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Lienz Open 2015

Lienz Open 2015

The 18th International Lienz Open will be held from 7-14th February, 2015, at the RGO-Arena Julius-Durst-Straße 6, 9900 Lienz, Austria. The biennial event is organized by the Schachklub Volksbank Lienz. There will be two sections: Group A and Group B (< 2000 Elo). Both to be completed over nine rounds of Swiss system. Social events [...]

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 – Side Events

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 – Side Events

The Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 is scheduled to take place from 13-19th February, 2015, at the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville, in Zurich, Switzerland. The supporting programme features Sergey Karjakin who will be playing a simultaneous exhibition against the sponsors at the “Zunfthaus zur Saffran” on 12th February. A real gem will be the rapid [...]

Around 1600 players to compete in Moscow Open 2015

Around 1600 players to compete in Moscow Open 2015

Grandmasters Ian Nepomniachtchi, Francisco Vallejo and Igor Lysyj are the top-seeded players in the Moscow Open main event, the 2015 Cup of Russia qualifier. More than 250 chess players are participating in this event. The Women’s Cup of Russia stage rating favorites are World Women’s Junior Champion Aleksandra Goryachkina (2451), Georgian Women’s Champion Nino Batsiashvili [...]

European School Chess Championships 2015

European School Chess Championships 2015

The European Chess Union and Turkish Chess Federation have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the ECU and eligible players to the European School Championships 2015 organised in Konya, Turkey from 24 June (arrivals) to 03 July (departures). Each National Federation or School Association or schools may enter an unlimited number of [...]

SPF National Open for Boys and Girls in Northern California

SPF National Open for Boys and Girls in Northern California

The official registration for the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open Championship for Girls and Boys is open. The organizers invite you to join the SPFNO on February 27th – March 1st, 2015 in San Mateo, California. In the course of the three-day chess festival, the SPFNO will award qualifications for: – The Prestigious Susan [...]

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015

The Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 is scheduled to take 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″. Live games / Live games with standings / Replay [...]

Chita will host 2015 Russian Superfinal Championships

Chita will host 2015 Russian Superfinal Championships

Russian Chess Federation, Chess Federation of Zabaykalsky Krai and the regional Ministry of Culture and Sports signed an agreement to hold the 2015 Russian Superfinal Championships in Chita, the press service of the Zabaykalsky Krai announced. On 24th January the Governor Konstantin Ilkovsky chaired the first meeting of the working group in order to start [...]

134th MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

134th MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

The 134th MGU Open 2015 is scheduled to take place from 31st January to 1st February, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event will be 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” [...]

Tradewise Chess Festival underway in Gibraltar

Tradewise Chess Festival underway in Gibraltar

The 2015 Tradewise Chess Festival got underway with a simultaneous display given by IM Jovanka Houska (England) and IM Salome Melia(Georgia) on 25th January , 2015, to welcome the first arrivals at the Caleta Hotel****. The Tradewise Gibraltar Challengers and Amateur tournaments began on 26th January, with sponsors Coca Cola making the ceremonial opening move [...]

2nd edition International Prize from His Majesty King Mohammed VI to be held in Casablanca

2nd edition International Prize from His Majesty King Mohammed VI to be held in Casablanca

The 2nd edition International Prize from His Majesty King Mohammed VI is scheduled to take place from 28th January to 4th February, 2015, at the Sacré coeur Room, in the splendid city of Casablanca, situated on the western part of Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. The event is organized under the auspices of the Council of the [...]

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