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GM Zdenko Kozul wins Durres Open 2014

GM Zdenko Kozul wins Durres Open 2014

The 2nd International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ was organized by the Albanian Chess Federation on 1-8th November 2014 in Durres, Albania. The 9-round Swiss Open gathered 98 players from 11 different federations. They were provided with excellent conditions in the splendid 4-star Hotel “Bleart”**** near the city of Durres. More than one quarter of the players received prizes, as the organizers split [...]

Alexander Grischuk wins again in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

Alexander Grischuk wins again in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

On November 9 in the Novotel Moscow City Hotel the 5th round of the International TASHIR Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian was played. Alexander Grischuk gained another fine victory by outplaying Peter Leko. The opponents held their discussion in a sharp opening variation: White had left his king in a center and advanced [...]

Alexander Grischuk keeps the lead in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

Alexander Grischuk keeps the lead in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

On November 8 in the Novotel Moscow City Hotel the 4th round of the International TASHIR Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian was played. The first to be finished was the game Ding Liren vs. Alexander Grischuk. Grandmasters played out an opening variation that had been well analyzed by both. The events developed forcedly, [...]

Opening Ceremony of 2014 FIDE World Chess Championship

Opening Ceremony of 2014 FIDE World Chess Championship

The official opening ceremony of the FIDE World Chess Championship Match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger and former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand (India) took place at the Congress Hall of the Radisson Blu hotel in Sochi on November 7th, 2014. The ceremony was attended by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) [...]

Carlsen-Anand: Pre-Match Press Conference

Carlsen-Anand: Pre-Match Press Conference

The first press conference of the Carlsen-Anand FIDE World Championship Match was held last night at the Radisson Blu Resort in the presence of World Champion Magnus Carlsen, former Champion and Challenger Viswanathan Anand, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of Russian Chess Federation Andrey Filatov, former World Champion Anatoly Karpov and match organizer Ilya Merenzon. [...]

2014 World Chess Championship LIVE (the opening ceremony day)

2014 World Chess Championship LIVE (the opening ceremony day)

Live with detailed coverage from the opening day

Alexander Grischuk prolongs winning streak in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

Alexander Grischuk prolongs winning streak in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

On Thursday, November 6, the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan visited the International TASHIR Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian which is held at the Novotel Moscow City Hotel. He examined the photo exhibition dedicated to the 9th champion of the world with great interest, greeted the players and made a symbolic first move [...]

GMs Wei Yi and Zhao Jun qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015

GMs Wei Yi and Zhao Jun qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015

The 2014 Chess World Cup Zonal 3.5 took place from 26th October to 5th November 2014 in Zhongshan, China. The 11-round Swiss Open consisted of 54 players, including 6 GMs, 9 IMs, 4 FMs and 3 WGMs. GM Wei Yi topped the event with 8.5/11 and qualified for the World Chess Cup in Baku 2015. The second spot was taken [...]

TCEC Stage 2: Komodo and Stockfish lead with 2 more rounds to go

TCEC Stage 2: Komodo and Stockfish lead with 2 more rounds to go

Komodo and Stockfish lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2 with 8/10 points. Komodo defeated Houdini in the ninth round of the competition in a 110 move giant clash, while Stockfish outplayed Senpai to join the leader. Two more rounds to go and only eight engines will qualify for Stage 3 while the rest are out of TCEC for the [...]

WGM Rout Padmini convincing winner of 41st Indian Women Premier Championship 2014

WGM Rout Padmini convincing winner of 41st Indian Women Premier Championship 2014

The 41st Indian Individual Women Premier Chess Championship 2014 was held from 25th October to 5th November 2014 in Sangli, a city in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. The event was a round-robin tournament in eleven rounds. WGM Rout Padmini (2331) won convincingly with 9,5/11 points, leaving the nearest followers full two points behind. IM [...]

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