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Viktor Laznicka takes the trophy in Neckar Open 2014

Viktor Laznicka takes the trophy in Neckar Open 2014

The 18th edition of Neckar Open took place from 17th to 21st April, 2014 in Deizisau, Germany. It was divided into three independent tournaments (A-Open > 1800; B-Open < 2000; C-Open < 1400). The format of the master section was 9 rounds Swiss with prize fund in the amount of 12,050 €. GM Viktor Laznicka [...]

13th Asian Continental Championships – Round 6 Video

13th Asian Continental Championships – Round 6 Video

The 13th Asian Continental Individual Open and Women’s Chess Championships are taking place 16th to 26th April 2014 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The top five from the 2014 Asian Open Championship qualify for the 2015 World Cup. The 2014 Asian Women’s champion qualifies for the 2015 Women’s World Championship. After six rounds of play [...]

Normunds Miezis tops Norrköping Easter Tournament 2014

Normunds Miezis tops Norrköping Easter Tournament 2014

GM Normunds Miezis (Latvia) takes the top prize of 12 000 SEK in Norrkoeping Easter Tournament 2014. He is the sole winner with 7.5/8 points. The local Grandmaster Daniel Semcesen is second with 7/8, while FM Jonathan Westerberg (Sweeden) surprises with a clear third place. The latter collected 6.5/8, leaving many GMs behind. The Norrköping [...]

Vladimir Burmakin storms through La Roda Open 2014

Vladimir Burmakin storms through La Roda Open 2014

Grandmaster Vladimir Burmakin (Russia) is the convincing winner of the 41st Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez La Roda (Albacete) 2014. He grabbed the top prize of 2000 € by collecting 8/9 points, half a point ahead of the nearest followers. IM Daniel Forcen Esteban (Spain) and IM Angel Arribas share second place with 7.5/9. The tournament [...]

Marcos Collados Camacho wins Festival Nazari “Hotel Corona”

Marcos Collados Camacho wins Festival Nazari “Hotel Corona”

IM Marcos Collados Camacho (Spain) claims the 1st Festival de Ajedrez Nazari “Hotel Corona” with 6.5/9 points. He fulfilled his last IM norm less than a month ago and now he wins a Grandmaster tournament with the impressive performance of 2607, gaining 23 ELO points to his rating. IM Lawrence Trent (England) and GM Jose Carlos Ibarra [...]

Hou Yifan convincing in Khanty-Maniysk Grand Prix

Hou Yifan convincing in Khanty-Maniysk Grand Prix

The FIDE Women Grand Prix in Khanty Mansiysk came to an end, delivering two big announcements: it is official – the Chinese chess wall remained intact, as even the former women world champion, Alexandra Kosteniuk, didn’t succeed to discover its weak spot. After a fierce struggle, Hou Yifan held her position and triumphed in the [...]

David Larino tops VII Pedro Lezcano Montalvo Memorial

David Larino tops VII Pedro Lezcano Montalvo Memorial

GM David Larino Nieto Larino (Spain) tops the 7th edition of the Pedro Lezcano Montalvo Memorial with 8/9 points. GM Karen Movsziszian (Armenia) and IM Sabrina Vega Gutierrez (Spain) share second place with 7,5/9 each. The event was organized by the Chess Federation of Gran Canaria on 14th-20th April, 2014 at the Avenida de Canarias [...]

Gata Kamsky wins Philadelphia Open 2014

Gata Kamsky wins Philadelphia Open 2014

The 8th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter week from April 16-20, 2014, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000/Unrated. GM Gata Kamsky won the Open Section, finishing with 7.5 points, [...]

Evgeny Postny clear first in Fagernes Chess International 2014

Evgeny Postny clear first in Fagernes Chess International 2014

GM Evgeny Postny (Israel) claims the Fagernes Chess International 2014 with 7,5/9 points, leaving the runner-up a half point behind. Second place is for GM Samuel Shankland (the USA) with 7/9, a full point ahead of the closest contenders. GM Evgeny Romanov (Russia) shares third place in a 4-way tie with GM Maxim Turov (Russia), [...]

Nisipeanu and Vajda share first place in Doeberl Cup 2014

Nisipeanu and Vajda share first place in Doeberl Cup 2014

GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Germany) and GM Levente Vajda (Romania) share first place in Doeberl Cup 2014 with 7.5/9 points, leaving the nearest contenders half a point behind. GM Hrant Melkumyan (Armenia) and Ke Mu (China) share the third place with 7/9 each. The latter achieved an IM norm, as well. The 52nd edition of Doeberl [...]

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