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12 New European Youth Champions For 2014

12 New European Youth Champions For 2014

The European Youth Chess Championships concluded on Tuesday in Batumi, Georgia, and Europe got 12 new Youth Champions for 2014. In the Open group U18 GM Avital Boruchovsky (ISR) 2501 became the Champion with 7.5 points. IM Daniil Yuffa (RUS) 2449 with 7.0 points. Four players with 6.5 points tied for the 3rd place, but [...]

GM Lagarde and IM Koziak lead Sautron Open 2014

GM Lagarde and IM Koziak lead Sautron Open 2014

The 14th Sautron Chess Open 2014 is taking place from 25th October to 1st November 2014 in Sautron, a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in western France. The 9-round Swiss event gathered 187 players from 13 different countries (Algeria, Belarus, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine), including 4 GMs, [...]

GM Illya Nyzhnyk tops SPICE Cup 2014

GM Illya Nyzhnyk tops SPICE Cup 2014

The 2014 SPICE Cup Open was held on 21-26th October 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss open was sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, offering the prize fund of $13,000 guaranteed (up from $11,000 last year). Ukrainian GM Illya Nyzhnyk, a student in the Webster University, emerged a [...]

GM Vladimir Petkov storms through 2014 Montigny Masters

GM Vladimir Petkov storms through 2014 Montigny Masters

The 2nd Montigny Masters Chess Tournament 2014 was organized by La Dame Noire (Black Queen) Chess Club on 18-26th October 2014 in Martigny, France. The event was a 10-player round-robin tournament, including 2 GMs, 1 IM and 6 FMs. Bulgarian GM Vladimir Petkov stormed through the tournament, scoring 8/9 points and leaving the nearest followers [...]

GM Granda Zuniga is 2014 American Continental champion

GM Granda Zuniga is 2014 American Continental champion

The American Continental Chess Championship 2014 took place on 18-26th October 2014 at the Hotel Pipa Atlântico – Convention Center on Praia da Pipa in Brazil. The event was an 11-round Swiss Open with a prize fund in the amount of 20,000 USD. The first place was split in a six-way tie by GM Granda Zuniga Julio (Peru), GM [...]

Ilya Makoveev only player with perfect score at EYCC in Batumi

Ilya Makoveev only player with perfect score at EYCC in Batumi

The 7th round of the European Youth Chess Championship 2014 in Batumi was played on Sunday. The first seed in the youngest Open group Ilya Makoveev from Russia is the only player who managed to win all 7 games in the tournament. In the youngest girls group three players with 6 points are in the [...]

Serbian GM Ivan Ivanisevic winner of Chigorin Memorial 2014

Serbian GM Ivan Ivanisevic winner of Chigorin Memorial 2014

The International Chess Festival “Mikhail Chigorin Memorial” 2014 was held on 17-26th October 2014 at Hotel “Park” in Saint Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia. The 9-round Swiss event with prize fund in the amount of 1.800.000 RUB (nearly 35.000 €) was won by Serbian Olympic representative GM Ivan Ivanisevic with 7.5/9 points. Russian GM Ivan [...]

Canadian GM Eric Hansen is winner of Guernsey Open

Canadian GM Eric Hansen is winner of Guernsey Open

The 40th Guernsey International Chess Festival took place on 19-25 October 2014 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The Festival consisted of two events – Open and Holiday (U1800 FIDE). Both sections were played over seven rounds of Swiss system. Grandmaster Eric Hansen from Canada won the main Open tournament with 6,5/7 points, leaving the second [...]

Clement Stahl wins Réunion Open

Clement Stahl wins Réunion Open

The 16th International Réunion Island Open was held from 18th to 25th October at the Salle des Fetes de Bellepierre in Saint-Denis, Réunion Island. The tournament was organized by the Echiquier du Nord and was completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system. 57 players from 13 clubs competed. Clement Stahl from Club du Canal St-Martin [...]

World Senior Chess Championships 2014 started in Katerini

World Senior Chess Championships 2014 started in Katerini

The 24th FIDE World Senior Championships have started at the Olympus Riviera of Katerini in Greece, with the participation of 163 players from 40 countries and a prize fund of €20.000 for the winners! The event is held under excellent playing conditions in the conference center of the 5-star “Mediterranean Village” resort hotel. Top names [...]

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