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International Rapid Chess Festival – Veaceslav Cebanenco Memorial

International Rapid Chess Festival – Veaceslav Cebanenco Memorial

The Veaceslav Cebanenco Memorial is scheduled to take place on 1-2nd April at the Republican Chess and Draughts Club, Sciusev street 111, in Chisinau, Moldova. The Festival will consist of three events: – In the open tournament A (9-round Swiss, FIDE rated) eligible to participate are the players with FIDE ratings 2200 and higher. The [...]

Southern Class Championships 2014

Southern Class Championships 2014

The 12th Annual Southern Class Championships will be held from March 28-30, 2014, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort (renovated), 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. All sections have either 3-day (March 28-30) or 2-day (March 29-30) schedules to [...]

37th Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2014

37th Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2014

For the 37th consecutive year “Ikaros” renews its annual appointment with Greek and foreign players at the beautiful island of Ikaria for the traditional international chess tournament that this year will take place at Aghios Kirykos, the capital of the island, from 12th till 20th of July. The 37th Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2014 incorporates [...]

Long Island Open 2014

Long Island Open 2014

The 8th Annual Long Island Open will be held from March 28-30, 2014, at the Ramada Plaza Long Island MacArthur Airport Hotel, 1730 N. Ocean Ave, Holtsville, New York. The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Under 900. All sections have either 3-day (March 28-30) or 2-day (March 29-30) [...]

International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2014

International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2014

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2014, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 4th to 12th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation. Last year the winner [...]

44th International Chess Tournament Bosna 2014

44th International Chess Tournament Bosna 2014

The 44th International Chess Tournament “Bosna 2014″ will be held in Sarajevo from 30th May to 6th June 2014. The playing venue will be in hotel Saraj, Nevjestina 5, Sarajevo. The total prize fund is 35,700 KM (national currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina) or cca 18,225 EUR. The top prize in A tournament is cca [...]

Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Press Release

Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Press Release

In order to honor the memory of Vugar Gashimov, European champion and leading world chess player who passed away recently, “Synergy Group” organizes strong round robin tournament to be held in April in Azerbaijan. A memorial for Vugar Gashimov will bring together such world-known names as the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway), world #5 [...]

Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Field Completed

Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Field Completed

Azerbaijan will hold two round robin tournaments in memory of Vugar Gashimov from 19 to 30 April in Shamkir, Teymur Tushiev of ExtraTime.az confirmed for Chessdom. The A Tournament will be a six-player double round robin with Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Fabiano Caruana (Italy), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Sergey Karjakin (Russia) and local stars Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and [...]

18th Mid-America Open

18th Mid-America Open

The 18th Annual Mid-America Open will be held from March 14-16, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis-Clayton, 7750 Carondelet Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. All sections have either 3-day (March 14-16) or 2-day (March 15-16) [...]

First photos from Khanty Mansiysk Candidates playing venue

First photos from Khanty Mansiysk Candidates playing venue

After a long trip, Chessdom has arrived in Khanty Mansiysk. In the following days expect many detailed reports from the Candidates, minute by minute updates, and the breaking news as they happen. Here are the first photos of the playing hall. Everything is ready, the pieces are set on the boards, and the large screens [...]

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