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Johann Hjartarson is champion of Iceland

Johann Hjartarson is champion of Iceland

The 2016 Icelandic Chess Championship was held from 31st May to 11th June at the Tónlistarskóli in Seltjarnarness. Twelve players with the average elo 2403 competed in the round robin tournament. Former World Championship candidate GM Johann Hjartarson finished clear first with 8,5/11 points to claim his 6th title of national champion. Previously he won [...]

Teplice Open 2016

Teplice Open 2016

SK Teplice is holding its 11th International Chess Tournament from 11-19th June at the House of Culture in Teplice, Czech Republic. 179 players from 30 countries are competing in the 9-round Swiss event. Among them are 17 Grandmasters and 23 International Masters. The total prize fund is 170.000,- CZK. Official website Participants: 1 GM Movsesian [...]

Aleksei Pridorozhni stormed through Nezhmetdinov Memorial

Aleksei Pridorozhni stormed through Nezhmetdinov Memorial

Aleksei Pridorozhni, Grandmaster from Surgut in Ugra, convincingly won the 38th Nezhmetdinov Cup that was held from May 31st to June 8th at the Central Chess School in Kazan, Russia. Pridorozhni signed 8 points from nine rounds, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. Full standings below. The tournament with the 10,000 EUR prize [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 2 Recap

Paris Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 2 Recap

The rapid portion of the first leg of the Grand Chess Tour came to an end in Paris, and what a day it was! Report by WGM Tatev Abrahamyan Going into the second half of the event, world champion Magnus Carlsen was tied for first place with American GM Hikaru Nakamura. On paper, Carlsen had [...]

Russia-China friendly match starts in Moscow

Russia-China friendly match starts in Moscow

The traditional match between the national chess teams of Russia and China starts in Moscow. The opening ceremony of the friendship tournament, which was established in 2001, was held on 10 June 2016 at the Botvinnik Central House of Chess (14/1 Gogolevski Boulevard). Game dates: June 11-15. Games will begin at 3pm Moscow time. The [...]

China wins Belaya Ladya in Dagomys

China wins Belaya Ladya in Dagomys

The final of 2016 Belaya Ladya scholastic team competition ended on June 8 in Sochi. The team from China secured first place with a round to spare, however, second and third places were contested in a tense struggle. In the last round, Moscow lost to China 1-3, St. Petersburg defeated Volgograd Region 2.5-1.5, Sverdlovsk Region [...]

Emilio Cordova is 2016 American Champion

Emilio Cordova is 2016 American Champion

Emilio Cordova from Peru is crowned American Continental Champion after winning the tournament in El Salvador with 9,0/11 points. The 2016 Continental Championship was held from 28th May to 5th June, 2016, at the CIFCO in San Salvador, El Salvador. On the shared second place are Aleksandr Lenderman (USA) and Anton Kovalyov (Canada) with 8,5 [...]

Ivan Ivanisevic takes the trophy in Zalakaros

Ivan Ivanisevic takes the trophy in Zalakaros

Grandmaster Ivan Ivanisevic from Serbia has won the main section of the 35th Zalakaros Chess Festival that was held from 27th May to 4th June, 2016, in Zalakaros, Hungary. The event was organized by the Hungarian Chess Federation and Zalakaros City Council, under the patronage of Mr. Tamás Seszták, President of the Hungarian Chess Federation, [...]

Denis Kadric clear first in Bosna Open 2016

Denis Kadric clear first in Bosna Open 2016

The 21-years old Grandmaster Denis Kadric delighted the local fans in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, winning the 46th International Tournament “Bosna 2016″ that was held from 28th May to 3rd June. Kadric took a clear first place with 7,5/9 points in the field of 132 players from 12 countries. The tournament was sponsored by Federation [...]

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