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IM Priyadharshan Kannappan wins Thanksgiving Open in Saint Louis

IM Priyadharshan Kannappan wins Thanksgiving Open in Saint Louis

The 4th Annual Thanksgiving Open was held on 30th November to 1st December at the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. The event was held in three sections and over five rounds of Swiss system. The Open section had 32 participants. IM Priyadharshan Kannappan of India (rated 2409) took a clear first place [...]

Denis Khismatullin wins the Cup of the Governor of Ugra

Denis Khismatullin wins the Cup of the Governor of Ugra

The last stage of the 2013 Cup of Russia, the Cup of the Governor of Ugra, was held from 27th November to 6th December in Khanty-Mansiysk. Grandmaster Denis Khismatullin finished clear first with 6,5/9 points after holding Dmitry Bocharov with black pieces in the final round. Khismatullin earned 4500 EUR for the effort. Vladimir Fedoseev, [...]

Danyyil Dvirnyy Becomes Italian Champion

Danyyil Dvirnyy Becomes Italian Champion

Grandmaster-elect Danyyil Dvirnyy convincingly won the 73rd Italian Chess Championship by finishing the event with 8,0/11 points, a full point ahead of the last-year champion GM Alberto David and GM Sabino Brunello. The Championship was held from 21st November to 2nd December at the Hotel Villa Maria Regina, via della Camilluccia 687, in Rome. Earlier [...]

London Chess Classic Super Sixteen Draw

London Chess Classic Super Sixteen Draw

The draw for the group stages of the London Chess Classic took place on Wednesday 4th December at Ravenscroft Primary School in Newham. Pupils at the school conducted the draw in the presence of Malcolm Pein and deputy arbiter David Sedgwick. The players were divided into four pools on the basis of their FIDE Rapidplay [...]

GM Miroslav Tosic claims Belgrade Trophy

GM Miroslav Tosic claims Belgrade Trophy

The 27th Belgrade International Open Championship (Belgrade Trophy) was held from 24th November to 2nd December in Obrenovac. 182 players competed in the nine round Swiss event. Grandmaster Miroslav Tosic and IM Dusan Lekic shared the first place with 7,5 points each. Tosic counted a slightly better tie-break and is awarded with the winner’s trophy. [...]

Grandmaster Sethuraman S P Wins Hyderabad Open

Grandmaster Sethuraman S P Wins Hyderabad Open

Chennai based ONGC employee Grandmaster Sethuraman S P won the premier section of 2nd Hyderabad International Grandmasters Chess Tournament after drawing with Grandmaster Merab Gagunashvili of Georgia in the eleventh and final round that concluded here at Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Indoor Stadium, Yousufguda today. Sethuraman finished with eight and half points out of a [...]

34th Memorial Edoardo Crespi in Milan

34th Memorial Edoardo Crespi in Milan

The 34th Memorial Edoardo Crespi is taking place from 30th November to 8th December in the large tournament hall of Chess Club in Milan, via Sant’Uguzzone 8. The main event is Master Group which is being played over nine rounds of Swiss system. On 4th December two minor Groups, Open A (elo 1750-2050) and Open [...]

Sethuraman moves closer to title in Hyderabad Open

Sethuraman moves closer to title in Hyderabad Open

With just one round remaining, Grandmaster S P Sethuraman with eight points moved closer to clinch the trophy as he defeated compatriot Vidit Santosh Gujarathi in the penultimate round of the 2nd Hyderabad International Grandmasters Chess Tournament at Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Indoor Stadium, Yousufguda on Monday afternoon. Hyderabad Open is sponsored by Oil and [...]

Sethuraman maintains lead in Hyderabad Open

Sethuraman maintains lead in Hyderabad Open

Chennai based ONGC employee Grandmaster Sethuraman S P maintained his sole lead with six and half points after splitting the point with Mikhail Mozharov in the eighth round of 2nd Hyderabad International Grandmasters Chess Tournament here at Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Indoor Stadium, Yousufguda on Sunday. Playing safe with white pieces in a Symmetrical English [...]

Jonathan Rowson Gets London Chess Classic Wild Card

Jonathan Rowson Gets London Chess Classic Wild Card

The three-time British Champion, GM Jonathan Rowson, steps up to play in the biggest tournament of his career after being given the wild card spot into ‘The Super Sixteen’ Grandmaster Rapid at the London Chess Classic, that runs 7-15 December at the Kensington Olympia. Two spots remain to be filled for the Super Sixteen, and [...]

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