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Dmitry Jakovenko winner of the 2013 Russian Cup

Dmitry Jakovenko winner of the 2013 Russian Cup

Former European Champion Dmitry Jakovenko won the 2013 Russian Cup for men after defeating the talented 18-years old Vladimir Fedoseev 1,5-0,5 in the final match. The Russian Cup Final took place from 11th to 19th December in Khanty-Mansiysk. Sixteen players with the best results throughout 2013 competed in the knock-out format. Each match consisted of [...]

World Youth Chess Championships – Round 3

World Youth Chess Championships – Round 3

The UAE Chess Federation and Al Ain Chess Club, under the auspices of FIDE, organize the World Youth Chess Championships 2013 (Under 8, 10,12, 14, 16 and 18 years old – open and girls) from 17 (arrival) – 29 (departure) December 2013 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Three rounds have been played and Saturday [...]

GM Rinat Jumabayev wins Pavlodar Open on tie-break

GM Rinat Jumabayev wins Pavlodar Open on tie-break

The Pavlodar Open 2013 took place from 10-19th December at the Estaya St. 83 in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. The tournament was devoted to the Republic of Kazakhstan Independence Day and organized by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Management of tourism, physical training and sports of the Pavlodar area, and Pavlodar Chess Federation. 104 players competed in the [...]

Rapid Tournament in Cacak, Serbia

Rapid Tournament in Cacak, Serbia

The City of Cacak and chess club “Borac” have organized the 8th Grand Prix Cacak tournament on 15th December in restaurant Radovanje in Preljina, Cacak. The tournament format was 9-round rapid with the time control 15 minutes per player. 161 players, including 12 Grandmasters and 13 International Masters, competed. IM Goran Arsovic, GM Dejan Pikula [...]

GM Lalith Babu M.R leads in Indian Premier Chess Championship

GM Lalith Babu M.R leads in Indian Premier Chess Championship

After a gap of four years, Indian Premier Chess Championship has returned to the round robin format and the 51st edition being held at Jalgoan has 14 strong players, with an average of 2492, a category 10 event. The championship, organised by Jalgoan Sports Academy and sponsored by Bhavarlal and Kantabai Multipurpose Foundation is held [...]

Anastasia Bodnaruk claims Russian Cup for Women

Anastasia Bodnaruk claims Russian Cup for Women

WGM/IM Anastasia Bodnaruk from Saint Petersburg emerged winner of the Russian Cup for Women after defeating WIM Margarita Schepetkova 1,5-0,5 in the final match. The final event of the Russian Cup for Women was held from 11-18th December in Khanty-Mansiysk. Eight players with the best results throughout 2013 competed in the knock-out format. Each match [...]

Hikaru Nakamura Wins London Chess Classic Super 16

Hikaru Nakamura Wins London Chess Classic Super 16

American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura emerged winner of the 2013 London Chess Classic after defeating the former World Championship challenger Boris Gelfand in the final match 1,5-0,5. Nakamura cruised to victory by eliminating Nigel Short in the quarterfinal and Vladimir Kramnik in the semifinal. Gelfand defeated Fabiano Caruana and Michael Adams to reach the final. Earlier [...]

European Rapid Chess Championship 2013: Richard Rapport is the winner

European Rapid Chess Championship 2013: Richard Rapport is the winner

Hungarian Grandmaster Richard Rapport won the European Rapid Chess Championship 2013 that was held on 14-15th December at The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland. 736 players from 29 European federations (FIDE Zones 1.1 to 1.10) competed in the 11-round Swiss event with the time control G-15′+10”. The field included 47 Grandmasters and [...]

London Chess Classic 2013 LIVE!

London Chess Classic 2013 LIVE!

Live games with triple engine analysis at 15:00 CET

Kolkata Open: Samvel Ter-Sahakyan first on tie-break

Kolkata Open: Samvel Ter-Sahakyan first on tie-break

The SREI International Grandmasters Chess Tournament was held on 5-14th December at the historic Town Hall in Kolkata, India. The tournament was open for the players rated above 1900 and was completed over 10 rounds of Swiss system. Four players shared the first place with 7,5 points each: GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan ARM 2562, IM Mikhail [...]

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