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Levon Aronian convincing winner of 3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015

Levon Aronian convincing winner of 3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015

The 3rd Annual Sinquefield Cup will surely be a tournament to remember for Levon Aronian who struggled to come back on top (2800+) over the last year. The event took place from August 22 – September 3, 2015, at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). Aronian was ninth seed in the Grand Chess Tour with [...]

GM Piorun tops 17th Open of Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta

GM Piorun tops 17th Open of Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta

The 17th International Open of Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta was held from August 21-30, in Sants, Barcelona. Polish player GM Kacper Piorun won the 10-round Swiss tournament with 8.5/10 points. Piorun grabbed the first prize of 2,500 EUR, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind. The second place was shared in a seven-way tie by GM [...]

Nils Grandelius wins Abu Dhabi Masters Chess Championship (Video)

Nils Grandelius wins Abu Dhabi Masters Chess Championship (Video)

GM Nils Grandelius of Sweden prevailed in the tie break to win the crown in the Abu Dhabi Masters Chess Championship at the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Grand Corniche. Tied with Grandelius at 7,0/9 points each are Martyn Kravtsiv of Ukraine, Baadur Jobava of Georgia, Alexander Areshchenko of Ukraine and Richard Rapport of Hungary. Actually first [...]

Van Delft, Ernst and De Jong share first at Atlantis Open 2015

Van Delft, Ernst and De Jong share first at Atlantis Open 2015

The 2015 Atlantis Open was held from August 27-30, in Groningen, the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. The event was 7-round Swiss open and three Dutch players tied for the first place. IM Merijn Van Delft edged GM Sipke Ernst and IM Migchiel De Jong on a superior tie-break score to clinch the title, after the whole group [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

The 22nd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Festival consists of the Masters, Open, Juniors, Blitz, Family and Homeland Protectors tournaments. The main event is the 9-round Swiss Masters, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, [...]

FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015 starting this week

FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015 starting this week

From 2nd to 15th of September Russia will host FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015. This event will be the second in 2015 and the 12th in the history of organization of international chess tournaments in Khanty-Mansiysk. The geography of the participating countries of the World Championships is quite extensive. Chess World Championships will gather [...]

GMs Zelcic, Palac and Ivanov tie for the first at 30th Schwarzacher Open 2015

GMs Zelcic, Palac and Ivanov tie for the first at 30th Schwarzacher Open 2015

The 30th Schwarzacher Open 2015 took place from August 22nd to August 29th, in Schwarzach im Pongau, Land Salzburg, Austria. 45 players from 12 different countries took part in the event, including 10 GMs. The tournament was played in 9-round Swiss FIDE format with tempo of play 90′/ 40 moves + 30′ + 30″. Grandmasters Robert [...]

10th Mediterranean Individual Chess Championships (Beirut, Lebanon)

10th Mediterranean Individual Chess Championships (Beirut, Lebanon)

The Lebanese Chess Federation, on behalf of the FIDE, invites your Federation to participate in the 10th Mediterranean Individual Men and Women’s Chess Championships – Normal and Rapid chess, scheduled 15th (arrival) to 26th (departure) of October 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon. The Championships will be held under the patronage of FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

The 22nd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Festival consists of the Masters, Open, Juniors, Blitz, Family and Homeland Protectors tournaments. The main event is the 9-round Swiss Masters, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 5 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 5 Video

The 22nd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Festival consists of the Masters, Open, Juniors, Blitz, Family and Homeland Protectors tournaments. The main event is the 9-round Swiss Masters, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, [...]

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