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SportAccord World Mind Games: final impressions

SportAccord World Mind Games: final impressions

Text and photos: IM/ WGM Alina l’Ami Official website/ More information here/ Basque system LIVE (m)/ Basque system LIVE (w)/ Blitz LIVE (m)/ Blitz LIVE (w)/ Rapid LIVE (m)/ Rapid LIVE (w) From head to toe, from left to right, up and down and back again…the body, mind and soul of the 32 chess players have been worked [...]

GM Pavel Maletin is winner of the Russian Rapid Cup

GM Pavel Maletin is winner of the Russian Rapid Cup

Grandmaster Pavel Maletin claimed the 2014 Russian Rapid Cup after beating Alexander Riazantsev 2-1 in the final match. The final Rapid Grand-Prix 2014 – Cup of Russia was held on 13-16th December in Rostov-on-Don. The format was knockout tournament with 16 qualified players. The time control was 15′+10”. Each match consisted of two games and [...]

WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan is 2014 Iranian women’s champion

WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan is 2014 Iranian women’s champion

The 2014 Iranian National Chess Championship for women was organized by the Tehran Chess Association on 7-16th December 2014 in Tehran, the capital and largest city of Iran. The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan and WIM Mitra Hejazipour tied for the first with 9.5/11 [...]

Asian Seniors and Amateur Chess Championships 2014 concluded

Asian Seniors and Amateur Chess Championships 2014 concluded

Buddhika Amarasinghe of Sri Lanka won the Asian Amateur Chess Championship 2014 convincingly with a 7.5/9 score to win by a clear margin. This event was held from December 5-12, 2014 at the beautiful Citrus Resort Hotel. It was organised by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Asian Chess Federation. Ten [...]

SIB-CMS 52nd National Premier & Zone 3.7 Chess Championship

SIB-CMS 52nd National Premier & Zone 3.7 Chess Championship

Grandmaster SP Sethuraman of PSPB continues to remain alone at the top with 7.5 points, at the end of the eleventh round of the SIB-CMS Zone 3.7 & 52nd Indian Premier Chess Championship, organised by Kottayam Chess Academy at the college campus, today. GM Deep Sengupta of PSPB joined Sahaj Grover on the second spot [...]

129th MGU Open with brand new sponsor, Martin Metev takes the trophy

129th MGU Open with brand new sponsor, Martin Metev takes the trophy

The 129th MGU Open 2014 was held on 13-14th December, 2014, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized in honor of GM Jan Timman (born 14th December 1951 in Amsterdam, NED), in a 6-round Swiss format, open to all players rated below 2200. Martin Mitev from Chess Club “An Pasan” Sofia claimed [...]

WMG Beijing: Grischuk repeats the gold, Hou Yifan convincingly first in blitz

WMG Beijing: Grischuk repeats the gold, Hou Yifan convincingly first in blitz

Heading for the stars, Hou Yifan faced her opponents head-on, left behind the rather “disappointing” silver medal from the Rapid and claimed the gold this time, swapping places with Valentina Gunina, who had to content herself as being the 2nd best.

Anand wins 6th London Chess Classic

Anand wins 6th London Chess Classic

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand emerged winner of the 6th London Chess Classic after beating Michael Adams with black pieces in the final round and edging Vladimir Kramnik and Anish Giri on tie-break. Anand took advantage of the volumes of his World Championship Match preparation to outplay his opponent in the Berlin Ruy Lopez. Eventually, [...]

Copa Norberto La Porta 2014

Copa Norberto La Porta 2014

Abierto Legislatura 2014 “Copa Norberto La Porta” takes place on 13-21st December at the Salon Dorado de la Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires – Peru 160 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A total of 387 players are competing in two sections – Open A and Open B. The tournament is organized by the Federacion [...]

SportAccord WMG Rapid: The gold goes to Russia

SportAccord WMG Rapid: The gold goes to Russia

The SportAccord World Mind Rapid Chess Games 2014 took place on 11-12th December 2014 in Beijing, China. The gold went to Russia after Alexander Grischuk and Valentina Gunina emerged clear winners. Grischuk finished first with 5/7 points, leaving the nearest followers Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hao Wang, Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov half point behind. The French prodigy Vachier-Lagrave [...]

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