Grandmaster David Navara won the European Blitz Chess Championship 2014 that was held on 19th December at the Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland. 616 players from 31 European federations (FIDE Zones 1.1 to 1.10), including 176 International title holders, competed in the 11 double-round Swiss event with the time control G-3′+2”. David Navara finished clear [...]
GM S P Sethuraman won the SIB-CMS College 52nd National Premier Chess Championship, organised by Kottayam Chess Academy, with an undefeated score of 8.5 points, at CMS College, Kottayam, in the southern state of Kerala. Both GM Deep Sengupta of PSPB and IM P. Karthikeyan of ICF, a unit of Railways scored 8 points, but [...]
As the plot thickened, after the Rapid and Blitz, the Basque event brought new and newer challenges, but once again, China and Russia came up roses!
Grandmaster Pavel Maletin claimed the 2014 Russian Rapid Cup after beating Alexander Riazantsev 2-1 in the final match. The final Rapid Grand-Prix 2014 – Cup of Russia was held on 13-16th December in Rostov-on-Don. The format was knockout tournament with 16 qualified players. The time control was 15′+10”. Each match consisted of two games and [...]
The 2014 Iranian National Chess Championship for women was organized by the Tehran Chess Association on 7-16th December 2014 in Tehran, the capital and largest city of Iran. The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan and WIM Mitra Hejazipour tied for the first with 9.5/11 [...]
Buddhika Amarasinghe of Sri Lanka won the Asian Amateur Chess Championship 2014 convincingly with a 7.5/9 score to win by a clear margin. This event was held from December 5-12, 2014 at the beautiful Citrus Resort Hotel. It was organised by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Asian Chess Federation. Ten [...]
Grandmaster SP Sethuraman of PSPB continues to remain alone at the top with 7.5 points, at the end of the eleventh round of the SIB-CMS Zone 3.7 & 52nd Indian Premier Chess Championship, organised by Kottayam Chess Academy at the college campus, today. GM Deep Sengupta of PSPB joined Sahaj Grover on the second spot [...]
The 129th MGU Open 2014 was held on 13-14th December, 2014, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized in honor of GM Jan Timman (born 14th December 1951 in Amsterdam, NED), in a 6-round Swiss format, open to all players rated below 2200. Martin Mitev from Chess Club “An Pasan” Sofia claimed [...]
Heading for the stars, Hou Yifan faced her opponents head-on, left behind the rather “disappointing” silver medal from the Rapid and claimed the gold this time, swapping places with Valentina Gunina, who had to content herself as being the 2nd best.
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand emerged winner of the 6th London Chess Classic after beating Michael Adams with black pieces in the final round and edging Vladimir Kramnik and Anish Giri on tie-break. Anand took advantage of the volumes of his World Championship Match preparation to outplay his opponent in the Berlin Ruy Lopez. Eventually, [...]