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Vladimir Petrov tops 131st MGU Open 2015

Vladimir Petrov tops 131st MGU Open 2015

The 131st MGU Open 2015 was held from 10th to 11th January, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev and Chess Club “An Pasan” in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated below 2200 and it will be valid for FIDE and national [...]

Kunal beats Brunello as seeds tumble in Parsvnath Chess – Press Release

Kunal beats Brunello as seeds tumble in Parsvnath Chess – Press Release

Tamil Nadu talent M Kunal crashed through the defenses of GM Sabino Brunello of Italy on a tough second round for higher rated Grandmasters in the 13th Parsvnath International Grandmasters chess tournament now underway here at Ludlow Castle sports complex. Kunal’s victory over Brunello came out of an irregular opening with white pieces where in [...]

GM Dizdarevic and IM Plenkovic top 20th Bosnjaci Open 2015

GM Dizdarevic and IM Plenkovic top 20th Bosnjaci Open 2015

Chess Club “Bošnjaci” organized the 20th jubilee edition of Bosnjaci Open 2015 from 3rd to 9th January, 2015, in Bošnjaci, eastern Croatia. The event was sponsored by Municipality Bošnjaci, in collaboration with Croatian Chess federation, Chess federation of VS county, Sladorana d.d. Županja, VS county,“Komunalac“ Županja, “Admiral Tisak“ Cerna, Pizzeria AQUARIUS, NARCOR d.o.o. Županja and the main media sponsor „Glas [...]

Zubov, Sivuk, Bortnyk and Kanarek tie for the first in Krakow

Zubov, Sivuk, Bortnyk and Kanarek tie for the first in Krakow

The 25th International Chess Festival Cracovia 2014 was held from 27th December 2014 to 4th January 2015 in Krakow, the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. The event took place at the Galaxy Hotel**** under the Patronage of Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski. The format of the tournament was 9-round Swiss with tempo [...]

Five players share first place in Lisbon Christmas Open

Five players share first place in Lisbon Christmas Open

The Lisbon Christmas International Chess Open was organized by the Portugal Chess Academy from 26-30th December at the Hotel Real Palácio in Lisbon, Portugal. A total of 239 players from 32 federations competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament. Among them were 11 Grandmasters and 20 International Masters. Guest Grandmasters Bartosz Socko, Vladimir Burmakin, Kevin Spraggett, [...]

Lazaro Bruzon winner of Copa Latinoamericana de Ajedrez 2014

Lazaro Bruzon winner of Copa Latinoamericana de Ajedrez 2014

Cuban Grandmaster Lazaro Bruzon walked through the Copa Latinoamericana de Ajedrez 2014 to convincingly win the main tournament and the top prize of 3000 USD. The Copa Latinoamericana de Ajedrez 2014 took place on 26-31st December at CEAR (Duran) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The organizers were Ecuador Chess Federation, FIDE America and FIDE Commission for Women’s [...]

Grandmasters Ibarra Jerez and Franco Ocampos share first place in Lorca

Grandmasters Ibarra Jerez and Franco Ocampos share first place in Lorca

The 3rd International Tournament Ciudad de Lorca was held from 26-30th December at the Auditorium of the University of Lorca, 30800-Lorca (Murcia), Spain. The 9-round Swiss tournament gathered 110 participants from 15 countries, including 10 Grandmasters and 8 International Masters. Grandmasters Jose Carlos Ibarra Jerez and Zenon Franco Ocampos shared the first place with 7,5/9 [...]

IM Dennis Wagner tops 11th Vandoeuvre Chess Tournament

IM Dennis Wagner tops 11th Vandoeuvre Chess Tournament

The 11th International Chess Tournament Vandoeuvre 2014 was held on 26-30th December 2014 in the Hall of sports, Str. Gembloux, in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France. The strongest Christmas chess tournament gathered players from 12 different countries. The Master Section was a 9-round Swiss tournament with first prize in the amount of 1.500 €. IM Dennis Wagner and GM Sergey Fedorchuk [...]

Wesley So convincing in North American Open

Wesley So convincing in North American Open

Grandmaster Wesley So has won another strong tournament in Las Vegas, by claiming the top section of the 24th Annual North American Open that was held from 26-30th December at Bally’s Casino Resort. Wesley So competed the race with 8,0/9 points to earn 9700 USD top prize. In October he won the inaugural Millionaire Chess [...]

Merab Gagunashvili best in Tbilisi Blitz

Merab Gagunashvili best in Tbilisi Blitz

The Tbilisi Open Blitz Championship was organized by the Tbilisi Chess Federation on 30th December. 78 players took part in the 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control 3′+2”. Top-seeded GM Merab Gagunashvili took a clear first place with 7,5 points, half a point ahead of the chasing pack. Final standings: 1 GM Gagunashvili Merab [...]

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