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Khanty Mansiysk GP: Caruana and Nakamura qualify for Candidates Tournament

Khanty Mansiysk GP: Caruana and Nakamura qualify for Candidates Tournament

In the final 11th round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura drew their respective games to take the top two spots in the overall Grand Prix standings and qualify for the 2016 FIDE Candidates Tournament. The Ugra nominee Dmitry Jakovenko was in position to fight for qualification in the [...]

European Women’s ch: Batsiashvili keeps the lead, Sandu half a point behind

European Women’s ch: Batsiashvili keeps the lead, Sandu half a point behind

Georgian IM Nino Batsiashvili (2473) defeated GM Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN 2472) with Black and remained the leader at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015. WGM Mihaela Sandu (ROU 2300) continues with great play as she defeated former World and European Champion GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2512). The most interesting encounter of the [...]

GM Sandro Mareco is 2015 American Continental champion

GM Sandro Mareco is 2015 American Continental champion

The 10th American Continental Chess Championship was held from 15-24th May, 2015, in the Telecommunications Tower (ANTEL Tower), in Montevideo, the capital and largest city of Uruguay. The event was organized by the Uruguay Chess Federation (FUA), under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Montevideo Municipality and ANTEL Telecommunications company. GM Sandro Mareco from Argentina is the [...]

Hedinn Steingrimsson is 2015 Icelandic Chess Champion

Hedinn Steingrimsson is 2015 Icelandic Chess Champion

Hedinn Steingrimsson concluded his stellar performance in the 2015 Icelandic Championship by defeating his closest rival, Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson, to move to an outstanding final score of 9,5/11 points. This is Steingrimsson’s third national title, his first coming way back in 1990 at only 15 years of age. That still stands as the youngest winner [...]

Nino Batsiashvili grabs the lead in European Women’s Chess Championship

Nino Batsiashvili grabs the lead in European Women’s Chess Championship

IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) defeated the overnight leader WGM Mihaela Sandu (ROU 2300) in the 6th round of the 2015 European Individual Women’s Chess Championship in Chakvi and took the sole lead. The surprise of the tournament Mihaela Sandu, who had 5/5 is finally stopped by the Georgian hope, Batsiashvili, in the top encounter [...]

“Liburnija” Rijeka is 2015 Croatian Club Cup champion

“Liburnija” Rijeka is 2015 Croatian Club Cup champion

The 24th Croatian Cup took place from 20-24th May, in Bol, a town on the south of the island of Brač in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia. The event was a 6-round Swiss team event with an average Elo rating of 2223. Chess Club “Liburnija” Rijeka with members GM Ivan Saric, GM Robert Markus, GM Zoran Jovanovic, GM Ognjen Jovanic and IM Blazimir [...]

GM Pouya Idani and GM Chen Zhu win FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015

GM Pouya Idani and GM Chen Zhu win FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015

The FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015 took place from 17-24th May, 2015, in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The event was organized by Oman Chess Federation in a 9-round format with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. Iranian GM Pouya Idani finished first in the Men’s tournament with 8/9 points, leaving his countrymen, the [...]

GM David Navara and WIM Tereza Olsarova are 2015 Czech champions

GM David Navara and WIM Tereza Olsarova are 2015 Czech champions

The 2015 Czech Individual Chess Championships were held from 15-23rd May, at the Hotel Slunce, in Havlickuv Brod, a district within Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic. GM David Navara was a convincing winner with 7/9 points. He took the trophy, leaving the nearest followers 1,5 points behind. GM Jiri Stocek and GM Vlastimil Babula shared second place [...]

Mihaela Sandu keeps the lead at European Women’s Chess Championship

Mihaela Sandu keeps the lead at European Women’s Chess Championship

Romanian WGM Mihaela Sandu (2300) maintains the lead at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi, Georgia. Sandu is definitely the biggest surprise of this year’s edition as she managed to score 5 wins in a row in a very strong competition. In the 5th round she defeated Georgian IM Lela Javakhishvili [...]

Mihaela Sandu takes lead in European Women’s Chess Championship

Mihaela Sandu takes lead in European Women’s Chess Championship

Romanian WGM Mihaela Sandu (2300) takes the lead at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi after 4 rounds. Sandu defeated WGM Olga Girya (RUS 2479) with Black pieces, and with a draw between IM Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS 2423) and IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) she became the sole leader with maximum score. [...]

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