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News from ‘2014’

Chennai Open – Rakesh Kumar Jena stuns GM Axel Rombaldoni

Chennai Open – Rakesh Kumar Jena stuns GM Axel Rombaldoni

FIDE Master and former National Under 11 Champion Rakesh Kumar Jena scored the first upset defeating Grandmaster Axel Rombaldoni of Italy in the first round of the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today. Top seed Grandmaster Ivan Popov of Russia comfortably scored over Vivek Nambiar in the top [...]

Arnoldo Tenorio in Memoriam 2014

Arnoldo Tenorio in Memoriam 2014

The 9th Torneo Internacional de Granada “Arnoldo Tenorio in Memoriam” 2014 was held from 27-29th December at the Casa de los tres mundos in Granada, Nicaragua. The 6-round Swiss event was organized by the Fenica-Asodeagra and Dr. Luis Cuadra. Guests from Costa Rica, IM Bernal Gonzalez Acosta and Jonathan Carvajal Gorgona, and local player Mariano [...]

Alexander Donchenko storming through Groningen Open

Alexander Donchenko storming through Groningen Open

The 52nd Groningen Chess Festival was held from 21-30th December at the Sport Centre Rijksuniversiteit & Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, Netherlands. The Festival consisted of several events: – Open A, 9-round Swiss for players rated above 2000, prize fund 6000 EUR – Open B, 9-round Swiss for players rated 1700-2100, prize fund 1500 EUR – Open [...]

Arkadij Naiditsch wins 38th Zurich Christmas Open

Arkadij Naiditsch wins 38th Zurich Christmas Open

The 38th Zurich Christmas Open was held on 26-30th December, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland. The Master Tournament was a 7-round of Swiss event, open to all players rated above 2000. German Olympic leader GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2731) emerged a clear winner with 6.5/7 points and took the first prize in the amount of CHF [...]

7th Chennai Open started today

7th Chennai Open started today

The 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament is taking place from 30th December, 2014, to 6th January, 2015, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, India. The event is organized by the Tamil Nadu State Chess Association and consists of three sections: – Category A (for players rated over 1900), 10-round Swiss, 90 Minutes [...]

WGM Klaudia Kulon convincing in Wroclaw

WGM Klaudia Kulon convincing in Wroclaw

The 4th Women Grandmaster Chess Tournament Memorial of Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska took place on 10-18th December, 2014, at the Chess Club KSz Polonia Wrocław, in Wroclaw, the largest city in western Poland. The tournament was organized by the Polish Chess Federation, Chess Club KSz Polonia Wrocław and Lower Silesian Chess Federation in a 10-player female round-robin format with an average Elo [...]

Gata Kamsky tops Empire City Open

Gata Kamsky tops Empire City Open

Gata Kamsky won the 2014 Empire City Open after edging fellow Grandmaster Robert Hungaski on tie-break. The two players finished with 5,0/6 points each and earned 900 USD apiece. Kamsky recovered from the round two setback against IM Colomban Vitoux and won the remaining games. Hungaski dropped the point by taking two byes. The 33rd [...]

2014 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship underway in Texas

2014 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship underway in Texas

The 2014 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship is underway at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, in South Padre Island, a resort town in Texas, United States. Almost 200 players from 45 different teams take part in the event, including many Grandmasters. Top seeded teams are: – Webster University - GM Liem Le, GM Illia Nyzhnyk, GM Ray Robson, GM [...]

33rd Empire City Open

33rd Empire City Open

The 33rd Annual Empire City Open is taking place from December 26-28, 2014, at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, New York. The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600 and Under 1300. All sections have either 3-day (December 26-28) or 2-day (December [...]

GM Gaioz Nigalidze wins Al Ain Chess Classic 2014

GM Gaioz Nigalidze wins Al Ain Chess Classic 2014

Georgian Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze won the 2014 Al Ain Chess Classic after edging the opposition on additional criteria. Gaioz Nigalidze, Tigran Petrosian (Armenia), Vladimir Onischuk (Ukraine) and Sergei Zhigalko (Belarus) finished on top with 7,0/9 points each. Nigalidze started the event as 28th seed, finally earning 30 elo points and 11,000 USD top prize. The [...]

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