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Interview with GM Kiril Georgiev

Interview with GM Kiril Georgiev

Bulgarian Grandmaster Kiril Georgiev recently won the incredibly strong Karpos Open Tournament in Skopje. WGM Iva Videnova interviewed the winner for Chessdom. Chessdom: Kiril, congratulations for winning Karpos Open, one of the strongest open tournaments in Europe. Would you share your impressions? Kiril Georgiev: Thank you! This was the fourth edition of Karpos Open and [...]

Romain Edouard winner of Dubai Open (Video)

Romain Edouard winner of Dubai Open (Video)

French Grandmaster Romain Edouard convincingly won the 2014 Dubai Open after turning the tables against the top seed GM Anton Korobov in the last round. Romain escaped the grip with the black pieces to conclude the event with 8,0/9 points, leaving the nearest followers Eduardo Iturrizaga and Yuriy Kuzubov a full point behind. Video and [...]

Malakhit, Ugra take gold at the Russian Team Chess Championships 2014

Malakhit, Ugra take gold at the Russian Team Chess Championships 2014

The Russian Team Chess Championships for Men and Women took place in Loo, Russia from 7th to 13th April, 2014. The top seeded team of Malakhit took the gold medal with 12 points, leaving ShSM Moscow one point behind. Malakhit consists of eight strong Grandmasters: Karjakin Sergey RUS (2772), Grischuk Alexander RUS (2777), Leko Peter [...]

Field, Commentators Set for 2014 US Championships

Field, Commentators Set for 2014 US Championships

Next month, the top chess players in the country will meet in Saint Louis to compete for the tile of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women’s Champion. The fields are set for both the 2014 U.S. Championship and 2014 U.S. Women’s Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 7 through May 20 at the Chess Club [...]

Magnus Carlsen in Oman

Magnus Carlsen in Oman

World Champion Magnus Carlsen is currently in Oman where he prepares for the next tournament – Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Carlsen posted a video on Youtube with description “A combination of training, fun and relaxation.”

Dubai Chess Open 2014 LIVE!

Dubai Chess Open 2014 LIVE!

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Black on White, by Piter Ermakov

Black on White, by Piter Ermakov

A game of chess creates as much emotions, contradictions and admiration for its author as an intriguing writing. If you take a closer look, the course of the game reminds of any story’s plot. The build-up in front of players is always the same: same board, same pieces, but once you make a first move, [...]

Larry Evans Memorial Open in Reno, Nevada

Larry Evans Memorial Open in Reno, Nevada

The 3rd Annual Larry Evans Memorial Open, formerly the Far West Open, will take place on 18-20th April at the Sands Regency Hotel/Casino in Reno, Nevada. The tournament format is 6-round Swiss with the time control 40/2, G/1 d5 in five sections – Open, A, B, C and D. The Open section will be FIDE [...]

VII International Open Pedro Lezcano Montalvo

VII International Open Pedro Lezcano Montalvo

The 7th edition of the Pedro Lezcano Montalvo Memorial will be organized by the Chess Federation of Gran Canaria on 14-20th April 2014 at the Avenida de Canarias Hotel, Ateneo Municipal de Vecindario. C/ Colón s/n (Vecindario). The tournament will be a 9-round Swiss Open. The top prizes will be 600, 500, 350 Euros, etc. [...]

Arkadij Naiditsch wins 4th Ferdynand Dziedzic International Chess Memorial

Arkadij Naiditsch wins 4th Ferdynand Dziedzic International Chess Memorial

The 4th Ferdynand Dziedzic International Chess Memorial was held on 13th April, 2014, at Żeromskiego St. 28 (sports hall) in Trzcianka, Poland. The tournament is organized to commemorate Ferdynand Dziedzic, teacher, chess player, successful trainer, chess arbiter and creator of chess groups in Trzcianka. The tournament was played over 9 rounds of Swiss system with [...]

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