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6th Rethymno Chess Tournament

6th Rethymno Chess Tournament

The 6th Rethymno International Chess Tournament is taking place from 12th to 19th July, 2014, at the Municipal House of Culture, in the city of Rethymno on island Crete, Greece. The event is a 9 round Swiss, valid for FIDE title norms. The time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes [...]

Boris Gelfand and Peter Svidler to play Rapid Chess Match in Jerusalem

Boris Gelfand and Peter Svidler to play Rapid Chess Match in Jerusalem

Grandmasters Boris Gelfand (2725) and Peter Svidler (2793) will play a Rapid Chess match of 8 games on July 20-24 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. The match, open to the general public, is the highlight of the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament, to take place in Jerusalem on July 16-24. The tournament is organized [...]

115th United States Open Chess Championship

115th United States Open Chess Championship

The 115th Annual United States Open Chess Championship is set to take place from 26th July to 3rd August at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Dr, Orlando, Florida 32819. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss one section with Class prizes and time control 40/120, SD/60 d5. Top US player not otherwise qualified will qualify [...]

Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2014 – Participants

Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2014 – Participants

The 37th Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2014, incorporating the Aegean Open Championship 2014, will take place on 12-20th July in Aghios Kirykos at the beautiful island of Ikaria, Greece. Ikaros 2014 is fast approaching and organizers are arranging the final details for hosting the participants that chose Ikaria as the adequate place to combine chess [...]

Sports legends on the field for the ACP Golden Classic

Sports legends on the field for the ACP Golden Classic

Bergamo, July 7, 2014, Press Release – ACP Golden Classic 2014 is going to be one of the fifteen strongest chess tournaments of the year. But besides that it is going to be a celebration of sports and athletes. Next Friday the Hotel San Marco in Bergamo will host the opening ceremony of this prestigious [...]

I International Chess Tournament Centro Goya (U2200)

I International Chess Tournament Centro Goya (U2200)

The first edition of International Chess Tournament Centro Goya is scheduled to take place from 18th to 28th September 2014 at the Lounge of Hotel Cristina***** in Las Palmas, the most populous city of the Canary islands. No doubt, this is a magnificent opportunity to enjoy Chess, in a sunny seaside setting on the beautiful [...]

2014 International Star Mixed Pair Tournament in Chengdu, Angela Merkel in the city

2014 International Star Mixed Pair Tournament in Chengdu, Angela Merkel in the city

The 2014 International Star Mixed Pair Chess Tournament takes place from 5th to 9th July 2014 in the city of Chengdu, China. The event will be played in a 5-round format. The teams are paired as follows: GM Nigel Short & GM Hou Yifan, GM Yasser Seirawan & GM Zhou Chen GM Artur Jussupow & GM Maia Chiburdanidze GM Ye [...]

European Youth Chess Championships 2014

European Youth Chess Championships 2014

Georgia and European Chess Union have the honor to invite all ECU member federations to participate in the European Youth Chess Championships, which will take place in Batumi (Black see), Georgia between October the 18th (arrival) and October the 29th (departure). The championship will be held in 5***** Batumi hotel “Sheraton Batumi” (built in 2010). [...]

Canadian Open 2014

Canadian Open 2014

This year’s Quebec Open will be merged with the Canadian Open in one super-tournament to be held on 19-26th July in the “Grand Salon” of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, in Montreal. The 9-round Swiss tournament is organized by the Quebec Chess Federation. The total prize fund is $25,000, with $20,000 guaranteed. Sections and prizes Over [...]

34th Benasque Chess Tournament 2014

34th Benasque Chess Tournament 2014

The 34th edition of Benasque International Chess Tournament is taking place from 4th to 12th July 2014 in Benasque, a town in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees. The event is a 9-round Swiss, valid for FIDE and FEDA rankings, and provides the opportunity of winning title norms. The time control will be 90 minutes for [...]

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