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Kiril Georgiev wins Vodovod Rapid

Kiril Georgiev wins Vodovod Rapid

Weekend tournament SK Vodovod 2012 was held on 15th December at Dom Penzionera in Kragujevac, Serbia. 114 participants, including 18 Grandmasters, competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament with the rapid time control 15 minutes per player. Guest from Bulgaria, GM Kiril Georgiev, took the top prize of 450 EUR by finishing clear first with 8,0/9 [...]

Magnus Carlsen and Jon Ludvig Hammer share first in NTG Quick Grand Prix

Magnus Carlsen and Jon Ludvig Hammer share first in NTG Quick Grand Prix

NTG Quick Grand Prix was organized by the NTG Chess Club on 15th December. The 15-min rapid tournament was played in two groups and over seven rounds of Swiss system. Top Norwegian Grandmasters Magnus Carlsen and Jon Ludvig Hammer shared the first place with 6,0/7 points each. Hammer defeated Carlsen but lost to the third-placed [...]

GM Trajko Nedev convincing in Rapid Makedonija 2012

GM Trajko Nedev convincing in Rapid Makedonija 2012

Chess Federation of FYR Macedonia held the open rapid tournament Makedonija 2012 on 15th December to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Skopje Chess Olympiad. 87 players took part in the 9-round Swiss event with the time control 15′+5”. The tournament is rated for FIDE Rapid elo. Grandmaster Trajko Nedev won the tournament in [...]

Asian Schools Chess Championship starts, Indians steals the show in Rapid

Asian Schools Chess Championship starts, Indians steals the show in Rapid

New Delhi (15 December 2012): 8th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2012 got off to a rousing start here at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Saturday. 415 players from 11 different countries are participating in this prestigious championship, which have three formats of Rapid, Standard and Blitz events. In the Rapid event, Indians once again proved [...]

European Blitz Chess Championship 2012: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave takes gold medal

European Blitz Chess Championship 2012: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave takes gold medal

Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the European Blitz Chess Championship 2012 that was held on 14th December at The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland. 435 players from European federations (FIDE Zones 1.1 to 1.10) competed in the 11 double-round Swiss event with the time control G-3′+2”. Vachier-Lagrave finished clear first with 18,5/22 points, [...]

Bartosz Socko and Aleksandra Goryachkina are winners of the Russian Cup

Bartosz Socko and Aleksandra Goryachkina are winners of the Russian Cup

The Final of the 2012 Cup of Russia for men and women took place from 4th to 11th December in Khanty-Mansiysk, immediately after the Women’s World Chess Championship was concluded. Polish GM Bartosz Socko won the Russian Cup for men by defeating the Russian GM Denis Khismatullin in the final match with 1,5-0,5. Aleksandra Goryachkina, [...]

GM Marat Dzhumaev wins Rose Valley Open International

GM Marat Dzhumaev wins Rose Valley Open International

Grandmaster Dzhumaev Marat of Uzbekistan won the Rose Valley Open International Chess Tournament by defeating International Master V Vishnu Prasanna in the 11th and final round that concluded here at Gorky Sadan. Round 11 video with interviews, by Vijay Kumar Indian GM S P Sethuraman had to be content with a second place finish after [...]

Rose Valley Open International Chess Tournament – Sethuraman sole leader after penultimate round

Rose Valley Open International Chess Tournament – Sethuraman sole leader after penultimate round

Grandmaster SP Sethuraman emerged as sole leader defeating Viorel Iordachescu of Moldova in the tenth and penultimate round of Rose Valley Open International Chess tournament now drawing to a close here at Gorkey Sadan. Round 10 video by Vijay Kumar The victory took Sethuraman to 7.5 points out of a possible ten and the young [...]

GM Boris Savchenko wins Tseshkovsky Memorial, donates prize to family

GM Boris Savchenko wins Tseshkovsky Memorial, donates prize to family

Vitaly Tseshkovsky Memorial was played as a rapid chess tournament on 8th December in Krasnodar, Russia. The tournament was attended by 16 invitees and 10 players who qualified from the five stages of the Open Cup “Krasnodar Krai Chess Federation Kuban”. The prize fund was provided by A.G. Beshukov and R.M.Zhenetl. GM Boris Savchenko convincingly [...]

Vidit Gujarathi becomes Grandmaster; Vishnu Prasanna, Dhopade make GM norms

Vidit Gujarathi becomes Grandmaster; Vishnu Prasanna, Dhopade make GM norms

International Master Vidit Santosh Gujarathi became the 30th Grandmaster of India after drawing his game with Grandmaster Viorel Iordachescu of Moldova in the ninth round of Rose Valley Open International Chess tournament here at Gorky Sadan. Round 9 video by Vijay Kumar International Masters V Vishnu Prasanna and Swapnil Dhopade made their second Grandmaster norm [...]

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