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Zaw Win Lay Memorial Myanmar Open – Round 6

Zaw Win Lay Memorial Myanmar Open – Round 6

At the GM Zaw Win Lay Memorial Myanmar Open, Sergei Tiviakov is living up to his top billing by taking the sole lead with a 5,5/6 points going into the rest day after three days of grueling play. He is closely followed by Nguyen Duc Hoa (whom Tiviakov took a short draw with Black in [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 1 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 1 Video

The opening day of the mega-open Qatar Masters saw many upsets. Vladimir Kramnik drew with Halkias Stelios on the 2nd board while Baadur Jobava lost to his compatriot Bela Khotenashvili. Arkadij Naiditsch lost to Ankit Rajpara, GM Mateusz Bartel lost to IM Bogdan Belyakov, GM Viktor Bologan lost to IM Neelotpal Das and GM B [...]

Interview with World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

Interview with World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen exclusively revealed that former World Champion Garry Kasparov was helping him before and during the match

Closing ceremony of the World Chess Championship

Closing ceremony of the World Chess Championship

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took part in the closing ceremony of the 2014 match to determine the World Chess Champion. Press release and photos by the Presidential Press and Information Office. The President congratulated the Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen on his victory over the Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand. After the ceremony, [...]

Yuriy Kuzubov and Anna Muzychuk are 2014 Ukrainian champions

Yuriy Kuzubov and Anna Muzychuk are 2014 Ukrainian champions

The 2014 Ukrainian Individual Chess Championships for men and women took place on 10-22nd November 2014 in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. The 83rd Ukrainian Men’s Championship was topped by GM Yuriy Kuzubov and GM Pavel Eljanov on 7.5/11 points, but Kuzubov prevailed on a better tie-break score and grabbed the trophy GM Anton Korobov [...]

Chess Club “Liburnija” is 2014 Croatian Cup champion for women

Chess Club “Liburnija” is 2014 Croatian Cup champion for women

The Croatian Chess Federation and Croatian Comission for women’s chess organized the 2014 edition of the Croatian Cup for women on 22-23rd November 2014 at the Palace Hotel**** in Zagreb, the capital and largest city of Croatia. The event was a 5-round Swiss Team rapid tournament with tempo of play 30′ + 30″, valid for [...]

Libiszewski, Petkov, Farahat and Lazarev share first in Marakesh

Libiszewski, Petkov, Farahat and Lazarev share first in Marakesh

The 8th International Chess Trophy Mohammed SEKKAT 2014 was organized on 17-21st November 2014 in Marakesh, the fourth largest city of Morocco. The event was organized by the Royal Moroccan Federation of Chess Foundation SEKKAT under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco. The tournament was played  in a 9-round Swiss format [...]

Magnus Carlsen is FIDE World Chess Champion 2014!

Magnus Carlsen is FIDE World Chess Champion 2014!

Final score 6,5 – 4,5

Zaw Win Lay Myanmar International Open Chess Championship 2014

Zaw Win Lay Myanmar International Open Chess Championship 2014

The GM Zaw Win Lay Memorial Myanmar International Open Chess Championships 2014 started today with a short opening ceremony officiated by the Myanmar Deputy Minister of Sports. Held in Yangon at the Central Hotel on Bogyoke Aung San Road, the heart of the city’s shopping district from 23-30 November 2014, the tournament which is being [...]

GM Kiril Georgiev wins Alkaloid 2014 Rapid Open

GM Kiril Georgiev wins Alkaloid 2014 Rapid Open

The 2014 edition of Alkaloid International Rapid Chess Tournament took place on 23rd November 2014 at Hotel Continental in Skopje, the capital and largest city of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The event was organized by Chess Club Alkaloid – Skopje in a 9-round Swiss FIDE Rapid format with tempo of play 15′ + [...]

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