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Match Blondes vs Brunettes at Ostankino

Match Blondes vs Brunettes at Ostankino

The traditional 5th blitz match between “Blondes” and “Brunettes” is scheduled to take place on 3rd March at the telecenter “Ostankino” in Moscow. In the earlier encounters Blondes won two matches, Brunettes were better in one, while one match was tied. The playing format will be Scheveningen with eight players in each team. Blondes: GM [...]

12th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational

12th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational

The 12th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational is scheduled to take place from 26-30th July at Webster University, Saint Louis, Missouri. The event will offer more than $200K in prizes and scholarships. Webster University will provide complimentary room and meal accommodation on campus for all qualifiers. The annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational, in its [...]

Jerusalem is ready for the European invasion – Press release by Yochanan Afek

Jerusalem is ready for the European invasion – Press release by Yochanan Afek

Official website/ EICC 2015: Players (Updated)/ EICC with special prize fund for seniors/ Full Regulations on ECU website/ Interview with ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili Next Monday, February 23rd, the European Individual Chess Championship 2015 will be officially opened in Ramada hotel in Jerusalem. The Mayor of the ancient city, Mr. Nir Barkat, the minister of culture and sport, [...]

European Individual Chess Championship 2015: Players (Updated)

European Individual Chess Championship 2015: Players (Updated)

Jerusalem is getting ready for the 2015 European Individual Championship. The highly prestigious tournament, open to all members of European Federations, will be staged in hotel Ramada on February 23rd – March 8th 2015 by the municipality of Jerusalem and the Israeli Chess Federation under the auspices of the ECU. The prize fund was generously increased to 120,000 € and 115 Grandmasters [...]

137th MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

137th MGU Open 2015 to be held in Sofia

The 137th MGU Open 2015 is scheduled to take place from 28th February to 1st March, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event is organized in honor of the World champion for women Hou Yifan (born 27th February, 1994, in Xinghua, Jiangsu, China). The event will be organized by FA [...]

7th Batavia Chess Tournament 2015

7th Batavia Chess Tournament 2015

The 7th Batavia Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place from 20th February to 1st March, 2015 in Café Batavia 1920, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The main event is a 10-player round robin with GM and IM norm opportunities, played in bar Batavia next to Amsterdam central train station. Batavia Blitz Tournament will precede the main [...]

23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament 2015

23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament 2015

The Chess Association of “West Azerbaijan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation organizes the 23rd Fajr International Open Chess Tournament from 18th to 23rd February, 2015 in Urmia, the capital of of West Azerbaijan Province in Iran. The event is a Swiss open tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. 133 players from [...]

Mitropa Cup 2015

Mitropa Cup 2015

The Austrian Chess Federation organizes Mitropa Cup 2015 from 13-22nd June at the Congress Zillertal in Mayrhofen/Austria, in the unique environment of the Alps. Chess federations entitled to take part in the Mitropa Cup 2015 are: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Mitropa Cup is a team event for [...]

6th Pfalz Open 2015

6th Pfalz Open 2015

The 6th edition of Pfaltz Open 2015 is taking place from 13th to 17th February, 2015 in Neustadt, Germany. The event is split into two tournaments, Open A (open to all players rated 1850 ELO or more) and Open B (for Participants rated below 1950 ELO). Open A wants to be Played in a 9-round [...]

Peoples Tournament in Santa Clara, California

Peoples Tournament in Santa Clara, California

The 40th Peoples Tournament is set to take place from 14-16th February, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, California, USA. The event consists of five elo sections. The tournament format is 6-round Swiss with the time control 40/120, sd30, d5. The total prize fund is $20,000 based on [...]

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