The Skovbo GM tournament (KKSA) was held on 5-14th September at the Borup Kulturhus, Møllevej 2, 4140 Borup, Denmark. The 9-round Swiss event with a time control 90′ + 30″ has attracted 52 participants from 6 different countries (Denmark, Iceland, France, Italy, Russia and Sweden). IM Simon Bekker-Jensen emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points and deservedly grabbed [...]
Humanitarian Rapid Open Gunja 2014 was organized by Chess Club “Gunja” in collaboration with Gunja Municipality on 14th September 2014 in Gunja, a village and municipality in the hinterland of the left banks of the Sava River in the region of Cvelferija, Croatia. Earlier this year Balkans were struck by the worst flooding in the last 120 [...]
Chess Kidz Next Generation team lifted the coveted 34th Astro Merdeka Rapid Cup in the 104 Teams Championship. GM Alexei Barsov won the top board prize. Video by Vijay Kumar.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]