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World Chess Elite in Bilbao 2014

World Chess Elite in Bilbao 2014

The 30th European Club Cup and the 7th Masters Final will be held simultaneously in Bilbao, turning the city into the world capital of chess thanks to the number of participants as well as their very high level.

GM Ghaem Maghami wins ECO Chess Cup 2014

GM Ghaem Maghami wins ECO Chess Cup 2014

ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) in collaboration with Iran Chess Federation organized the first edition of “ECO Chess Cup” from 3rd to 12th of September 2014 in the Iranian capital Tehran to improve cooperation and exchange culture between member countries of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). 10 players from 10 different federation of member countries of ECO including Islamic [...]

IM Irina Bulmaga convincing in Braila

IM Irina Bulmaga convincing in Braila

The 7th edition of the Annual Women’s International Tournament “Maria Albulet Memorial” took place on 3-12th Septeber 2014 at the Memorial House “Petre Stefanescu-Goangă” in Braila, the 11th most populous city in Romania. 10 players from 4 different countries took part in a round-robin event. First seeded IM/WGM Irina Bulmaga stormed through the tournament, finishing clear first with 8/10 [...]

GM Bassem Amin lifts Mediterranean trophy on his birthday

GM Bassem Amin lifts Mediterranean trophy on his birthday

The 9th Mediterranean Men & Women’s Chess Championships 2014 took place from 2-10th September at the Atlantica Caldera Creta Paradise Hotel in Chania, Crete, Greece, sponsored by Kydon Sports Club and Krommydakis Group of Companies, and co-organized by Mediterranean Chess Association, Region of Crete and Municipality of Platanias. 2014 Mediterranean Men & Women’s trophies went to Egypt after the [...]

Alexander Morozevich and Valentina Gunina are Moscow Blitz Champions

Alexander Morozevich and Valentina Gunina are Moscow Blitz Champions

The final event of the Moscow Blitz Chess Championship took place on 6th September, traditionally in the open air, in front of the VDNH House of Culture. Invited Grandmasters and players qualified from five semifinal events formed the field of 20 participants. In addition there were also final Moscow Blitz Championships for women, veterans and [...]

“Pawn Sacrifice” cast invited to Sochi

“Pawn Sacrifice” cast invited to Sochi

As you probably know, the World Chess Championship Match will take place this November in Sochi, Russia. I invite you to have a premier of ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ in Sochi during the Match.

Radnicki Vodovod and Jelica Pep are 2014 Serbian Team Champions

Radnicki Vodovod and Jelica Pep are 2014 Serbian Team Champions

The Serbian First League Team Championship for men and women was held from 30th August to 9th September 2014 in the town of Palic, Serbia. Chess Club “Radnicki Vodovod” – Kragujevac emerged a clear winner of the Men’s Championship. GM Rapport Richard 2704 HUN, GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2613 SRB, GM Perunovic Milos 2602 SRB, GM Damljanovic Branko 2539 SRB, GM Bogosavljevic [...]

GM Kirill Stupak tops Mohamed Slama Memorial in Tunisia – Photo Report

GM Kirill Stupak tops Mohamed Slama Memorial in Tunisia – Photo Report

The 4th edition of Mohamed Slama Memorial took place from 31st August to 14th September at the luxurious Hotel Monastir Center****, situated in the center of the splendid touristic city of Monastir, Tunisia and adjoining a beautiful sandy beach. The event was organized by FM/ IO/ FA Jawhar Ben Fredj under the auspices of Chess Club La Tour Blanche – Ksibet El [...]

Festival Sudamericano de la Juventud de 2014

Festival Sudamericano de la Juventud de 2014

The 11th Festival de Ajedrez Sudamericano de la Juventud is taking place on 8-14th September at the Torre de las Telecomunicaciones de Antel in Montevideo, Uruguay. The official event of the American Chess Confederation is organized by the Uruguayan Chess Federation under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, the Ministry of Education [...]

GM Erwin L’Ami wins Chefchaouen Festival

GM Erwin L’Ami wins Chefchaouen Festival

The 13th edition of the International Chess Festival  took place on 1-5th September 2014 in Chefchaouen, a city in northwest Morocco, famous for its buildings in shades of blue. The festival consisted of a 9-round Swiss Open and a 13-round Marathon blitz, both won by GM Erwin L’Ami from the Netherlands. L’Ami emerged a clear [...]

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