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GM Asghar Golizadeh is new champion of Iran

GM Asghar Golizadeh is new champion of Iran

The 2012 Iran Chess Championship for men (for the year 1391 according to Iranian calendar) took place from 7th to 15th December at the Sistan & Baloochestan University in Zahedan. This time 31 players including three Grandmasters and three International Masters competed over the 11 rounds of Swiss pairing system. GM Asghar Golizadeh had a [...]

Iran Women’s Championship 2012: WIM Mitra Hejazipour takes the title

Iran Women’s Championship 2012: WIM Mitra Hejazipour takes the title

The 2012 Iran Chess Championship for women (for the year 1391 according to Iranian calendar) was held from 29th November to 7th December at Hotel Payam in Zanjan. 24 Players competed in the 11-round Swiss event. WIM Mitra HejaziPour trailed behind Ghazal Hakimifard until the 9th round, but then she used the opportunity to overtake [...]

GM Azer Mirzoev retained the title in Magistral de Elgoibar

GM Azer Mirzoev retained the title in Magistral de Elgoibar

The Azeri Grandmaster Azer Mirzoev retained the title of Champion in the International Tournament “Magistral de Elgoibar”, which took place in the halls of the City Hall in the mentioned city. All the games in the last round finished in draws, but not without a struggle. The Georgian WGM Nino Batsiasvili and her compatriot IM [...]

MAKITA Women Chess Match: Indonesia defeats France in rapid

MAKITA Women Chess Match: Indonesia defeats France in rapid

With an overnight lead of 5.5-2.5 and needing just 3 points from the remaining eight games, the Indonesia team started the third round determined to immediately finish off the Rapid series. With winning or advantageous positions on all four boards arising from their pre-game preparation, a big victory looked likely, and when Medina Warda Aulia [...]

MAKITA Women Chess Match: Indonesia takes lead against France

MAKITA Women Chess Match: Indonesia takes lead against France

In the first day of Rapid chess of the MAKITA Women Match between Indonesia and France held at the Grand Ballroom of Sekolah Catur Utut Adianto (SCUA) which translates as Utut Adianto Chess School, the Indonesian girls took a commanding 5.5-2.5 lead. Wins by Medina and Citra helped to edge the first match for Indonesia [...]

GM Ivan Ivanisevic wins Cacak Rapid

GM Ivan Ivanisevic wins Cacak Rapid

The city of Cacak and chess club Borac have organized the Gran Pri Rapid Cacak 2012 on 16th December in restaurant Radovanje in Preljina. 108 players took part in the 9-round Swiss tournament with the rapid time control of 15 minutes per player. Reigning Serbian champion GM Ivan Ivanisevic emerged winner after topping the standings [...]

European Rapid Chess Championship 2012: Aleksey Dreev is the winner

European Rapid Chess Championship 2012: Aleksey Dreev is the winner

Russian Grandmaster Aleksey Dreev won the European Rapid Chess Championship 2012 that was held on 15-16th December at The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland. 753 players from the European federations (FIDE Zones 1.1 to 1.10) competed in the 11-round Swiss event with the time control G-15′+10”. Eventually four players shared the first [...]

MAKITA Women Chess Match: Indonesia – France

MAKITA Women Chess Match: Indonesia – France

MAKITA Women Chess Match between Indonesia and France is taking place in Jakarta on 16-22 December 2012. The event is organized by the famous Utut Adianto Chess School (SCUAR) and Indonesia Chess Federation. The Playing Venue for Blitz Chess is in the Grand Ballroom Pullman Hotel. The Playing Venue for Rapid and Standard Chess is [...]

Round Robin Tournaments in Santos, Brazil

Round Robin Tournaments in Santos, Brazil

Federação Paulista de Xadrez held two round robin tournaments from 10th to 16th December in Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both events, 11th Internacional Mario Covas Jr and 9th Internacional Regina Helena Marques Prol, were 10-player round robins with equally balanced fields that averaged 2410 FIDE elo. XI Internacional Mario Covas Jr, Final Ranking: 1 GM [...]

Tourneo Internacional de Ajedrez Valladolid: GM Julio Granda Zuniga takes top prize

Tourneo Internacional de Ajedrez Valladolid: GM Julio Granda Zuniga takes top prize

The 8th Tourneo Internacional de Ajedrez Valladolid took place on 16th December at Hotel Novotel in Valladolid, Spain. The tournament with 118 participants was played over 8 rounds of Swiss system with the time control of 15 min + 5 sec increment. Top prize was 500 EUR and the tournament was organized by Club Deportivo [...]

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