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Magnus Carlsen wins Bilbao Masters Final with round to spare

Magnus Carlsen wins Bilbao Masters Final with round to spare

World champion Magnus Carlsen has secured the winner’s trophy in 9th Bilbao Grand Slam Masters Final with one round to go. Carlsen has 16 points from 9 games (football scoring), five points ahead of the nearest follower Hikaru Nakamura. This will be Carlsen’s third “Txapela” from Bilbao. In the ninth round Carlsen scored a victory [...]

Vasilios Kotronias is the winner of Ikaros Open 2016

Vasilios Kotronias is the winner of Ikaros Open 2016

Greek Grandmaster and champion Vasilios Kotronias is the winner of the Aegean Open Championship “Ikaros 2016”. Kotronias collected 7,5 points in 9 games. Despite the presense of many strong foreign participants the 2nd place went also to a Greek player, FM Stathes Gazis who gathered 7 points and continued his traditions of very good performances [...]

9th Paleochora Open

9th Paleochora Open

The 9th International Open Tournament of Paleochora is taking place from 20-27th July 2016, in Paleochora town, Crete. The tournament is organized by the Municipality of Kantanos-Selino, Chania Chess Academy, Region of Chania and Greek Chess Federation. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss and the playing venue is Paleochora Community Centre. The total prize fund [...]

Sheikh Maktoum Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup started in Dubai

Sheikh Maktoum Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup started in Dubai

Top-seed Fide Master (FM) Viktor Matviishen of Ukraine and Candidate Masters (CM) Omran Al Hosani and Sultan Al-Zaabi, the highest-rated Emirati players in the tournament, hurdled their first-round assignments on Wednesday as the rest of the top-seeded players took off to a winning start in the 14th Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament – Sheikh Maktoum Bin [...]

Peaceful round 7 of Bilbao Masters Final

Peaceful round 7 of Bilbao Masters Final

The seventh day of the IX Bilbao Grand Slam Masters Final has finished and Magnus Carlsen has taken one step closer to his third title in the tournament contended in Biscay’s capital. The world champion registered a draw in a marathon match lasting more than four hours against the talented young Chinese player Wei Yi, [...]

Hovhannes Gabuzyan and Adela Velikic win European Universities Chess Games 2016

Hovhannes Gabuzyan and Adela Velikic win European Universities Chess Games 2016

GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan (Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture) and Adela Velikic (University of Belgrade) are the winners of the European Universities Chess Games, which were held in Zagreb/Croatia, 12-15 July in Pauk Hall. In the Open section GM Gabuzyan scored 8 points out of 9 games and convincingly triumphed ahead of his compatriot GM [...]

Israel and Ukraine with gold medals in European Youth Team Chess Championship

Israel and Ukraine with gold medals in European Youth Team Chess Championship

Teams of Israel in Open section and Ukraine in Girl’s section are the winners of the European Youth Team U18 Chess Championship 2016, which was held in Celje, Slovenia. Both teams dominated the competition and well deserved triumphed. In the Open event Israel defeated Austria in the final decisive round and won with 13 match [...]

Philadelphia International 2016

Philadelphia International 2016

The 10th Philadelphia International tournament was held from July 5-10, 2016, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. GM Axel Bachmann from Paraguay and GM Aleksandr Shimanov from Russia finished tied first with 7,0/9 points to earn $2250 each. IM Priyadharshan Kannappan from India achieved a GM norm. The tournament format was [...]

European Chess Universities Games 2016 starting today

European Chess Universities Games 2016 starting today

The European Chess Universities Games 2016 will take place in “Pauk” hall in Zagreb, Croatia from 12-15th July. The technical organizer is Zagreb Chess Federation. The main event is the rapid tournament, separately men and women section, with time control 25 min + 10 sec/move, starting from the move 1. There will be 9 rounds, [...]

Ivanchuk, Gelfand to miss Chess Olympiad, Hjartarson making a comeback

Ivanchuk, Gelfand to miss Chess Olympiad, Hjartarson making a comeback

Ukraine will compete in the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku without Vassily Ivanchuk, the long time national team leader. Ivanchuk debuted for the USSR in 1988 in Thessaloniki where he was the 2nd reserve. Already in 1990 in Novi Sad he played the top board for USSR. Both times the team won the gold medal. [...]

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