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GM Axel Bachmann is 2014 FIBDA champion

GM Axel Bachmann is 2014 FIBDA champion

The 5th Iberoamerican Individual Chess Championship took place on 22-30rd July 2014 in Linares, a city located in the Andalusian Province of Jaen, Spain. The 9-round Swiss event was topped by the first seeded player GM Axel Bachmann (Paraguay). The winner collected 7,5 points, leaving the runner-up GM Jorge Cori (Peru) half a point behind. GM Oleg Korneev (Spain) and [...]

Chess Olympiad Preview Show: Preparations

Chess Olympiad Preview Show: Preparations

With only two days to go before the Chess Olympiad Tromsø begins, Susan Polgar reports from the scene on last-minute preparations, taking a look at the venue and artwork by the official Olympiad artist Chris Reddy. Chess Olympiad Tromsø YouTube channel

Tromso Chess Olympiad Men LIVE!

Tromso Chess Olympiad Men LIVE!

Live games with triple engine analysis

Tromso Chess Olympiad Women LIVE!

Tromso Chess Olympiad Women LIVE!

With Stockfish, Komodo, Houdini analysis

Howell and Hawkins share first place in British Championship 2014

Howell and Hawkins share first place in British Championship 2014

The British Individual Chess Championship 2014 took place from 19-30th July at the Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. The event was an 11-round Swiss Open, including 59 participants. GM David Howell and IM Jonathan Hawkins share first place on 8,5 points each. Third place was shared in a six-way tie by GM Nicholas Pert, GM Mark Hebden, [...]

Tromso Chess Olympiad – Need To Know

Tromso Chess Olympiad – Need To Know

The organizing committee of the Tromso Chess Olympiad has issued a brochure with the basic information that visitors need to know before and on arrival. Money We strongly recommend exchange of Euro and U.S. dollars to Norwegian currency (NOK) prior to departure – or at Norway’s international airport, Gardermoen. On arrival in Tromsø there will [...]

GM Sergei Ovsejevitsch claims Martigny Open 2014

GM Sergei Ovsejevitsch claims Martigny Open 2014

The 23rd edition of the traditional chess tournament Martigny Open was held on 25-28th July 2014 in Martigny, Switzerland. The event was a 7-round Swiss with a time control 90′ + 30″. GM Sergei Ovsejevitsch (UKR) emerged a clear winner with 6/7 points and grabbed the top prize of 1.500 CHF. Second place was shared [...]

Bu Xiangzhi convincing in Politiken Cup

Bu Xiangzhi convincing in Politiken Cup

Chinese Grandmaster Bu Xiangzhi crushed the opposition in the 2014 Politiken Cup to convincingly take the first place with 9,0/10 points. Bu Xiangzhi won eight games and conceded only two draws to leave the nearest followers a full point behind. He earned 2700 EUR and 24 elo points. The 2014 Politiken Cup took place on [...]

Chess Olympiad 2014 – the ELO Preview (open section)

Chess Olympiad 2014 – the ELO Preview (open section)

A look at the top teams before the start of Tromso 2014 Olympiad

GM Ernesto Inarkiev wins Primorsky Debut on tie-break

GM Ernesto Inarkiev wins Primorsky Debut on tie-break

Primorsky Debut, a stage in the Cup of Russia, was held from 21-29th July at the DVFU campus in Vladivostok. 41 players competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament. Ernesto Inarkiev edged fellow Grandmaster Dmitry Bocharov on tie-break to take the top prize of 3100 EUR. The two players finished the event on 7,0/9 points each. [...]

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