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KL Open: It’s Three Times in a Row for Tiviakov

KL Open: It’s Three Times in a Row for Tiviakov

Sergei Tiviakov and Aravindh Chithambaram drew their game after three hours of play, a result that confirmed that Tiviakov would successfully defend his title and in doing so become a three time winner of the KL International Open. But for young Chithambaram, it was also a fantastic result as with the draw the 14 year [...]

3rd Iraq International Chess Championship

3rd Iraq International Chess Championship

The 3rd Iraq International Chess Championship was held on 23-29th March at the Al Mansoor Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq. 66 participants from 16 nations, of which 28 title holders, competed. Headed by GM Konstantin Tarlev of Ukraine and GM Merab Gagunashvili of Georgia, the 9-round Swiss witnessed tough fight in most of the rounds. At [...]

Russia takes gold in European Senior Team Championship

Russia takes gold in European Senior Team Championship

The European Senior Team Championship 2014 was held from 1-9th April in Sibenik, Croatia. 36 teams competed in the 9-round Swiss event. Russia 1 took a clear first place with 16 match points (8 wins and loss against Croatia) to claim another gold medal in this competition. The winning team consisted of Grandmasters Semen Dvoirys, [...]

Players applied for the Australian Chess Teams

Players applied for the Australian Chess Teams

Jamie Kenmure informs about the players and team captains who have applied for the Australian Team for the Chess Olympiad in Tromso. Open: Ari Dale, Junta Ikeda, Max Illingworth, Moulthun Ly, Rishi Sardana, David Smerdon, Anton Smirnov, Stephen Solomon, John-Paul Wallace Women: Sarah Anton, Arianne Caoili, Irina Berezina, Biljana Dekic, Emma Guo, Katherine Jarek, Giang [...]

Two Leaders, Many Challengers in KL International Open

Two Leaders, Many Challengers in KL International Open

With his second successive win in round six of the DYTM Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah KL International Open IM Mouthun Ly has joined GM Sergei Tiviakov on top of the leaderboard with 5/6 and is now also in contention for a GM title norm. Ly beat fellow IM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy while Tiviakov with [...]

Jovana Vojinovic is new Serbian Women Champion

Jovana Vojinovic is new Serbian Women Champion

The 2014 Serbian Chess Championship for women was held from 27th March to 6th April in Banja Junaković, Apatin. Twelve players competed in the round robin tournament. After the exciting race WGM Jovana Vojinovic won her first national title by edging three-times champion WGM Andjelija Stojanovic on tie-break. Both players finished with 8/11 points. WIM [...]

Viktor Bologan wins Cebanenco Memorial

Viktor Bologan wins Cebanenco Memorial

Top Moldavian player GM Viktor Bologan emerged winner of the International Rapid Chess Festival – Veaceslav Cebanenco Memorial after an exciting last round and Armageddon tie-break. The Veaceslav Cebanenco Memorial took place on 1-2nd April at the Republican Chess and Draughts Club, Sciusev street 111, in Chisinau, Moldova. The main open tournament A for players [...]

DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah KL International Open Starting

DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah KL International Open Starting

The DYTM Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah KL International Open Chess Championship 2014 is starting today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and continues until 11th April. The tournament will be played over 9 rounds using the Swiss System according to World Chess Federation (FIDE) Title & Rating Regulations. The event is organized by the Malaysian Intellect Development [...]

Four players share first place in Long Island Open

Four players share first place in Long Island Open

The 8th Annual Long Island Open was held from March 28-30, 2014, at the Ramada Plaza Long Island MacArthur Airport Hotel, 1730 N. Ocean Ave, Holtsville, New York. The event had 5 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Under 900, with a prize fund of $12,000 prize fund. Thee were four Grandmasters [...]

Blitz Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk

Blitz Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk

The Ugra Chess Academy has organized a blitz tournament on 29th March as one of the side events taking place during the FIDE Candidates Tournament. The 9-round Swiss with 80 participants was held at the beautiful Ugra Athletic Stadium. The total prize fund was 2000 EUR, with 200 EUR reserved for the winner. There were [...]

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