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GM Vaibhav Suri convincing in the 6th qualifier of FIDE World Online Junior Blitz

GM Vaibhav Suri convincing in the 6th qualifier of FIDE World Online Junior Blitz

Vaibhav Suri from India, a Grandmaster since the age of 15, convincingly won the 6th Qualifier tournament of the FIDE World Online Blitz Championship 2015 that was held on 2nd July on the official FIDE Online platform. The playing format was 11-round Swiss with the time control 3′+2”. In the field of 32 players Vaibhav [...]

Pirc Defence expert GM Boris Chatalbashev wins 19th Pirc Memorial Maribor 2015

Pirc Defence expert GM Boris Chatalbashev wins 19th Pirc Memorial Maribor 2015

The 19th Pirc Open Maribor International Open Tournament took place from June 25 to July 2, in Maribor, the second-largest city in Slovenia. The event in Memoriam of GM Vasja Pirc was a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ X 40 moves + 30′ + 30″. Tournament website/ LIVE games with analysis Bulgarian GM Boris Chatalbashev emerged a clear [...]

Lev Polugaevsky Memorial 2015

Lev Polugaevsky Memorial 2015

A tournament dedicated to the memory of Grandmaster Lev Polugaevsky is set to take place from 3-11th July at the Polugaevsky Chess Club in Samara, Russia. The tournament is the 7th stage of this year’s Cup of Russia. 132 players are signed to take part in the 9-round Swiss open. The prize fund amounts to [...]

Four players share first in DC International 2015

Four players share first in DC International 2015

The 3rd D.C. International was held from June 25-30, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, Virginia. The 9-round Swiss event with one Open section attracted 122 participants. Grandmasters Luke McShane, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Magesh Panchanathan and IM Andrey Gorovets shared the first place on 7,0/9 points to earn $1550 [...]

Vladislav Artemiev and Marina Guseva win Russia’s Chess Championship Higher League

Vladislav Artemiev and Marina Guseva win Russia’s Chess Championship Higher League

The Russian Higher League, the 4th stage of the 68th Russian Men’s Chess Championship and the 65th Women’s Championship, took place from June 21 till July 2 in Kaliningrad as part of the international program Chess in Museums held by the Russian Chess Federation jointly with Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation. The event became [...]

Onischuk, Kalinina and Rakhmangulova are Ukrainian rapid and blitz champions

Onischuk, Kalinina and Rakhmangulova are Ukrainian rapid and blitz champions

The 2015 Ukrainian Blitz and Rapid Individual Chess Championships for men and women took place on June 29-30, in the splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine. GM Vladimir Onischuk emerged a double champion, winning the rapid tournament with 9/11 points and finishing with perfect 11/11 score at the blitz tournament. WGM Olga Kalinina won [...]

FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship – Selected Games

FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship – Selected Games

The 6th Qualification Tournament of the 1st FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship 2015 was held on 25th June on the official FIDE Online platform. AIM Samanta Debarghya (1920) from India stormed through the tournament, finishing with 10/11 points and leaving the runner-up a full point behind. Two of the sharpest games are annotated below. The Championship consists [...]

Abhijeet Gupta wins Commonwealth Chess Championship

Abhijeet Gupta wins Commonwealth Chess Championship

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta won the 2015 Commonwealth Chess Championship after settling for a quick draw with Arghyadip Das in the ninth and final round of the event. The 2015 Commonwealth Chess Championship was held from 22-30th June at Hotel Park Plaza, Shahdara, New Delhi, India. The event has attracted 298 [...]

Filipino GM Roland Salvador wins Expo Chess in Milan

Filipino GM Roland Salvador wins Expo Chess in Milan

GM Roland Salvador from Philippines won “Expo Milan Chess Move 2015”, hosted in Milan 20th to 28th June, during Expo, the world biggest event about food and nutrition

GM Krasimir Rusev winner of Visma GM Tournament 2015

GM Krasimir Rusev winner of Visma GM Tournament 2015

The 2015 Visma Chess Festival took place from 24-28th June, in Vaxjo, Sweden. The event was separated into three 10-player round robin tournaments, valid for FIDE rating and norms. Bulgarian GM Krasimir Rusev and IM Daniel Howard Fernandez of England tied for the first place in Visma GM Tournament with 6,5/9 points each, but Rusev prevailed on [...]

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