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World Youth Chess Championships 2013 – Winners

World Youth Chess Championships 2013 – Winners

The 2013 World Youth Chess Championships were held on 17-29th December in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The event was organized by the UAE Chess Federation and Al Ain Chess Club, under the auspices of FIDE. A total of 1773 players from 121 countries competed. India and China and boasting three gold medals each, but [...]

89th Hastings International Chess Congress

89th Hastings International Chess Congress

The 89th Hastings International Chess Congress is taking place from 28th December 2013 to 5th January 2014. The Congress is sponsored by the Hastings Borough Council. The main event is the Masters Tournament with 94 participants from 24 federations. The Masters will be completed over nine rounds of Swiss system with accelerated pairings. Prizes: £2000, [...]

Abhijeet Gupta first in Al Ain Chess Classic

Abhijeet Gupta first in Al Ain Chess Classic

The Al Ain Chess Classic was held on 19-28th December at the UAE University in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The tournament was played concurrently with the World Youth Chess Championships 2013 and in two sections – Open A and Open B (U2000). The Open A had 99 participants from 31 countries, including 38 Grandmasters [...]

Lalith Babu leading in Indian Premier Chess Championship

Lalith Babu leading in Indian Premier Chess Championship

A rest day after the sixth round had changed the entire status of the Bhavarlal Khantabai Jain Multipurpose Foundation 51st Indian Premier Chess Championship, being held at Jain Hills, Jalgoan. With both co-leaders GM Sasikiran Krishnan and GM Lalith Babu (both from Petroleum Sports Board) losing one game each in either eighth or ninth round, [...]

Rafael Leitao is new champion of Brazil

Rafael Leitao is new champion of Brazil

Grandmaster Rafael Leitao convincingly won the 80th Campeonato Brasileiro Absoluto that was held from 13th to 21st December at the Hotel Cabo Branco Atlantic in João Pessoa, capital of Paraíba state. Leitao collected 9,5 points from eleven games, leaving the nearest followers point and a half behind, to claim his 6th title of the Brazilian [...]

Kiril Georgiev tops the Padova Open

Kiril Georgiev tops the Padova Open

The Padova Chess Club organized the 16th International Open City of Padova on 15-22nd December. The event consisted of three tournaments: – Torneo Internazionale was a 9-round Swiss for the players rated 1800 and higher – Open Weekend was a 6-round Swiss without elo restrictions held on 14-15th and 21-22nd December – Torneo Weekend was [...]

GM Dusan Popovic clear first in Vodovod Rapid

GM Dusan Popovic clear first in Vodovod Rapid

The Chess Club Vodovod held its traditional rapid chess tournament on 22nd December at Dom Penzionera in Kragujevac, Serbia. The tournament format was 9-round Swiss with time control 15 minutes per player. The tournament had 145 participants. Grandmaster Dusan Popovic from Novi Sad emerged clear winner after concluding the tournament with 7,5/9 points. The total [...]

GM Axel Bachmann convincing winner of Copa Norberto La Porta

GM Axel Bachmann convincing winner of Copa Norberto La Porta

Grandmaster Axel Bachmann from Paraguay convincingly won the “Copa Norberto La Porta” open tournament which was held on 14-21st December at the Salon Dorado de la Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Bachmann concluded the event with 8,0/9 points leaving the chasing pack a full point behind. Twelve players shared the second place with [...]

GM Daniel Alsina Winner of Magistral Elgoibar

GM Daniel Alsina Winner of Magistral Elgoibar

Grandmaster Daniel Alsina Leal emerged winner of the Magistral Elgoibar round robin tournament after defeating the legendary GM Oleg Romanishin with black pieces in the last 9th round. At the same time the overnight co-leader GM Cristhian Cruz of Peru took a quick draw with the Belgian champion IM Tanguy Ringoir and remained half a [...]

Robert Zelcic wins Zadar Open

Robert Zelcic wins Zadar Open

Croatian Grandmaster Robert Zelcic has won the 2013 Zadar Open Group A after edging Ivan Saric, Andrey Sumets and Borki Predojevic on tie-break. The four players finished on 6,5/9 points each. Zadar Open 2013 took place on 15-21st December at the Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts Borik in Zadar, Croatia. The Group A was reserved for [...]

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