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Aleksej Aleksandrov clear first in Minsk Open

Aleksej Aleksandrov clear first in Minsk Open

The International Chess Tournament Minsk Open 2014 took place on 15-24th July 2014 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The event was a 9-round Swiss Open with 117 participants, including 10 Grandmasters and 8 International Masters. The total prize fund was around 7150 EUR in local currency. GM Aleksej Aleksandrov emerged sole winner after concluding [...]

Palau ready for Chess Olympiad in Tromso

Palau ready for Chess Olympiad in Tromso

For the first time Palau is sending both an Open and Women’s Team to participate in the Chess Olympiad. Tromso will see a debut for the Women’s, while the Open Team previously competed in Istanbul 2012. Fixed Board Order (FBO): Open Board 1: Roberto Angeles Hernandez ID#16600010 Rtg: 1868 Open Board 2: Cyril Tomas Jr. [...]

Sergei Rublevsky wins the rapid tournament in Barnaul

Sergei Rublevsky wins the rapid tournament in Barnaul

The Cup of the Altai Krai Governor was held on 18-20th July at the Valery Zolotukhin Theater in province capitol Barnaul. The event was organized by the Russian Chess Federation, Altai Krai Chess federation and Altai Krai Sports Department. The 11-round Swiss rapid open with time control 15 min + 10 sec is valid for [...]

Seven-way tie in MetLife Najdorf Warsaw Chess Festival 2014

Seven-way tie in MetLife Najdorf Warsaw Chess Festival 2014

The 2014 edition of MetLife Miguel Najdorf International Chess Festival took place on 14-20th July 2014, at the Palace of Culture and Science in the Polish capital Warsaw. The first place was shared in a seven-way tie by GM Tigran Petrosian (Armenia), GM Vasif Durarbayli (Azerbaijan), GM Aleksandr Shimanov (Russia), GM Bartolomej Macieja (Poland), IM Vitaliy Bernadsky (Ukraine), [...]

Chess Olympiad 2014 – visas issues pointed again by FIDE

Chess Olympiad 2014 – visas issues pointed again by FIDE

Multiple questions have remained unanswered

Svidler leads by one point in match vs Gelfand – PHOTOS

Svidler leads by one point in match vs Gelfand – PHOTOS

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 is in progress in the Israeli capital. The great chess festival in Jerusalem continues with the high-profile match Gelfand vs. Svidler. Four games of the match were played in two days. The current result is 2,5-1,5 in favor of the guest GM Peter Svidler. The only decisive game so [...]

11th Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational

11th Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational

The 11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational chess tournament, held July 10-15 at Webster University, wrapped up on Tuesday, July 15, in an unprecedented three-way tie. The co-champions include top-seeded Kimberly Ding of New Jersey, Natasha Morales Santos of Puerto Rico and Neeshmy Nunez Gonzales of Costa Rica. Ultimately, rules of FIDE, the International Chess [...]

Lithuania and Saint Petersburg win gold medals in FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014

Lithuania and Saint Petersburg win gold medals in FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014

The FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014 took place on 13-21st July at the Vilnius Town Hall, Didžioji g. 31, LT-01128 Vilnius, Lithuania. The Championship consisted of two sections: – Section 1 with 18 teams: Open tournament for teams with players 50+, including women’s teams with players 50+ which have separate ranking and prizes [...]

GM Daniel Semcesen tops Schack-SM 2014

GM Daniel Semcesen tops Schack-SM 2014

The 2014 edition of Schack-SM was hosted by the town of Borlange, situated in Dalarna County, Sweden from 11-20th July, 2014. GM Daniel Semcesen was a sole winner of the tournament with 6/9 points, leaving the runner-up GM Erik Blomqvist half a point behind. Third place was shared by GM Pontus Carlsson and GM Emanuel Berg on 5 [...]

IM Arghyadip Das lifts the trophy in Leiden

IM Arghyadip Das lifts the trophy in Leiden

The 8th edition of Leiden Chess Tournament was held on 11-20th July, 2014, in Leiden, a city in the Dutch province of South Holland. The event was organized by the Stichting Denksportpromotie Nederland, a foundation for mind sports, in a 9-round Swiss format. The last-year’s tradition goes on in Leiden. After GM S. P. Sethuraman won the [...]

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