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52nd University of Groningen Chess Open 2014 LIVE!

52nd University of Groningen Chess Open 2014 LIVE!

The 52nd Groningen Chess Festival is taking place from 21-30th December at the Sport Centre Rijksuniversiteit & Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, Netherlands. The event is a 9-round Swiss with prize fund € 6000. Top seeded are GM Sergei Tiviakov NED 2677, GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov RUS 2647, GM Qun Ma CHN 2621, GM Zaven Andriasian ARM 2609, GM [...]

26th Carlos Torre Memorial 2014 LIVE!

26th Carlos Torre Memorial 2014 LIVE!

The 26th Torneo Internacional Carlos Torre Repetto In Memoriam is taking place from 18-22nd December at the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya Calle in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2668, GM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo CUB 2623, GM Cordova Emilio PER 2616, GM Ramirez Alejandro USA 2581 and GM Gonzalez Vidal Yuri CUB 2560 are top seeded. Official website

Shchelkunchik-2014 LIVE!

Shchelkunchik-2014 LIVE!

The battle of the generations “Shchelkunchik-2014″ Chess Tournament is organized by the Russian Chess Federation, businessman Oleg Skvortsov and Chess Support Fund on 19-25th December 2014. The Pre-New Year’s tournament is held in Moscow Central Chess House to gather “Kings” and “Princes”. The team of the “Kings” will consist of the experiencedGM Peter Leko (2731), GM Alexander Morozevich (2724),GM Alexei [...]

World Youth U-16 Olympiad 2014 LIVE!

World Youth U-16 Olympiad 2014 LIVE!

Only four months after the Chess Olympiad in Tromso where the greatest chess players of the world competed against each other it is already time to have a look at the best talents of the next generation. The Hungarian Chess Federation (HCF) is organizing the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad for teams in Győr (Hungary) on 12-22nd December 2014. [...]

52nd University of Groningen Chess Challenges LIVE!

52nd University of Groningen Chess Challenges LIVE!

The 52nd Groningen Chess Festival is taking place from 21-30th December at the Sport Centre Rijksuniversiteit & Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, Netherlands. The first one is between European Youth Champion 2013 U14 Jorden van Foreest (2455 IM) and former Dutch Champion Dimitri Reinderman (2592 GM); the second one is between reigning Dutch Women Champion Anne Haast (2357 WIM) and German IM Elisabeth Paehtz (2477). Official website

3rd Al Ain Chess Classic 2014 LIVE!

3rd Al Ain Chess Classic 2014 LIVE!

The Al Ain Chess Club invites all FIDE rated players to participate in the 3rd Al Ain Chess Classic from 19-27th December 2014. The 9-round Swiss tournament is held at the Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel. Top prizes are 1st $11,000 / $8,500 / $6,000 / $4,500 / $3,000 / $2,000 etc (20 regular prizes) 149 players [...]

Zadar Open 2014 LIVE!

Zadar Open 2014 LIVE!

Zadar Open 2014 is taking place on 14-20th December 2014 at the Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts Borik, in Zadar, a city in Croatia, situated on the Adriatic Sea. The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament open to all players rated over 2200. 45 players from 9 different countries are competing for the first prize of 2.200 [...]

SIB-CMS 52nd National Premier Championship 2014 LIVE!

SIB-CMS 52nd National Premier Championship 2014 LIVE!

The SIB – CMS 52nd National Premier Championship 2014 is taking place on 5-18th December 2014 in CMS College, Kottayam, a city in the Indian state of Kerala. The event is a 12-player round-robin tournament with an average ELO 2487, sponsored by the South Indian Bank (SIB) and the CMS College. The participants are: GM Vidit [...]

17th Chess Festival “Citta di Padova” 2014 LIVE!

17th Chess Festival “Citta di Padova” 2014 LIVE!

The 17th International Chess Festival “Citta di Padova” is taking place on 14-21st December 2014 in Padova, Italy. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament open to all players rated above 1800 FIDE Elo. Top seed is last-year’s winner GM Kiril Georgiev (Bulgaria) 2627. Official website

66th Montenegro Individual Men’s Championship 2014 LIVE!

66th Montenegro Individual Men’s Championship 2014 LIVE!

The 66th Montenegro Individual Men’s Chess Championship is taking place on 10-20th December 2014 in Podgorica as a part of “December Days of Chess” in Podgorica. The event is a 12-player round-robin tournament, held in the hall of the National Library “Radosav Ljumovic”, gathering the members of the Montenegro Olympic team, as well as the most promising [...]

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