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Tromso Chess Olympiad Men games (teams 10-178)

Tromso Chess Olympiad Men games (teams 10-178)

Lower boards and matches men section

Tromso Chess Olympiad Women games live (teams 10 to 139)

Tromso Chess Olympiad Women games live (teams 10 to 139)

Lower boards and matches women section

5th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” – final report

5th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” – final report

Alessandro Monaco: This year too the participation in the 5th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” has been remarkable – a total of 108 players which is a new record for Sicily in the last ten years. There were 68 players in the Open A, 25 in the Open B and 15 in the Open [...]

Andrey Rychagov’s hat-trick in Paleochora

Andrey Rychagov’s hat-trick in Paleochora

Russian Grandmaster Andrey Rychagov won another trophy in the Palechora Open to round up a hat-trick of consecutive victories, having previously claimed the tournament in 2012 and 2013. Rychagov shared the first place with GM Azer Mirzoev (Azerbaijan) on 7,5/9 points each, but the Russian was declared champion on better tie-break. The 7th International Chess [...]

WGM Adriana Nikolova lifted the trophy in Vratsa

WGM Adriana Nikolova lifted the trophy in Vratsa

The 9th edition of the annual Open Women’s Bulgarian Chess Championship “Thracian Princess” took place on 21-25th July 2014 at the County Youth House in Vratsa, a city in northwestern Bulgaria, at the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. The event was organized by Chess Club “Vratsa” and Bulgarian Chess Federation under the auspices of the [...]

Sergey Tiviakov wins Canadian Open on tie-break

Sergey Tiviakov wins Canadian Open on tie-break

The 2014 Canadian Open (Championnat ouvert du Canada) was held on 19-26th July in the “Grand Salon” of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, in Montreal. The 9-round Swiss tournament was organized by the Quebec Chess Federation and merged with the Quebec Open. The total prize fund is $25,000, with $20,000 guaranteed. 42 players competed in the [...]

Chess Olympiad 2014 – Opening Ceremony Video

Chess Olympiad 2014 – Opening Ceremony Video

The organizing committee of the 2014 Chess Olympiad has released a video that will be featured at the opening ceremony: “This video gives a good idea of what we want the 2014 Chess Olympiad to be all about – celebrating the game of chess, the players from 180 participating nations and what Tromsø 2014 stands [...]

GM Julio Granda Zuniga claims Andorra Open 2014

GM Julio Granda Zuniga claims Andorra Open 2014

Peruvian Grandmaster Julio Granda Zuniga took a clear first place in the 32nd Andorra International Chess Open that was held on 19-27th July at the Sant Gothard Hotel in Erts (La Massana). The 9-round Swiss event was organized by the Federació d’Escacs Valls d’Andorra. Granda Zuniga completed the tournament with 7,5/9 points, half a point [...]

GM Adhiban tops 47th Biel Master Tournament

GM Adhiban tops 47th Biel Master Tournament

The 47th Biel Chess Festival 2014 included a 11-round Swiss Master Tournament that was taking part on 14-25th July 2014. Indian GM Adhiban emerged a clear winner with 8,5/11 points, defeating Turkish GM Dragan Solak with black pieces in the last round and deservedly grabbed the first prize of 7.000 CHF. Second place was shared in [...]

40th International Chess Open Vila de Sitges

40th International Chess Open Vila de Sitges

The 40th International Chess Open Vila de Sitges is being held from 22nd to 31st July at the Casino Prado Theatre Hall in Sitges, Spain. The organizers are Penya d’Escacs Casino Prado Suburense and Hotel & Apartaments Sunway Playa Golf. The event consists of two sections – Group A (for players rated over 2000) and [...]

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