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IM Daniel Ludwig tops Eastern Open in Washington DC

IM Daniel Ludwig tops Eastern Open in Washington DC

The 39th Annual Eastern Open took place on 27-30th December at the Westin Washington DC City Center Hotel, 1400 M St. NW, Washington DC. The event had five sections: Open, U2200, U1900, U1600 and U1300. Top three sections were played over 8 rounds of Swiss system, while the lower two were completed over 7 rounds [...]

Alexander Fishbein wins the 31st Empire City Open

Alexander Fishbein wins the 31st Empire City Open

The 31st Annual Empire City Open was held from December 28-30, 2012, at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, New York. GM Alex Fishbein finished in clear first with an undefeated 5/6 to earn $1200 for his weekend’s efforts. Fishbein led from the start, winning his first [...]

GM Levente Vajda grabs the trophy in Zurich Weihnachtsopen

GM Levente Vajda grabs the trophy in Zurich Weihnachtsopen

The 36th Zurich Christmas Open took place on 26-30th December at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland. The 7-round Master Tournament, for players rated over 2000, had 133 participants. Romanian Grandmaster Levente Vajda took a clear first place with 6,0/7 points to claim the top prize of CHF 5000. Vajda started furiously with five [...]

GM Timur Gareev convincing in North American Open 2012

GM Timur Gareev convincing in North American Open 2012

The 22nd Annual North American Open was held on 26-30th December at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada. GM Timur Gareev finished with an undefeated 8.0/9, a full point ahead of his nearest rival, to convincingly claim the title of North American Open Champion along with a prize of nearly [...]

Azer Mirzoev edges Julio Granda Zuniga on tie-break to take the trophy in Zaragoza

Azer Mirzoev edges Julio Granda Zuniga on tie-break to take the trophy in Zaragoza

The 6th Open Internacional Augusta Aragon Stadium Casablanca took place from 22nd to 30th December at the Stadium Casablanca in Zaragoza, Spain. The 9-round Swiss event featured 162 players from 12 countries, including 7 Grandmasters and 8 International Masters. Grandmasters Azer Mirzoev and top seed Julio Granda Zuniga shared the first place with 7,5 points [...]

Grandmasters Bacrot and Malakhatko share first in Genève Open

Grandmasters Bacrot and Malakhatko share first in Genève Open

The 29th Genève International Chess Open was held on 26-30th December at the Maison des Associations, Salle Gandhi, 15 Rue des Savoises, CH – 1205 Genève, Switzerland. The Masters Tournament (elo above 1800) had 50 participants and was played over 7 rounds of Swiss format. Top seed Etienne Bacrot and Vadim Malakhatko shared the first [...]

Anton Korobov wins AICF-AAI Chess Cup

Anton Korobov wins AICF-AAI Chess Cup

Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine won the AICF-AAI Chess Cup defeating top seed Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland in the tenth and final round that concluded here. Video with winner’s interview (by Vijay Kumar) Playing with black, Korobov was in a difficult situation after the opening and suffered a long time but Wojtaszek allowed him to [...]

GM Jose Cubas won a rapid tournament in Ciudad del Este

GM Jose Cubas won a rapid tournament in Ciudad del Este

The newspaper La Nacion reported that the tournament “Clausura Rápido de Ajedrez” organized by the Chess Players Association of Alto Paraná successfully took place, with the illustrious presence of the best ranked Paraguayan player GM Jose Cubas. 22 players participated; Jose Cubas finished first with an unbeaten score of 6 points in 6 games, the [...]

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 9: Korobov shoots ahead (Video added)

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 9: Korobov shoots ahead (Video added)

Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine shot ahead of the field defeating Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi in the ninth and penultimate round of AICF-AAI Chess Cup now drawing to a close here at AAI Institute. Round 9 video by Vijay Kumar Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran could not pose any problems to Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland and the [...]

Sandro Mareco wins the 5th Open Tournament “Norberto La Porta” 2012

Sandro Mareco wins the 5th Open Tournament “Norberto La Porta” 2012

The 5th Open Tournament “Norberto La Porta” 2012 was held between 15th and 27th December at the Chess Club Argentino, Paraguay 1858, Buenos Aires. The main tournament featured 120 participants from seven countries competing over nine rounds of Swiss format. There were seven Grandmasters and 14 IMs in the field. Sandro Mareco lifted the winner’s [...]

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