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European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Wroclaw

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Wroclaw

Polonia Wroclaw Chess Club, under the patronage of the European Chess Union and the Polish Chess Federation, organizes the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014, from 19-21 December, 2014, in Wroclaw, Poland. The Championship will be held under the auspices of Rafa Dutkiewicz – the President of the city of Wroclaw and will bear [...]

Carlos Torre Memorial 2014

Carlos Torre Memorial 2014

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. The event consists of seven sections: – Magistral, open to all players, 9 round Swiss – Yucatan, for elo 1700-1900 players, 7 round Swiss – Merida, for elo [...]

1st Torneo Internazionale di Scacchi Tortoreto Lido

1st Torneo Internazionale di Scacchi Tortoreto Lido

The 1st International Chess Tournament Tortoreto Lido is scheduled to take place from 26th May to 2nd June, 2015, in Villaggio Salinello, Lungomare Sirena 642, 64018 Tortoreto Lido (TE) – Italy. Open A is reserved for the players with FIDE rating over 2000. Tournament system is 9 rounds, Swiss system, 90’ x 40 moves + [...]

European Senior Chess Championship 2015

European Senior Chess Championship 2015

The 15th European Senior Chess Championship for Men and Women will be held in Eretria, Greece, from 28th April to 8th May, 2015. The tournament venue is the conference center of the 4-star “Eretria Village” Hotel, near the ancient city of Eretria. The Championship is open to all players representing ECU Chess Federations who have [...]

Zadar Open 2014

Zadar Open 2014

Zadar Chess Union is holding the 2014 Zadar Open from 14-20th December at the Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts Borik in Zadar, Croatia. The event consists of two sections, Group A for players rated above 2200 FIDE and Group B for U2300 players. Both sections will be completed over nine rounds of Swiss system. Top prizes [...]

31th International Böblinger Open 2014

31th International Böblinger Open 2014

The 31th International Böblinger Open 2014 is taking place on 26-30th December 2014 in the Mercure Hotel**** in the city of Böblingen. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 120′/40 + 30′. The festival will be split into 3 tournaments: – Open A – open to all players rated higher than [...]

129th MGU Open to be held in Sofia

129th MGU Open to be held in Sofia

The 129th MGU Open 2014 is scheduled to take place on 13-14th December, 2014, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event is organized in honor of GM Jan Timman (born 14th December 1951 in Amsterdam, NED), in a 6-round Swiss format, open to all players rated below 2200. The [...]

SportAccord World Mind Games, Beijing 2014

SportAccord World Mind Games, Beijing 2014

The SportAccord World Mind Chess Games 2014 are scheduled to take place on 11-17th December 2014 in Beijing, China. One of the strongest rapid and blitz events of the year will meet some of the world’s top Grandmasters. In the men section we find Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vassily Ivanchuk, [...]

African Individual Chess Championships 2014 – Participants

African Individual Chess Championships 2014 – Participants

Namibia Chess Federation (NCF) is organizing the 2014 African Individual Chess Championships (AICC) to be held at the Safari Court Hotel & Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia, from December 12th (arrival) to December 23rd, 2014 (departure). The Championships will be played in accordance with FIDE regulations as a 9 Round Swiss System tournament. Time control will [...]

Vandoeuvre Open 2014 – the strongest Christmas tournament in France

Vandoeuvre Open 2014 – the strongest Christmas tournament in France

The 11th International Chess Tournament Vandoeuvre 2014 is taking place on 26-30th December 2014 in the Hall of sports, Str. Gembloux, in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France. The strongest Christmas chess tournament in France will be valid for FIDE and national Elo. The 2013 edition of the tournament gathered 164 players from 10 different countries, including 9 GMs [...]

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