The famous Aeroflot Open is restarted in its classical format in 2015. The last classical event was held in 2012, while the 2013-tournament was played with short time controls. The Aeroflot Open is taking place from 26th March to 5th April at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The total prize fund is 140.000 Euro. Top seed is Azerbaijani player [...]
The Lithuanian Team Chess Championship is taking place from 24-29th March, 2015, in Lithuania. The event is a 7-round Swiss Team event with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. The team of “Gigant Chess” (Panevezys), with top seeds GM Igor Kovalenko (2653), GM Arturs Neiksans (2567), GM Aloyzas Kveinys (2522), GM Andrei [...]
The 88th Saint Petersburg Individual Chess Championship is taking place from 21-31st March, 2015, in Saint Petersburg, the second largest city of Russia. The event is separated into 12-player round-robin Men’s tournament and 83rd Saint Petersburg Women’s tournament in 9 rounds. Top seeds are GM Evgeny Levin (2529) and WFM Dina Belenkaya (2259). Tournament website
The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial will start in April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. World champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 2865), Fabiano Caruana (Italy, 2811), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria, 2800), former world champion Viswanathan Anand (India, 2797), Anish Giri (Netherlands, 2797), Wesley So (USA, 2788), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2783), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France, 2775), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov(Azerbaijan, 2759) and Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan, 2731). Magnus Carlsen was the winner of the 1st Vugar Gashimov Memorial tournament in April last year.
The March “Lviv Tradition” (IM Group) is taking place from 24-29th March 2015, at the Hotel Nton, in the splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine. The event is a 10-player tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. The participants are: WFM Osmak Iulija UKR 2405, IM Shkuran Daniil UKR 2386, IM Anwesh Upadhyaya IND 2366, Sabuk Piotr POL 2312, WGM Doluhanova Evgeniya UKR [...]
The 2nd Kolkata International Grandmasters Chess Tournament is taking place from 15-24th March at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-71, India. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with total prize fund in the amount of INR 10,00,000/- (approx 15,000 EUR). Top seed is English GM Short Nigel (2664). Official website/ Participants Round [...]
The 1st International Open Amic Hotels 2015 is taking place from 22-29th March, 2015 in at Hotel Amic Horizonto, in the Spanish city of Palma de Mallorca. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament, valid for FEDA and FIDE rating and norms. Ukrainian GM Sergey Fedorchuk (2650) heads the field of 96 players from 19 different countries, including [...]
The 22nd edition of EY School Chess Tournament will be organized by EY on 21-22nd March, 2015, in the Tour First, one of the La Defense skyscrapers in the French capital Paris. The prestigious event will be closed by a simultaneous exhibition delivered by the greatest female chess player ever, Judit Polgar. Although she announced her retirement [...]
Copa Latinoamericana Kirsan Ilyumzhinov 2015 is the 6th edition of the traditional South American tournament.