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GM Kiril Georgiev and WIM Svetla Yordanova are 2015 Bulgarian champions

GM Kiril Georgiev and WIM Svetla Yordanova are 2015 Bulgarian champions

The 2015 Bulgarian Individual Chess Championships took place from 18-26th April, in Hotel Rostov, in Pleven, a city in Bulgaria, located in the northern part of the country. Both Men’s and Women’s events were played in a 10-player round-robin format with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. GM Kiril Georgiev emerged a [...]

Corina Peptan and Constantin Lupulescu are 2015 Romanian Chess Champions

Corina Peptan and Constantin Lupulescu are 2015 Romanian Chess Champions

The 2015 Romanian Chess Championships for men and women were held from 18-26th April in Calimanesti. The men’s tournament had 32 participants, while the women’s section had 24 players. Both events were completed over nine rounds of Swiss system. Grandmaster Constantin Lupulescu emerged clear winner of the men’s championship with 6,5/9 points. This is his [...]

Marija Rakic is 2015 Serbian Women’s Champion

Marija Rakic is 2015 Serbian Women’s Champion

WIM Marija Rakic justified her ranking as the top seed to win the 2015 Serbian Women’s Championship, claiming her second national title after 2012. Rakic scored 6,5/9 points, leaving the three-times champion WGM Andjelija Stojanovic half a point behind. The decisive game occurred in the 7th round when Rakic defeated Stojanovic with black pieces. The [...]

Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Video)

Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Video)

World Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the Gashimov Memorial for the second year running after concluding the event with 7 points from nine games. In the final round Carlsen defeated Rauf Mamedov, leaving the second placed Viswanathan Anand a full point behind. The remaining four games were drawn. The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial was held [...]

Official FIDE tournaments in FIDE Online Arena

Official FIDE tournaments in FIDE Online Arena

FIDE Online Arena has just announced the regulations of the 1st FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship and the 1st FIDE World Online Junior Blitz Championship. For each competition a total prize fund of 4250 USD will be distributed to the winners. Both Championships consist of a qualifying phase, a semi-final and a final tournament. [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 7 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 7 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. World Champion Magnus Carlsen extended his lead to full point after defeating Vladimir Kramnik. Viswanathan Anand advanced to second place after Wesley So lost to Fabiano Caruana. Round 7 results: GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – GM Mamedov Rauf 1/2-1/2 GM Anand [...]

Cuba going strong in World Team Chess Championship

Cuba going strong in World Team Chess Championship

Cuba defeated Egypt in round four of the FIDE World Team Chess Championship to remain on the top of the crosstable with 7 match points. China and Ukraine won against Armenia and Israel respectively to maintain close distance one point behind the leader. The host Armenia and defending champion Russia (without Vladimir Kramnik) are struggling [...]

Georgia maintains lead in Women’s World Team Championship

Georgia maintains lead in Women’s World Team Championship

Georgia defeated Kazakhstan in round 4 of the FIDE Women’s World Team Championship to maintain the lead with 7 match points. Russia is close behind with 6 points after scoring a narrow victory against India. Full results below. Replay games with analysis / Official website Round 4 results: INDIA – RUSSIA 1½:2½ GM Koneru Humpy [...]

38th Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2015

38th Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2015

The 38th International Chess Tournament “Ikaros” 2015 will be held from Saturday 11th till Sunday 19th of July at Aghios Kirykos, the capital town of Ikaria.

FIDE World Amateur Championships concluded in Porto Carras

FIDE World Amateur Championships concluded in Porto Carras

The new World Amateur Champions for 2015 have been crowned in Porto Carras: Mire Deniz Dogan from Turkey and Paula-Alexandra Gitu from Moldova are the new title holders for the categories of men and women with a FIDE rating less than 2000! In the open section (men), Mire Deniz Dogan scored 8 points in 9 [...]

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