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GM Bela Khotenashvili leads Erfurt Woman Grandmaster Tournament 2014

GM Bela Khotenashvili leads Erfurt Woman Grandmaster Tournament 2014

The 3. International Erfurt Women Grandmaster Tournament takes place on 24-31st August 2014 at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Erfurt, a capital city of the German Federal State of Thuringia. Georgian GM Bela Khotenashvili is a sole leader with 4,5 points out of 6 rounds. She won against GM Monika Socko (Poland), IM Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska (Germany) [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R4 – Ju Wenjun in the lead

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R4 – Ju Wenjun in the lead

In the dramatic fourth round Ju Wenjun beat Elina Danielian to take the solo lead with 3,5 points in the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE. In the battle of the two top seeds, Hou Yifan, playing black, defeated Humpy Koneru, who unexpectedly lost the drawish endgame. Tatiana Kosintseva had winning position against Nafisa [...]

Fressinet and Maisuradze are second time champions of France

Fressinet and Maisuradze are second time champions of France

The 89th French Individual Chess Championship for men and women took place on 17-28th August 2014 in Nimes, a city located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains in Southern France. Twenty-four of the best French chess players (12 men and 12 women) participated in round-robin tournaments to decide the 2014 champions of France. GM Laurent Fressinet [...]

Yuriy Kuzubov wins Abu Dhabi Masters on tie-break (Video)

Yuriy Kuzubov wins Abu Dhabi Masters on tie-break (Video)

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament took place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival was Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. Grandmasters Yuriy Kuzubov (UKR 2667) and Tigran Petrosian [...]

Ian Nepomniachtchi convincing in Yaroslavl

Ian Nepomniachtchi convincing in Yaroslavl

The 5th International Chess Festival “Yaroslav the Wise” featured a tournament of six European Chess Champions in the period 2009-2014. The double round robin rapid event with the time control 15′+10” was held on 26-27th August at the Yaroslavl State Historical and Architectural Museum. Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi, European Champion in 2010, won the competition with [...]

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 7 and 8 Video

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 7 and 8 Video

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament is taking place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival is Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. Heading into the final round Indian Grandmasters [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah – Round 2

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah – Round 2

Harika Dronavalli from India defeated Nafisa Muminova from Uzbekistan to become the sole leader after two rounds of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE. Harika’s compatriot Humpy Koneru recovered after the unfortunate start and confidently won against Alina L’Ami. There were two more decisive games as Anna Ushenina and Ju Wenjun outplayed Elina [...]

Sjugirov and Kulon are 2014 World University Champions

Sjugirov and Kulon are 2014 World University Champions

GM Sanan Sjugirov (Russia) and WIM Klaudia Kulon (Poland) are champions of the 13th World University Chess Championship 2014 that took place from 17th to 24th August 2014 at the Conference Center of the Park Hotel Diament Katowice in the splendid city of Katowice, Poland. The top seeded Russian player GM Sanan Sjugirov shared first place in a three-way tie with [...]

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Round 6 Video

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament is taking place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. The main event of the Festival is Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players. After six rounds of play Indian IM [...]

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