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Around 1600 players to compete in Moscow Open 2015

Around 1600 players to compete in Moscow Open 2015

Grandmasters Ian Nepomniachtchi, Francisco Vallejo and Igor Lysyj are the top-seeded players in the Moscow Open main event, the 2015 Cup of Russia qualifier. More than 250 chess players are participating in this event. The Women’s Cup of Russia stage rating favorites are World Women’s Junior Champion Aleksandra Goryachkina (2451), Georgian Women’s Champion Nino Batsiashvili [...]

GM Ghaem Maghami convincing champion of Iran

GM Ghaem Maghami convincing champion of Iran

The 2015 Iranian National Chess Championship (Men’s Final) took place from 20th to 27th January, 2015, in Mashad, the second most populous city in Iran and a major oasis along the ancient Silk Road connecting with Merv in the East. The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament consisting of 29 players. 4 of them are GMs, 3 [...]

Vladimir Georgiev and Ashwin Jayaram share first place in Cardinal Open

Vladimir Georgiev and Ashwin Jayaram share first place in Cardinal Open

The 38th Cardinal Open Chess Tournament was held on 23-25th January, 2015, at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The event had five sections: Open (FIDE rated, FIDE rules), U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200. The playing format was 5-round Swiss with time control 40/120, SD/60 d5. A total of 183 players competed, [...]

Ognyan Zahariev tops 133rd MGU Open 2015

Ognyan Zahariev tops 133rd MGU Open 2015

The 133rd MGU Open 2015 was held on 24-25th January, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria and the fifteenth largest city in the European Union. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev and Chess Club “An Pasan” in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated below 2200 and it is valid [...]

Central Florida Class Championships 2015

Central Florida Class Championships 2015

The Central Florida Class Championships 2015 were held from 23-25th January at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, 10100 International Dr., 32821. The event had six sections: Master/Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and U1200. The tournament format was 5-round Swiss with time control G/120, d5. 125 players participated in the [...]

WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova is 2015 Azerbaijani champion for women

WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova is 2015 Azerbaijani champion for women

The 2015 Azerbaijani Individual Chess Championship for women took place from 16th to 25th January 2015 in Baku, the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with time control 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points, leaving the nearest followers [...]

GM Rafael Leitao tops Brazilian Individual Championship 2015

GM Rafael Leitao tops Brazilian Individual Championship 2015

The Final Stage of the 81st Brazilian Individual Men’s Chess Championship 2015 took place from 17th to 25th January 2015 in Joao Pessoa, the easternmost city in the Americas and the capital of the state of Paraíba in Brazil. The event was a 12-player round-robin tournament with an average Elo rating 2356 and tempo of play 90′ [...]

Land of the Sky XXVIII in North Carolina

Land of the Sky XXVIII in North Carolina

Land of the Sky XXVIII open chess tournament was held from 23-25th January at the Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, One Resort Dr., in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. The event had four sections: Open (FIDE rated), Asheville (FIDE rated, Under 2200), Buncombe (Under 1700) and U12 (U1200). The playing format was 5-round Swiss with time control [...]

Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Masters in Wijk aan Zee

Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Masters in Wijk aan Zee

World Champion Magnus Carlsen drew the final game of the 77th Tata Steel Masters to claim the first place with 9,0/13 points. Carlsen had a slow start, making two draws before losing to Poland’s Radoslaw Wojtaszek. Apparently the setback woke up the monster and Carlsen proceeded to record six consecutive victories. He routinely maintained the [...]

GM Kiril Georgiev collects another trophy in Skopje

GM Kiril Georgiev collects another trophy in Skopje

Bulgarian champion GM Kiril Georgiev won the Karposh Rapid Tournament that was held on 24th January at restaurant “Granit” in Skopje, FYROM. The 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control 15′+5” gathered 107 players. The event was organized by the Municipality Karpos and Chess Club Gambit Aseko-SEE. The total prize fund was 1250 EUR. Georgiev [...]

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