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11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open 2014 (Video)

11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open 2014 (Video)

The 11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open is taking place from 15-21st September at the Cititel Hotel Mid Valley, MidValley City, Kuala Lumpur. The event is organized by the DAT Chess Centre, Wilayah Kompleks, Kuala Lumpur. 130 players from 15 countries, including 14 Grandmasters and 19 International Masters, are taking part in the event. [...]

11th Malaysian Chess Festival – Swensen’s Rapid Age Group Championship

11th Malaysian Chess Festival – Swensen’s Rapid Age Group Championship

The Swensen’s Rapid Age Group Championship, a part of the 11th Malaysian Chess Festival, was a one day event with over 540 children from 7 countries in the age groups of 6-16 taking part part. Video by Vijay Kumar

Grandmasters David, Vovk and Rasmussen share first place in Amantea Open 2014

Grandmasters David, Vovk and Rasmussen share first place in Amantea Open 2014

The 12th edition of the Amantea Chess Festival took place on 7-14th September 2014 at Hotel “La Tonnara” in Amantea, an Italian town and tourist center on the southern Tyrrhenian Sea coast. 61 players competed in a 9-round Swiss tournament with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the [...]

IM Simon Bekker-Jensen clear first at Skovbo GM (KKSA) 2014

IM Simon Bekker-Jensen clear first at Skovbo GM (KKSA) 2014

The Skovbo GM tournament (KKSA) was held on 5-14th September at the Borup Kulturhus, Møllevej 2, 4140 Borup, Denmark. The 9-round Swiss event with a time control 90′ + 30″ has attracted 52 participants from 6 different countries (Denmark, Iceland, France, Italy, Russia and Sweden). IM Simon Bekker-Jensen emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points and deservedly grabbed [...]

GM Mladen Palac wins Humanitarian Gunja Open 2014

GM Mladen Palac wins Humanitarian Gunja Open 2014

Humanitarian Rapid Open Gunja 2014 was organized by Chess Club “Gunja” in collaboration with Gunja Municipality on 14th September 2014 in Gunja, a village and municipality in the hinterland of the left banks of the Sava River in the region of Cvelferija, Croatia. Earlier this year Balkans were struck by the worst flooding in the last 120 [...]

11th Malaysian Chess Festival – Chess Kidz Next Generation (Video)

11th Malaysian Chess Festival – Chess Kidz Next Generation (Video)

Chess Kidz Next Generation team lifted the coveted 34th Astro Merdeka Rapid Cup in the 104 Teams Championship. GM Alexei Barsov won the top board prize. Video by Vijay Kumar.

World Chess Elite in Bilbao 2014

World Chess Elite in Bilbao 2014

The 30th European Club Cup and the 7th Masters Final will be held simultaneously in Bilbao, turning the city into the world capital of chess thanks to the number of participants as well as their very high level.

GM Ghaem Maghami wins ECO Chess Cup 2014

GM Ghaem Maghami wins ECO Chess Cup 2014

ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) in collaboration with Iran Chess Federation organized the first edition of “ECO Chess Cup” from 3rd to 12th of September 2014 in the Iranian capital Tehran to improve cooperation and exchange culture between member countries of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). 10 players from 10 different federation of member countries of ECO including Islamic [...]

IM Irina Bulmaga convincing in Braila

IM Irina Bulmaga convincing in Braila

The 7th edition of the Annual Women’s International Tournament “Maria Albulet Memorial” took place on 3-12th Septeber 2014 at the Memorial House “Petre Stefanescu-Goangă” in Braila, the 11th most populous city in Romania. 10 players from 4 different countries took part in a round-robin event. First seeded IM/WGM Irina Bulmaga stormed through the tournament, finishing clear first with 8/10 [...]

GM Bassem Amin lifts Mediterranean trophy on his birthday

GM Bassem Amin lifts Mediterranean trophy on his birthday

The 9th Mediterranean Men & Women’s Chess Championships 2014 took place from 2-10th September at the Atlantica Caldera Creta Paradise Hotel in Chania, Crete, Greece, sponsored by Kydon Sports Club and Krommydakis Group of Companies, and co-organized by Mediterranean Chess Association, Region of Crete and Municipality of Platanias. 2014 Mediterranean Men & Women’s trophies went to Egypt after the [...]

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