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AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 8: Gupta holds Wojtaszek (Video added)

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 8: Gupta holds Wojtaszek (Video added)

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta held top seed Grandmaster Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland to an easy draw in the eighth round of AICF-AAI Cup now underway here at AAI institute. Round 8 video by Vijay Kumar The day did not produce any decisive game like the first round and the lead positions [...]

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 7: Abhijeet Gupta beats leader Korobov (Video added)

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 7: Abhijeet Gupta beats leader Korobov (Video added)

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta spiced up the AICF-AAI Cup by defeating tournament leader Anton Korobov of Ukraine in the seventh round that concluded here. Round 7 video by Vijay Kumar Gupta’s first victory threw the tournament wild open as Korobov remained on four points following his first defeat. The Indian can [...]

23rd Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational: Samuel Sevian completes IM norms

23rd Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational: Samuel Sevian completes IM norms

Metropolitan Chess, Inc. hosted a Grandmaster norm round robin tournament from December 19th to December 23rd, 2012. This tournament was the 23rd in its series and was held in Suite C855 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournament was organized by Ankit Gupta, FA, IO. The participants [...]

Erfurt Women Masters tournament

Erfurt Women Masters tournament

Melanie Ohme, Inna Gaponenko, and Hanna-Marie Klek lead after round 2

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 6: Korobov stays in lead, Sasikiran beats Gupta (Video added)

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 6: Korobov stays in lead, Sasikiran beats Gupta (Video added)

Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine maintained a slender half point lead drawing with nearest competitor Evgeny Alekseev of Russia in the sixth round of the AICF-AAI Chess Cup 2012 now underway here at AAI officers institute. Round 6 video by Vijay Kumar On a day when Parimarjan Negi played out a draw with Radoslav Wojtaszek [...]

13th Sahel Open Tournament in Bandar Abbas, Iran

13th Sahel Open Tournament in Bandar Abbas, Iran

The 13th Sahel Open Tournament was held on 19-24th December, in Bandar Abbas, center of Hormozgan Province, Iran. 73 participants, including 27 rated and 2 titled, competed. Sayyed Hossein Daneshpour, 5th seed in the tournament, obtained the first place with 8 points from nine rounds. Ali Faghirnavaz and GM Homayoon Toufighi both finished with 7.5 [...]

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 5: Korobov stays ahead, Alekseev in pursuit

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 5: Korobov stays ahead, Alekseev in pursuit

Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine stayed in sole lead following a draw with Parimarjan Negi in the fifth round of AICF-AAI Cup 2012 here at AAI Officers Institute. Round 5 video by Vijay Kumar On what turned out to be another hard fought day, Russian Evgeny Alekseev capitalized on a optical blunder and went on [...]

Russian Rapid Grand Prix: Aleksey Dreev wins another trophy

Russian Rapid Grand Prix: Aleksey Dreev wins another trophy

The final tournament “Rapid Grand Prix of Russia 2012″ was played on 22-24th December in Kirov. The final was a knock-out event with 16 participants who scored most points in the Grand Prix rapid events throughout the year. Famous Grandmaster Aleksey Dreev, who became the European Rapid champion last weekend, added another title by winning [...]

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 4: Korobov in sole lead (Video added)

AICF-AAI Chess Cup Round 4: Korobov in sole lead (Video added)

Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine shot in to sole lead defeating top seed Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland in the fourth round of AICF-AAI Chess Cup now underway here at AAI Institute. Round 4 video by Vijay Kumar Aided by the victory Korobov took his tally to three points out of a possible four and the [...]

15th Open Internazionale Città di Padova

15th Open Internazionale Città di Padova

The 15th Open Internazionale Città di Padova was held on 16-23rd December at Fornace Carotta in Padova, Italy. 50 players competed in the main 9-round Swiss event, while 68 took part in the 6-round weekend tournament. Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Burmakin and Italian International Master Roberto Mogranzini shared the first place in the main tournament with [...]

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