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Jerusalem is ready for the European invasion – Press release by Yochanan Afek

Jerusalem is ready for the European invasion – Press release by Yochanan Afek

Official website/ EICC 2015: Players (Updated)/ EICC with special prize fund for seniors/ Full Regulations on ECU website/ Interview with ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili Next Monday, February 23rd, the European Individual Chess Championship 2015 will be officially opened in Ramada hotel in Jerusalem. The Mayor of the ancient city, Mr. Nir Barkat, the minister of culture and sport, [...]

Magnus Carlsen vs Norway

Magnus Carlsen vs Norway

Game review analysis by GM Davorin Kuljasevic

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 RAPID LIVE!

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 RAPID LIVE!

The Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 is taking place from 13th to 19th February, 2015, at the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville, in Zurich, Switzerland. The super-tournament is a 5-round event with the classic tempo of play 120′/ 40 + 60′/ 20 + 15′ + 30″. The games will be daily live on Chessdom.com with TCEC engines analysis Participants: [...]

Tomashevsky extends lead in FIDE Tbilisi Grand Prix

Tomashevsky extends lead in FIDE Tbilisi Grand Prix

Evgeny Tomashevsky scores another victory in the FIDE Tbilisi Grand Prix to extend the margin on the leaderboard before the first rest day. Tomashevsky defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and took his tally to 3,5 points, leaving Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri and Dmitry Jakovenko a full point behind. Grischuk bounced back after yesterday’s loss by winning against [...]

GM Alexandre Danin dominant in Pfalz Open 2015

GM Alexandre Danin dominant in Pfalz Open 2015

The 6th Pfalz Open 2015 was held from 13th to 17th February, 2015 in Neustadt, Germany. The first place in the Master Section was shared by Russian GM Alexandre Danin, GM Milos Perunovic from Serbia, IM Adrien Demuth from France, GM Sergei Azarov from Belarus and GM Vitaly Kunin from Germany after the whole group finished the [...]

European Individual Chess Championship 2015: Players (Updated)

European Individual Chess Championship 2015: Players (Updated)

Jerusalem is getting ready for the 2015 European Individual Championship. The highly prestigious tournament, open to all members of European Federations, will be staged in hotel Ramada on February 23rd – March 8th 2015 by the municipality of Jerusalem and the Israeli Chess Federation under the auspices of the ECU. The prize fund was generously increased to 120,000 € and 115 Grandmasters [...]

IM Jacek Stopa wins 13th Khazar International Open

IM Jacek Stopa wins 13th Khazar International Open

The 13th Khazar International Open Chess Tournament was organized by the Chess Association of “Gilan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation from 11th to 18th February, 2015, in Rasht, the largest city on Iran’s Caspian Sea coast. The tournament was held at Yadegar Imam Sport Complex located in Golsar St, Rasht. 88 players from 12 [...]

137th MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

137th MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

The 137th MGU Open 2015 is scheduled to take place from 28th February to 1st March, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event is organized in honor of the World champion for women Hou Yifan (born 27th February, 1994, in Xinghua, Jiangsu, China). The event will be organized by FA [...]

Goran Krastev dominant in 136th MGU Open 2015

Goran Krastev dominant in 136th MGU Open 2015

The 136th MGU Open 2015 was held on 14-15th February, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria.The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev under the auspices of the University of mining and geology “St Ivan Rilski” Sofia,  Chess Club “An Pasan” and “Zora” Trading Company in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated below [...]

Tomashevsky beats Grischuk to take lead in FIDE Tbilisi Grand Prix

Tomashevsky beats Grischuk to take lead in FIDE Tbilisi Grand Prix

Evgeny Tomashevsky defeated his compatriot and top seed Alexander Grischuk in the third round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi to emerge sole leader with 2,5 points. Dmitry Jakovenko inflicted the second loss to local hero Baadur Jobava, while Shakhriyar Mamedyarov scored his second victory, this time against Dmitry Andreikin. The remaining four games [...]

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