-5, 2014, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cuban Grandmaster Yuniesky Quesada Perez took the winner’s trophy and bonus prize after edging Ioan Cristian Chirila of Romania on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,0/9 points each. The [...]

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