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London Chess Classic – Quarterfinals

London Chess Classic – Quarterfinals

The London Chess Classic 2013 continues on Saturday with the Quarterfinal matches. After the preliminary group stages (4 by 4 players), the field is narrowed from Super Sixteen to final eight. In the knock-out phase each match will consist of two games with the time control 25 minutes + 10 seconds per move for each [...]

European Blitz Chess Championship 2013: Anton Korobov takes gold medal

European Blitz Chess Championship 2013: Anton Korobov takes gold medal

Grandmaster Anton Korobov won the European Blitz Chess Championship 2013 that was held on 13th December at The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland. 437 players from 28 European federations (FIDE Zones 1.1 to 1.10), including 104 International title holders, competed in the 11 double-round Swiss event with the time control G-3′+2”. Anton [...]

Jacek Stopa leads in Kolkata GM Tournament

Jacek Stopa leads in Kolkata GM Tournament

IM Siddharth Ravichandran upset top seed GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly in the 7th round of the SREI International Grandmasters Chess Tournament at Kolkata Town Hall on Wednesday. The 10-round Grandmasters’ chess tournament is organised by Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy in association with Allsport Foundation. Meanwhile IM Jacek Stopa of Poland emerged as the sole leader [...]

GM Evgeny Romanov wins ITT Jahv McGregor Tournament on tie-break

GM Evgeny Romanov wins ITT Jahv McGregor Tournament on tie-break

The 4th ITT Jahv McGregor Open Tournament was held from 4th to 8th December at the Centro Comercial Americas Outlet Factory in Bogota, Colombia. The massive 9-round Swiss event attracted 420 participants from 16 countries, including 15 Grandmasters and 27 International Masters. Four players shared the first place with 7,5/9 points each: GM Evgeny Romanov [...]

Three players share first place in Memorial Edoardo Crespi

Three players share first place in Memorial Edoardo Crespi

The 34th Memorial Edoardo Crespi took place from 30th November to 8th December in the large tournament hall of Chess Club in Milan, via Sant’Uguzzone 8. The main event was Master Group which was played over nine rounds of Swiss system. Grandmasters Krasimir Rusev (BUL 2539), Petar G. Arnaudov (BUL 2448) and Igor Naumkin (RUS [...]

Ivan Ivanisevic Wins Rapid Tournament in Sabac

Ivan Ivanisevic Wins Rapid Tournament in Sabac

Sabacki Chess Club organized the “Cedomir Petrovic Memorial” rapid tournament on 7th December in Sabac, Serbia. The tournament format was 9-round Swiss with the time control 15 minutes per player. 133 players, including 11 Grandmasters, took participation. Top Serbian player GM Ivan Ivanisevic emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points. Standings below. Final standings: 1. GM [...]

GM Vladimir Belous with perfect score in Bondarevsky Memorial

GM Vladimir Belous with perfect score in Bondarevsky Memorial

The Rostov Region Chess Federation organized Bondarevsky Memorial from 30th November to 8th December to mark 100 years since the birth of the legendary Grandmaster. The tournament was held at the Chekhov chess club in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. 71 players competed. Grandmaster Vladimir Belous convincingly won the tournament with the perfect 9/9 score. The nearest followers [...]

Alexei Shirov defeats Daniil Dubov in Battle of Generations Match

Alexei Shirov defeats Daniil Dubov in Battle of Generations Match

The Moscow based Center for New Technologies “Digital” hosted the Battle of Generations match between GM Daniil Dubov (2641) and GM Alexei Shirov (2685) on 2-8th December. Shirov was convincing in the classical games, winning four and drawing two for the overall 5-1 victory. The match consisted of six games with the FIDE time control [...]

GM Namig Guliyev winner of Navalmoral de la Mata Open

GM Namig Guliyev winner of Navalmoral de la Mata Open

The 19th International Open Tournament “Villa de Navalmoral” was held on 5-8th December at the hotel Moya in Navalmoral de la Mata (Cáceres), Spain. After seven rounds of play GM Namig Guliyev (Azerbaijan) and IM Vitali Koziak (Ukraine) shared the first place with 6,0 points each. Guliyev took the winner’s trophy on better tie-break. The [...]

WGM Iva Videnova Wins Mediterranean Rapid Cup in Rijeka

WGM Iva Videnova Wins Mediterranean Rapid Cup in Rijeka

The chess club “Junior” from Rijeka, Croatia, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a rapid chess tournament on 8th December. 36 club members and friends participated in the 9-round Swiss event. The time control was 10 minutes + 5 seconds per move. However, even the additional time increment proved to be insufficient in some of the [...]

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