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Tromsø Chess Olympiad signs KPMG as main partner, but still millions short

Tromsø Chess Olympiad signs KPMG as main partner, but still millions short

Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 announced that KPMG has become one of the main partners of the Chess Olympiad to take place in Tromsø in the first half of August. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services in 155 countries worldwide. Børge Robertsen, Managing Director of Tromsø Chess Olympiad [...]

Open International d’Echecs de Martinique 2014

Open International d’Echecs de Martinique 2014

The 3rd Open International d’Echecs de la Martinique was organized by the Ligue d’Echecs de Martinique from 12-16th April, 2014, at the Hotel la Bateliere 20 rue des Alizes 97233 Schoelcher Martinique. 88 players from France, Barbados, Spain, Czech Republic, Lithuania. Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba and Switzerland competed in the 9-round Swiss event. The field [...]

Hou Yifan maintains full point lead in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Hou Yifan maintains full point lead in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Hou Yifan express keeps a steady pace forward in Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix after today’s win against Anna Ushenina, to the despair of second place, requested by Anna Muzychuk, who also won her game against Zhao Xue. Just like in yesterday’s standings, third comes the local hero, Olga Girya, with a remarkable 4.5/7, after winning [...]

Kiril Georgiev clear first in Karpos Open 2014

Kiril Georgiev clear first in Karpos Open 2014

The fourth edition of Karpos Open took place in Skopje from 29 March-5 April 2014, at Hotel Aleksandar Palace. The event was a 9 rounds open tournament with a prize fund of 25,000 EUR and a total of 262 players from 38 different countries, 17 of which over 2600 ELO. The Bulgarian Grandmaster Kiril Georgiev [...]

Romain Edouard winner of Dubai Open (Video)

Romain Edouard winner of Dubai Open (Video)

French Grandmaster Romain Edouard convincingly won the 2014 Dubai Open after turning the tables against the top seed GM Anton Korobov in the last round. Romain escaped the grip with the black pieces to conclude the event with 8,0/9 points, leaving the nearest followers Eduardo Iturrizaga and Yuriy Kuzubov a full point behind. Video and [...]

Kuljasevic claims first International Open Tournament “Castelfranco Veneto”

Kuljasevic claims first International Open Tournament “Castelfranco Veneto”

Croatian Grandmaster Davorin Kuljasevic is the winner of the 1st International Open Tournament “Castelfranco Veneto”. The event took place in the walled city with medieval castle Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, on 10 – 13 April, 2014. Kuljasevic collected 5.5 points and shared 1st place in a 3-way tie with WGM Iva Videnova (Bulgaria) and FM Xia Jie [...]

Malakhit, Ugra take gold at the Russian Team Chess Championships 2014

Malakhit, Ugra take gold at the Russian Team Chess Championships 2014

The Russian Team Chess Championships for Men and Women took place in Loo, Russia from 7th to 13th April, 2014. The top seeded team of Malakhit took the gold medal with 12 points, leaving ShSM Moscow one point behind. Malakhit consists of eight strong Grandmasters: Karjakin Sergey RUS (2772), Grischuk Alexander RUS (2777), Leko Peter [...]

Arkadij Naiditsch wins 4th Ferdynand Dziedzic International Chess Memorial

Arkadij Naiditsch wins 4th Ferdynand Dziedzic International Chess Memorial

The 4th Ferdynand Dziedzic International Chess Memorial was held on 13th April, 2014, at Żeromskiego St. 28 (sports hall) in Trzcianka, Poland. The tournament is organized to commemorate Ferdynand Dziedzic, teacher, chess player, successful trainer, chess arbiter and creator of chess groups in Trzcianka. The tournament was played over 9 rounds of Swiss system with [...]

New Zealand Teams for Chess Olympiad in Tromsø

New Zealand Teams for Chess Olympiad in Tromsø

The New Zealand Chess Federation is pleased to announce the following teams in board order for the 2014 Tromsø Chess Olympiad: Open Team 1. IM Puchen Wang 2. IM Russell Dive 3. FM Luke Li 4. IM Anthony Ker 5. FM Ben Hague Non-travelling reserves: David Guthrie, FM Bob Smith, FM Stephen Lukey Women’s Team [...]

Hou Yifan concedes first draw in Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix

Hou Yifan concedes first draw in Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix

The first player in the Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix to have thrown sand into Hou Yifan’s wheels was the Ukrainian GM, Lagno, who successfully held the Chinese to a draw. In the second position, just half a point behind the leader, advanced the Slovenian GM Muzychuk, who is now the proud holder of three points, [...]

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